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Tag: inflation
The Federal Reserve’s Shell Game

(From FEE) The Federal Reserve is a key component of the US government’s wealth redistribution apparatus. Under the guise of “macroeconomic management,” it redistributes vast amounts of wealth on an ongoing basis through inflation. The victims of these transfers are...

Home prices surge, accelerate across the country

All across the country house prices are rising. And the price increases appear to be broad in nature. Caution is the word for homeowners and prospective homeowners. (From CNBC) Home prices nationally were 6.7 percent higher than their peak in...

Home prices up 6.4% compared to a year before

This is of course both good and bad news. Unfortunately for some this price uptick will make it even more difficult to get into a home. And with interest rates in the short to medium term moving up this...

U.S. Jobless Claims Plunge to Lowest Weekly Tally Since 1973

(From Bloomberg) The drop in claims shows that companies are increasingly holding on to their employees amid a shortage of skilled labor. Businesses are struggling to find workers to fill positions, particularly in manufacturing and construction, as cited in...

Dow closes above 25,000 for the first time

There is something to be said for market psychology, at least in the short term. There are many reasons why the market continues to do well and why the overall economy is doing well, but the biggest reason...

Barron’s: What Inflation Could Mean for the Market

Listening to CNBC today I heard the first little flashes of legitimate inflation concern. Just glimmers. It looks like wages are rising – finally. Keep a close eye on the percolation. I’ll be watching the #inflation hashtag...