More Deflation! Consumer Credit Declined “More Than Forecast”

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This headline is starting to become a recurring theme.  US consumer credit is in freefall – because, as we all know, the American consumer is FLAT BROKE! BusinessWeek reports: Consumer borrowing in the U.S. dropped in May more than forecast, a sign Americans are less willing to take on debt without an improvement in the […]

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Here’s an interesting debt deflation academic paper that our deflationist pal Carson sent along.  It’s written by Steve Keen from University of Western Sydney.  In the paper, Keen compares the debt deflation environment of the 1930’s with today. Abstract: My 1995 paper on modeling Minsky’s Financial Instability Hypothesis concluded with thestatement that its “chaotic dynamics […]

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The Sacramento Business Journal reports: California State Fair officials hit the books, cut prices and revamped the fair’s calendar in an attempt to increase dwindling attendance. So far, the measures appear to be working, reports the business journal.  This is, of course, yet another example of deflation. And in case you missed it, on Friday […]

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Zacks Investment Research reports: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell 0.2% in May, which was a greater decline than the 0.1% decline expected and the 0.1% decline in April. Year over year, headline inflation is up 2.0%, but almost all of that came in 2009, not in 2010. Over the last three months, the CPI […]

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What exactly causes deflation – and more specifically – debt deflation?  It’s something few investors seem to have a solid grasp of. Debt deflation sinks in when there is a lot of debt outstanding – and it goes unpaid, up to “money heaven”  – never to be heard from again.  Japan has been in a […]

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Three pot growing counties nearby here in Northern California are experiencing an “economic catastrophe” due to – get this – plummeting marijuana prices. NPR reports: Legal pot, under the guise of the California’s medical marijuana laws, has spurred a rush of new competition. As a result, the wholesale price of pot grown in these areas […]

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When it comes to deflation analysis, nobody does it better than Robert Prechter and his team at Elliott Wave International.  The folks at EWI were kind enough to let us syndicate this excerpt from Bob’s recent Theorist newsletter, highlighting deflationary signs that the average investor may be missing. Signs of Deflation You Might Not be […]

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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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