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    Re: Consumer Inflation Rises 0.3% in August

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Costs are much lower than they were only a few years ago (remember oil @ $140+ per barrel?) Inflation is a non issue at the moment.
    The oil fiasco was nothing more than a fleecing of the people guised under hurricanes. As far as inflation at the moment, it seemed quite possible by Augusts numbers, not to mention the rush of investors into gold certainly are signs of inflation fears.

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    Re: Consumer Inflation Rises 0.3% in August

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    The oil fiasco was nothing more than a fleecing of the people guised under hurricanes. As far as inflation at the moment, it seemed quite possible by Augusts numbers, not to mention the rush of investors into gold certainly are signs of inflation fears.
    The state of long term debt qualms all inflationary concerns. Remember, foreign entities play a major part in the spot price for gold (industrial demand). The treasury recently sold over $10 billion in TIPS bonds at yields around 1.4-1.7% (ten year).

    The 5 year "break even" rate between TIPS and Treasuries continue to fall!

    Again, inflation is a non-issue.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Consumer Inflation Rises 0.3% in August

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    The state of long term debt qualms all inflationary concerns. Remember, foreign entities play a major part in the spot price for gold (industrial demand). The treasury recently sold over $10 billion in TIPS bonds at yields around 1.4-1.7% (ten year).

    The 5 year "break even" rate between TIPS and Treasuries continue to fall!

    Again, inflation is a non-issue.
    By what you are showing it would appear that deflation may be more of an issue.

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    Re: Consumer Inflation Rises 0.3% in August

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    By what you are showing it would appear that deflation may be more of an issue.
    Hence stagnation, not stagflation
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Consumer Inflation Rises 0.3% in August

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Hence stagnation, not stagflation
    Most articles I find on the issue say that at this point it could go either way.

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    Re: Consumer Inflation Rises 0.3% in August

    The threat of inflation exists only if the government (nee Fed) starts using qualitative easing to a greater degree to fund government expenditures. The price of gold is reflective of that as gold is a good store of value and is readily transportable.

    Most gold buyers are not afraid of inflation without said government intervention I believe.
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