Inflation

Governments manipulate mainstream inflation statistics in Australia and the world over.

If you’re tired of being told inflation is low when your bills keep going higher and higher, we’ll reveal all the government’s dirty tricks that aim to keep you in the dark.

But you can also discover there’s more to inflation than rising consumer prices and why you need to prepare your wealth for both inflationary and deflationary threats. See more below.

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Blaming Everything but the Household Debt
Have you read any mainstream commentary identifying our world record household debt as the root cause of our economic miracle? I haven’t. Instead we’re dazzled with the brilliance of ‘adept management’ and ‘flexible inflation targets’.
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Japan: The Land That Forgot Time
The plan in Japan, as elsewhere, was the same old formula: create fake money…lend it at super-low rates…drive up inflation…and incite the public to spend and invest. The whole idea is preposterous.
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Outdated Phillips Curve No Longer Useful for Central Banks
Central banks across the developed world are coming to grips with some difficult questions this year, such as why the Phillips curve is broken. Today, this oversimplified economic tool isn’t telling central banks what they want to see. And, gallingly, they are surprised about it.
US economy
The Greatest Mystery of the 21st Century
US economy is running at about one-half to one-third of the rate of growth during the 1960s and 1970s. And by our estimation, more than half the country has been in a depression for the entire 21st century.
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Why Donald Trump Is President
People grumble. But few understand what is going on. Instead, they are easily distracted by debates over monuments…kneeling athletes…red versus blue…celebrity newscasters…and so on. And that’s why Mr Donald J Trump is the president. For this system to continue, someone needs to divert the masses with petty squabbles…while the insiders pick their pockets.
US stocks
A Bitter Winter for US Stocks
After so many years of ultra-low interest rates… and easy credit from the Fed... this whole economy is going into reverse. We are in our fourth decade of the fake-money system. And its distortions and corruptions are now catching up to us.
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Dow 50,000? Why Not?!
Yes, reflation is coming. And yes, this is an economy that can’t tolerate higher inflation/interest rates. Then with no debt ceiling over Congress…and no hold-the-line president in the White House — the sky’s the limit. Dow 50,000! Why not?!
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Don’t Want US Dollars? Neither Does China…
The US dollar may no longer be at the centre of the fiat currency system. China is slowly preparing the world for a time when the US dollar isn’t the heartbeat of the financial system. And it will have catastrophic consequences for the greenback.
Australian interest rates
ANZ Economist Predicts Aussie Interest Rate Rise
For a while now, I’ve been convinced the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) wouldn’t increase interest rates any time soon. My reasoning is based on low income growth, households drowning in debt, and inflation showing little sign of hitting targets of 2–3%.
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Can the US Fed get out of this one?
The US Federal Reserve has left the interest rates unchanged at 1% to 1.25%. No surprise there. The thing is, there is something not quite right in the US economy, so the Fed is hesitant to make any sudden moves.
Australian economy financial system
The House of Cards
The major banks have around 60% of their balance sheets exposed to residential real estate. It won’t take much to shake the foundations supporting these pillars of society.