Often referred to as "easy monetary policy," this description applies to many central banks since the financial crisisas interest rates have been low and in many cases near zero. This hike resulted in a recessionbut did keep spiraling inflation in check. Central banks use a number of tools to shape monetary policy.
This is no shock to anyone that goes to the grocery store every week. This means a lot of cargo ships are sitting around with nothing to do. This means the price of houses will continue to fall for the foreseeable future so if you decide to buy please do some research and go into it with both eyes open.
Iran is selling oil for anything but dollars. This is over 10 times the World GDP. So why is it a bad thing if no one wants to use our currency to do business? The Dollar is the world reserve currency.
This means that all major commodities in the world are priced in Dollars. Because of this many foreign banks keep a large supply of dollars to do business. The only one that can print Dollars is the U. This is exactly what we have been doing for decades. It has worked so far because foreign banks needed the money for their own usebut we have come to a point that there is too much money.
The more money that is printedthe less each dollar is worth.
Other countries are tired of losing buying power because of this so they are deciding to use something else. This means all of that U. Most of the things we now buy are made overseas. If all of this money comes home it will flood the economy with money making the dollars you hold worth less.
The more we printthe less it will be worth in other currencies. This will be difficult to do with the destruction of our manufacturing sector. In shortlosing reserve currency status will make everything we import much more expensive and the continued printing of money will make things even worse.
Every time you hear about someone moving away from the U. And what are those pesky derivatives about? They are merely bets between banksjust like the bets you place in Vegas except when these bets have to pay off everyone will lose. Everything we buy will continue to rise in price at a faster and faster rate.
It will be impossible for people to keep up in purchasing power. So what can you do to protect yourself? If you do this with items you know you will need over the next few monthsyou can save a great deal of money and protect your buying power.
If you keep a year supply of food and keep it rotatedyou will effectively be eating at last years prices and this will shield you from any supply disruptions should they happen.
This can also be done with things like clothing. You may want to put some of your extra money into something like silver to preserve your buying power. The best way for the average person is to buy pre junk silver coins or 1 oz bullion coinsbut be aware that China is flooding the U.
It is well worth reading if you want a better understanding of economics. Most people like to be optimistic and think things will get betterbut what if they get worse?
Anyone living outside of D. If these estimates are even half rightit will destroy the average working class American. Millions of Americans invest their hard earned money into paper assets that have counter-party risk. These paper assets like stocks, bonds, or delivery receipts are only as good as the firm or country backing them.
Investing directly into commodities, namely food, precious metals and other supplies, as Mr. Chatham suggests, will provide you with a zero counter party risk investment, because you have physical possession of those goods and you are free to consume them at anytime.
Not only that, but as the dollar depreciates against these assets you are enjoying a relatively decent return.CPI Home. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services.
Indexes are available for the U.S. and various geographic areas. Average price data for select utility, automotive fuel, and food items are also available. Strategies for Controlling Inflation 9 policy-makers wanted to have lower unemployment, they could ‘buy’ it by accepting a higher rate of inflation.
Rising #Medicaid spending on #prescriptiondrugs has prompted many states to look for new ways to control such costs. What initiatives are states considering? Good Evening. Thankfully, October is now behind us. A month that historically is a good month, closed in the red, with the SP having its worst monthly loss in seven years, all in a month that should be up.
TSP Fund Returns reflect that all funds, except the G-Fund, closed in the red. Tariffs revision designed to cure trade deficits have become a live and contentious economic policy issue.
Despite the ripples it creates, confronting the trade deficit is long overdue given its importance to such things as reducing the economy’s growth rate, and all that follows in terms of jobs, wages and income.
BOOK III. BEFORE speaking of the different forms of government, let us try to fix the exact sense of the word, which has not yet been very clearly explained.. 1. GOVERNMENT IN GENERAL.
I WARN the reader that this chapter requires careful reading, and that I am unable to make myself clear to those who refuse to be attentive. Every free action is produced by the concurrence of two causes; one.