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TOP NEWSInflation Or Deflation? Here’s How It Will All End

 See full story: Inflation Or Deflation? Here’s How It Will All End Our friend Adam Taggart interviews highly-respected market researcher Luke Gromen about the three massive threats facing the global economy at this unique period in history:1. The first bursting global sovereign debt bubble in over 100 years…2. The first time in 50+ years that foreign central banks are no longer financing the US economy (i.e., they have stopped growing their holdings of US Treasurys)...3. The US’ long-standing “petrodollar” advantage is eroding as other countries increasingly strike deals to trade key commodities in non-USD currencies...

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Mar 4, 2021 - 13:13:53 PST
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Doubling Down: Silver & Commodities

Join Mike Maloney, Jeff Clark and Adam Taggart as they discuss the most recent events in silver. You’ll hear news on a new book, see a chart that proves silver is manipulated, and one of the guests will be ‘honked’ for referring to currency as money….who will it be?

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Mar 8, 2021 - 11:29:01 PST

Too Many Smart People Are Being Too Dismissive of Inflation: NYT

'The prices of commodities are surging. Interest rates on long-term Treasurys, a reliable inflation indicator, have been marching upward. It is against this backdrop that Congress is injecting $1.9T into an economy that has already received more than $4T.'

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Mar 8, 2021 - 11:23:03 PST

When the Stock Boom Turns to Bust: WSJ

You haven’t seen a real bear market until you’ve lost 90% of your money.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 11:03:47 PST

The Fed Already Has a Cap on Long-Term Bond Yields: Bloomberg

Last week was something of a watershed moment in the $21 trillion U.S. Treasury market. After a period of relentless selling that pushed longer-term yields to their highest levels in a year, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell had one last opportunity to quell investors’ nerves before the central bank’s self-imposed blackout period.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 10:30:28 PST

The US Recovery’s Promising Moment: El-Erian

Recent macroeconomic figures and the accelerating pace of COVID-19 vaccination suggest that optimism about the US economy's prospects is justified. But to avoid snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, policymakers must press ahead with measures to lock in robust, sustainable, and inclusive long-term growth

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Mar 8, 2021 - 10:28:35 PST

America's Infrastructure Needs Some Love, but Will Rising Rates Check Spending?

The U.S. has been underfunding its roadways for years, resulting in a $786 billion backlog of road and bridge capital needs, the ASCE says.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 10:22:20 PST

Approaching Zero Velocity! Federal Reserve’s Destruction Of The Purchasing Power of the US Dollar

Since its creation in 1913, The Federal Reserve has helped obliterate the purchasing power of the US Dollar. Now you can see why investors seek out gold, silver, Bitcoin and other sources of protection from The Federal Reserve.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 10:06:32 PST

The Narrative of Inflation Amid Depopulation: Econimica

Next to language, money is the most important medium through which modern society communicates. The Federal Reserve is responsible for signaling how fast this money should be created or destroyed via its federal funds interest rate.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 10:04:17 PST

House Prepares to Pass $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill on Tuesday, Expected to Sign It This Week

President Biden is expected to sign the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill this week, and stimulus checks are set to go out starting this month.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 10:01:05 PST

COVID Relief Bill Gives $86 Billion Bailout to Failing Union Pension Plans

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan would let multi-employer pension plans apply for grants to pay retirement benefits. Almost 10% face shortfalls.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 09:52:15 PST

Dems Just Snuck a $1 Billion Tax Crackdown on Workers Into Their COVID Bill

When the economy is struggling to recover from a pandemic and crushing government lockdowns, that’s probably the worst time to impose a $1 billion tax crackdown on the working class. But that’s exactly what a new provision quietly slipped into the Democrats’ sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID legislation would do.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 09:50:45 PST

Opinion | Nonstop Stimulus Is a Progressive’s Nirvana: WSJ

Phil Gramm and Mike Solon argue that stimulus spending is all about political, not economic outcomes.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 09:48:00 PST

The Fed Doesn’t Fear Inflation. Its Critics Have Longer Memories: Bloomberg

Milton Friedman saw the great uptick of the 1970s coming, and Larry Summers has similar warnings today. Jerome Powell would do well to listen.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 09:29:57 PST

Retail Investors Are Long Confidence And Short Experience: Lance Roberts

Currently, retail investors are long on confidence and short on experience. As history repeatedly provides they often wind up short of capital.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 09:24:48 PST

Everything Is Broken: Mauldin Economics

I was on a client call earlier this week with Steve Blumenthal. The gentleman is at that stage in life where he needs cash income and not risk. Steve commented, “The bond market is broken.”

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Mar 8, 2021 - 08:47:02 PST

Too Busy Front running Inflation, Nobody Sees the Deflationary Tsunami

Gordon Long and I discuss The Deflationary Tsunami racing toward the frolickers in a new video program. It's not that there aren't inflationary dynamics in play; there are. The issue is that not all the dynamics in play are inflationary, and the deflationary dynamics have been building for the past two decades.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 08:28:04 PST

Yellen Coddles Up to Powell on Rising Long-Term Yields as a Welcome Sign of Recovery

It seems to be a rare sight that a Treasury Secretary and a Fed Chair color-coordinate their comments about rising long-term yields. On Friday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in an interview on PBS NewsHour echoed what Fed Chair Jerome Powell had said on Thursday in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 08:25:06 PST

Consumers Paid Down Credit Cards Again! By Most Ever

Paying down credit cards and other revolving credit. In January, consumers paid down their credit card balances by 3.6% from December and by 11.9% year-over-year, not seasonally adjusted, to $940 billion, according to the Federal Reserve Friday afternoon. It was the biggest year-over-year decline in the history of credit card data going back to the 1970s and blew by the year-over-year declines during the Financial Crisis:

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Mar 8, 2021 - 08:04:33 PST

The Jobs Recovery, Compared to the “Good Times” Trend

February confirms: V-shaped jobs recovery petered out in October about two-thirds into it.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 07:53:02 PST

Central Banks Face Jumpy Bond Market With 10 Days of Decisions

Central banks helped save the world economy from depression as the pandemic struck. Now they are dealing with the hard part: managing the recovery amid a difference of opinion with investors. Optimism that Covid-19 vaccines and continued government stimulus offer an escape from the worst health crisis in a century.

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