Tag: inflation

When Will We Condition Ourselves To Sustained Inflation?


There is too much money chasing too few goods and services. What next?

The Right Price For A New House


You get far more house today. That together with inflation and regulatory costs makes houses expensive.

Hyperinflation and Gold


If there is hyperinflation in the US dollar, it will be good to own gold.  If there is none, then what? One of my gold bug friends is seeing opportunity again.  While, I think there is little opportunity, I still thought it might be… Continue Reading “Hyperinflation and Gold”

Hoping Is Not A Viable Investment Tactic


People are looking forward to the return of normalcy. The stock market will make a little sense, bonds will return a reasonable rate, real estate will be predictable, jobs will be available for those with skills and work-ethic, government will restrain itself and there… Continue Reading “Hoping Is Not A Viable Investment Tactic”

Is “Golden” Still a Positive Adjective?


I am not a gold-bug and have said so before. In February 2013, I published, How Much Should Gold Sell For and estimated that even with significant inflation, gold should sell for $750 per ounce. Gold was then $1,650 or so and headed to… Continue Reading “Is “Golden” Still a Positive Adjective?”

How Much Should Gold Sell For?


J.P. Morgan is reputed to have said, “A thing is worth what it will fetch.”  That seems objective.  Nonetheless, there are two fundamental premises that underlie the statement. Those premises may alter the statement’s “meaning” for you. “What it will fetch” is a synonym… Continue Reading “How Much Should Gold Sell For?”

US Federal Debt Is Unchanged From 1970


Say What!!!??? The current US federal debt is somewhat north of 16.3 trillion dollars. In 1970, the debt was 370 billion dollars. That is hardly the same. It is 44 times greater. If you look only at the number. Upon examination of context, we… Continue Reading “US Federal Debt Is Unchanged From 1970”

Sound As A Dollar


Inflation happens when more money chases the same or fewer goods. For the past three years governments have injected a great deal of money into the economy. The goods and service side has not changed as much, yet there has been no significant inflation.… Continue Reading “Sound As A Dollar”

Am I Paranoid Enough?


“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” Alexis de Tocqueville It appears that this discovery has been made. The only question left is “How will the American Republic cease to endure?”… Continue Reading “Am I Paranoid Enough?”

Interesting Times


There is a Chinese curse that goes, “May you live in interesting times.” A sister-in-law has told me that there is a worse one, “May you have interesting children.” I think the first will suffice for today. You should read “The Postcatastrophe Economy: Rebuilding… Continue Reading “Interesting Times”

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