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How much was the price of a gallon of gas before Obama took office?

 

 

By: Joshua Gayman

seriously ya’ll this has nothing to do with politics, only finance…

in response to all of the comments posted about how a gallon of gas was $1.81 or whatever when Obama took office: How about a gallon of gas hit $4.00 in 2007 when Bush(a Republican) was in office.

Economics lesson: when currency falls, commodities rise.

Hence, with the distaster in the EU from their fiat currency that has issued more debt than there is sufficient capital to pay back, the currency is losing value which pushes up things like gold, real estate, stocks, and OIL, amongst other things like sugar, corn, etc..

Thus, if you want to blame any one party or person for the price of oil rising, blame the central bankers ie: the Fed and the ECB(european central bank). They run BOTH parties anyways!!!

Until we think rationally TOGETHER(ie: both parties thinking of ways to work together to achieve a common goal of a higher quality of life for our nation and future generations), we are going to continue to get run over by the ultra rich and social elite.

Silver down as Dollar is propped up by Euro problems, but QE coming

News from the BRIC nations this week. News from the Federal Reserve… QE…..Spain…When will the madness end? Dollar again propped up in short term by Euro problems, but fundamentals point to a coming implosion of silver and gold prices. Bernanke breaks bread this week with Wall Street Bankers.

Greece Credit Ranking Downgrade Shoots Silver Up

Last week Greece was bailed out and investors took over 50% losses on Greek bonds. This week their credit ranking is downgraded and silver skies!

So it just so happens i get tires right next door to a coin shop. I go in and shoot the shit with the owner while I wait on my tires. I’m there about 30 minutes. 5 people come in to buy silver, one person comes into sell silver, and one person comes in with some junk to check the silver content in some old household items(which with a milisecond glimpse the owner told them was plated and worth it’s good old utility value..) My point is that it is crazy how backwards the psychology of the market is on Main St. People go crazy and buy when prices go up and they get scared and sell when things get more affordable. Don’t do this!! 🙂

 

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Greek Bailouts – Conspiracy Exposed

by: Joshua Gamen

Former Prime Minister of Greece said in an interview that he thinks the media and journalists are being too hard on Greece, and that Greek bonds are actually healthier than they seem. He also said that investors should buy Greek bonds. All of this amidst a $170 billion bailout package to Greek, where investors are taking a 70% real loss on Greek bonds! Conspiracy of the rich at it’s finest… For more on the conspiracy of the rich from Joshua Gamen, click here!

Federal Reserve Says Economy Will Suck Through 2014

Written by: Joshua Gayman

Last week the World seemed to take a break from worrying about Europe and focused their attention back to the United States and the meeting of the Federal Reserve AKA the Fed. The proof? The Euro rised big against the Dollar.

Ironically, the United States’ problems far surpass the debt problems of the European Union. The difference? We have a Central Bank that can print our currency out of nothing!

The Fed introduced an “Inflation Target,” which they set at 2%. This is something that has never been done before! Last year’s inflation numbers were closer to 3.5-4%, but given that the outlook for coming months is to drop significantly, expectations point to a drop under 2%, at which time would be a perfect scenario for the Fed to come out and unveil a 3rd round of quantitative easing AKA QE3.

The Fed also said they will keep short term rates(“over-night rates”) at all time lows through 2014. The Federal Reserve has never stated a policy that would last 3 years! What’s more crazy, is that debt is the only product the Central Bank sells. Can you imagine if a large company came out and said, “We are going to sell our one and only product at all time lows for the next 3 years.”? I am thinking we’d question whether they could survive another 3 years. The same should be true for the Fed, but I doubt it will. People are still so blinded by the illusion that they actually produce something..

The monetary policy by the Fed to keep rates low KILLS savers. This included anyone who has money in checking, savings, any type of deposit account, IRA, 401k, mutual funds, pensions, etc. If you have your money in one of these places, don’t expect a return for…YEARS.

So where do you see the economy going in the next few years? Well, if the statement by the Fed is any indication, I would say a strong recovery is not on the horizon.

I really don’t see these long term low rates benefiting the masses. I do see it benefiting small business owners who rely on short term loans. I also see it benefiting those who have Adjustable Rate Mortgages AKA “ARMS.” And the group I see being benefiting most by this are those savvy entrepreneurs who will use this cheap money to buy cash flow producing assets.

So what’s the bottom line?

The bottom line is that nothing is free. Money is no exception. There is a “cost for capital.” This means that there is a cost for borrowing money. DUH! The problem is that the cost of capital would be much higher if it weren’t for the Federal Reserve who can set the interest rate anywhere they want. By the Fed placing interest rates under the cost for capital, mal investment is brought into our economy by people who are getting loans for things they shouldn’t. It is because of this that I think the Fed needs to back off and let the market find it’s true equilibrium. This would allow for the smart money to come back into the marketplace. The smart money will stand on the sidelines as long as the Fed holds interest rates low. Investors can’t compete with the Fed when the Fed gets it’s capital by printing it out of thin air! Because the Fed simply “prints” their “capital,” they can hold interest rates at all time lows as long as they need to. Of course this is terrible for the economy as it means we are at their mercy.

If stimulating more debt would help us recover, I think it’s safe to say we’d have recovered by now. The reality is that pushing more debt into the system will not make our problems go away. It won’t slow the foreclosures, it won’t add jobs, and it won’t make life cost less money.

Like any private company, the Federal Reserve exists for one main purpose….PROFIT. The Federal Reserve can’t profit if it doesn’t exits. And it wouldn’t exist if people realized they don’t create anything of real value.

An indebted society is not a healthy one. Look at Greece.. If it weren’t for the US being able to print money, we’d be no better off than them.

Euro crisis effects gold

When the Euro currency takes a hit it props up the dollar which brings down dollar cost of gold. But the european debt crisis is simply a symptom of the cancer that the global financial system has, thus it will eventually help destroy the dollar and send gold through the roof!

 

Economic Update: Information – Taxes – Gold n Silver

This week we are talking about information, and how it effects you if you are a trader or a cash flow investor. We’ll talk a bit more about employment. Also on the agenda is the tax code and why it is set up the way it is. Of course I’m going to rant about gold and silver. And then I’ll let you know what I see this weekend in the BCS 

 

UPDATE* European Financial Crisis – Greece.. Italy..

 

First Greece and now Italy. With all of these bailouts Germany will need a bailout of their own. Bailouts are just a part of the system tho..