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The Fed and Gold Prices: Don't Miss the "Invisible Gorilla"

Updated: July 17, 2017

Gold and silver are widely considered classic inflation hedges. But conventional wisdom often does not square with reality. Market observers tend to see what fits with their paradigm. This will change yours.

Fast Charts and World Markets: $18 TRILLION, A Bold Forecast, Inflation(?)

Updated: May 2, 2017

See our global market charts that cover $18 TRILLION, inflation(?), and a truly bold forecast.

Investors Injured by Classic Inflation Hedges

Updated: February 8, 2017

In 2016, the U.S. inflation rate rose from 1.4% in January to 2.1% in December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. So, how did classic inflation hedges perform? Let's take a look at two.

Eurozone is Nearing Target Inflation Rates — Is it as Good as it Seems?

Updated: February 8, 2017

The Eurozone, led by Germany and France, is approaching inflation targets with overall inflation for Eurozone countries coming in near 1.8%, just a little below ECB's official 2% target. But looking below the surface, all may not be quite as it seems. Brian Whitmer, the editor of the European Financial Forecast, offers his take.

3 Global Charts: Opportunities & Risks You Won't See Elsewhere

Updated: February 7, 2017

"Fears" of Inflation. What it looks like when mutual fund managers go "all in." Artificial Intelligence In Action. See and hear about these topics and more, in our February preview of Global Market Perspective.

Inflation: Here's What the Wrong-Way Bet Looks Like

Updated: January 24, 2017

Why focus on expectations of inflation? Because, those expectations are detached from reality. The inflated fear of inflation is a contrary signal. Investors are betting on the wrong 'Flation.

Money Velocity: What the Latest Numbers Tell You

Updated: January 23, 2017

Despite the Fed's stimulus efforts, inflation remains subdued. The trend in money velocity -- the rate at which money changes hands in the economy -- is not what one might expect during a bull market. One bond manager points to high-debt levels.

“No Turning Point in Sight” for Europe’s Deflation

Updated: January 5, 2017

The fear of a European deflation among the Continent's financial authorities has almost melted away. Indeed, the majority of surveyed economists see an inflation jump just ahead. But, there's another way to look at the data.

Why Hardly Anyone Talks About the Cost of Living Anymore

Updated: August 24, 2016

The next big monetary event is approaching fast. No, it's not inflation. The evidence is mounting that deflation already has a foothold and is gaining ground. These two charts reveal a disturbing trend for anyone who's unprepared.

Evidence: "The American Economy Has Slowed to a Crawl"

Updated: July 21, 2016

This measure shows you the growth in Real Per Capita GDP -- it adjusts for population, and it adjusts for inflation. It's all built into one trend line. That's a far more revealing picture of the economy. And, it's especially telling regarding the future -- specifically, the future of incomes...

When Will Deflation Turn Into Inflation?

Updated: June 21, 2016

Deflation is a rare economic phenomenon. Contrary to popular belief, it's not just "low prices." Learn more in this new interview.

The Fed Wages a Losing Battle Against Savers

Updated: June 16, 2016

Even with historically low interest rates, the U.S. savings rate as a percentage of disposable income has been rising. This indicates a deflationary psychology is taking hold, while the Fed grapples with weak inflation long after the end of the Great Recession. Prepare now for what's next.

The Sad Truth About Europe's Joyflation

Updated: December 2, 2015

Most everyone likes paying less for gas and food. Economists have coined the term "joyflation" to describe these benefits of low inflation. But there's nothing joyful about a downtrend in wage growth and job loss.

Why Weaker Euro Has Little to Do with "Negative Inflation"

Updated: October 1, 2015

Blaming the euro weakness on "negative inflation" -- or, deflation, if you call a spade a spade -- is a logical choice. After all, the euro did get weaker after the report. However, if you look at these EURUSD charts, you'll see that this weakness started days ago.

Anticipating a Rise in the Dollar Index

Updated: September 23, 2015

Many U.S. dollar bears have expected inflation to trigger a collapse in the greenback. But inflation has been missing in action. Only one asset is sure to gain value during deflation.

Yellen: "We Expect Inflation to Move Back to 2%." (Don't Hold Your Breath.)

Updated: September 18, 2015

The Fed's 2% inflation target remains elusive even after a prolonged period of near-zero interest rates. We see evidence of a rare economic trend that the Fed will be powerless against. See two charts that help to explain.

"Third Triple Extreme" -- the Biggest in 150 Years

Updated: July 29, 2015

Even as the market forms the biggest triple extreme in 150 years, market fear is historically low. See a chart that shows just how far above the trend the inflation-adjusted S&P 500 Composite has risen.

The Jig is Up: The Fed is NOT In Control of Inflation

Updated: June 19, 2015

How certain are you of the Federal Reserve Board's power to mastermind a global economic recovery? If there's even the slightest doubt in your mind, you're not alone.

Elliott Waves Anticipate Higher Bond Yields

Updated: June 3, 2015

The yield on 10-year Treasuries just hit its highest level since November 2014.The financial media cited "jobs optimism" and a higher inflation forecast from the European Central Bank. See how Elliott waves anticipated the jump in yields ahead of the news.

Don't Get Ruined by These 10 Popular Investment Myths (Conclusion)

Updated: November 26, 2014

Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, peace, terrorism, inflation, monetary policy -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market. Here's the conclusion of our 10-part series.

Does Inflation Really Make Gold and Silver Go Up?

Updated: October 28, 2014

This idea of gold as inflation hedge is practically gospel. This chart shows a major flaw in this theory.

Deflation: First Japan, Now Europe: Is the United States Next?

Updated: September 25, 2014

A famous hedge fund manager recently said that deflation "is less likely than an asteroid hitting the earth." Yet, Europe already faces very low inflation and outright deflation, and Japan just suffered a stunning economic setback.

Deflation Soon to Grab Attention in the European Union

Updated: November 6, 2013

Europe's lack of respect for deflation will soon be transformed into rapt attention. Inflation is already at its lowest level since November 2009.

Deflationary Forces Stymie the Fed's Economic Rescue Efforts

Updated: August 21, 2013

The Federal Reserve's assets have soared since its quantitative easing programs started in 2008. One chart shows why so many investors are positioned for inflation. Learn why they will probably be caught off guard.

Deflation, Trump’s Honeymoon Phase & More

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We start by taking a look at deflation in Europe. The Eurozone is nearing target inflation rates -- but looking below the surface, is it as good as it seems? Sticking with the topic of inflation, we take a deeper look at inflation hedges. Last we switch gears to politics. The first few months of a new president's term is often referred to as a honeymoon phase. So far, Donald Trump hasn't made his "bride" -- namely, the American public -- too happy.

Deflation, the Dollar and the Wave Principle

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The first feature is an interview with Brian Whitmer.In this new interview, Brian explains the indirect connection between Europe's volatility and deflation. Sticking with the deflation theme -- Many U.S. dollar bears have expected inflation to trigger a collapse in the greenback. But inflation has been missing in action. Only one asset is sure to gain value during deflation. Bob Stokes reports. Today's last feature is in an interview correspondent Erin Hinds recorded with Wayne Gorman, the head of EWI's educational resources. In this new interview, Wayne discusses three ways the Wave Principle enhances your trading.
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