Inflation Archive

Buffett: US Dollar Could Be In Trouble

August 19, 2009  ·  Category: Currencies, Gold, Inflation, Market Commentary, Warren Buffett
When Warren Buffett speaks, people listen.  For the first time in ten months (see "Buffett NY Times Op-Ed: Buy Now", Top Gun FP, October 17, 2009), Buffett voiced his views in a very public forum ...
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20 of 22 US Hedge Fund Managers Say They Bought Physical Gold For Personal Accounts

July 30, 2009  ·  Category: Gold, Inflation
"Gold lures inflation wary hedge fund chiefs", Reuters, July 30 (via Kirk)
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Jeff Miller: Fed Policy Nothing To Worry About

July 17, 2009  ·  Category: Federal Reserve, Inflation
In another incredible statement by a so called expert we get this: Investment Conclusion: There are plenty of things to worry about.  Fed policy is not one of them. - Jeff Miller, A Dash Of Insight, July 16 Citing ...
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Greenspan: Inflation – the real threat to recovery

June 30, 2009  ·  Category: Federal Reserve, Inflation
But I see inflation as the greater future challenge.  If political pressures prevent central banks from reining in their inflated balance sheets in a timely manner, statistical analysis suggests the emergence of inflation by 2012; ...
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Doug Casey: Go Short Interest Rates

June 24, 2009  ·  Category: Inflation, Interest Rates
People who short interest rates - in other words, people who bet they are going much higher in the coming years - are going to make a fortune.  I think interest rates will go back ...
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Krugman Dismisses Inflationary Risks

June 17, 2009  ·  Category: Inflation, Market Commentary
In his column from Monday, "Stay The Course", Paul Krugman dismissed the idea that current government policies are potentially inflationary as follows: What about the claim that the Fed is risking inflation?  It isn’t.  Mr. Laffer ...
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Malanga: The Social And Economic Effects of the 1970s Inflation

June 16, 2009  ·  Category: Business Culture and Current Events, History, Inflation
By contrast, we’ve largely forgotten our most recent brush with raging peacetime inflation, the 1970s.  Although nothing like Germany’s in the 1920s, ours was nonetheless powerful enough to be more dispiriting and more transformative of ...
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Todd Harrison: “Pick a Side: Hyperinflation or Deflation?”

June 4, 2009  ·  Category: Inflation, Macro Economics
There is a marked difference between taking our medicine as a function of time and price and injecting the system with drugs with hopes that the symptoms will pass.  The latter continues to be the ...
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Sac Bee: The economy is down, but the cost of living is going up

May 22, 2009  ·  Category: Business Culture and Current Events, Inflation
If you look at the consumer price index, you would think that the cost of living is very low.  Unfortunately, that is not the case.  The cost of living for the average person is going up. - ...
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