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Category Archives: Demand

BofA Stunned By Drop In Gasoline Demand: “Where Is Driving Season?”

Exactly six months ago, when oil bulls still held on to some fleeting hope that OPEC may somehow stabilize the crash in oil prices despite the shift in marginal oil production from low-cost OPEC producers to US shale (a hope which is now gone as the just disclosed letter from Andy Hall demonstrates), Goldman noticed […]

March Producer Prices Disappoint, Drop Most Since August

Despite a modest rise in Final Demand producer prices to 2.3% YoY (from +2.2% YoY), this was a miss.. Highest PPI Final Demand YoY in 5 years…   But combined with a 0.1% decline MoM – the biggest drop since August 2016 – suggests the inflationary impulse is fading.   The full breakdown shows Core […]

US Producer Prices Spike At Fastest Rate In 5 Years

With tomorrow's rate hike baked in the cake, today's hotter than expected PPI print for February provides Yellen more cover (as economic growth forecasts slump). PPI Final Demand surged 2.2% YoY (more than expected) driven by a 4.0% YoY jump in final demand goods. This is the highest inflationary print since March 2012.   Final […]

PPI Comes In Hot: Core Producer Prices Jump Most Since 2014

While retail sales came in disappointing for the month of November with October revised downward, the Fed, which is certain to hike rates, got some help guiding its decision when moments ago PPI, or the Producer Price Index for Final Demand came in far hotter than expected, rising 0.4% in November, well above the 0.1% […]

Wealth Cycles Video Report – February 2015

  Hello and Welcome to the February 2015 edition of the WealthCylces Video Report.  The past month was relatively quiet after last month’s shock of the Swiss National Bank de-pegging from the euro, but a lot of lower profile events took place in the interim.  Be sure to watch this month’s report to get all […]

Why The Price Of Oil Is More Likely To Fall To 20 Rather Than Rise To 80

This is just the beginning of the oil crisis.  Over the past couple of weeks, the price of U.S. oil has rallied back above 50 dollars a barrel.  In fact, as I write this, it is sitting at $52.93.  But this rally will not last.  In fact, analysts at the big banks are warning that […]

America is Choking: Operation Choke Point

America is Choking:  Operation Choke Point   Last fall, I got a strange request from the bank I’ve been doing business with for more than 10 years. For the first time ever, this bank asked to see our books. When we asked why, they told us that they needed to review our risk profile. It […]

WealthCycles: Minimum Wage = Maximum Hardship

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. Looks Can Be Deceiving On November 4, 2014, the majority of voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota chose to increase unemployment among the poorest people, prevent the most economically disadvantaged from breaking the cycle of poverty, raise the […]

WealthCycles: Hazlitt Deconstructs Keynes on Natural Rate of Interest

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. It is a new era? It is best to be a consumer, and “help to further trade”? As we started in Big Spenders Not Key to Real Economic Health: This audio clip from Henry Hazlitt’s The Failure of the New […]

WealthCycles: Big Oil, Big Spills—Your Tax Dollars At Work

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. March 22, 2014, witnessed another oil spill in U.S. waters when a tanker full of marine fuel oil crashed into a barge in the Houston Ship Channel. The spill closed all traffic through the channel for three days. Nearly 12% […]