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 →

The Dark Side Of Artificially Low Interest Rates

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Artificially Low Interest Rates Update November 29, 2016: Click here to see the Smaulgld commentary video to this report below. Artificially low interest rates are bad for the economy. “Public opinion always wants easy money, that is, low interest rates” – Ludvig Von Mises, A Critique of Interventionism Over the past decade or so the Read More →

Is the Fed Bluffing About Tapering QE? Podcast 9.26.13

Last week the members of the Federal Reserve voted to continue their $85 billion quantitative easing (QE) bond buying program. Many had expected the Fed to begin to taper their purchases. Immediately following the meeting St. Louis Fed President James Bullard claimed that if the data supported an improving economy, the Fed might taper QE Read More →

The State of The Economy – Podcast 9.6.13

The End of the Recovery Podcast Summary Ryan discusses the the Syrian situation and its impact on interest rates. Ryan reviews the ADP payroll numbers and the initial jobless claims and notes that they were not too good but the market thinks they were not bad enough to cause the Fed not to taper its Read More →

What Impact Will Syria Have On Fed Monetary Policy – Podcast 08.29.13

Podcast Summary Ryan reviews the new home sale data that was released last week and was well below expectations. Ryan notes that it takes negative economic news to drive interest rates down. Ryan notes that the market is expecting the Fed to taper and that the recent GDP revision to 2.5% is being touted as Read More →