Topic Archives: Inflation

“… this is a completely hidden – and yet legal – drain on your retirement savings, mandated by the U.S. Government. And the worst part is that for the last five years, without fail, this “tax” has increased. In fact, at the current rate, over the next five years, you could be in line to shell out as much as 65% of your total retirement portfolio!” So what is Taipan talking about with this one?

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    Dear Gumshoe, The biggest issue today is the Fed's unlimited "Quantative Easing" and the Middle Class destroying Inflati...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I think we probably are in a bubble. But we were also, relatively speaking, in a similarly bubble-like environment in 1...

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    I just watched the most recent Casey presentation, and yes, it did NOT hook me. It starts by saying wealthy Americans a...

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    He says that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency or OCC has recently issued a letter where they have stipulate...

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    Travis, you may be right about the top of the bull market theme. My prediction for the year is this: after considera...

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    Well yes...but if the dollar is losing value and inflation is imminent, wouldn't any dollar-based investment also hold r...

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    unless the size of the dividend increases over those 30 years at a rate that exceeds inflation, the value of that divide...

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    Travis, agreed GOLD.TO for the same reasons. I have $ 100k in that stock and of course it isn’t going to the moon, but...

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    i'm hoping it goes even above $20!! their proven gold is worth quite a lot not to mention the inferred. I personally ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Inflation shouldn't make any difference for stocks vs. ETFs -- the best protection from inflation is not gold, it's inve...

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    Thanks for the informative reply! But I wasn't talking about a flash crash. I'm talking about rapid inflation. I'll say ...

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    It seems to me that newsletters that would have traded for $199 in 2010, now trade for $1999, simply because (as you obs...

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    The interesting note from this is " the gold price was set by the government at $20.67 for almost this entire time" (185...

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    I was never a goldt 40 and bug but beginning around 2014 I felt that the market had gone up too much and with the effec...

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    First I am a little 'jealous' I did not get out in when you did :). I wish someone could tell me: (mild-severe) Inflat...

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    who is money and crisis? "What is the best way to play inflation?" = bitcoin...

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    I would agree. With printing money comes inflation. So I am moving over to Gold and other hard assets before November e...

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    For me bitcoin/crypto currency is more about supporting something you believe in. For me it is similar for me giving t...

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    I once again suggest that Rickards, at best, is a total economic illiterate. As much as I feel unqualified to critique ...

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    Hey, Travis, I hope your vacation was enjoyable; I took a lot of time off this year, though it had more to do with a bad...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Mostly it's my risk tolerance, age, and inflation expectations that keep my fixed income allocation small -- I'd just as...

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    $FYI - Inflation misses badly, Aussie dollar hammered, stocks rise https://stockhead.com.au/news/inflation-misses...

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    Inflation comes about by 'virtue' of not having Political or Gvmt employee's term limits in any Gvmnt Depts. Politics' l...

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    More than the number of dollars per se, the price of gold is determined by investors' and speculators' estimates of futu...

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    Travis, I would like to ask a simple question about gold which I have assumed to know the answer to : Is gold an infla...

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    Who would object? Most politicians. Why? US Debt Clock show US debt a hair under $22T, with unfunded liabilities unof...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I find it very hard to imagine the leaders of any substantial country giving up control of their nation’s currency. T...

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    When the speculative hype is driven out of a market, investors and traders focus on facts as prices decline. In the oil ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Don't remember seeing that in the ads, but it's been a while. 10% risk-free insured returns are impossible at current r...

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    oh yes this reminds me of another company -bank of nova scotia- they advertise like this you are richer than you think t...

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    Hey Ed. I'm with you. Much of his details are beyond my understanding, too. I've been recently thinking of re-learning ...

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    Like the world really needs more people 90 years and older like me. I am going through my assets, and unless I get reall...

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    Does anybody know the crypto that Altucher is pumping today? He's giving away lifetime subscriptions for $250. It's su...

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    Sarah...regime change, where ? PS...long term I do not see any peaceful solution to problems in the US except to admi...

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    CleanTeQ's SP is back to where it was on May 1 and I’m sure it will climb back up again. I think the real downers in ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Yes, Stansberry has tried a few times to launch a distressed bond investing letter over the years -- it's a worthwhile i...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Thanks for the feedback, sct2ali -- sounds like you've got a rational plan for those individual bonds, and a reasonable ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    We can't foreclose and repossess everything in the country, clearly. Doomsayers profit from the fact that certainty and...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I don't get it either. In the long run, most traditional single-family houses have appreciated in value at a little bet...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I think there are seasonal tendencies in the market, but that in a typical investment time horizon of 10-20 years they a...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Bigger than what? I do expect we'll have a 20-30% drop in the market at some point, just because that usually happens a...

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    Hi LG, inflation is caused by many things. The minimum wage is not one of the main factors. I don't know when you earned...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Over the past 15 years, or going into the future? With what kinda of restrictions based on your risk tolerance or abili...

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    Allen....heh heh....stop the nonsense of government irresponsibility? You obviously think the current price swings of a...

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    We are already dealing with crypto currencies in the form of credit cards and electronic transfers of money from bank to...

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    For what it's worth, Chuck Butler in today's Daily Pfennig: "First, the Fed meeting On Wednesday, i read some research ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    No plan yet, but full federal legalization is the biggest risk to IIPR’s growth. For now it’s OK, because they have...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    That's been the fearmongering about the dollar for much of the past decade. The IMF stuff and the "SDR" fear is misplac...

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    I wouldn't touch it with a 10-foot pole. Valuation too high. Low-margin business. Consumers of this type of product are ...

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    Griffin...general agreement, though Tesla is rendered more viable on account of the storage potential. Li-NCM, VRB and ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    FYI, interesting piece from CNBC that pulls some of Buffett's historical commentary on "investing during inflation" in t...

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    After I posted the thread, I thought AlanH would appreciate reading what I had written, so I emailed him the text in a w...

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    My complaint with ARTH, independent of KSS or anyone else has always been the speed of execution. Too many mis-steps, wh...

  • arch1

    Low interest debt can be valuable in times of inflation. Use cheap dollars to pay debt. I think inflation is inevitabl...

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    Travis - have you considered that there might be a good reason for all those low interest rates at central banks throug...

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    I'm glad I have some gold to hedge against inflation, currency fluctuations, and W.W. III crisis situations. I hope you...

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    I am trying something new to me for this ticker, no target, just going to watch how it moves and choose when to act re b...

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    You do make a number of valid points, but in the end I believe that what Rickards is saying about the monetary collapse ...

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    HN, You have painted a very realistic picture of our country (and probably of several other countries, as well.) Our...

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    THE CORRUPTED AND UNREFORMABLE AMERICAN ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL SYSTEM Or, WHY I BELIEVE IN HARD ASSETS ...

  • arch1

    Why the extreme volatility in penny stocks such as cleantech? Probably more than half the market traders think it is o...

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    The average compounded inflation rate over the past 28 years has been approximately 3% easily eclipsed buy a 6.5 - 7.1 c...

  • SoGiAm

    UPDATE: Wall Street's 'fear gauge'--the VIX--jumps 34% amid tumbling Dow, Barcelona terror attack A widely followed gau...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Moderation is important -- and the distinction between savings and speculation or investment is important. You should b...

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    Hedy...if we are really in a commodity bull or price inflation mode then I would consider trading major miners with a lo...

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    I rather imagine if all was well, that there'd be no resistance to the audit, but confidence in the government, in each ...

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    I also put faith in emergency supplies of necessary items. But because this is a PM forum, I usually stick to that subje...

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    I am 72. My grampa told me when I didn't really want to know, that the only sure way to make and keep money, and keep up...

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    A Friday question blending 2 different Gummy threads: Which would be a better way to cure America's Obesity problem? T...

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    I've reduced my gold/silver stock holdings somewhat these last few months but this summer I'll start building up my posi...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    My expectation is that book value per share will have compound growth considerably faster than 10% over the next 20 year...

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    Martin A takes some time to understand, because unlike Dr KSS, teaching is not one of his talents. I subscribe to his ...

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    Motley Fool Pro's current pricing is $1000/year (3 for $2500) which includes MF Options membership as well. It is well ...

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    leslie...if rates go up, your capital in fixed rate instruments gets slaughtered and real estate tanks. If the stock ma...

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    Lost money on growth stock recommendations and inflation hedges. Did not renew subscription...

  • arch1

    hedy Copper is a good indicator of prosperity as so much is used by industry in good times. a special case arose a f...

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    Joe: wage inflation? If the 'poor' earn more the tax take increases. What was the avg wage between those two dates?...

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    I don't agree. If they do a border tax, [I almost guarantee they won't], that'll fuel inflation big time. Lower corpor...

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    The way I see things, we are likely to see higher inflation, rising interest rates, higher gold prices, a crashing stock...

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    Hi Arch1. AGRICULTURE. Since my outlook is eventual dollar depreciation and increase in tangible assets, food and drink...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    The simple answer is, those predicting extremes have a very low likelihood of being right... but the rewards for those w...

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    There is no reason for gold to be correlated directly to CTEQF, unless there is generalized price inflation driving stoc...

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    Another 78 year old "gummer" checking in. Thanks for all the balanced analyses, Travis. Have been enamored with silver...

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    Alan, this bud's for you: Ginflation? Brits drink so much gin it's now used to calculate inflation. Regards, Frank...

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    This is two speculations in one...first that the debt ceiling will be raised, second that it will have an inpact on pric...

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    Im aghast. You have all the answers yet you cant make the connections. You have to 'value' both cash AND gold against so...

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    The USA is already bankrupt, but it is being papered over while they try to inflate away the pain. The government co...

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    To alanh -- The same rule does NOT apply. The 14k per person per year gift is free and clear for both donor and recip...

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    NEW IDEAS IN COMMODITIES...before presenting a few new ideas, a recap of my outlook. My opinion of our macro outlook ...

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    Trump can't return us to a gold standard, Congress has to, and the likelihood of that is the same as being lasered by an...

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    GOOD GUYS AND BAD GUYS My world view has changed from evidence, thought and research I have done in the last 30 days....

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    That would be the general expectation, all else being equal (which it never is). The December Fed Funds rate hike shoul...

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    This is the same Rickards who made the ludicrous and wildly incorrect prediction of a major currency and financial marke...

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    Save, I rather like it! Although, I think it needs to be well over $5M, because that is actually still a huge problem f...

  • arch1

    In a few days there will be a new POTUS elected. No matter who it is, the propaganda media will spend some time reporti...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    No, the dollar will flow down -- maybe not over any given several-year period, but over decades. It always has and alwa...

  • arch1

    cmilone Thank you for posting . I assure you that your opinions are welcome and I and most others will treat you with re...

  • Myron Martin

    Surprised nobody has labelled this "Goldman SUCKS" but they certainly deserve the title. They were involved in fudging t...

  • SoGiAm

    One thing the Chinese will demand for sure is food. There does not seem to be a lot of price inflation yet in food price...

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