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Reggie Middleton's picture

Inflation Is When The Price of The Most Valuable Things (Such As Your House or Small Business) Drop Precipitously During High Unemployment, Right?...

Reggie Middleton Stagflation Unemployment The continuation of my rant on stagflation, and why it is mistakenly being called inflation in the media and how all of it is being denied by

RickAckerman's picture

Big Gap in Logic Weakens Hyperinflation Argument

Hyperinflation I awakened Sunday morning on three hours of sleep, lucid of mind and filled with dread from an essay linked below that I’d read before going to sleep. Amidst the desiccated hell of Colorado’s, and the entire Southwest’s, pine-forest die-off and a disturbingly winterless winter, even my wife still doesn’t get it. She seems to think that because peak real estate valuations have held up so far in our Rock Creek neighborhood, that they will continue to hold or even rise. It’s difficult to say why prices have stayed aloft in here in Superior, Colorado, which lies just south of Boulder, about 20...

Smart Money Europe's picture

We Live in Belgium...

Belgium We live in Belgium, a little country right in the heart of Europe. The country is in many ways a small version of Europe. Most have heard of Brussels, which is not only the capital of Belgium, but of the whole of Europe. Belgium is becoming a divided country, with the two largest communities – the Flemish (Dutch speaking) and the Walloons (French speaking) –  opposing to each other on different levels, but mostly about financial issues.

Pivotfarm's picture

Trade Against The Retail Herd 4th Apr

AUDUSD and EURUSD are building a firm position in the strong long zone GBP pairs with the exception of EURGBP are in neutral territory. Today we have Construction PMI at 4:30 am EST, if this event results in a strong deviation from consensus its likely that we could see some changes in retail positioning

4closureFraud's picture

60 Minutes Overtime | Mortgage Mess: Who Really Owns Your Mortgage?

Even if you're not at risk of foreclosure, there could be legal ramifications for a homeowner if the chain of title has been lost. Watch the "60 Minutes" report and listen to Pelley's discussion with "60 Minutes Overtime" editor Ann Silvio about the findings of his reporting team.

MoneyMcbags's picture

Did The Economy Stop Blowing Jobs?

The big news in the market on Friday was the release of the (No) Labor Department's NFP Jobs Report (more commonly known as the Labor Force Participation Rate Report, or fiction) which showed the ponzeconomy™ ....

Leo Kolivakis's picture

Sola Dosis Facit Venenum?

The dose makes the poison...

ilene's picture

Pump It Up: Stock World Weekly

The current rally has left some very good companies behind, and nowhere is this more evident than in the technology sector.

Pivotfarm's picture

The Contrarian View 4th April-8th April

A review of the Commitment of Traders and Retail Trader Positioning Analysis.

Stone Street Advisors's picture

On Wachovia, Whistle-Blowers, and Incentives

Wachovia The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and women) to do nothing...

Bruce Krasting's picture


Sunday funnies. Not.

Reggie Middleton's picture

Inflation Misconceptions Hide A Downright U-G-L-Y Real Estate Landscape! – Part 1

Real estate Here’s a quiz for you. An ages old correlation that has pretty much remained rock solid is now upon us. Real estate has been highly correlated to inflation and has acted as an inflation hedge for a very long time. This makes sense, since hard assets that both throw off income and have an actual demand for physical use (in other words, they have have intrinsic value) that hold when fiat currencies assimilate toilet paper in both value and use as input prices skyrocket. But that correlation is now broken - or is it???!!!

Vitaliy Katsenelson's picture

Buffett, Sokol, Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion

I was quoted in FT about David Sokol, CEO of a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, buying shares in Lubrizol a few months before Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought Lubrizol at a significant premium, which made Sokol 3 million dollars on his $10 million purchase.

williambanzai7's picture

NeuTRoN JaCK's CiRCuS iS BaCK...WaTCH YouR BaCK!

I have been patient with GE. I don't know why. My patience is totally unwarranted.

asiablues's picture

Red Herring: Libya Oil Exports Offline Indefinitely?

There were some interesting developments coming out of Libya suggest that much of the fear that Libya oil export could be offline for years or even ‘indefinitely’ seems to be somewhat hyperbole, and a bit of a red herring.

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