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The consequences of printing a trillion dollars a year are about to begin...
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03/25/2013 02:50 PM
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... Next I want to discuss a subject that should be easily visible, but again a lack of basic common sense prevents most people from seeing what’s right in front of them.
I'm talking about inflation. Now if you believe the government's ridiculous CPI numbers, or the talking heads on TV, you might come to the conclusion that printing $85 billion a month has no long term side effects. You would of course be 100% wrong.
It causes inflation. Money printing always has and always will cause inflation. This time is no different than any other time in history. I can assure you that Bernanke hasn't been able to repeal the natural laws of the universe. As a matter of fact, we have had massive inflation since the bottom in 2009.
Because the Fed targets asset prices, it tends to start in those areas that we don't normally associate as inflationary. No one is going to freak out about a rising stock market, but that is the first sign of inflation. The Fed's liquidity has to land on something, and it usually starts in the stock market first. Unfortunately, it always eventually ends up in...
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