How QE Causes Millennials and Senior Citizens to Compete for Jobs

QE Causes Millennials and Senior Citizens to Compete For Jobs Millennials, Senior Citizen and The Federal Reserve See also Millennials: Not Part of the Club Yet Podcast Summary: 0:00-2:45 Intro 2:45-4:25 Review of what the Fed Presidents are saying. 4:25-9:30-How the Fed communicates their position to control interest rates and the dollar; why the Fed Read More →

2014 Predictions For Gold and Silver

2013 Year in Review Gold & Silver Predictions 2014 Podcast Summary 0:00-5:00 Introduction 5:00-11:45 discussion of the housing market, interest rates and the Federal Reserve, new mortgage rules for 2014, adjustable rate mortgages, review of Bernanke’s tenure as Fed chairman. 11:45-18:45 stock market and interest rate predictions for 2014 – the Fed’s taper plans and Read More →

Predictions For 2014 – Podcast 12.30.13

2014 Predictions. 2013 Year in Review Predictions for 2014 Podcast Summary 0:00-3:40 Introduction 3:40-10:30 Discussion of GDP and quantitative easing (QE); scarcity in the economy- jobs, wages, doctors, home sales and increases in real estate and stock market prices; intervention and manipulation of markets by the Fed; papering over the structural scarcity of the economy; Read More →

The Fed’s Meaningless Taper – Podcast 12.20.13

December 2013 Fed Meeting Review Podcast Summary 0:00-2:26 intro Has the Fed Met its Objectives? 2:26:6:30 discussion of Fed’s tapering of quantitative easing (QE) decision, ceremonious exit for Bernanke, Bernanke’s claim that the Fed has met its objectives, Fed tapers to keep options open to further taper; discussion of economic data and its impact on Read More →

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 →