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Listen as Rep. Ron Paul confronts Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke on the real inflation rate and competing currencies.
Now, as a student of Austrian economics and as a firm believer in the free markets, I am not opposed at all to leveraging one’s talents and abilities to increase wealth. However, doesn’t it seem that our modern day “public servants” may be getting the better end of the deal? After all, they are sent to Washington with a mandate to promote the will of the people. However, America’s politicians often end up serving the wishes of their corporate masters as well as other special interest groups.
Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul defended his support for Israel in an interview yesterday with Newsmax. We recently reported that The Republican Jewish Coalition did not invite Paul to the presidential-candidates forum the organization hosted yesterday.
Wall Street Banks Earned Billions In Profits Off $7.7 Trillion In Secret Fed Loans Made During The Financial Crisis
Jerry gives some brief comments on the Supreme Court’s recent decision to hear a challenge to Obamacare. He also discusses what to expect on this weekend’s FTMWeekly radio show which includes special guests, Peter Schiff, and David Morgan. And what are those strange lines in the Chinese desert?
Who didn’t see this coming? The bogus “economic recovery” that the current administration, the U.S. Treasury, and the Federal Reserve have been touting for the last 18 months is now, according to Fed Chief, Ben Bernanke, “close to faltering.”
The College Board today announced that 43 percent of 2011 college-bound seniors met the SAT® College and Career Readiness Benchmark.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Sunday ruled out the chance of a US default following S&P’s decision to downgrade America’s credit rating because the U.S. “can always print money.”
Editor’s Note: As FTMDaily predicted several months ago, the Federal Reserve has just announced today that it plans to launch a new round of stimulus. We have mentioned that the Fed would make the public beg for this, as stocks tumbled and the economic conditions worsened. However, it doesn’t seem like the Fed is shy about their plans anymore. The announcement is even earlier in the year than we expected. However, the announcement is not a shock to all of us here at FTMDaily. Expect more to come as the Fed lays out its plans to “boost” the economy. More about QE3 and gold-silver pricing…
We believe that the Fed is ultimately planning to print more money in the form of another round of quantitative easing. However, the Fed wants the population to feel like they desperately need it. Therefore, as a prerequisite to “QE3”, stocks must be decreasing and retirement accounts must be plunging. If the majority of America’s 401(k)’s are going down in value, then the Fed would be applauded for its money printing. If the financial markets are healthy, then the Fed would be demonized for its massive influx of new cash into the system and subsequently blamed for inflation.
Most Americans have no clue that the Federal Reserve is not part of the U.S. Federal government. But even fewer know that they have a machine-gun toting police force as well.
“None of the cash ever made it to U.S. banks…”
Editor’s Note: If you have been listening to our weekly radio show, hosted by Jerry Robinson, you know that Jerry expected headlines like this one to precede the end of the QE2. No amount of interest rate hikes will solve our crisis now. In fact, an increase in interest rates with housing and the financial markets in their current precarious state would act as a wrecking ball to the economy. We continue to expect the mainstream media to push the Fed’s story of the end of QE2 and imminent interest rate hikes in order to drive the markets downward. Once the markets dip enough, Americans will be ready for another round of quantitative easing from the Fed. And then the real fun begins…
It helps if you think of the Fed as a drug pusher. Pushers don’t “market” their drugs. Instead, they rely upon the addicts to come crawling back for more. The Fed doesn’t need to push QE3 on the public. This would only bring more attention to its true intentions. Instead, the Fed will let the public demand it.
FTMDaily.com Founder, Jerry Robinson, was recently interviewed about the state of the U.S. economy on Iranian State Television (presstv.ir).
Here’s how we create stellar returns using a basket of foreign currencies, precious metals, and U.S. Dollars.
Here’s the results of a study that was done on our DSL (Diversified Six-Month Liquid) Savings strategy measuring total returns for three different time periods. The findings are completely stunning!
If you want to dampen the ravaging effects of inflation on your money, diversifying your savings should be a priority.
In March, the U.S. Federal government collected $194 billion in tax revenue but reported $1.1 trillion in expenses. The ponzi scheme continues…
Recent revelations show that the Federal Reserve’s “discount lending window” had become an ATM for foreign banks with billions in loans handed out to them.
Almost three years after Bloomberg LP requested details on the emergency bank loans given out by the Federal Reserve at the height of the economic crisis, the records are finally being delivered.
In 2010, the Russian MICEX Index has returned over 22%. And now in 2011, the index is already up 15%.
(In contrast, China is up only 5% so far this year. Brazil is down around 2% for the year while India has lost 10% so this year.)
So what’s behind Russia’s recent and dramatic rise?
When my daughter was younger, I used to offer her 25 cents for every item that she could find in our local Wal-Mart store that was not “made in China,” or some other Asian nation. Needless to say, she rarely walked out of the store with any money.
Speaker of the House John Boehner has had to contend with a large and contentious Tea Party caucus since taking power. Now, he may soon be out of power.
After the latest budget measure passed by Congress with both parties vowing that they will go no farther, we ask yet again, will there be a government shutdown?
The global financial markets continue their tailspin today in the wake of the devastating quake and tsunami which struck the world’s third largest economy last week.
In a move which is making a number of countries in the region nervous, the People’s Republic of China announced recently that it was increasing military spending by 12.7% this year.
For decades the dollar has served as the world’s main reserve currency, but, argues Barry Eichengreen, it will soon have to share that role. Here’s why—and what it will mean for international markets and companies.
In Israel, the heat is on… In a rare turn of events, the U.S. has told Arab governments that it will stand in agreement with them in issuing a U.N. Security Council.
Give Us Your Opinion: What Would You Cut From the U.S. Federal Budget To Help Lower Government Spending?
Did President Obama’s speech comfort and inspire you or did it increase your concerns about our country’s future?
Do you think that States should be allowed to file for bankruptcy protection? 100% of you voted that the states should not be allowed to file for Federal bankruptcy protection but many of you had some interesting comments.
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On the eve of a U.S. visit, Chinese President Hu Jintao made the boldest statement yet on the future of the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency, calling the current global monetary exchange system “a product of the past” while promoting his own country’s currency as a replacement.
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Give Us Your Opinion: Do you think that the Federal government’s attempts to “protect” the internet would be a good thing or a bad thing?
This week, I want to get your thoughts on Federal government regulation of the internet. This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stated its intention to begin policing and regulating the world wide web.
Ladies and Gentlemen, what’s happening in our nation’s airports right now is quite simply mind-boggling. Through the power invested into them by a bloated and power hungry Federal Government and the Homeland Security department, the Transportation Security Administration (also known as the TSA) is now able to treat law-abiding American citizens who want to travel by airplane as criminals and terrorists without probable cause.
This Sunday, an exclusive post-mid-term election interview with President Barack Obama will air on 60 Minutes. We have obtained a short preview of the interview and I want to play a brief clip of it for you and ask for your opinion. In the interview, President Obama seems to imply that his political problems are rooted in his lack of communication skills and a lack of persuasion.
“Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September confirms that the pace of recovery in output and employment continues to be slow. Household spending is increasing gradually, but remains constrained by high unemployment, modest income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit.
Most of you are aware that there has been little improvement in the over all economic outlook… The official unemployment rate has risen from 5% at the beginning of the recession in December 2007 to 9.6% in September 2010.