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Adrian Douglas: Deflation — nowhere to be seen

July 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

GATA 6:25a HKT Monday, July 9, 2012 Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: Commodity price data contradicts complaints of deflation, GATA board member and Market Force Analysis letter editor Adrian Douglas argues today. Douglas writes that there hasn’t been deflation in the United States in almost 80 years and that some prices are showing increases [...]


June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

By Toby Connor, Gold Scents Make no mistake, the four-day rally we just saw was nothing more than short covering in front of the Fed meeting just in case Bernanke surprised us with QE3. As expected he confirmed that QE2 would end on schedule. The dollar rallied and the market sold off on the news. [...]

It Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Inflation vs. Deflation’

August 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Rick Ackerman, Rick’s Picks [Many readers have pointed out that our long-running discussion of deflation has tended to overlook the impact of price increases, or at least price stability, on essential goods and services. In the essay below, Robert Moore, a frequent contributor to the Rick’s Picks forum, explains how both type of “flations” can co-exist. [...]

Ah, for Those Affordable Fifties!

August 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Rick Ackerman, Rick’s Picks Stirred into this week’s lively discussion of inflation/deflation was the notion that although Americans seem to live better now than they did fifty or sixty years ago, our parents and grandparents would be appalled to see how deeply in hock we’ve gone to enjoy the supposed good life. And if the standard [...]

Inflation vs. Deflation: Elevating the Debate

August 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Rick Ackerman, Rick’s Picks Chiding the inflationistas here yesterday, we elicited a torrent of informative responses, including the 5000th post to the Rick’s Picks forum (worth a free 30-day subscription to the lucky lady!).  We’re going to stick with this provocative topic for now, since we think it’s crucial that readers understand why deflation will be with us [...]

Fed will go to war on deflation next week, leading economist predicts

August 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By James Quinn The Telegraph, London Monday, August 2, 2010… The Federal Reserve is set to kick-start a new phase of monetary easing, a leading Wall Street economist claims. Paul Sheard, Nomura’s chief global economist, argues that the current conditions are ripe for the American central bank to take affirmative action to put the [...]

Deflation Scare Dead Ahead

June 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Captain Hook, Treasure Chests According to John Williams of, although the Employment Report to be released this Friday will appear robust on the surface, May payrolls could contract net of the temporary census boost, setting up a buy the rumor sell the news trade in the stock market. So this, combined with positive [...]

Britain Becomes the First to Choose Deflation

June 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Rick Ackerman, Rick’s Picks [Over the last three years, the Federal Reserve has conjured up trillions of dollars of funny money in an attempt to breathe some inflation back into the economy. The attempt has clearlyfailed. Now, it would appear, Britain has become the first country to throw in the towel on fiscal and monetary [...]

No Escaping Deflation’s Fatal Drag on Economy

June 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Rick Ackerman, Rick’s Picks Gotta love those inflationists!  We enjoy getting in their faces now and then because their nutty ideas, particularly that inflation is worth worrying about at the moment, can only confuse and misdirect people who are struggling to sort out the facts for themselves. Imagine waiting…and waiting…and waiting for inflation to “break out,” [...]

Canada at the Edge Of Deflation’s Vortex

April 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Rick Ackerman, Rick’s Picks (Last time we heard from “Cameroni,” his downbeat economic forecast for Canada drew a deluge of responses in the forum, both pro and con. Things have only gotten worse since, he says, and Canada has now edged perilously close to the deflationary abyss that threatens to engulf so many other [...]

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