The Second Coming

The Second Coming William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) THE SECOND COMING Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, 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 →

More QE Taper Talk From the Federal Reserve Regional Presidents

Fed Taper Talk How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver They are serious this time, really. Having missed their chance last week to taper the Fed’s $85 billion a month Quantitative Easing (QE) bond buying program, several Federal Reserve Presidents are letting the world know they still have taper on their minds. Here is Read More →

What’s Next For The Fed? No Exit

What’s Next For the Fed – No Exit How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver “In the light of these uncertainties the committee decided to await for more evidence that the recovery’s progress will be sustained before adjusting the pace of asset purchases” Ben Shalom Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Thus spake Mr. Read More →

Is a Gold and Silver Supply and Demand Price Adjustment Coming?

Gold and Silver Supply and Demand Price Out of Balance How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Update: October 21, 2014 Silver Supply and Demand A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore*- Yogi Berra Since May of this year-around the time the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke started talking about tapering quantitative easing (QE), Read More →

Taper Talk Back On- St. Louis Fed President James Bullard Speaks

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard Speaks How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told Bloomberg News this morning that the Fed might taper its $85 billion a month Quantitative Easing (QE) program in October but they would need to see how the economic data looks. Read More →

Increase in New Home Starts and New Home Permits – A False Signal?

Low Interest Rates Send False Signal to Home Builders Are home builders receiving a false signal from artificially low interest rates causing them to build more homes than they can sell? Home Builder’s False Signal. How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver “The entrepreneur must estimate present and future costs and future revenues and Read More →

Waiting for Household Formation

Millennials Are Not Forming Households Fast Enough To Support the Housing Recovery How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver “This is the time of year to write to the Great Pumpkin“- Peanuts character Linus “You must be crazy. When are you going to stop believing in something that isn’t true?” – Peanuts character Charlie Read More →

Smaulgld in the News

Today The Boston Globe published excerpts from Smaulgld’s recent blog post “The Recovery Has Reversed Course- Welcome to the Recovery” while Inman News reproduced the entire blog post here. I would like to thank Scott Van Voorhis at the Boston Globe and Matt Carter at Inman News for the additional exposure. I would also like Read More →

The Recovery Has Reversed Course – Welcome to the Revocery

Welcome to the Recovery! How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Real Estate News The recovery that started in 2009 and never really progressed has reversed. The recovery is over. Welcome to the Revocery. QE- Recovery Medicine or Extension of Bailonomics? The current recovery was artificially born in 2009 from the ashes of the Read More →