If the Fed Stops Buying U.S. Treasuries, Who Will Buy Them? – Podcast 6.24.13

If the Fed Doesn’t Buy U.S.Treasuries, Who Will? Podcast Summary Ryan and Louis discuss the recent rise in interest rates. Louis notes that when rates move higher they move fast.Louis note that the refi market was killed due to the taper talk from the Fed. Louis thinks the economy will start to slow and that Read More →

The Fed’s Exit Strategy – Podcast 6.12.13

Announcing Smaulgld’s You Tube Channel with our first podcast: The Fed’s No Exit Dilemma Get Free Updates From Smaulgld.com Subscribe to Smaulgld.com and get the free “In Case You Missed It” weekly email as well as updates and analysis on gold, silver, real estate and the economy. Also get the free report “Twelve Key Differences Read More →

The King is Surrounded: Bernanke’s No Exit Dilemma

“To print or note to print that is the question;-Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of economic misfortune, or to print volumes against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them?” Imaginary ruminations of Ben Bernanke Last week was a bad week for Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. The Read More →

Is the QE Trade Over for Gold and Silver?

Hard Assets Investor made the observation – The QE trade is over, noting that price fluctuations in gold have been disconnected from monetary policy for a while. As a practical trading matter, Hard Assets Investor is correct. It seems now QE (quantitative easing) impacts the bond, stock and real estate markets but not the gold Read More →

Why Sentiment is a Poor Economic Indicator

Today’s Empire Fed index showed a very positive sentiment reading despite the economic data showing Shipments down Orders down Unfilled Orders down Delivery Time down Inventories down Number of Employees down Avg Workweek down Expected number of employees down Nearly all the economic indicators in the report were down yet, sentiment was up! The National Read More →

The Coming Real Estate Supply/Demand Inventory Reversal

Real Estate Supply and Demand Real Estate News “Housing prices have risen dramatically not because of simple supply and demand, but because the Fed literally created demand by making the cost of borrowing money artificially cheap” Ron Paul 2007 The real estate market as measured by price increase (not volume of sales) is recovering. This Read More →

Pay Per Click Advertising For Realtors® in Four Steps

Pay Per Click for Real Estate Agents Real Estate Marketing “Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.” – H. James Harrington Unlike Read More →

Fed Puts Markets on Notice:Possible Discontinuation of 24/7 Happy Hour

“Hitler will send no warning- so always carry your gas mask” – British Ministry of Home Security poster circa the Sitzkrieg* (October 1939-April 1940) The economy is already wearing an over sized Fed tailored suit and now the market is worried that the Fed might “taper” that suit. Here is what the Fed has already Read More →

Dallas Fed President – Fed Needs to Get off the Monetary Cocaine

Dallas Fed President Monetary Cocaine First it was the hard money Austrian Economic types like Ron Paul, Peter Schiff and Jim Rogers warning on the ills of the Fed’s monetary easing. In recent times we have heard similar warnings from the Bank of International Settlements, Bill Gross and even the Federal Reserve’s own advisory council. Read More →

The Bond King, Bill Gross Weighs in Against Monetary Easing

Bill Gross Against QE For the past few days the chorus has been getting louder: Monetary easing does not work and creates structural imbalances in the economy leading to systemic risks and asset bubbles. Today Bill Gross weighed in with this “Perhaps zero-bound interest rates and quantitative easing programs are becoming as much of the Read More →