The FOMC and the Bank of England stood pat on interest rates this week. Following the FOMC’s decision, gold and silver fell on the back of its hawkish statement before recovering slightly. In Europe this morning, gold was $1926 up a net $2 from last Friday’s close. Silver fared much better at $23.68, up 65 cents. Silver is obviously in a bear squeeze, while hedge funds have become disinterested in gold.
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.
Among the many problems currencies the markets face, there is one that is undocumented: the eurodollar market. This is yet another very large elephant in the room.
This article quantifies eurodollars and eurodollar bonds, which are additional to US money supply and credit.
Last month, the BRICS economic bloc extended invitations to six new members, including Saudi Arabia. What are the ramifications of this expansion? That remains to be seen.
But as Ron Paul pointed out, it could further erode the West’s economic power, and ultimately threaten the status of the dollar as the exclusive global reserve currency.
The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady at the September FOMC meeting, but the committee indicated that it plans to hold rates higher for longer than originally projected.
As you digest the Fed meeting, it’s important to remember that there is a big difference between “saying” and “doing.”
The Federal Reserve continues to bail out US banks as the financial crisis that kicked off last March continues to smolder behind the walls.
Banks borrowed an additional $2.2 billion from the Federal Reserve’s bank bailout program in August. This was on top of the $3.7 billion they borrowed in July.
After the August CPI data came out, Paul Krugman declared that the inflation war was over. The Biden administration and the Fed won the fight. In his podcast, Peter Schiff said he actually agrees with Krugman, at least in part. The inflation war is over. But who really won?
The United Auto Workers went on strike against the Big Three US automakers in Detroit last week. Peter Schiff went on Real America with Dan Ball to talk about the strike and how it might impact the US economy.
Peter put the strike in the context of the current inflationary and high interest rate environment, and talked about how it might impact the broader US economy.