Tag: INFLATION

More Treachery at the Fed?

The recovery has stalled and the Fed can’t decide whether we’ve just hit a “soft patch” or if it’s something more serious. If it is more serious, then the Fed will need a contingency plan for kick-starting the economy. So, …

Why Are Food Prices Rising So Fast?

If you do much grocery shopping, you have probably noticed that the cost of food has been rising at a very brisk pace over the past year.  So why are food prices rising so fast?  According to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, inflation is still very low and the economy is improving.  So what is […]

Fed Chairman on the Economy: We Don’t Have a Precise Read

The masters of the economic universe met earlier this week with Chairman Bernanke of the Federal Reserve following up with his now regularly scheduled press conference.
Bernanke admitted that things aren’t as rosy as the Fed et. al. had predicted, but …

Silly Bands and the Gold Bubble

A bubble is what happens when individuals who would generally shy away from an asset or investment become so crazed by it, that they throw all rational and logical thought aside in the hopes of attaining possession of said asset …

The Fake Bull Market: A Dollar Mirage

José Tomás

The SP 500 hit an apocryphal low during the financial crisis of 666 in March of 2009 from which point it has surged to more than double in price in about two years. This bull market is one …