Deflation Still In Control of NBA Ticket Prices

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Gold and commodities may be way up this year, but NBA ticket prices are down for the second consecutive year.  ESPN.com reports: The sports business outlet Team Marketing Report said Wednesday the average price of a nonpremium seat dropped 2.5 percent to $48. That followed a 2.8 percent decrease last season. The Los Angeles Lakers have […]

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Superstar economist Steve Keen may not blog often as some other folks in finance – but when he does put something together, it’s usually awesome analysis you won’t find anywhere else. Steve’s latest post Deleveraging with a Twist takes a look at the latest deleveraging statistics in the US.  He writes that the US is […]

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The Federal Reserve reported today that it will “roll over” principal payments on its mortgage holdings into long-term Treasury securities.  Bloomberg reports: Federal Reserve officials will maintain their holdings of securities to prevent money from being drained out of the financial system in their first attempt to bolster the economy in more than a year. […]

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Has any trade over the last few years frustrated more sophisticated investors than the “one-way” bet on rising long-term government interest rates? For the last 2 or 3 years, many (including myself) have been piling into ETFs (like TBT) that act as short proxies for rising long term interest rates.  And the logic has been so sound, […]

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One of the many things that inflation/deflation guys absolutely cannot agree  on is if prices are going up or down.  The inflation folks love to say “I don’t know where they shop!” while us deflation guys have no shortage of discount shopping anecdotes. ESPN’s Bill Simmons – not an economist, but a damn good sports […]

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Seems like somebody at the Wall Street Journal has been diligently reading their Contrary Investing Report! Today the Wall Street Journal piled onto the small but growing Deflation Nation Bandwagon, on the heels of warnings about deflation from Jeremy Grantham, Bill Gross, and others: Bond-fund heavyweight Bill Gross, investment manager Jeremy Grantham and hedge-fund managers […]

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Bond legend Bill Gross shared his latest outlook with CNN Money – and I was glad to see him weigh in on deflation in particular: What about the possibility of deflation occurring? We’re in a struggle between inflation and deflation right now. We may never get to a negative consumer price index, but the danger […]

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Despite the Fed’s money printing (errr, quantitative easing) efforts, inflation is not in the cards yet, according to the M1 Money Multiplier.  MULT, as it’s affectionately called, still sits below the magic 1.0 level – and as long as it flounders there, we are unlikely to see inflation, no matter what the Fed does.  Because, […]

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While property prices have plummeted since 2005, mortgage values have not (yet) followed suit, reports HousingStory.net. Check out this chart – it’s worth 1000 (debt deflationary) words! Chart source and commentary courtesy of HousingStory.net Also a hat tip to fellow deflationist Carson for sending this beauty along!

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Real nice post by Mish Shedlock over on his always excellent blog entitled Are we “Trending Towards Deflation” or in It? I know many readers share my view on the inflation/deflation debate – namely that because we have a credit based economy, the Fed is relatively powerless to stop inflation.  If that’s your take, then […]

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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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