Bitcoin vs. The Dollar – Podcast 12/13/13

Bitcoin vs. the Dollar Bitcoin: Can a Computer Mining Game Become a World Wide Currency? Podcast Summary 0:00-10:24 discussion of the Fed’s intention with respect to tapering QE against the backdrop of a budget deal and recent economic reports;experimental taper to test the market?;tapering still means expanding the Fed’s balance sheet; the impact of tapering Read More →

Fed Interventionism Creates Bubbles Like Bitcoin

Federal Reserve Intervention Creates Bubbles Is Bitcoin Being Manipulated? Podcast Summary 0:00-6:22 Introduction- Week in Review; discussion of interest rates; waiter terminator/robots 6:23-10:00 Review of poor holiday shopping numbers and 3rd Qtr GDP; discussion of the interpretation of economic data and how the Fed uses its to continue QE but also to threaten to taper 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 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 →

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 →

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 →

The Fed Provides Future Reasons Not To Taper QE in 2014 – Podcast 11.1.13

The Fed’s Reasons Not To Taper QE The Fed’s Excuses Not To Taper Quantitative Easing Podcast Summary Ryan reviews the recent decision of the Fed to keep their interest rate policy the same along with keeping quantitative easing in place. Ryan predicts interest rates would trade within a tight range and notes that the Fed Read More →

Why Saudi Arabia Matters in Helping to Keep the U.S. Dollar as the World’s Reserve Currency

Saudi Arabia and the Petro Dollar How the U.S. dollar obtained the world’s reserve currency status, how it abused it , how it retained it and how it might lose it. Update April 15, 2016: Saudi Arabia Threatens to Dump U.S. Treasury Bonds if 9/11 bill passes in U.S. Congress UPDATE February 2018 – The Read More →

How the Debt Ceiling “Crisis” was Averted Podcast 10.17.13

How the Debt Ceiling Crisis was Avoided How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Podcast Summary Ryan opens the show by discussing the recent budget deal in which the Congress agreed to extend the debt ceiling until next year. Louis notes that this is what they had predicted would happen. Louis notes that cutting Read More →

The Impact of The Government Shut Down On the Economy – Podcast 10.4.13

The Impact of a Government Shut Down on the Economy How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Summary of Podcast Ryan reviews all the reasons that quantitative easing (QE) is still in place. Louis notes that he and Ryan had mentioned last week that the Fed might use a government shut down to as Read More →