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  • Quantitative easing is not responsible for increasing the money supply or printing money. It is a swap of bonds for cash so they are not outright printing money. It is a swap transaction.

    Is Quantitative Easing the Same as Printing Money?

    Quantitative easing is not responsible for increasing the money supply or printing money. It is a swap of bonds for cash so they are not outright printing money. It is a swap transaction.

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  • There is no correlation between gold and inflation any more than there is with most commodities. We have the largest database in the world. If such a relationship existed, we would be shouting it from the rooftop. The commodities business is highly cyclical; boom and bust is par for the course. Yet, these promoters bury people alive by telling them that there is no cycle and it is always up, up, and away.

    Gold & Money Supply

    There is no correlation between gold and inflation any more than there is with most commodities. We have the largest database in the world. If such a relationship existed, we would be shouting it from the rooftop. The commodities business is highly cyclical; boom and bust is par for the course. Yet, these promoters bury people alive by telling them that there is no cycle and it is always up, up, and away.

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  • My retirement money is already as good as gone. It's not gone, but it is now trapped while being sapped of all real value. It is trapped because I waited one day too long, even though I knew what I wanted to do with it. This is the real world, and there is no reward for knowing, only for doing. I didn't do, and now I will have to face whatever reality delivers while knowing what I knew. What an absolute horror.

    An American Horror Story

    My retirement money is already as good as gone. It's not gone, but it is now trapped while being sapped of all real value. It is trapped because I waited one day too long, even though I knew what I wanted to do with it. This is the real world, and there is no reward for knowing, only for doing. I didn't do, and now I will have to face whatever reality delivers while knowing what I knew. What an absolute horror.

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  • The argument I have offered you is totally different. It says that we have NOT, will not, CANNOT and SHOULD NOT fix the present financial system back to its former state.
For the simple reason that the present catastrophic situation we find ourselves in, was not due to a break down in the system, but is an inevitable consequence of how that system works in the first place.

    The Undead Heart – Part 3

    The argument I have offered you is totally different. It says that we have NOT, will not, CANNOT and SHOULD NOT fix the present financial system back to its former state. For the simple reason that the present catastrophic situation we find ourselves in, was not due to a break down in the system, but is an inevitable consequence of how that system works in the first place.

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  • Whenever someone buys a security they do so because they want the promised return on their money. What they don’t want is the Risk that goes with it. Risk and return are the light and shade of finance. You can’t get one without the other. But the promise that you somehow can, is what the Shadow banking system is all about. They dazzle you with fantastic returns and promise that somehow the risk has stayed in the shadows.

    The Undead Heart – Part 2

    Whenever someone buys a security they do so because they want the promised return on their money. What they don’t want is the Risk that goes with it. Risk and return are the light and shade of finance. You can’t get one without the other. But the promise that you somehow can, is what the Shadow banking system is all about. They dazzle you with fantastic returns and promise that somehow the risk has stayed in the shadows.

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  •  Nations still printed and controlled their currency. But securitization gave banks the ability to print their own currency. And this new securitized currency, based on debt, was theirs to print, control, spend, and ultimately to debase. In short, it gave banks a power to rival nations. It is worth, therefore, understanding its outlines at least. Please don’t panic. Like most financial stuff its not nearly as difficult as the priesthood would have you believe.

    Securitization – the Undead heart of the Shadow banking machine – Part 1

    Nations still printed and controlled their currency. But securitization gave banks the ability to print their own currency. And this new securitized currency, based on debt, was theirs to print, control, spend, and ultimately to debase. In short, it gave banks a power to rival nations. It is worth, therefore, understanding its outlines at least. Please don’t panic. Like most financial stuff its not nearly as difficult as the priesthood would have you believe.

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  • "Bernanke is so bad that we should wish to return to the age of Marriner Eccles in 1935 - a fiscal Keynesian who believed that money-printing would fuel speculation and inflation; if the government were going to rob the people, it should do it the honest way - through taxes"

    How Crony Capitalism Corrupts the Free Market | David Stockman

    "Bernanke is so bad that we should wish to return to the age of Marriner Eccles in 1935 - a fiscal Keynesian who believed that money-printing would fuel speculation and inflation; if the government were going to rob the people, it should do it the honest way - through taxes"

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  • You see, most people think that inflation is really all about price, i.e. paying X% more this year than last year. But this is merely one version of inflation. At its core, inflation is loss of purchasing power. This can mean an increase in price for the same amount of stuff, or it can mean a decrease in the amount of stuff for the same price.

    Have you noticed this very deceptive form of inflation?

    You see, most people think that inflation is really all about price, i.e. paying X% more this year than last year. But this is merely one version of inflation. At its core, inflation is loss of purchasing power. This can mean an increase in price for the same amount of stuff, or it can mean a decrease in the amount of stuff for the same price.

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  • Gradually? Is it means that, later when price went up 100%, "gradually", it is not that bad as compare to sudden price spike? Both "gradual" or spike increase in price is STILL an inflation! Why do they still want to manage people perception towards things (inflation) that is inevitable when government print more money.

    News – Prices of consumer goods likely to increase gradually

    Gradually? Is it means that, later when price went up 100%, "gradually", it is not that bad as compare to sudden price spike? Both "gradual" or spike increase in price is STILL an inflation! Why do they still want to manage people perception towards things (inflation) that is inevitable when government print more money.

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  • The recent increase in the number of new launches offering smaller units in established locations and popular suburbs is driven by the scarcity of land and high land costs, as well as pressure for developers to keep end-pricing affordable. Although the units are small, on a per sq ft basis, the price will be higher than the larger units.

    News – Malaysia’s real estate remains a preferred investment choice

    The recent increase in the number of new launches offering smaller units in established locations and popular suburbs is driven by the scarcity of land and high land costs, as well as pressure for developers to keep end-pricing affordable. Although the units are small, on a per sq ft basis, the price will be higher than the larger units.

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