Tuesday, February 20, 2018

If the U.S. Government’s Finances Were a Family Budget

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Inflation News, Move

Just remove 8 digits and here’s what it looks like.*

Annual Income $21,700
Expenditures $38,200
New debt this year $16,500
Outstanding debt total $146,750
Total budget cuts $385 (wahoo!)

David Skarica Warns of Short Term Gold Dip

October 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies, Move

David Skarica, publisher of “The Gold Stock Advisor”, is predicting that “we should not expect much from the gold market until about mid-November or so.”

Aberdeen Likes Real Estate As Inflaton Hedge, Zillow Bearish on Housing

March 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies

Aberdeen:Investors should buy real-estate assets
Zillow: bottom is in sight for most markets across the country, although we expect it will be several years before values begin to show substantial increases again

Prechter Says Deflation Taking Hold. Stay in Cash

March 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation or Deflation

the CPI, is beginning to show you that deflation is gaining the upper hand you know, very, very slowly, but it’s happening

Inflation in China? Depends on Who You Believe

March 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation or Deflation

For the remainder of this year, inflation in China is expected to be “mild and controllable”. China had an annualized inflation rate of 2.7% in February of 2010.

Inflation or Deflation Experts Disagree (Shocking)

March 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation or Deflation

Inflation or Deflation? Tech Ticker brought out two of their warhorses to re-hash this old bit.

Oppenheimer Offers Broad Based Commodity Play

March 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies

A hedge against inflation“, is how Oppenheimer describes its Commodity Strategy Total Return Fund.

Pimco Fund Hedges Inflation With Commodities and TIPS

January 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies

Mihir P. Worah, Manager of the Pimco Commodity Real Return Strategy fund PCRDX; explained that:

“Commodities protect you from a different kind inflation than TIPS do.Commodities reflect prices at the wholesale level — things like crude oil, copper and wheat.” TIPS, he noted, are indexed to the Consumer Price Index “and reflect prices of things like bread, cars and airline tickets.”

Morgan Stanley Not Worried About Inflation in 2010

January 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation or Deflation

In their Stategy: Euroletter, November 30, 2009; Morgan Stanley’s research team (led by Teun Draaisma) predicts that inflation will not be a problem in 2010.

Gold Inflation Hedge Maybe Not

January 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein doesn’t think that gold is a good hedge against inflation, and he doesn’t think it’s a good hedge against a declining dollar.