What Will Benefit From Global Recession? The US Dollar

– October 9, 2012

Understanding the euro’s failure and Triffin’s Paradox helps us understand why the dollar will rise significantly in the years ahead.


Iran: Down, But Not Out

– September 27, 2012

Since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad first became President of Iran, in August 2005, the country’s economy has gone from bad to worse. Iran now ranks near the bottom


Sound Money: Turkey’s Cure for Oil Dependence

– September 25, 2012

With so much havoc among European nations, Turkey has attracted headlines recently as Europe’s fastest growing economy and the remaining shining star of investment grade on the continent. Though, as CNBC reported, rising oil prices threaten the country …


Inflation at the Pump

– May 3, 2011

Here is an interesting article about the effect of inflation on your pain at the pump. The linked article by Mark Brandly, professor of economics at Ferris State University and an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, shows the effects of …


“Rising Wholesale Prices Ring Inflation Alarm Bells” – CNNMoney

– March 16, 2011

“The sharp rise in oil prices is a major concern for economists. In a recent survey by CNNMoney, economists identified the oil spike as the biggest headwind facing the nation’s economic recovery. And some fear that unlike previous scares, higher prices …


“To Avert Criticism, Fed Avoids Saying ‘Core'” – WSJ

– March 14, 2011

“Fed officials have for years cited “core inflation,” a measure that excludes food and energy prices. That is because core inflation tends to be a useful predictor of inflation over a couple of years, which they call the medium term, a period that is k …


“Higher Oil, Higher Inflation? The Fed Can’t Decide” – Fortune

– March 10, 2011

“Up until recently, there was pretty overwhelming support by central bankers to keep U.S. interest rates low by buying up bonds in a second round of quantitative easing with the goal of boosting our slow-growing economy. But the debate over the right p …


“Oil Jump Presents Conundrum for Fed” – WSJ

– March 8, 2011

“Two top Federal Reserve officials on Monday offered conflicting views on the right response to higher oil prices, kicking off what’s likely to be a lively debate within the central bank. While Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher signaled higher oil pr …


“Oil Hits Six-Month High as Fed Talks Up Inflation”

– November 3, 2010

“Crude oil futures for December rose 95 cents to $83.90 a barrel on Tuesday, the highest closing price since May 3, as the dollar weakened again and traders focused on the expectation of a new round of “quantitative easing” by the Fed. You’re feeling o …


“Oil Rises as Dollar Weakens on Speculation of Fed Credit-Easing”

– November 1, 2010

“Oil for December delivery rose as much as 53 cents to $81.96 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was at $81.84 at 11:07 a.m. Singapore time. On Oct. 29, the contract dropped 0.9 percent to $81.43, trimming the advanc …


“Oil rises to near $81 as traders mull Fed moves”

– October 22, 2010

“Oil prices rose to near $81 a barrel Friday in Asia, rebounding slightly from the previous session’s steep drop, as traders mull the possible effects of anticipated moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve to spur economic growth.” Read more.  “Oil rises to …