The Federal Reserve wrapped up its September meeting on Wednesday and left interest rates unchanged. But Powell and Company had plenty to say. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey breaks down the rhetoric and argues that what the Fed says and what it will do are two different things.
The economy is in a slow burn. You can’t even see the flames. But you can smell whiffs of smoke every now and then if you’re paying attention. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey calls attention to that smoke with a breakdown of August’s CPI and some other data that came out this week. He also busts a myth about silver.
We’re fed up — fed up with the Federal Reserve. After all, it is the engine that drives the biggest government in history. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey explains what the Fed is, how it came to be, and how it enables reckless government borrowing and spending. He also talks about one reason why the recent drop in the CPI is likely transitory.
We’re kicking off Labor Day weekend. That means you’re going to hear a lot of rhetoric about how the government needs to do more for workers. But as Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey explains, we don’t really need better government policies for workers. We need better money for everybody. He also talks about tanking consumer confidence in this bubble economy.
The BRICS economic bloc announced it will add six new members, including Saudi Arabia. The growing influence of BRICS could ultimately dent Western economic power and undermine the dollar’s role as the world’s reserve currency. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey talks about the ramifications of BRICS expansion, de-dollarization, and the possibility of a BRICS currency. He also talks about how silver is inexcusably low.
There is a growing consensus that the Federal Reserve can successfully slay price inflation and bring the economy to a soft landing. After all, the economy appears to be chugging along. But as Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey explains, there are a lot of things bubbling under the surface that should temper that optimism. In fact, what we’re seeing today looks a lot like 2007.
Credit cards are great until the bill comes due. And the US economy has about maxed out the plastic. The Federal Reserve incentivized borrowing and the economy is buried under trillions of dollars in debt. As Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey explains in this episode, the bill is about to come due. He also goes over the July CPI data and digs into some of the ramifications.
In this special episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey answers listeners’ questions. He covers topics including the precious metals markets, investment strategies, the trajectory of the economy, the future of the US dollar, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and more.
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates yet again during its July meeting. So, what’s next? In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey talks about the Fed meeting and the weird messaging, and then speculates about the central bank’s next move given the current economic backdrop. He also talks about a lucky Oklahoma woman and her bag of “junk” silver.
Janet Yellen recently said she doesn’t think the US economy will slip into a recession. Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey explains why he doesn’t think we should put a lot of stock on Janet’s prognostications, and he goes on to point out some major fissures in the economy and financial system that are opening up under the surface.