Economy

Could the Biden Administration Be the “Silver Presidency”?

Is it possible the Biden years could be remembered for coinciding with a significant silver surge? For starters, it appears there will be no shortage of either drastically accommodative monetary policy or spendthrift fiscal policy – both potential pro-silver factors – during the Biden tenure. This is due to the massive cleanup required in the …

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Economic Weakness

Citing Persistent Economic Weakness, Fed Sees No Letup in QE

Last week, high-profile Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard spoke once again about the central bank’s outlook for the economy. And, once again, I found myself paying close attention to what she had to say. Throughout all of last year, Brainard was very open and direct in her representation of the Fed’s belief that the country …

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Vaccine Not Magic Elixir for Ailing Pandemic Economy, Say Economists

Given the enormity of the public health and economic crisis posed by the pandemic, it’s reasonable to think the imminent arrival of a vaccine represents nothing but good news.But some economists are lining up to say the economic fallout from the pandemic will not disappear with the appearance of the vaccine. They believe the global …

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Adapting to Life in the Federal Reserve’s America

The first time we were introduced to the controversial Federal Reserve policy of quantitative easing (QE) was during the 2008 financial crisis. QE returned with a vengeance this year when the COVID-19 outbreak seemed to a reach a point of no return. In the latter part of March, the Federal Reserve effectively said it would …

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