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Optimists On Housing Recovery May Have To Wait Another Decade – Humpty Dumpty Vs The Fed

Optimists On Housing Recovery May Have To Wait Another Decade - Humpty Dumpty Vs The Fed

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Housing prices were never supposed to decline year over year. Economic depressions were supposed to be a relic of the past. If the economy weakened, the Fed would fix everything […]

What Financial Issues Do People Worry The Most About?

What Financial Issues Do People Worry The Most About?

Besieged by the rising cost of energy and food, many consumers are barely able to make ends meet.  Throw in the fact that for many consumers real wages have been stagnant for decades and you have the […]

How Much Is A Trillion Dollars? – U.S. Debt Levels Exceed Comprehension

How Much Is A Trillion Dollars? - U.S. Debt Levels Exceed Comprehension

With little press coverage and no debate by Congress, the U.S. debt level is set to automatically increase by another $1.2 trillion in January. The most remarkable aspect to the latest huge increase in U.S. debt is […]

Nine Reasons Why You Should Absolutely Not Own Gold

Nine Reasons Why You Should Absolutely Not Own Gold

As the mainstream press becomes more aware of gold’s decade long advance, the chorus of reasons for not owning gold seems to become louder ever day.   What if the conventional thinkers are correct?  Is gold an over […]

Artificial Mortgage Rates Drop To 4.75%

Artificial Mortgage Rates Drop To 4.75%

Fed Manipulation Of Mortgage Rates Continues Mortgage rates continue their downward trend with the perfect borrower now able to obtain a rate of 4.75% with a two point buy-down on a 30 year fixed rate mortgage.  As […]

Fiscal Discipline – Endorsed By All, Practiced By None

Has anyone noticed the correlation  of “fiscal discipline” chatter to rising interest rates?  Efforts by the Fed to manipulate rates lower through the outright purchases of treasuries and mortgage securities seem to be failing as the long […]

Hyperinflation Worries – The Next Black Swan Or A Contrary Indicator?

Inflation Concerns Increase There has been much speculation lately about the end results of the US Government’s massive deficit spending.   Many analysts are predicting that the end result will be hyperinflation as the Fed is forced to […]

Mortgage Rates Skyrocket As Fed’s Rate Manipulation Fails

Mortgage Rates Skyrocket As Fed's Rate Manipulation Fails

Markets Will Ultimately Determine Long Term Interest Rates Treasuries continued their sell off today as the yield on the 10 year benchmark bond climbed to 3.72%, a stunning increase from the recent lows just over 2% in […]

US Treasury-Owned Gold – What Would It Buy?

US Treasury-Owned Gold - What Would It Buy?

Some Thoughts On The Value Of  US Owned Gold The United States Treasury Department recently issued a report on the total amount of US Treasury-Owned Gold. As of April 30, 2009 the US Treasury held a total […]