The Fed will not be able to raise interest rates this year. Why? Sustainable economic growth has not and is not occurring. While most economists are predicting a sustainably growing US economy that will lead the rest of the world out of stagnation, outside of more rapid employment growth there is no evidence that is happening. Read more
Chris Hamilton’s Fundamentally Flawed uses publicly available data from the Bureau of Labor Service, Census, Federal Reserve, US Energy Information Agency, Congressional Budget Office, etc. to show a much different reality than what is portrayed by the government, the Federal Reserve, Wall Street economists, and the consensus viewpoint. From identical inputs, Fundamentally Flawed shows stunningly different outputs than the consensus and that all this is being done to mask the bankruptcy of America and most advanced economies.
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Production of crude oil has nearly stalled despite a near quadrupling in the price since ’01 and it seems likely the world has entered the Peak Oil phase and the governments nor central banks (try as they may) can paper this over. Without the growing supply of adequate cheap energy, there isn’t adequate GDP growth, and without the GDP growth, there is no way to outgrow, pay off, or service the huge debts incurred but by interest rate suppression. READ MORE
Most who follow markets now knows that the US Federal Reserve wants to “Taper” the amount of new money printed daily. But nobody seems to know when. And the real question is: what does that mean to the markets if the Fed does or doesn’t taper? Read More
The stock market continues to move upward. The market value of all US stocks is $22 trillion, a whopping $13 trillion increase from the March 2009 low and roughly equal to the all-time peak reached in October 2007. The more the stock market has gone up the more investors, economists and financial commentators, all firmly believe that the U.S. economy is on the verge of rapid growth. Read More
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