Tag - hyperinflation

4 Ways the Federal Reserve Could Bring About Hyperinflation

No one wants to think that hyperinflation can happen in the United States, but it can. We’re all familiar with hyperinflationary crises in Weimar Germany, Zimbabwe, and numerous other countries around the globe. We may even be tempted to point and laugh at those simpletons who thought they could...

Why Does the Smart Money Trust Gold?

The booms and busts of the business cycle are an unfortunate aspect of modern life that many investors have come to expect, and fear. Investing during the boom phase of the business cycle can be wonderful, as investors’ retirement account balances balloon to massive levels. But the bust phase...

Bank of England Move Means We’re Entering a Brave New World

Along with George Orwell’s 1984, Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel Brave New World depicted the extent to which future governments would attempt to dominate society. But increasingly the warnings from Orwell’s and Huxley’s novels are not being heeded, and in fact many question whether the powers that be aren’t using...

The Real Problem With Investing in Stocks and Bonds Right Now

Hope springs eternal in the minds of many investors, who are optimistic that stock markets will regain their former high levels. But with the Dow Jones now closer to 20,000 points than 30,000 points, that isn’t likely. Still, there are major reasons not to invest in stocks and corporate...

Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Continues to Grow, Endangering Your Retirement

At this point everyone realizes that the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet is set to increase in a major way. The only question is when (or if) it will stop, and how quickly it will increase. Many analysts today believe that the Fed’s balance sheet may very well top $10...

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Reserve Requirements Are Now Zero

With the flurry of actions the Fed undertook over the past few weeks to supposedly “stabilize” financial markets, one very important action has flown under the radar. And it’s one that could have a very debilitating effect on US banks and the entire financial system.One of the elements of...

Fed Official Proclaims Fed’s “Infinite Amount of Cash”

If you’re one of those people who trusts that the people at the top know what they’re doing and have things under control, you might want to stop now, because it’s becoming abundantly clear that they don’t know what they’re doing. That’s particularly true within the Federal Reserve System,...

Helicopter Money Is Here: Are You Ready?

The raft of Federal Reserve actions to bail out Wall Street had many people thinking that we’re going back to the days of 2008, when big banks got bailed out while the little people were forced to suffer. Major banks received trillions of dollars worth of federal assistance to...