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The world’s greatest living money printer, Zimbabwe’s Gideon Gono, recently commented on the parallels between the Fed’s continued quantitative easing programs and the policy he has pursued while pancaking the Zim dollar over the last decade.  From Mises: These interventions which were exactly in the mould of bail out packages and quantitative easing measures currently […]

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Here’s a very interesting inflation vs disinflation vs deflation debate between money managers John Brynjolfsson and Robert Kessler. THE debate of the last four years in the financial world – it’s gotten a lot of play, but both guys here make some great points. Hat tip to astute reader and roving correspondent Gary, who sent […]

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David Galland interviews Terry Coxon, The Casey Report Terry Coxon worked side by side with best-selling author Harry Browne for years and is a rare expert in the arcane study of monetary systems. His remarks at this juncture in time, a time that might end up labeled in the history books as “Money Runs Wild,” are […]

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Whether you think we’ll see inflation or deflation in the short term, even the most ardent deflationists will admit that inflation is likely, eventually, once the bad credit outstanding has retired to money heaven. So when inflation does return – whether it’s next year, or longer, what are the best ways to shelter cold hard […]

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The reported end, or at least pause, of QE, is exactly what the deflation camp has been waiting for.  (Well…sort of.  Since some liquidity is going to be hanging around in the form of “QE2.5”.  Remember when Bernanke claimed that after QE1, the Fed would remove the excess liquidity from the system?)Regardless, after June, the […]

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John Mauldin included a chapter from his new book Endgame in his newsletter this week, and it’s a good one, taking a thorough look at historical examples of Inflation and Hyperinflation. The most interesting part of the chapter for me was its conclusion – there’s a quote from historian Peter Bernholz, the man who literally […]

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DailyWealth’s Dr. David Efrig likes to keep an eye on the M1 multiplier (as do I) as an indicator of whether or not inflation is in control: The M1 money multiplier monitors the amount of money individuals and businesses have to spend on consumption or investment… relative to the money available for banks to lend. […]

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In a title near and dear to my weimaraner’s heart, Christopher Whalen penned an excellent inflation/deflation piece pontificating about the possibility of “Global Weimar”: The commercial channel at most banks we hear from is still running at 1/3 to 1/2 of pre-2008 levels in terms of new originations and demand for credit. This is why when […]

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Regular contributor Sy Harding takes issue with Bernake’s take that inflation is not a concern…he’s dead wrong, says Sy! —- The Fed is Wrong – Inflation Has Arrived Being Street Smart Sy Harding February 17, 2011 Fed Chairman Bernanke says inflation is still benign and not a concern. He’s wrong! And he’s behind the curve, […]

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First, we turn to Peter Schiff, who tells Yahoo Tech Ticker that he expects China will need to unpeg its currency in order to fight inflation.  Raising rates alone won’t do it, he says, because they’ll still be importing too many of our quantitatively eased dollars. Source: Yahoo Finance – Tech Ticker, January 24, 2011. […]

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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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