united states dollar

The Federal Reserve Wants You To Own Gold

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Reading Time: 5 minutes At the time the Federal Reserve was doing its 3 rounds of QE and had a zero percent Fed funds rate, there were predictions by bearish investors and Austrian economists that inflation would run out of control. This hasn’t happened as inflation, measured by Core PCE or CPI, has stayed…CONTINUE READING

Campaign Promises Scrapped; Nothing Has Changed

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Reading Time: 5 minutes This article will review the shortened week the markets had. The stock market had a rough week as the S&P 500 was down 1.21%. The ten-year bond yield had a sharp decline from 2.3822% to 2.2374%. The dollar index fell modestly from $101.18 to $100.48. It was certainly a week…CONTINUE READING

The U.S. Trade Deficit: What’s Next?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes No aspect of American trade is talked about more and understood less than the trade deficit of the United States. However despite that, the U.S. trade deficit has almost nothing to do with trade policy. A nation’s trade deficit is determined by the flow of investment capital into or out of the…CONTINUE READING