Imagine a bedroom. It looks clean and safe, but there is a monster under the bed that nobody notices. As host Mike Maharrey explains in this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, that’s basically the condition of the US banking system right now. It appears “sound,” but a closer look reveals a financial crisis is still bubbling under the surface. He also talks about the recent run-up in the price of gold.
Did you know Thanksgiving almost didn’t happen thanks to the Pilgrims’ experiment with socialism? It didn’t work. Fortunately, they figured out some economic truths and the rest is history. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey tells the Thanksgiving story you almost certainly didn’t hear in school. He also explains why today is called Black Friday.
Everybody seems convinced that the Federal Reserve has won the inflation fight, there will be no more interest rate hikes, and rate cuts are right around the corner. But as Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey reminds us, it’s not over until the fat lady sings. And she hasn’t sung a note. In this episode, he breaks down the latest CPI data and explains why the victory dance might be premature.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he’s not confident interest rates are high enough to slay price inflation. He also said he’s not confident they aren’t. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey wonders out loud why we should have any confidence if Powell doesn’t. Along the way, he breaks down the November Fed meeting and talks about the “colossal” year for central bank gold buying.
When it comes to economic data, context matters. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey explains how the Fed, many mainstream economists, and financial network talking heads get a lot wrong because of bad data, shoddy economic frameworks, and ignorance of history. Along the way, he covers the GDP and the latest price action for gold.
The economy is strong. The American consumer is resilient. Everything is great. At least that’s the mainstream narrative. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey explains why it’s all just an illusion of prosperity. Along the way, he covers the September retail sales data, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech this week, and the recent gold rally.
Great news! The inflation war is over and we won! At least that’s how Paul Krugman sees it. But he’s playing tricks with the data and making assumptions that are meaningless in the real world. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey dissects Krugman’s claims in light of the September CPI data. He also talks about market reaction to the CPI and shares some interesting gold news from Zimbabwe.
The mainstream wasn’t just wrong about inflation in 2020. It was wildly wrong. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey dissects a 2020 video produced by CNBC to show just how wrong they were. He explains why they were wrong and teaches some economics along the way. He also discusses the carnage in the bond market and tells you who is buying gold.
The economy is great! Inflation is dead! We’re on our way to a soft landing! We keep hearing messages like this over and over again from Fed officials, the Biden administration, academics, and financial news pundits. But doesn’t the spin seem a little detached from reality? In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey exposes the political class’s gaslighting operation. He also talks about the big selloff in gold this week.
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.