Interest Rates

A theory on what’s REALLY happening … (Part 2 of 2)

Last time, we explored the growling evidence that in spite of a tame Consumer Price Index (CPI), real-world inflation is becoming “a thing.” This is notable because it’s happening at a time when “velocity” … how fast money (or more accurately, “currency”) circulates … is slow due to lockdowns their fall out. In Part 2, …

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The REAL lesson from the short-lived attack on silver …

The David versus Goliath saga of Robinhood day traders has alerted Main Street that Wall Street is a rigged game … in favor of club members. And it seems Main Streeters aren’t in the club. But while the GameStop run was fun to watch, the silver spectacle is MUCH more interesting for reasons we’ll explain momentarily. Most real …

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Winners, losers, also-rans, and the clueless …

If you’ve ever been in a crowd when something surprising happened … or even in a game of musical chairs, you know … … people respond VERY differently when stressed. Some think, decide and act very quickly. Experience, confidence, coaching, and maturity are all factors. Then there are those who act quickly … without thinking. It doesn’t always end badly, …

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Fed drops a BOMB … but will it work?

You probably heard the Fed just dropped their interest rate target 50 basis points … which is economic geek speak for half a percent. If you’re a devoted market observer, you’ve probably seen a dozen reports with as many interpretations about why they did it and what it means to everyone … except YOU. That’s because mainstream financial media doesn’t …

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Housing market conditions create challenges … and opportunities …

Housing is the sector of real estate most watched … and worried about … by economists, politicians, journalists, bankers, and investors … from Wall Street to Main Street. That’s because housing, quite literally, hits us all right where we live. We can all relate to it and housing is both an objective and subjective measure of …

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