Money & Markets
First, in order to compensate for the diminishment of purchasing power that usually accompanies rising inflation, investors normally have demanded higher interest rates on their investment assets. This was particularly true in the 1977-81 era when inflation soared to almost 20% and interest rates rose to roughly the same level.
The great question now is whether the correction that followed was an end to that bull market—or just a lengthy corrective phase prior to another important bullish move. Let’s turn to technical analysis of the chart for a possible answer.
How can it make sense to pass legislation to increase the spending power of the citizenry in order to stimulate economic activity and, at the same time, enact a series of new taxes that will diminish spending power?
Legislation to allow the Idaho treasurer to invest in gold and silver that must be physically stored in Idaho is headed to the full House.
Along with others named earlier, it is difficult to find any designated nominee seemingly willing to work well with either conservatives or Republicans or Trump loyalists, a fact which seems to suggest a continuing high level of tensions…
…this being our January 2021 edition, we offer our forecasts for gold and silver during the coming year. Hint: I hope I am not being overly-optimistic.
While present official numbers remain quiescent at below 2%, we strongly believe the seeds of future inflation have now been laid via virtually unlimited currency creation by various central banks around the globe.