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TOP NEWSWhat If The Fed Fails To Tame Inflation?

 See full story: What If The Fed Fails To Tame Inflation? With inflation now at a 40 year high, all eyes are on the Federal Reserve. Will they be able to tame today's hot inflation with higher interest rates? And whether or not they can, what havoc may those higher interest rates wreak on America's over-leveraged economy and over-inflated financial asset prices?

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Jan 18, 2022 - 14:17:40 PST
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When the Entire Financial System Almost Froze...and Nobody Noticed

Join Mike Maloney and Adam Taggart in today’s video, where you’ll get an update on what is quite possibly the biggest shell game in financial history.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 13:35:47 PST

One of England's Earliest Gold Coins Dated 1257 Discovered Worth Half a Million Dollars

An amateur metal detectorist unearthed a rare medieval gold coin on farmland in Devon, England Coin experts speculate the 800-year-old Henry III gold penny could sell for around $546,000 at an online auction set for January 23.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 13:25:08 PST

Gold on Track To Post Second Straight Weekly Gain on Inflation Risks

Gold was set to rise for a second consecutive week on Friday as inflation and geopolitical risks underpinned its safe-haven appeal...

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Jan 21, 2022 - 13:06:17 PST

Oklahoma To Consider Investing State Funds in Gold and Silver

An Oklahoma state representative today introduced legislation that would enable the state treasurer to protect Sooner State funds from inflation and financial risk by holding physical gold and silver.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 12:48:33 PST

JPMorgan War-Games Economic Damage of an Oil Surge to $150

Inflation at the worldwide level would also more than double, to 7.2% rather than the projected 3%, in the bank’s scenario. That could potentially force central banks to constrain monetary policy even faster than they now intend, the analysts said.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 12:30:06 PST

The Cult of Speculation Is a Cult of Doom

Surely the Fed gods will affirm the cult's most revered articles of faith. But false gods eventually fail, even the Fed.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 12:26:17 PST

Democratic Failures To Pass Biden Agenda Force Party To Rethink 2022 Strategy

In the past month, Democrats failed to pass a $1.75 trillion bill strengthening the social safety net and a second bill expanding access to the ballot box across the country — unable to overcome the steadfast opposition of Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia in the 50-50 Senate.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 12:10:54 PST

Biden Is Pushing Hard for This Additional Stimulus Relief in 2022

On Wednesday Jan. 19, 2022, President Joe Biden spoke at a press conference about a wide range of issues -- including legislation he would like to see passed by Congress in 2022.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 11:53:17 PST

Wage Increase – The Good, Bad, & Ugly: Lance Roberts

Wage increases are undoubtedly good for workers. However, as we will explore, wage increases are a double-edged sword that often has more negative economic consequences.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 11:49:17 PST

Consumer Spending Decline Makes A Recession More Likely

Consumers’ unease with their financial condition was recently expressed in a substantial decline in retail sales for December of 1.9%. Buyers before the Omicron variant started buying from pent-up demand for goods in particular. That pent-up demand buying seems to be waning.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 11:44:39 PST

Instability or Inflation, Which Will the Fed Choose?

There lies a massive contradiction between words and actions within these numerous speeches and media appearances. If the Fed is so intent on fighting inflation, why are they still stimulating the economy and markets with crisis levels of QE? Why is the Fed Funds rate still pinned at zero percent?

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Jan 21, 2022 - 11:28:31 PST

Central Banks Are 'Sleeping at the Driving Wheel' As Inflation Spirals, Says Brazil Minister

Brazil's economic minister warned Friday that Western central bankers are "sleeping at the driving wheel" as economies slip deeper into a high inflation environment. “Inflation will be a problem, a real problem very soon for the Western world,” he said.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 11:20:22 PST

Government Price Controls Never Work - Why Are They Ever Used?

Government spends trillions that it doesn't have. How? Well, The Fed creates trillions of new dollars out-of-thin air! These trillions drive up prices, creating skyrocketing inflation. Oftentimes, government piles on to the troubles by imposing price controls. Price controls have been tried for thousands of years; always with the same disastrous results -- widespread shortages! Are Americans ready to accept that government interventions and The Federal Reserve only multiply problems?

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Jan 21, 2022 - 08:44:17 PST

Central Banks’ Record Gold Stockpiling

All in all, it is essential for investors to pay close attention to this shift. As central bankers themselves also clearly understand, as fiat currency debasement continues and even accelerates in the coming months and years, physical gold is set to provide the only reliable and time-tested haven from the storm that lies ahead.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 08:39:24 PST

Understanding the Inflation Problem

It will happen because the current relationship between the state, the economy and fiat currency is wholly untenable. And a gold standard will be reintroduced by the state as the only way to save itself. We can only hope that when they are politically possible the required actions are taken swiftly and without compromise.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 08:10:59 PST

Money and Payments: The Fed Solicits Input On a New Digital Dollar

The Fed Solicits Input On a New Digital Dollar. I provide comments on 22 Fed questions.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 07:14:26 PST

The Fed Is So Concerned About Inflation They Are Still Running QE

The Fed is so concerned about inflation they are still running QE at rates higher than at the peak of the financial crisis.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 07:08:09 PST
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The Fed's Balance Sheet Is Still Expanding to New Record Highs, Reaching $8.9 Trillion As the Latest

Wall Street analysts spend a lot of time worried about quantitative tightening and restrictive monetary policy. But for now, the Fed’s balance sheet is still expanding to new record highs, reaching $8.9 trillion as of the latest data.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 07:03:07 PST
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'US Federal Debt-to-GDP Ratio Long-Term Forecast Is Looking Dire'

https://thedailyshot.com/2022/01/20/investors-havent-been-this-nervous-about-the-stock-market-since-mid-2020/ via @SoberLook

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Jan 21, 2022 - 06:54:58 PST

Nineteen European Nations Have Negative 2Y Sovereign Yields (Only One Rate Increase Expected In 2022

Let’s see how The Federal Reserve is going to compete with other central banks when 19 European nations have negative 2-year sovereign yields. Call them the “Nervous 19.” Note that France has the lowest 2Y yield of the big 3 (France -0.664%, Germany -0.593% and Italy -0.092%).

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