Last week, the Federal Reserve released a “discussion paper” examing the pros and cons of a potential US central bank digital dollar. According to the Federal Reserve press release, the central bank hopes to get public feedback on the idea.
“We look forward to engaging with the public, elected representatives, and a broad range of stakeholders as we examine the positives and negatives of a central bank digital currency in the United States,” Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell said.
The Federal Reserve is a money-making enterprise.
This probably shouldn’t come as any surprise, given that the central bank can create money out of thin air and buy yielding assets. Still, the Fed rakes in a staggering amount of money.
The central bank recently released its unaudited preliminary financial statement for 2021.
Joe Biden is telling us the economy is back on track. And the Federal Reserve insists it can slow down the inflation freight train. But the average American isn’t quite so sanguine.
Consumer sentiment plunged to the second-lowest level in a decade in January, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Despite an inflationary freight train, gold struggled to gain ground in 2021 as the markets fixated on the Federal Reserve and the possibility of tighter monetary policy to fight inflation. Will gold continue to fight headwinds in 2022 as the Fed launches its “inflation fight,” raises rates and possibly begins to shrink its balance sheet? Or could gold shine in 2022 despite the Fed’s feckless inflation fight?
Despite a monthly record in receipts to the US Treasury, the federal government still managed to run a deficit in December. That’s because the federal government also broke a monthly spending record.
The Fed has a difficult choice to make.
Will it crash the economy? Or will it crash the dollar?
Whichever way this coin flip turns out — you lose.
Silver demand is expected to chart a new record high in 2021 with every key area showing an increase based on preliminary data.
This is one of several silver-related stories covered in the latest edition of Silver News published by the Silver Institute.
President Joe Biden’s “build back better” spending bill seems to be dead — at least for the time being. But there is still plenty of spending coming down the pike. This raises an important question: how is the Federal Reserve going to simultaneously taper its bond-buying program and monetize all of this debt?
On Monday, President Joe Biden signed a massive military spending bill into law.
I’ve got good news and bad news.
The good news is you probably put a little more money in your pocket in November.
The bad news is inflation ate up all your income gains and then some.
Real personal incomes fell 0.2% in November despite a healthy gain in nominal income.