Thursday, April 20, 2006

FOUNTAINS OF LIQUIDITY

Today's Cunning Realist discusses the inflationary disaster we're facing. I highly recommend checking this guy out, but as with Whisky & Gunpowder, I'll link periodically.

The gist of his piece can be summed up in the lead:

The prices of both oil and gold continue to rise; the former is now trading at nominal all-time highs, while the latter has been hitting new quarter-century highs day after day. This is excess liquidity coming home to roost. While the Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates to mollify foreign central banks, it’s made it clear that any weakness in either the stock market or the economy will be met with massive infusions of liquidity, and dollar-denominated debt will be inflated away. The world is waking up to this, which is why oil and gold march inexorably higher and the long bond is tanking. This is inflation, and the rest of the world is acting accordingly.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Naymit said...

ouch...no wonder they raised lawyer's salaries

4:35 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Yeah.

After six years with across-the-board cost of living increases, they finally lit a fire under associate's salaries.

Think of the costs of rent/real estate, health care, heating, food since they jacked up the salary scale in '99.

4:51 PM  

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