Monthly Archives: December, 2017

The Federal Reserve Wants You To Own Gold

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Reading Time: 5 minutes At the time the Federal Reserve was doing its 3 rounds of QE and had a zero percent Fed funds rate, there were predictions by bearish investors and Austrian economists that inflation would run out of control. This hasn’t happened as inflation, measured by Core PCE or CPI, has stayed…CONTINUE READING

Is The Consumer Healthy Or Indebted?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Dire Or Choosing Not To Save? The health of the consumer is a hotly debated topic because stats are cited that show a large percentage of Americans don’t have much saved for retirement, yet the unemployment rate which is not a perfect measurement is at 4.1% which indicates a healthy labor…CONTINUE READING

Are We Returning To Normalcy Now?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes There was a time where people joked about Twitter being a frivolous website that did not provide any valuable information nor insight for investors. That’s not the case anymore as financial Twitter (FinTwit) has riveting discussions if you follow the correct people. However, there are often false narratives that pass…CONTINUE READING

Are Too Big To Fail Banks Safe?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Too Big To Fail Definition The definition of the term “too big to fail” refers to a company that poses negative systemic risk to the entire economy in the event of failure. Thus far no firm designated as too big to fail has failed, therefore this is a theory, one…CONTINUE READING

Wage Growth & Blue Collar Jobs

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Studying the labor market to determine the strength of overall wage growth is challenging. There are many stats which contradict each other. Economics is like the stock market in that there is always a positive and a negative case. It’s best to hear both sides before formulating a conclusion. Having…CONTINUE READING

Are Stocks Fully Priced?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The question on many investors’ minds is can there be too much of a good thing? While GDP per capita has been low, the sustained growth which has been relatively consistent along with low inflation and a low amount of global conflict makes for a great stock market. Even low…CONTINUE READING

How Healthy Is The Consumer?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The consumer is the lifeblood of the economy. Austrian economists differ from the mainstream viewpoint on what drives the economy as they say production drives economic growth whereas Keynesian economists believe that consumption and demand drives the economy. The truth is that both the consumer and the producer are important,…CONTINUE READING

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