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  1. Has Hyper-Inflation Arrived?

    These inflation figures might surprise you. While Bernanke and the boys at the Fed seem most concerned about deflation, the prices of everyday items were off to the races in 2010. Thanks to a very helpful article over at WiseBread, we see that prices of ...

    - Dec 28 2010 - 4:45pm - 28 comments

  2. Negative Yielding TIPS and the Beauty of Deflation

    In the flagship episode of NSFW Eddie and I got into the subject of QE2. Though I feel it would be better for both my mental and physical health to completely ignore the subject, it keeps coming back to gnaw at me. I purposely waited a few days to post ...

    - Oct 29 2010 - 1:10pm - 14 comments

  3. Hyperinflation and Stimulus Plan

    Is inflation and the possibility of hyperinflation an inevitable result of pumping billions and trillions of dollars into the economy? Can someone who is well versed on the issue please explain this to me. inflation hyperinflation stimulus plan ...

    - Feb 24 2009 - 12:31pm - 51 comments

  4. Inflation and the Coming Zombie Apocalypse

    I got a call around 4:30 last Friday and when I checked the caller ID I saw that it was a buddy of mine in California. That was pretty odd, because it was only 7:30 in the morning in Cali and he's not an early riser. When I answered, it sounded like ...

    - Oct 12 2010 - 10:09am - 10 comments

  5. A lesson from Roman History

    Last week I posted about the history of the Drachma and Greece. Thought it would be interesting to share the history of the Roman empire and its currency. The following is based on a speech by Joseph R. Peden given in 2009. Scholars have devoted a great ...

    - Nov 24 2012 - 7:45pm - 4 comments

  6. DCF in a Country with Hyperinflation

    What is the best way to do a valuation of a company based in an emerging market with hyperinflation? hyperinflation dcf question DCF analysis ...

    - May 1 2013 - 1:18pm - 4 comments

  7. 200 Years of U.S. Treasury Yields- Short the 30-Year, Ticker: TMV

    The Fed increased the Federal Debt Ceiling dozens of times over the past year, and it seems like it is not over for the Bernank. The Fed's balance has been growing every single day as he pumps the economy with more liquidity. Here is a link to the NY ...

    - Mar 4 2011 - 1:59am - 4 comments

  8. Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon expects inflation

    "Every single retailer has and is paying more for the items they sell, and retailers will be passing some of these costs along," Long says. "Except for fuel costs, U.S. consumers haven't seen much in the way of inflation for almost a ...

    - Mar 31 2011 - 1:34pm - 3 comments

  9. M2 Reaches $8.8 Trillion in the U.S., a Record!

    Monetary stimulus has driven M2 to $8.8 trillion for the first time in history, an inflationary signal....In response, Silver is currently at $26.80 per ounce, down from the peak of $29.00. Most don't realize that the commodity was trading at only $ ...

    - Nov 22 2010 - 12:29am - 1 comment