Posts Tagged ‘inflation’


How Does the Fed Manage Inflation?

Cycles of inflation and its opposite number deflation have been part of the American financial landscape for well over a century. While some of these cycles are affected by outside events such as wartime, what many consumers don’t know is that our very own central bank, the Federal Reserve, plays a very active role in […]

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Inflation Rate Models Make a Difference

Inflation is a word that strikes dread into the hearts of American consumers, who know that when it’s headed their way, their hard earned dollars will buy less. But different models of measuring inflation can make a big difference in how scary those numbers can be. Inflation and its opposite number deflation have been around […]

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Do Currency Wars Drive World Economies?

The major powers may rattle sabers and troops and weapons may move in places all around the globe, but there’s another, quieter kind of war that has the power to make or break economies. Global “currency wars” like the one we’re In right now affect rates of exchange, inflation, and the flow of goods and […]

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AMA 45 – Inflation Nation with Daniel Ameduri

With an insurmountable national debt and a disastrous worldwide economy, could the United States still come out top dog? Join Jason Hartman and returning guest, Daniel Ameduri, inflation expert and Chief Strategist of FutureMoneyTrends.com, as they examine the possibilities and talk about Daniel’s predictions for the new year. Daniel explains the difference between price inflation, […]

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Inflation: The Best Trend to Invest In

Think inflation might be with us awhile? There have been a grand total of two years out of the last fifty-seven that haven’t seen at least some level of inflation in the United States. http://familycareintl.org/blog/2015/01/20/india-cheap-viagra/ To us, that seems like a pretty strong trend that has only intensified since President Nixon took the country off […]

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The Cost of Inflation Ignorance

“Inflation investing” or income property investing, as Jason Hartman refers to it, can be a tricky concept to understand. To budding income property investors seeking to create financial independence and accustomed to thinking of the idea that debt is bad, it’s critical to shift into a “real” vs “nominal” value frame of mind in order […]

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Inflation: An Upside for Investors?

Third quarter statistics for 2012, and projections for the next five years, reflect the impact of inflation on consumer life in the US. With inflation rates hovering at 2 to 3 percent, virtually everyone feels the impact of a dollar that doesn’t go as far as it used to. There’s no real upside to inflation […]

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Remember the Misery Index?

The Misery Index, created by economist Arthur Okun, was invented back in the 1970s when things were pretty miserable. It was a simple calculation that added together inflation and unemployment and presented the results on a graph. With the comparatively robust economies of the 1980s and 1990s, this measure fell out of fashion somewhat, but […]

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AMA 35 – Rich Man Poor Man with Bill Whittle

Jason Hartman talks with Bill Whittle, host of Afterburner, regarding poverty levels in the United States and the strategies that undermine democracy and free markets. Bill’s opinion is that America has the richest poor people in the world, versus countries like Africa, where millions of people live in dire poverty, with starvation and lack of […]

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AMA 34 – The National Inflation Association

A look at Jason’s Ultimate Investing Equation followed by Daniel and Gerard Adams for The National Inflation Association (NIA) recently featured on Inside Edition and ABC World News Tonight with Charlie Gibson, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, ABC’s Nightline, KTLA News and CNBC. After being ignored by family and friends about the coming stock market […]

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The National Debt Versus the Budget Deficit

It has come to our attention that there are some people out there in these slightly tarnished but still pretty darn good United States that are a little fuzzy about the difference between the national debt and budget deficit. Don't be ashamed to admit it. It's to the politicians' advantage that the average hardworking American […]

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AMA 33 – Mark Kohler – Exiting A Bad Property

Jason explores some ways to get out of a bad property then he interviews author/attorney Mark Kohler about his book “Lawyers Are Liars: The Truth About Protecting Our Assets.”  Mark is an attorney, CPA and entrepreneur who has owned numerous businesses since high school, through college and even as a professional. Mark’s principal career has […]

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AMA 32 Diane Kennedy, CPA: How To Save On Life’s Largest Expense

Most of us spend lots of time shopping around for the best deal on the things we buy while spending more money on taxes than anything else. buy zithromax pack best price pharmacy Why not “shop around” to save money on life’s single largest expense? Join Jason as he talks with famed CPA, Diane Kennedy, […]

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AMA 31 – John Stapleford: Ethics & Public Policy – Part 2

No, the above title is not a typo. According this week’s guest John Stapleford, it is possible for ethics and public policy to have a direct correlation. Stapleford is not only a senior economist for Moody’s Economy.com, professor emeritus of economic development at Eastern University and former director of the University of Delaware’s Bureau of […]

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AMA 30 – The Five Love Languages with Dr. Gary Chapman

Whether it’s your spouse, significant other, family, friends, or even business associates, each individual speaks his or her own love language. “The Five Love Languages” are: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. Understanding which of these languages makes that special someone feel loved can be essential to the […]

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American Global Economic Credibility Crumbles – Thanks Lindsey

That whimper you may have noticed coming from the corner was the sound of America’s pitifully small last hope. Why do we offer such a dire prediction? Well, in case you aren’t following the tweets of Hollywood actress and controlled substance experiment gone awry, Lindsey Lohan, you may not be aware that this financial genius in hiding (and she hid it really REALLY well) recently posted a message to her Twitter account noting that the price of gas and food is up and inflation on the horizon.

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AMA 29 – John Stapleford: Ethics & Public Policy – Part 1

No, the above title is not a typo. According this week’s guest, John Stapleford, it is possible for ethics and public policy to have a direct correlation. Stapleford is not only a senior economist for Moody’s Economy.com, professor emeritus of economic development at Eastern University and former director of the University of Delaware’s Bureau of […]

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AMA 28 – Les Leopold: The Looting of America

How could the best and brightest in finance crash the global economy and then get us to bail them out as well? Hmm…This is a great question answered by Les Leopold in this interview. Les Leopold co-founded and currently directs two nonprofit organizations, the Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute, and is the author […]

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AMA 27 – Thomas Sowell: The Housing Boom and Bust

Jason Hartman talks with Thomas Sowell from the Hoover Institution about the cycles of boom and bust in the US housing market. Narrator: Welcome to the American Monetary Association’s podcast. Where we explore how monetary policy impacts the real lives of real people, and the action steps necessary to preserve wealth and enhance one’s lifestyle. […]

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Money Mischief

now, most people have heard about the second round of “Quantitative Easing” being conducted by the Federal Reserve. In short, this means that the Fed will be purchasing treasury bills with freshly printed money to inject more cash into the monetary system. To date, most of this additional liquidity has been limited to banks who […]

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