Tag - money multiplier

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...

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...