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    I guess there is always a solution to the above...

    I guess there is always a solution to the above in a socialist country

    U.S. federal outlays in January were $486 billion, up $140 billion, or 4%, from a year earlier due in part to Biden's $36...
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    You have to be kidding me.

    Kentucky has a population of 4.5 million. Call it 2.5 million workers at best.

    "Kentucky's primary pension fund for state government employees saw slight gains in Fiscal Year 2022, with a...
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    all in the wording "Central banks must remove...

    all in the wording

    "Central banks must remove emergency support measures once financial crises are over to avoid causing moral hazard in the market, "

    key words, " once financial crises are...
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    Well I sure value eyeball evidence far more than...

    Well I sure value eyeball evidence far more than reports Silver, as I am not in US to observe myself. Thanks for the eyeballs.

    Government survey that came out today sure claims a bunch of people...
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    The consumer is very healthy. So goes the chant...

    The consumer is very healthy. So goes the chant - yeh, maybe 20% of them for now. ( richer and older, generally)

    Guess people just borrow into higher rates because they have so much money sitting...
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    [QUOTE=brutus2;2779066]Block out any Nirvana talk...

    [QUOTE=brutus2;2779066]Block out any Nirvana talk you may hear from the press or elsewhere. These rate increases will cause a lot of pain, currently and in 2023
    When you have 6 month rates well...
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    Gravity

    Block out any Nirvana talk you may hear from the press or elsewhere. These rate increases will cause a lot of pain, currently and in 2023
    When you have 6 month rates well higher than 30 years you...
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    Always remember who created the high inflation...

    Always remember who created the high inflation unnecessarily. Why can members at this site know this and not all the experts? Interesting question.
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    Like everything, it depends. So many variables,...

    Like everything, it depends. So many variables, and the players and their final designs can only be speculated on with certainty.
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    Good article but I agree with you. It is all...

    Good article but I agree with you. It is all about the 4th estate, ( owning it, by its own willingness or fear) and bread and circuses. It can go nicely for 'them,' if they play their cards right,...
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    Amazing: Nominal GDP has averaged 4.25% per...

    Amazing:

    Nominal GDP has averaged 4.25% per year in past 22 years ( start of Century)

    3rd Q of 2000 was 10.318 trillion
    3rd Q of 2022 is 25.663 trillion

    What do you know, Fed is...
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    Margin debt has fell for last 2 months and has...

    Margin debt has fell for last 2 months and has fell for last 7 months, except for a very small increase in Feb/22
    It is at its lowest level since Nov 2020.
    This is not normally a very good sign...
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    10 year bond rate should average around the...

    10 year bond rate should average around the nominal GDP increase.
    It has historically, and this makes sense from a common sense perspective.
    That is absent the central planning by the Central...
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    https://www.finra.org/investors/learn-to-invest/ad...

    https://www.finra.org/investors/learn-to-invest/advanced-investing/margin-statistics

    Margin debt is at a record again. It is at a record in nominal terms or inflation adjusted terms,
    It is also...
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    Margin debt went way higher in August to a record...

    Margin debt went way higher in August to a record amount.

    Guess I can relax about my hedging if this correlation is to be trusted.
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    Good advice Silverone.

    Good advice Silverone.
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    Stagflation has been here for quite a while if...

    Stagflation has been here for quite a while if you use 1970`s, or before, calculation of Real GDP and Inflation ( Real GDP would be negative or marginally above 0 for much of this century, and...
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    Tick Tick Tick Treasury only has 239 billion...

    Tick Tick Tick
    Treasury only has 239 billion left in operating cash. Around 1 month.
    They can do a few accounting tricks by raiding some trust funds, but that will only buy them an extra month or...
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    wow - talk about a high correlation. ( margin...

    wow - talk about a high correlation. ( margin debt and stock market)

    Scarier still is that a decrease in margin debt after a build up seems to happen just before a sharp sell off in market...
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    Just one more sign of insanity that shows we are...

    Just one more sign of insanity that shows we are getting very late in the game.

    Triple C corporate bonds are like lending money to your unemployed nephew that only sporadically pays people back (...
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    Tick Tick Tick. Treasury only has 508 billion...

    Tick Tick Tick. Treasury only has 508 billion left in operating cash. It has been drawn down from 1782 billion October 1st 2000.
    It will be 100% used up by October 1st 2021 by my calculations,...
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    And the beat goes on. $103.9 billion more of...

    And the beat goes on. $103.9 billion more of treasuries and mortgages bought by Fed this week ( that is a 5.4 trillion annualized rate),
    but everyone says great demand for US treasuries etc.
    ...
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    You know we are getting very very late in the...

    You know we are getting very very late in the game when someone ( M. Saylor) can sell 500 million of bonds yielding 6.5% on a company that already has
    a very large amount of debt and is incredibly...
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    I am also in this camp, late in the game. There...

    I am also in this camp, late in the game. There is, always the possibility of extra innings, but statistically significantly lower than just 9 innings.
    There are no new net jobs. These are only...
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    I do not disagree with this. If it does happen,...

    I do not disagree with this. If it does happen, then the current crypto currencies will fall to their intrinsic value, which is 0.
    Gold will retain some value as it is useful, and most...
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