Stop Calling it an Economic Recovery!

The Fed met this week and delivered the news: the economy is recovering & the end of QE is near. The end of QE may be near but the economy is not recovering. Don’t Call it an Economic Recovery. Podcast Summary: 0:00-4:05 Introduction Could Just About Anyone Do Janet Yellen’s Job? 4:05-5:05 discussion of Janet Read More →

The Fed’s $4 Trillion Victory Lap

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The Fed met yesterday and announced a continued tapering to its QE program citing improvement in the economy. Fed keeps faith in recovery, bumps up expected rate-hike path. Fed Says Economy Rebounding as It Trims Bond Purchases Reuters and Bloomberg headlines June 18, 2014 post Federal Open Market Committee meeting of the Federal Reserve Board. Read More →

Will Market Dynamics Eventually Overpower Central Bank Manipulation?

Market Dynamics vs. Market Manipulation Podcast discussing the success of central bank manipulation of interest rates to produce a rising stock market with no real economic growth. Buy Physical Silver Online Podcast Summary 0:00- 4:49 Introduction Boosting of Asset Prices Via Public Sector Buying and Company Share Buy Backs 4:49-7:07 Discussion how stocks are boosted Read More →

Is There A Correlation Between A Country’s Home Ownership Rate And Its Happiness?

Countries with the highest homeownership rates are not necessarily the richest or happiest countries

Home Ownership and Happiness A country’s homeownership rate is not positively correlated to its happiness or GDP. Real Estate News Homeownership and Happiness Countries with the Highest Home Ownership Rates Are Neither The Richest Nor the Happiest. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) constantly promotes and incessantly lobbies for increased home ownership touting the supposed Read More →

Home Equity Loans – The Homeowners’ Grand Delusion

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Home Equity Loans Home equity loans are back as home prices rise. Is the housing market setting itself up for yet another collapse? Real Estate News Home equity loans are back as home prices rise. “Borrowers Tap Their Homes at a Hot Clip” blurted a recent Wall Street Journal Headline. It was bound to happen Read More →

European Central Bank’s Negative Interest Rates Help The Fed Exit QE

Negative Interest Rates and European Central Banks The ECB’s decision to institute negative interest rates will increase demand for interest bearing US Treasuries allowing the Fed to exit quantitative easing. Buy Physical Silver Online Podcast Summary 0:00-5:50 Introduction European Central Bank Opts for Negative Interest Rates Helping the Fed Exit QE 5:50-10:20 Discussion of the Read More →

Negative Interest Rates In Europe Means European Banks Buy U.S. Treasuries

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The European Central Bank has opted for negative interest rates. Is this why “Belgium” has emerged as a large buyer of interest paying US Treasuries? How to Buy Gold How To Buy Silver Why Belgium Makes Sense as the Mystery Buyer of Massive Amounts of U.S. Treasuries It perhaps makes sense now why “Belgium” has Read More →

The Silver To Gold Sales Ratio – May 2014

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Gold and Silver Sales at the U.S. Mint in May 2014 Silver continues to outsell gold at the U.S. by a wide margin and is on pace for another record year. Buy Physical Silver Online One Ounce Silver Eagles outsell One Ounce Gold Eagles 137.53 to 1 at the U.S. Mint in May U.S. Mint Read More →

How QE Encourages Stock Buy Backs, Discourages Hiring and Stunts the Housing Market

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QE Encourages Stock Buy Backs, Discourages Hiring and Capital Investment QE, designed to raise home prices, creating a wealth effect that would drive job growth, has made home prices unaffordable & created no job growth. Check out the Smaulgld Gold Buying Guide Check out the Smaulgld Silver Buying Guide “You know, a lot of people Read More →

Stocks Soar While Housing Market Stumbles & GDP Turns Negative

Stocks Rise While Housing Market Falls Pending home sales, home sales and mortgage applications are all down. GDP was negative in the 1st QTR yet the stock market makes new highs, can it last? How To Buy Gold How To Buy Silver Podcast Summary 0:00-4:58 Intro Stocks Soar While Housing Market Stumbles and GDP Turns Read More →