Bitcoin – A Mining Disaster Waiting To Happen

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What Rises as Fast As Bitcoin Inevitably Crashes UPDATE December 4, 2013- Bitcoin Counterfeiting Update December 4, 2013- Bitcoin Thief Steals Millions* See also: The Case Against Bitcoin Will Greater Bitcoin Adoption Mean Higher Prices? Here Comes Bitcoin Regulation “If I can’t find a reindeer, I’ll make one instead”! – Dr.Seuss, How The Grinch Stole Read More →

Bitcoin, Banks and Black Friday – Podcast 11.29.13

Bitcoin and Banks Bitcoin, Banks and Black Friday Podcast Summary: 0:00-3:00 intro Black Friday 3:00-7:00 discussion of Black Friday; consumption vs. production; the Fed, China, cultural decline 7:00-12:37 discussion of interest rates and recent economic reports 12:37-17:00 Real estate “recovery”, inflation and interest rates, the government shutdown, new home sales,home price appreciation, tapering of QE, Read More →

The Case Against Bitcoin – A Faith Based/Emotion Backed Currency

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The Case Against Bitcoin See also: Bitcoin: A Mining Disaster Waiting to Happen Will Greater Bitcoin Adoption Mean Higher Prices? Here Comes Bitcoin Regulation Bitcoin is backed by nothing other than the hope that it might be worth more tomorrow Bitcoin is a relatively new crypto-currency that has received a lot of media attention recently Read More →

The Fed’s No Exit Dilemma – Podcast 11.22.13

The Fed’s No Exit Dilemma Podcast Summary: Topics discussed 0:00-7:45 Fudging of the unemployment numbers prior to the 2012 election;the integrity of government data; QE’s impact on the economy. 7:45-13:45 data manipulation and interpretation by the Fed and the media; interpretation of initial jobless claims;Fed’s concern about not enough inflation;the media’s “recovery” mantra. 13:45-18:15 the Read More →

Message to Fed: Tapering IS Tightening

Tapering IS Tightening The Fed’s RecovQEry is in Jeopardy In June this year we noted the Fed is trapped. They know they have to stop quantitative easing (QE) as their balance sheet is already too large to unwind, the real estate and stock markets are already too dependent on QE and if they continue price Read More →

Janet Yellen’s Congressional Testimony – Review – Podcast 11.15.13

Janet Yellen’s Congressional Testimony November 2013 The Fed Never Has to Say “Sorry” Recap of Janet Yellen’s Testimony Podcast Summary: Discussion of Janet Yellen’s Testimony 0:00-17:30 How a Yellen Fed would impact QE, home prices, stock prices, tapering, money printing, Fed credibility vs. Obama credibility 17:30-23:30 Discussion of the efficacy, structure and self-dealing of the Read More →

Five Long Years in the Fed’s Potemkin QE Village

The term Potemkin Village comes from the story that Potemkin in order to impress the Empress of Russia constructed fake buildings Pe

The Fed’s Potemkin Village “We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us.” Anonymous Soviet Union “worker” Five Long Years in The Fed’s Potemkin QE Village The term Potemkin Village is derived from the account that Prince Grigory Potemkin once constructed a fake but lavish looking village along the banks of the Dnieper River Read More →

U.S. Mint Reports Record Sales of American Silver Eagles

The U.S. Mint Reports Record Sales of American Silver Eagles – Over 40 million ounces of Silver Eagles sold so far in 2013* – Surpasses record set in 2011 of 39.868 million Today the United States Mint released their sales figures through November 12, 2013. Month to date the U.S. Mint has sold 1,000,000 one Read More →

The Labor and Real Estate Markets and Interest Rates – Podcast 11.8.13

The Labor Real Estate Markets and Interest Rates Consumer Confidence in The Housing Market Hits All Time Low Podcast Summary: Intro: 0:00-4:42 Ryan introduces the program and reviews the European decision to lower interest rates and impact on U.S. mortgage rates. Ryan notes the 3rd Quarter GDP growth of 2.8% and initial jobless claim data. Read More →

Mortgage Applications Tumble – Just a Flesh Wound, Keep Fighting!

Mortgage Applications Tumble Mortgage applications tumbled 7% last week. Real Estate News The economic and housing “recoveries” are over and have been for months. Yet hope persists (the market has taken a slight “pause”!) that recent set backs in pending home sales, rising interest rates and lackluster job reports are mere bumps in the road Read More →