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Venezuela’s Grim Reaper: A Current Inflation Measurement, Including a Note on the IMF’s Musings on Inflation

Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. The Grim Reaper has taken his scythe to the Venezuelan bolivar. The death of the bolivar is depicted in the following chart. A bolivar is worthless, and with its collapse, Venezuela is witnessing the world’s worst inflation.  As the bolivar […]

Gold & Silver- Desperately need this to hold!

Below looks at the Silver/Gold ratio over the past 30-years. Metals bulls (both Gold & Silver) want to see the ratio moving higher, to send a quality bullish message to both. The ratio has spent the majority of the past 30-years inside of rising channel (1). When the ratio hit the top of the long-term […]

Ron Paul Asks “Will Tax Reform Increase Or Limit Liberty?”

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, President Trump and the congressional Republican leadership recently unveiled a tax reform “framework.” The framework has a number of provisions that will lower taxes on middle-class Americans. For example, the framework doubles the standard deduction and increases the child care tax credit. […]

Homebuilder Stocks Surge To Bubble Highs, There’s Just One Thing…

A key index of housing stocks has finally made it back to the highs of last decade’s bubble. As Dana Lyons explains, one of the, in some ways surprising, achievements of the current bull market in stocks has been its ability to resuscitate former busted bubble sectors once left for dead. For example, early this […]

Stocks Up, Bonds Up, Gold Up, & Dollar Down But ‘Middle-Class-Miracle’ Fades

Odd day. Low volume, small range in stocks. Good macro. Some questions over just how 'miraculous' Trump's tax plan will be for the middle-class… but the day's trend across FX, bond, and commodities was set early on when Asia closed and dollar-sellers, bond-buyers, and precious-metal-purchasers came back to play…   Risk is "Contained"…   Tech […]

Global Bond Rout Accelerates Even As Dollar Rally Fizzles

In a continuation of trading patterns observed over the previous two days, on Thursday the global bond rout deepened in the aftermath of the release of President Trump’s tax-cut plan, Janet Yellen’s recent hawkish comments and renewed optimism over the health of the U.S. economy. While global stocks were mostly mixed as investors tried to […]

Stocks Hit New All Time High Just After Bullard Says “Valuations Are Stretched”

With the Fed finally admitting it is confused by the “mystery” of inflation, it has also become painfully clear how perplexed it is by the biggest asset bubble in history that the Fed and its central bank peers have blown. But don’t call it a humorless bubble. Case in point, on Wednesday afternoon, St. Louis […]

Did the Fed Just Broadcast An Inflationary Event is About to Hit?

Yesterday, Janet Yellen stated that the Fed was “wrong” about employment and inflation. I realize that the significance of this might be lost on many individuals. The Fed’s ENTIRE purpose is to pursue “maximum employment” and “stable prices”(aka low inflation). Indeed, these are LITERALLY the words in the Fed’s official “Dual Mandate” from Congress. So […]

Transports- Global bulls market needs this support to hold!

Below looks at the Dow Jones Transports ETF (IYT) that remains in a long-term bull market.   CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE IYT broke to new all-time highs seven weeks ago at (1). It stayed at new highs for one week, before selling pressure started taking place. The weakness has it breaking below 18-month rising support last […]

T.Rowe Price Issues A Warning For Investors, Cuts Stock Allocation To Lowest Since 2000

One day after DoubleLine chief Jeff Gundlach told Bloomberg TV that it is time for investors to head for the exits as his highest conviction trade is “volatility is about to go up”, and that he is reducing his positions in junk bonds, EM debt and other lower-quality investments on fears investor sentiment may roll […]