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Asset Prices Are ‘Prices’ Too…

Authored by Thorstein Polleit via The Mises Institute, We live in inflationary times. Some people might consider this statement controversial. This is because these days inflation is widely understood as a rise in the consumer price index (CPI) of more than 2 percent per year. However, there are convincing reasons to question this viewpoint. On […]


Finally, An Honest Inflation Index – Guess What It Shows

Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, Central bankers keep lamenting the fact that record low interest rates and record high currency creation haven’t generated enough inflation (because remember, for these guys inflation is a good thing rather than a dangerous disease). To which the sound money community keeps responding, “You’re looking in the wrong place! […]


UMich Consumer Confidence Slides In November As Faith In Stocks Falters

Having hit the highest level since Jan 2004 in October, November’s final print shows the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment index fell from 100.7 to 98.5, as both hope and current conditions slipped. Expewctations for inflation dipped. Consumers saw inflation rate in the next year at 2.5 percent after 2.4 percent the prior month. Inflation rate over […]


How Uncle Sam Inflates Away Your Life

Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon,” once remarked economist and Nobel Prize recipient Milton Friedman.  He likely meant that inflation is the more rapid increase in the supply of money relative to the output of goods and services which money is traded for. As more and more […]


Global Stocks Tumble, Asia Plunges On Chinese Commodity Carnage

The euphoria of the past month has ended with a thud and BTFDers are strangely missing as the commodity chill out of China (which overnight became full blown carnage), has unleashed a global risk-off phase ahead of today’s critical CPI data, resulting in broad and sharp selling across global markets, as European stocks followed declines […]


FX Weekly Preview: Is The USD Correction Done Yet?

Submitted by Shant Movsesian and Rajan Dhall MSTA of fxdailyterminal.com USD correction done yet? After a number of weeks of painfully tight ranges, there is little on the horizon which looks potent enough to warrant a break out.  Has the apathy in global stocks spread into FX? It looks like it, especially when looking at […]


Cable Soars After Strong UK GDP, Boosting Rate Hike Odds

It all started at 9:30am local time, when the UK reported a stronger than expected Q3 GDP print of 0.4% Q/Q, above the Exp. 0.3%, and 1.5% Y/Y, also above the Exp. 1.4%. Heading into the report there was much anticipation, due to chatter that a miss would drastically diminish the chance for a 2017 […]


Inflation Ignorance – Missing The Systemic Decline In Quality, Utility, Durability, And Service

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The quality, durability, utility and enjoyment-of-use of our products and services has been plummeting for years. One of the more mysterious aspects of the official inflation rate is the hedonic quality adjustments that the Bureau of Labor Statistics makes to the components of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The […]


The Best Predictor of Future Inflation is Flashing “WARNING!”

The Fed is dramatically understating real inflation. As you know, I’ve been very critical of the Fed’s inflation measures for years. The official inflation measure (Consumer Price Index or CPI) does a horrible job of measuring the actual cost of living for Americans. I have long stated that this is intentional as the purpose of […]


The Best Predictor of Future Inflation is Flashing

The Fed is dramatically understating real inflation. As you know, I’ve been very critical of the Fed’s inflation measures for years. The official inflation measure (Consumer Price Index or CPI) does a horrible job of measuring the actual cost of living for Americans. I have long stated that this is intentional as the purpose of […]


Be Careful What You Wish For: Inflation Is Much Higher Than Advertised

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, What the Federal Reserve is actually whining about is not low inflation – it's that high inflation isn't pushing wages higher like it's supposed to. It's not exactly a secret that real-world inflation is a lot higher than the official rates–the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Personal […]


What Few Expect: Inflation Will Surge, Destabilizing The Status Quo

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Few seem to ponder what global shortages in key commodities might do to prices. If there is any economic truism that is accepted by virtually everyone, it's that inflation is low and will stay low into the foreseeable future. The reasons are numerous: technology is deflationary, globalization […]


The Rich Get Richer: America’s Top 1% Now Control 38% of the Wealth

Real estate prices in many of the top zip codes in America have doubled over the past 5 years. In some hotter markets in California, gains are in excess of 200%. The tech heavy NASDAQ is +121% over the same time period, helping buoy the richest amongst us to new heights. According to Forbes’ Cost […]


Yellen “Does Not Fully Understand Inflation” So Here It Is Explained In Just One Chart

In what has been the most stunning admission by Janet Yellen so far during her press conference, the Fed Chair said that “we don’t fully understand inflation” and added that the “shortfall of inflation this year is more of a mystery.” With all due respect, it’s not. But since the Fed is often confused, we […]


A Tsunami of Inflation Has Just Appeared on the Horizon

Inflation is coming. It’s taken seven years of ZIRP and over $4 trillion in QE, but the Federal Reserve has finally begun to unleash inflation. It won’t show up in the official inflation measures like the Consumer Price Index CPI for a while. And this is intentional. The Fed knows that CPI doesn’t measure real […]