Bubbles, at their core, are fueled by Credit – or “Credit inflation.” Asset inflation and speculative asset price Bubbles are a common upshot. At their core, Bubbles are mechanisms of wealth redistribution and destruction.
Contrary to Milton Friedman and Ben Bernanke, Schumpeter didn’t view the twenties as the “golden age of Capitalism.” Depression was a consequence of egregious boom-time excess rather than the result of the Fed’s post-crash failure to print sufficient money.
I just want to point out how Schwab and other investment companies are making money in the age of low fees and zero trade commissions – your cash accounts.
Instead of pinning the blame on monetary policy the last 30 years, they will triple down on the same monetary and fiscal policy that got us here… the top down approach (financial elite and corporations) that does not make it to those who truly need help – the American people – to keep the economy flowing.
Now on a weekly basis, we’re witnessing things that couldn’t happen – actually happen.
The funds have not changed, my strategy has not changed but the investing environment has and so must your allocations if your retirement nest egg is to survive. Denial is in the air everywhere we look. Don’t follow the herd.
Asymptomatic patients may have hypoxemia and not know it. This $20 device will allow you to monitor your oxygen level in your blood and if you go under 90% you better see a doctor. Organ damage is occurring in people with no symptoms or mild symptoms due to lack of enough oxygen getting to body organs over an extended period of time.
So the state of Georgia wants to start re-opening in late April based in part of the “positive data”. Ummmm… the positive data is due to the lock down and social distancing, not because the virus is going away.
I would think that the price of oil dropping to negative forty dollars a barrel (-$40) on the May Futures qualifies as interesting. It brings up the question of “what does that mean” from many angles such as:
This should have been the crucial debate almost two decades ago. I would say it is the monumental debate of our times – except for the fact that there’s no debate.