Topic Archives: Inflation

“Dodge the Government’s Secret 65% Retirement Tax” Taipan

“… 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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    $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...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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    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...

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    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 ...

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

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    Harry Dent In fairness he may have been right about a lot of his other research, as wrong as he has been about gold ...

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    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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    $NT...February 13th...Bull run starting ?...or maybe inflation kicking in ? Today was not an outrageous bull move pe...

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

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    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...

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    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 ...

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    I agree politics caused much of the problem. Can part of "Back to investing", include strategies to limit or hedge dolla...

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    Very interested, could have dramatic impacts on U.S. Dollar valuation and thus inflation and price of gold. Thoughts and...

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    Teasers about "Trump's next action" etc. Has anyone seen the details of recent teasers about Trump's alleged next mov...

  • 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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    dougj...we all have the issue to wrestle with. The problem is that the safest investments for inflationary scenarios are...

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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...

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    rocketman...whether we have 10% or 50% of our money in metal stocks, we want to be in the very best ones. There are ...

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    Price inflation or a bull market in commodities...we have $3 copper. We have nickel and zinc moving. We have 1300 gold. ...

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

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    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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    Congress, which is constitutionally responsible for our money, is being told what is going to happen to us financially b...

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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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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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    Hendrixnuzzles Gut Instinct Alert...this is not a well-researched stock pick, it is just to express my opinion that the ...

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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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    Chriz- $IVPAF I have a pretty big position already but I would have no trouble adding. I feel safer with Ivan than just...

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    Good idea. As HN says, you'll always be able to use the silver to buy things. You could also just sell it to a dealer if...

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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....

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    James Yes those are wild speculations. Gold could easily double from here,,, and $5000 is possible if inflation runs w...

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    Where are all those dollars going to go ? The broad outline of what is going to happen seems pretty clear to me. ...

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    The Trump period is at it's honeymoon stage with gold getting massacred as a consequence, for now. How this will all pla...

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    Happy Thanksgiving ! Great job, thanks Griffin and everybody else for keeping the thread going. Since the beginnin...

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    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...

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    I think what you are seeing is mainly a reflection of the drop of the dollar which began when it began to appear Trump m...

  • 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...

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    Yes, yes, and yes. As I said before, (and got thumbs down! - though no one said why), you don't actually own what you ...

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    Archuno...no one knows whether deflation or inflation will occur first. Leslie sent us into orbit by bringing up that ...

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    HN I agree almost entirely with you with slight difference on owning the physical metal in your immediate possession. My...

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    The Russian CPI inflation rate is finally falling, it had been in the mid-teens last year and may be as low as 5-7% by t...

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    HN, I'd say that your speculation is 100% correct for the reasons that you state. What's irritating to me is that a w...

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    A Speculation on Federal Reserve Actions on Interest Rates I should rather say, A Speculation on Federal Reserve INAC...

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    Deflation or inflation ? That is the question. Could be we get both. But nobody knows in which order, or in which sect...

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