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  • Preparing Your Investments For An Inflationary Future

    05/26/2011 3:30:50 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 5-26-2011 | Eric Fry
    Preparing Your Investments For An Inflationary Future By Eric Fry 05/26/11 Laguna Beach, California – Let the boxing match begin!…In the near corner, we find deflation, with its furious fists of debt liquidation and credit contraction… And in the far corner, we’ve got Ben Bernanke’s printing press, with its menacing inflationary uppercut. Inflation will win this contest eventually, but the match might go the full 12 rounds. Deflation is no slouch. He packs a mean punch. Borrowers of all types – from single-family mortgage-holders to national governments – are defaulting on their loans…or moving rapidly in that direction. As the...
  • The Coming Great Inflation

    05/20/2011 9:37:47 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 5/18/11 | Michael_J_Kosares
    The table displayed immediately below is likely to surprise even our most-jaded readers. It shows the astronomical increase in cash prices for well-known food commodities over the past 12 months. With inarguable exactness, it contradicts the nearly constant prattle in the mainstream press that inflation is under control, or that it is peaking and likely to come under control sometime soon. Some items on the list have doubled -- even tripled -- in price over the past year. Others have risen at mere double-digit rates.
  • Double Digit Inflation has Arrived

    05/16/2011 10:23:53 AM PDT · by Graneros · 92 replies
    USAWatchdog ^ | 16 May 2011 | Greg Hunter
    New inflation figures were released by the government last week, and the news was not good. The headline inflation number was 3.2% in the 12 months that ended in April. That is more than a percent above the Federal Reserve’s “target” rate of 2% and the first time it has been more than 3% in over than 2 ½ years. Of course, the accounting gimmicks used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) understate true inflation, so things look better than reality. Nonetheless, in the latest report from economist John Williams of, even the government’s own “official” numbers will...
  • How to Live Cheaply

    05/15/2011 11:54:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    1. Analyze your expenses. Budget your money. Find out where it's coming from and, more importantly, where it's going. This can be a very surprising and enlightening exercise for many people. 2. Find where you spend the most money on a monthly basis. The top two or three items are where you need to do the most work. 3. Is rent your biggest expense? If so, consider moving to a cheaper place. Consider getting a roommate to split the costs of living. Consider moving back in with your parents or guardians. Offer services (e.g. looking after a relative) in exchange...
  • Dealing with Our Coming Economic Disaster

    05/14/2011 9:23:12 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 153 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2011 | Frank Ryan
    The situation in the United States has deteriorated and will continue to do so unless drastic action on our federal, state and local government deficits is taken. We need to trace what happens during an economic collapse. In preparation for a collapse here is what you can do personally to avoid being swept away by the tidal wave of fear, anxiety and trepidation. During the early stages of a nation collapsing economically, the debt of the nation swells almost uncontrollably. We, in the United States are already there. From the burgeoning debt loads come the setting for collapse. While the...
  • Keeping Capital In A Depression

    05/13/2011 7:46:55 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 5-13-2011 | Doug Casey
    Keeping Capital In A Depression By Doug CaseyMay 13. 2011 05/13/11 Nothing is cheap in today’s investment world. Because of the trillions of currency units that governments all over the world have created – and are continuing to create – financial assets are grossly overpriced. Stocks, bonds, property, commodities and cash are no bargains. Meanwhile, real wages are slipping rapidly among those who are working, and a large portion of the population is unemployed or underemployed. The next chapter in this sad drama will include a rapid rise in consumer prices. At the beginning of this year, we saw the...
  • Fake Recovery: 29 Percent of Americans Say 2011 Economy in Depression

    04/29/2011 3:10:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies · 1+ views
    International Business Times ^ | 4/29/11 | Michael T. Snyder
    Are the American people losing faith in the U.S. economy? The statistics that you are about to read might surprise you. Not everyone believes that the U.S. economy is dying (there are still millions out there that will swallow anything that the mainstream media tells them), but the reality is that there is a growing chunk of the population that has completely lost faith in our leaders and in our economic system. A brand new Gallup poll has found that the number of Americans that believe that we are in a "depression" is actually larger than the number of Americans...