Tag Archives: US debt

This Enormous Debt Will Implode Our Financial System

After the internet bubble in stocks burst in 2000, the Fed used a big decrease in the Federal Funds rate to stimulate the economy. After stocks crashed for over two years, the investment community took advantage of cheap money to build up the housing market. The housing market was then brought down by subprime lending […]

The Dollar Is Doomed

Benjamin Franklin’s notorious quote stated, … nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. We would argue that there is one more certainty: our dollar will always buy less over time. The US national debt stands at $28.3 trillion and is increasing by the second. The USDebtclock.org jumps keeps clicking away in […]

Inflation Is Already Here

By simple definition, inflation is a general increase in prices and a fall in the purchasing value of money. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual inflation rate in the US is 2.6% for March 2021. The annual inflation rate in May of 2020 was .1%. Inflation is already here in the real […]

White House already Talking about Another “Infrastructure” Bill

The talk of generation X is when the next stimulus payment is coming so they can deposit in their free trading stock account app. Baby Boomers are wondering what stocks they can speculate with to retire rich. Seasoned investors are wondering what happened to good sound money principles. Less than a month after a $1.9 […]

Jerome Powell Talked to Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday

On February 23, Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, testified to lawmakers on the economic rebound from the pandemic recession and the threat of future inflation. Equity markets continue to trade wildly as GameStop and Tesla continue to attract speculators as the Fed is seen as a savior no matter what. We all know […]

World Gold Council Releases 2021 Outlook

This week the World Gold Council published its Gold Outlook 2021. The World Gold Council is the leading authority and market development organization for the gold industry. The World Gold Council is an association whose members comprise the world’s leading gold mining companies. In this week’s article, we take a look at some of the […]

World Reserve Currencies Since 1450

The US supplied the Allies in WWII and got paid in gold. After the war, countries linked their currencies to the US dollar, which was linked to gold. The Gold Standard ended completely in 1971, but the US dollar’s reserve status remained. Today more than 61% of all foreign bank reserves are denominated in US […]

US Debt: The Ticking Timebomb

I found myself staring at the US Debt Clock site since Friday afternoon. It’s like watching a ticking debt time bomb. The issue of US debt has always been an occasional issue that is often spoken about in political circles. The issue of creating debt that our children will need to pay back is brought […]

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