The Rise of the Dollar

Why is the value of the Dollar Rising? The Dollar has risen recently on the supposed strength of the economy and Fed announcements that it may soon raise interest rates. Will this strength last? How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Live Silver Prices Live Gold Prices Podcast Summary: 0:00 – 3:26 Introduction Alternative Read More →

Will The Fed Raise Interest Rates Soon?

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Will the Fed Raise Interest Rates? The Fed has been threatening to end quantitative easing and raise interest rates since 2009. Will they ever raise rates? Even though gold represents less than 1% of investible assets, CNBC spends an inordinate amount of time bashing it. The Fed seems to be rethinking its six year musings Read More →

The Gold Silver Ratio

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The Gold Silver Ratio Gold Silver Ratio Charts The gold silver ratio charts are updated continually on this page. You can access one day, one month, one year, five year and ten year live gold silver ratio charts. Live Gold/Siver Ratio Chart Sign Up For Smaulgld.com Updates Here! The Gold Silver Ratio Is Near All Read More →

Inflation vs. Deflation

Inflation vs Deflation Are we facing inflation or deflation? Podcast Summary 0:00-3:34 Introduction Wait till Next Year For Job Growth 3:34-6:20 Discussion of the perennial false forecasts of the Fed that the economy will accelerate in the second half of each year. Job growth in today’s economy equals one person getting fired and getting two Read More →

Federal Reserve: Americans Are Hoarding Money

Fed Report: Americans Are Hoarding Money The Fed has a slew of excuses at the ready for the lack luster economy even though they have printed $4 trillion to try and boost it. New St. Louis Fed Report Claims Americans are Hoarding Cash. Podcast Summary Excuses From the Fed for a Lackluster Economy Abound- not Read More →

Russia, Ukraine and The Dollar

Russia and the Dollar The imposition of sanctions on Russia appear to be working as the rouble has tumbled. Is this a short term victory of the US & EU over Russia? The Fed Produces Nothing, Yet Drives the U.S. Economy Podcast Summary: Introduction: 0:00-6:18 Russia, Ukraine and The Dollar 6:18-12:40 Discussion of the U.S. Read More →

The Fed Prints $4 Trillion Then Changes the Subject

The Fed has printed $4 trillion dollars. Attention is now focused on what they will do with interest rates, rather than $4 Trillion on their balance sheet. Podcast Summary: 0:00-6:15 Introduction Deficits Don’t Matter Again 6:15-11:34 Discussion of the renewed focus on the Fed’s policy towards interest rates now that they claim they will stop Read More →

The Difference Between the Great Depression and The Great Recession

The Great Depression vs. the Great Recession The Great Depression taught savings and thrift, while the Great Recession has taught borrowing and speculation. The Great Depression Taught Savings and Thrift- The Great Recession Borrowing and Speculation Podcast Summary: 0:00- 6:30 Introduction The Real Estate Market Stagnates Despite Historically Low Interest Rates 6:40 -18:50 discusssion of Read More →

Russia’s Plan to Bankrupt the United States

The Impact of Sanctions on Russia U.S. sanctions on Russia may cause a move away from the dollar creating price inflation in the U.S. and causing the U.S. to spend more on social programs. Podcast Summary: 0:00-7:00 Introduction What if they Held a Recovery and No One Came? 7:00 – 17:15 Discussion of the lack Read More →

Recovery! Recovery! Recovery!

The Media’s Economic Recovery The economic recovery has been a six year media event with no real economic gains. Podcast Summary 0:00-5:14 Introduction GDP 2nd Quarter = +4.0% 5:15-11:00 The job recovery, the housing recovery and the economic recovery have been a six year media event. The Fed prints dollars 24/7 for six years, keeps Read More →