The 2023 debt ceiling showdown is negatively impacting America‘s image (and perhaps influence) abroad. What’s more, a contraction in the money supply points to an impending recession for the country… Welcome to another Pinnacle Pod, where we venture deep into the heart of the high-stakes financial battlefield that is shaping the destiny of the global […]
Tag: U.S. dollar
Is the U.S. Flirting With Hyperinflation?
For the last twenty years, deficit spending for the U.S. government has become natural and as reliable as the sun coming up. But, in the latest debt ceiling debacle, there may be more than political theater at stake. If the U.S. must continue to print money and/or run deficits just to maintain its standard of […]
Ghana Chooses Gold, Not Dollars in Fight to Survive
Ghana wants to use its gold to pay for oil and other essentials the country needs to function. And it is hard to blame them. However, by converting the Ghanaian Cedi‘s local currency into U.S. Dollars and then buying what they need, the country’s foreign currency reserves are being depleted. Furthermore, U.S. dollar strength or […]
Capital Flows Tell the Real Story
Investors would be wise to watch the capital flows for all the market technicals, and countless metrics traders pour over. The simple statistic shows where investors and countries are moving their money. Capital flows between countries show which currencies are experiencing an inflow or increased demand and which are experiencing an outflow or decreased demand. […]
Titan – Latest Alt-Coin to Implode as Mark Cuban Goes Down
Mark Cuban is in the news again, and it isn’t good. The billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks just saw his investment in a new alt-coin virtually vanish. Max Keiser doesn’t mince words, explaining, “The world is full of sharpies, and they’re looking for chumps, like Mark Cuban.” Keiser gets personal, explaining, “And […]
King Dollar Crushes Spec Assets and Gold
In a scene, we’ve witnessed time and again, the Fed came out and talked tough about raising rates sooner than forecast, and the dollar spiked. Why investors at large and the media still believe this is beyond me, but they do. And, the Fed is still at the helm of the world’s sole superpower and […]
Inflation Takes Off in the U.S.
The U.S. Dollar remains under pressure amidst many factors, including soaring deficits and an increasing money supply. Epic Economist believes recent data highlights the demand for things people need in the post-Covid world. The change in buying habits is driving inflation in many consumer goods, including the cost of food. According to Trading Economics, “Cost […]
Trump Could Be Done if this Doesn’t Happen ASAP
The U.S. dollar may soon resume its decline, pushing gold and U.S. equities back to record levels. A negative correlation between the U.S. dollar and U.S. equities may influence the coming US Presidential election. As Ray Dalio poignantly explains in his book, “Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises,” “…prolonged monetization will lead people to question […]
Gold Closes Above $2,000 – Pullback in Gold Stocks Overdue?
Higher gold prices have many gold stocks trading at their highest levels since the beginning of the last decade. David Erfle, a professional mining investor, talks about how to value junior gold stocks. The interview took place on August 3rd, one day before gold rocketed to a record close above $2,000 an ounce. Gold was […]
Your Money Will Never Be The Same
During the early 1920s in Weimar Germany, government-induced hyperinflation (via massive increases in the money supply) caused hunger and deteriorating standards of living. When faced with the choice of economic collapse or printing more money, desperate, insolvent governments like the Weimar Republic have historically chosen the latter. Inflation is an insidious, often invisible tax. And […]