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Ron Paul: Real Inflation Rate is Over 6%

By Saturday, July 18, 2015

Former Texas Republican Congressman and three-time Republican presidential nominee Ron Paul discusses the latest inflation numbers in June, as well as the likelihood of a rate hike. (Source: Inflation On The Rise, last accessed July 16, 2015.)In June, the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a leading indicator of inflation, increased by 0.4% month-over-month. The reading represents a six percent inflation rate, far higher than most economists had expected. (Source: U.S.. Read More

Inflation: Consumer Price Index Climbs 0.3% in June

By Friday, July 17, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says inflation went up by 0.3% in June, solidifying market expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. The BLS released its monthly Consumer Price Index report on Friday July 17th.The CPI is calculated by tracking the prices of “basket” goods and comparing it to their prices in a base year. The BLS currently uses 1982-1984 as the base year,. Read More

Gold Price Forecast: Here’s Why Gold Prices Could Be Going a Lot Higher

By Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gold Prices Could Be Going a Lot HigherSome people are saying that the yellow metal is losing its shine. They have a point, as gold prices have plunged quite dramatically during the past few years. However, we shouldn’t be too fixated on the current gold prices. They are a result of emotional trading, extreme speculation, and possible manipulation. Looking ahead, the fundamentals of gold will eventually be priced in.Let’s look at inflation first. The money printing. Read More

Gold Investing: The Case for Higher Gold Prices in 3 Charts

By Monday, July 13, 2015

Gold InvestingDespite weak gold prices, excess money printed by the world’s central banks could ignite inflation, driving investors to safe haven assets. Policymakers have been using monetary policy as a form of stimulus in recent years, building a house of cards with nothing but paper money.If that paper house collapses, disaster would inevitably follow. After 2008, the Federal Reserve undertook a massive operation to buy low-quality assets off the balance. Read More

Peter Schiff: Here’s Why Gold Prices Could Hit $13,000

By Monday, July 13, 2015

Gold PricesPeter Schiff believes a hyperinflationary environment caused by the Federal Reserve’s easy money policies will lead to gold prices going astronomically higher. (Source: Is Gold Heading to $13,000?, last accessed July 13, 2015.)After the financial crisis in 2008, the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates to near zero in a desperate bid to save the banking system. However, according to renowned investor Peter Schiff, flooding the world with such quantities of. Read More

IMF: U.S. Economy Likely to Slow if Fed Hikes Interest Rates

By Thursday, July 9, 2015

IMF U.S. Economy Interest RatesOn Tuesday, July 7th, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that the U.S. economy may be stalling if the interest rate hike comes too soon.The IMF called on the Federal Reserve to delay a rate hike until 2016. This is the second push from the IMF to delay the interest rate increase which is at odds against what the Federal Reserve has signaled in the past few months. To. Read More

Gold Price Forecast: Is Gold About to Hit $2,500?

By Thursday, July 9, 2015

Gold Price ForecastGold prices have plunged. But those that are holding the yellow metal needn’t worry. Soon, you might be able to buy gold for double, even triple today’s price.Let me explain.Monetary CrisisCentral banks around the world have one thing in common: they like to print money. Since 2008, the U.S. Federal Reserve has increased money supply by 67%, or more than $5.0 trillion. The European Central Bank (ECB). Read More

U.S. Economic Outlook for 2015: Economy Strong but Markets Unstable

By Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Economic Picture for 2015 Not RosyStrong Economic Data Points to Growth in 2015?As 2014 winds down, many investors are wondering what the economic outlook for 2015 will be. If you look at the U.S. economic data that’s been trickling in, 2015 looks like it could be a very strong year.The U.S. announced strong third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 3.9%. This extends the recent trend of strong quarter-over-quarter GDP growth; in the. Read More

Inflation: Two (Real) Reasons it’s Going a Lot Higher

By Wednesday, June 24, 2015

InflationIn the first five months of the year, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that the U.S. economy had inflation of just 0.2%—that’s two-tenths of one percent. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, last accessed June 18, 2015.)But let me ask you; when is the last time you paid less for something when shopping?Fruit prices are rising. For example, Fuji apples have increased in price by. Read More

Inflation Data Suggests Gold is Severely Undervalued

By Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GoldInflation drives gold prices higher. If the general level of prices increases, the yellow metal rises. It’s that simple.Look at the chart below. It plots the price of gold (golden line) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) (black line), the official measure of inflation.You will notice a disparity; until 2013 the CPI and gold were moving in line, then everything fell apart.Why? Investors bought into the idea. Read More

Investors: This Could Send Gold Prices Soaring in 2015 | By: Michael Lombardi

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