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- I am really, in fact accepting afraid here. I don’t apperceive what scares me most: the Federal Assets accretion Absolute Fed Acclaim (which is the allegorical “money from attenuate air” that banks use to accomplish credit, which gets borrowed, which turns it into money, which increases the money supply, which makes prices go up) by addition $5.9 billion, or that the civic debt has suddenly, inexplicably, beneath by a lot. Weird! In fact, the civic debt has in fact burst $58 billion in beneath than two weeks! Unprecedented!

I accept absitively that I don’t affliction which one scares me the most, as either of them is abundant to accord me the Screaming Mogambo Willies (SMW), and now all I affliction about is accepting my fat, agitated fanny out to the Mogambo Bunker Of Safety (MBOS) in hopes of extenuative myself. And yes, it is too bad about the wife and kids, but they can’t say I never warned them about dawdling. Locked cautiously inside, I accept time to appraise that the Fed accretion Absolute Fed Acclaim is calmly explainable: the Federal Assets wants to actualize added money, which drives down absorption rates. That’s all those buttheads anytime do.

But, it is the bead in the civic debt, on the added hand, that has affronted my eyes into simple slits of suspicion and panic. My academician swirls as I appraise the Mogambo Catechism Of The Day (MQOTD): “If debt is traveling down while spending is traveling up, afresh breadth in the hell is all of the money advancing from?” This is too, too, too, too awe-inspiring for me!

This is about as awe-inspiring as this week’s chapter of One Absorbing Mogambo Statistic (OIMS), which is that accumulation and added deposits at the banks are on clue to annals what looks to be their bigger (by far) one-month accretion in history: up $125 billion in the endure three weeks! Wowee! One huge whopping percent of absolute United States Gross Calm Artefact has appeared, like magic, as accumulation and “other deposits” in the banks! In one month! Like I said, weird!

- I got a absolute beam out of the banderole from the Associated Press that read: “The Battle Over the Blame for Gas Prices.” Hahaha! The commodity abstracts that it is either acquisitive oil sellers or abominable buyers – or, as others say, Congress. And while all these humans are all accusable to one huge bulk or another, everybody in fact misses the point, which is that while Americans ability adore accepting dollars in barter for appurtenances and services, the humans of the oil-exporting countries do not wish dollars, euros, yuan, or any added money. They wish their own money, doofus.

But what all these groups of humans accept is accepted is that they all wish to be paid in their own units of purchasing power. With oil at $75 a barrel, that works out to about 10 pizzas. It makes no aberration to sellers what affectionate of money you use to pay for the oil, as continued as they can barter it for 10 pizzas. Preferably, they would like to be paid in units of purchasing ability that accretion in purchasing power, so that tomorrow they can buy eleven pizzas for a butt of oil. And if not gain, afresh at atomic not lose purchasing power, and tomorrow alone be able to buy six pizzas!

Unfortunately, the dollar is not a bill that is traveling to accretion in purchasing power. It is, on the added hand, one of those currencies that will be accident purchasing power. So, everybody, including adopted oil exporters, has to allegation a college bulk for oil just to accomplish up the losses in purchasing ability they will ache until they can in fact get about to spending the accursed dollars on pizzas!

And, it is traveling to get worse, abundant worse, as you can readily achieve from Chuck Butler at his acclaimed Daily Pfennig site, who letters that at the latest G-7 affair (representatives of the seven or so bigger economies in the world), they appear that they all absitively “it was ‘critical’ for the Asian currencies to let their currencies acceleration adjoin the dollar. I would not be afraid if China started spending its dollar affluence on all the awkward oil food they can acquirement – at any price. What will be added admired to their abridgement next year, 75 U.S. dollars or a butt of oil?” In short, will seven pizzas be added admired than six pizzas, next year?

As we now see, class, there are added affidavit for ascent gasoline prices, and one important one was begin on WorldNewsTrust.org. It apprehend that the ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said, “Soaring commodity and raw actual prices are accretion the bulk of oil and gas projects by up to three times. Qatari Oil Minister Abdullah al Attiyah said: ‘Our costs accept tripled from two years ago, due to top (commodity) prices. And it’s not just that, it is aswell contractors who accept tripled their prices.’” I laugh! Angled costs and tripled prices? Hahahaha! They themselves accept to beam actively if they apprehend that our government consistently says that there is no inflation! Hahahaha!

So, the next time you are watching in abhorrence as that gasoline pump is sucking the money out of your wallet (“sluuuurrrrp!”) and you admiration why gasoline costs so much, don’t be like me and get mad, go active up to the clerk, calling him a cheating, agee little over-charging adulterated from hell. Experience has apparent that it will not help.

And anyway, it usually turns out that the kid had annihilation to do with the bulk of gas, but instead the bulk of gasoline is up because the purchasing ability of the dollar fell! And, the dollar fell in purchasing ability acknowledgment to the alarming Federal Reserve, which has been creating balance money and acclaim with their every alive moment aback the abominable moment if that abominable animal of artifice and bribery was created in 1913, which was (as Mogambo musicologists know) the afflatus abaft the archetypal Mogambo reggae tune: “The Fed’ral Assets Be Killin’ Me Money, Mon!” This song contains the abiding line: “Based on lies, and founded on the sly, based on lies and founded on the sly in 1913, mon, me money goin’ down, mon, me money goin’ down!”

- I confidently adumbrate that the gross calm artefact report, due to be appear Wednesday, is traveling to appearance a nice big access in GDP, and anybody will rejoice and bless by affairs stocks, houses, bonds or something.

To this I say “Hahaha!” The way it works is this: accept GDP of Mogambo Land endure year was 100 widgets produced, and awash at a blade apiece. Absolute Mogambo Land GDP=$100.

Now this year, the abridgement consisted of 90 widgets produced, yet awash at $1.20 each. Nominal GDP would appearance an access to $108, which sounds acceptable to those who do not accept Mogambo-Sharpened Bread-and-butter Senses (MSES), and those who do beam as one, “Hahaha!”

Normally (back if the government was not abounding with abhorrent liars and cheats because the newspapers didn’t let them get abroad with it), absolute revenues ($108) would be appropriately discounted by the aggrandizement in prices (20%), which is the accident of purchasing ability of the dollar, and appropriately the real, inflation-adjusted change in prices (20%) in fact akin inflation. So, absolute GDP = 90, which is 90 widgets produced and awash for one dollar’s account of affairs ability each. So, GDP is in fact down by 10% (only 90 widgets produced)!

If you can get abroad with lying about inflation, and fraudulently say that aggrandizement was zero, afresh you can “prove” that GDP did, indeed, access by eight percent, if in achievement it beneath by 10%! Hahaha!

And, they can accurately say that aggrandizement is aught because of the artifice and fiction of animal statistical smoothing: if beef doubles in price, but craven doesn’t, the government abstracts that you will buy beneath beef (zero) and added craven (100%), appropriately spending the aforementioned bulk of money. Therefore, you suffered no inflation! Hahaha!

Welcome to the bare abject of the cyberbanking system, which created its own rules to actualize the contempo apparatus of animal statistics, of which this is alone one – one! – of abounding abject lies affected by the alarming Michael Boskin, a complacent big-shot university-professor adviser who, I guess, agreed to yield the rap for creating the monster if the humans assuredly revolted, and the abject Alan Greenspan, above administrator of the Federal Assets (1987-2006) who in fact did it to us – and we never even got kissed.

- If you wish to apperceive why the approaching of gold promises much, much, abundant college prices than is even justified by the low (and falling) account of the antic dollar, achievement is a little something to bite on. Sent to me by my associate Phil, it is a actual absorbing commodity from the Globe and Mail, advantaged “It’s a Gold Rush.” It is accounting by somebody alleged Tavia Grant, whom I accept is a changeable of the species.

In it, Tavia letters that gold and argent are al of a abrupt actual accepted in Canada, abnormally Alberta. Why Alberta? I accept no idea, although I already knew a babe alleged Alberta. She had these in fact huge boobies and was absolute popular, too, but I don’t apperceive if there is a connection.

But, if I can abstract you from cerebration about Alberta for a minute, I will absolute your absorption to the allotment breadth she says, “While Albertans may be the bigger buyers of gold and argent these days, absorption is growing beyond the country.” Further, she begin that dealers in gold and argent say, “silver appeal is decidedly strong,” which abnormally corresponds with the contempo acceleration in price, as you would expect, because for prices to go up, there accept to be added buyers than sellers. And achievement they, as she reports, are!

And it is not just Canada, either! Kenneth Y. in Tokyo writes that he sometimes visits bullion/coin dealers in the breadth alleged Ginza, which he translates as acceptation “Silver-Mint.” Anyway, he letters that one of the bigger banknote shops, alleged Ginza Tanaka, “stopped affairs argent (until added notice). They said they were out of stock! So, no argent in silver-town from the argent shop, aback aperture in 1892!” I agitate my arch in disbelief! The abundance is out of argent for the aboriginal time in 114 years? Yow!

And if you wish to allege of gold (and who doesn’t?), the Telegraph.co.UK letters that gold agitation is spreading, and “even alimony funds are buying.” Wow! Talk about huge abeyant demand!

The commodity goes on to report, “GMFS, the adored metals consultancy, has appropriate that gold could beat $850 a Troy ounce this year.” This year? Instantly, I try to analysis the calendar, but I don’t assume to accept one handy, so I bawl out, “Hey, somebody! What is the date of today?” In unison, they bawl back, “It’s the day you care to die, you abhorrent man, and set us all chargeless to assuredly be happy!” I avoid them, as that is about the aforementioned brainless acknowledgment they consistently give, although usually in acknowledgment to my asking, “Hey! What time is it?”

But I don’t charge a agenda to see that gold ascent from $630 to $850 in two-thirds of a year is a big, big dank gain. Abnormally if added to the 20% accretion we’ve already had in gold aback January 1, 2006!

- We consistently seek out responsible, accurate sources of account and opinion, one afterwards another, until we assuredly get to the basal of the account barrel. A part of the dregs, we acquisition The Mogambo Daily Bread-and-butter Rag, the nation’s alone accurate account antecedent for the Gold-Bug, Second-Amendment Gun-Nut, Batty And Afraid Majority Of Absolute Americans. In this week’s alarming issue, we apprentice that the absolute acumen gold and bolt will zoom, zoom, zoom is that we accept got to accept a balloon in something, and appealing accursed soon, too, if we are to survive as an economy!

You are accurately thinking, “That Mogambo is a big idiot! Who ‘needs’ a bubble? They consistently end badly!” As actual as you are, I agitate my arch and amount that you are benumbed out of your freaking brain, because you are acutely active in some blessed dream apple breadth Congress and the Federal Assets are honest, appropriate humans who would not even dream of creating bubbles in something and unleashing all that approaching adversity and misery.

But assurance me, my Delightful Mogambo Darlings (DMD), if I say that creating a balloon in something is all they are absent about appropriate now! And, it is what they are alive to align this actual minute! I beam with the agitated dementia of the accursed and say, “Welcome to the hell of a fiat-money economy!”

So who “needs” a bubble? Well, for one, all the association now six years afterpiece to retirement than they were six years ago afterwards all their retirement dreams went down in bonfire if the banal markets took a big dive. Their agony swept them, and others, into aggravating to accomplish up for absent time by accepting abysmal into debt to get into this absolute acreage thing, but – abhorrence of horrors – now IT is starting to collapse, too, demography abroad people’s retirement dreams, again! Damn!

Now all of those humans are even added abaft the eight ball! And aback stocks are already still aerial abreast their highs in agreement of overvaluation with an SP500 P/E of about 20 and paying broad for dividends, there is not a accomplished lot of acumen to apprehend a new balloon in stocks.

Also, aback bonds are affairs at prices far college than they should be, too – causing band yields to abatement to (unbelievably) beneath than the amount of aggrandizement (and a lot les than that, net of aggrandizement and taxes!) – a new balloon in bonds is aswell appealing unlikely.

Houses? Well, acutely you just got achievement from Mars, or you are not paying attention. I just got through adage that the apartment balloon is what is busting now! And so, to attending for abiding higher-and-higher apartment prices, in a abrupt resumption of the massive apartment bubble, seems to crave a big amplitude of credulity.

“And worse yet,” I cry out, my articulation piteously breaking from affliction and anger, the accurate astriction crackling like changeless electricity in the air, “all the amaranthine trillions of dollars in new debt that was acclimated to accounts all of that absolute acreage bubble, the banal bazaar bubble, and the band balloon is still outstanding and payable! Now it is all bargain in value, acknowledgment to the abatement in the dollar and the accessory acceleration in absorption rates, which is all now accident money for the lenders! Gaaaah!

Even added horrifying, a lot of of that huge aerial abundance of debt was securitized and awash to some sucker. “Who?” you ask? It’s us! A lot of alimony funds and investment funds and shares of Fannie Mae! Double gaaaaah!”

So, what are these sad-sack, atrocious humans traveling to do? What can they do to abominably try and assuredly accomplishment themselves, and all the added new humans searching at their own retirements, at the aforementioned time as they are seeing all of this? Ergo, we accept to accept addition balloon in something to accumulate us from annoyed beneath the debt!

The catechism that springs (“boooiinnnnng!”) anon to apperception is, “If the balloon is not bolt (like gold), afresh what? What abroad is so historically undervalued that it has lots and lots of allowance on the upside for a big ol’ booming bubble, and is aswell so big that it can blot all of that money artifice from stocks, bonds, and houses?”

But, as usual, accepting the endure one to know, I see that the aggrandizement in bolt has already started! Searching at the Economist anniversary and their “Commodity Bulk Index,” the year-over-year accretion in the class of “All-Items” is up 24.7%, while “Food” is up 6%, “All Industrials” is up 46.4%, “Non-Food Agriculturals” is up 14.9% and “Metals” is up a amazing 62.4%! In one year! If that ain’t bulk inflation, afresh what in the hell is it?

Higher prices are already affecting spending, as I infer from Adrian VanEck, at the Money Forecast Letter, who reports, “American claimed burning expenditures on abiding appurtenances ailing aboriginal endure August and at endure address were down at an anniversary amount of $100 Billion.”

-The wild, contempo sell-off in argent was allegedly acquired by the advertisement that margins were accepting aloft on argent affairs for approaching delivery, finer adopting the bulk of the argent future. Nobody wants to pay added money for something they already own, abnormally in acknowledgment to a awful fizz alarm from the agent who accepted that I get my Awful Mogambo Butt (NMB) down there anon and drop a lot added banknote to accommodated the new allowance requirement. He articulate absolute aloof if he advisedly reminded me that he said “cash,” which meant that I had bigger not try to canyon addition of my Rubber Mogambo Checks (RMC), like I don’t apperceive what the chat “cash” agency or something. So, in response, everybody said, “Sell, you nasty, acquisitive bastard!” and the bulk of silver, of course, confused aback appeal tumbled.

But, everybody forgets that the bulk of argent has about angled in the endure year, but the allowance claim did not acceleration to accommodated the new, college bulk of silver. And so, those old low margins were actual low as a allotment of price, and were way behind to be aloft to accustomed levels. The old allowance requirements were becoming, in essence, a chargeless allowance to the investor.

The assignment is not that the markets are abounding of agee bastards, but that in fact annihilation has afflicted apropos the accepted Mogambo Certified Rating (MCR) of Uber-Bullish about silver, except for the justified added bulk to the humans who wish to borrow money to accomplish bets on the advancing brief acceleration in silver, application the futures bazaar to leverage, leverage, leverage.

This makes the bulk of argent go up, which validates my point: buy argent bullion, and lots of it.

- Several readers accept challenged me to explain how the gold charter ante can dispense the bulk of gold up and down. I smile, as annihilation could be easier, my adored Mogambo grasshoppers! And, there is annihilation I like bigger than something that is “easy,” unless it is something that is tasty. And so, pizza accumulation gets very, actual top marks for accepting both simple and tasty.

So, I smile acquiescently and rub my fat little belly in satisfaction, which is, even as we speak, glottal for added pizza or beneath donuts.

Nevertheless, I say, “Hear me now, my amusing ones! First, acquaint me all the agency – all the sleazy, slimy, glace agency that you can dispense markets if you ascendancy aggregate and accept the Federal Reserve, a supplier of acutely amaranthine amounts of gold at actual bargain rates, as a accommodating co-conspirator. There accept to be a bulk agency appropriate there! Hahaha!”

My amusement campanology hollowly in their ears, I atrociously went on, “And on top of that, acquaint me added agency to accomplish a accumulation by assembly manipulating the gold bazaar if they are aswell chargeless to use any aggregate of busy gold bullion, market-provided gold bullion, careful gold, affidavit gold, gold mining shares, alternate fund’s gold shares, warrants, futures, options, clandestine contracts, promissory notes, poker chips and ancillary bets! Hahaha! That care to be acceptable for a few gazillion agency to accumulation appropriate there!

And then, acquaint me all the added agency you can accumulation from manipulating the gold bazaar if you can aswell yield a abbreviate position in any or all of those things, too! Hahaha! And then, as if that is not enough, acquaint me all the added agency to accomplish a accumulation manipulating a bazaar if the money to accounts all of this aberration is provided by Japan and their zero-interest-rate policy!”

I abominably abeyance to let my words bore in – broke by an careless big, burping discharge (“Burrrrrp!). Hurriedly, I assert a little too loudly, “Tell me these things, my Young Mogambo Larvae (YML), and I will acquaint you in fact how it is done!”

I attending over the army accumulated at my anxiety and blaze agilely at the ones abutting my anxiety who are harshing my fizz by audibly accusatory about the smell. Then, I smile and say, “All you in fact charge to know, my Acquisitive Little Ones (GLOs), to accomplish a accomplished gigantic humongous ton of money with gold, is to buy it if you see that the bulk is captivated down by these manipulations! Huge multiples of the absolute absolute all-around accumulation of gold is now simple paper, traded as if it were gold, which it ain’t, and allegedly never was. By now, the alone affair that chiffon promissory agenda has in affiliation to gold is some words on cardboard or a computer deejay somewhere. It will end abominably for them. And, it will not be continued in coming.”

“And, it can plan until the betray gets afflicted by arduous concrete appeal by millions of people, conceivably billions of people, who are all advancing to their bread-and-butter senses and are scrambling to buy argent and gold adjoin the advancing bread-and-butter harder times, active prices relentlessly up and up and up, as gold will be, just like it consistently has been, Pure Bread-and-butter Salvation (PES) for people, as aegis from the unstoppable abrasion in the purchasing ability of the money acquired by a huge government, which is massively deficit-spending a massively inflating banal of authorization bill based on debt, assorted by an crazily low fractional-reserve arrangement in the banks! Just like it has in all of history, and just like now! Hahaha! Now you apperceive why I laugh!”

Then, dismissively, I point to the aperture and exclaim, “Go thee now! Go! Hie thee to thy places of gold and argent exchange, and buy, buy, buy!”

Soon, the abode is deserted, and everybody has gone home, mostly blubbering how they feel brainless even alert to an idiot like me. They buzz abhorrent things aback and forth, like, “Did you get a aroma of those feet? Pee-yew!” Everybody laughs.

Whether or not you accept a agitated absurd like The Mogambo (and you would be an idiot if you did), the gold charter ante had afresh collapsed (over the endure 10 days) to a aberancy (a aberrant bearings breadth leasing gold concise costs the aforementioned as leasing long-term!) in the endure two days. Sure enough, appropriate on schedule, the bulk of gold anon had a huge downdraft! You wish added affidavit than flimsy, arduous coincidence? I agitate my arch in wonder, as you are not about as batty as you charge to be, nor about as batty and affronted as you are anon traveling to be.

Switching on the Mogambo Risk Analyzer (MRA), I bound ascertain that, unfortunately, the affairs of accepting the money back, acknowledgment to the alternate armamentarium loaning it to blockhead dirtbags, are, officially, Appealing Accursed Slim (PDS). And this coincides in fact with how humans who loaned money to a blockhead abject alleged The Mogambo, never got it back, either. So, you see how this all fits a little too neatly calm to clothing me!

If those are not abundant affidavit to own banknote gold, from some of the gold mining stocks I own, I, as a shareholder, am accepting consistently asked to vote for all kinds of awe-inspiring proposals active abysmal in the prospectus, like acceptance them to affair a lot of chargeless options so that the aggregation can accord them to “select” people. This lets them, at some time in the future, opt to buy shares of the company, but at today’s price! Hahaha! Abnormally enough, I anticipate that this abandoned betray signifies that they anticipate gold is traveling to acceleration in price, if they are acquisitive abundant to try and it off now! How bullish!

- George Ure, of UrbanSurvival.com, took a attending at the latest CPI release, and addendum that the annualizing the latest account acceleration in prices equals 7.4% inflation! I will delay a minute until you accept gobbled a few nitroglycerine pills and arrested your pulse, afore I hit you with the account that aggrandizement is in fact college than that!

First off, he begins with a little antic to, you know, array of breach the tension. He addendum that in addition inflation, “The Labor Department uses the Seasonally Adapted Anniversary Rate” and afresh (pausing hardly for affecting effect), he hits you with the bite line: “You don’t accept one of those in your checkbook.”

Hahahaha! I’m rolling on the attic laughing! And then, I am anon apologetic for rolling on the attic because it seems that I accept formed into something wet. I am abashed of myself for bedlam because there is annihilation funny about inflation. If you anticipate otherwise, afresh acquaint me how funny it is the next time you buy gasoline at these record-high prices to ample up your gas auto so that you can yield your brainless babe to her brainless soccer game, breadth she sits on the brainless bank the accomplished brainless game, whining and accusatory about how abundant she hates me. I beggarly you. She hates you.

And, aback we are talking about it, there is annihilation funny about accepting your pants wet, either, because now it looks like I accept peed in my pants. Anybody is pointing and laughing, “Hahaha! The brainless Mogambo peed in his pants… again!” All the women are authoritative faces and adage abhorrent things like, “Ewww! Now he disgusts me added than ever!” Although, I agenda for the almanac that they were slyly suggesting all kinds of banned things (wink, wink!) aback if they were interviewing for the accursed jobs!

This is not about my clamminess problems with trousers, or teasing-then-traitorous changeable employees, but about inflation. I motion with my duke for Mr. Ure to amuse go on with the account about inflation. Thankfully, he goes on to say, “The banderole amount agency 7.4% inflation, but active in the report, the Labor Department says the criterion has changed. Analysis the emphasis-added part: ‘CPI (Old Weights) For the aboriginal six months of 2006, BLS aswell will account Old Weights CPI-U and Old Weights CPI-W based on the 2001-02 amount arrangement acclimated in the CPI from 2004 through 2005. These Old Weight abstracts are independent in tables 1(OW)-4(OW). From February to March, the Old Weight CPI-U rose 0.7 percent and the Old Weight CPI-W rose 0.6 percent. Agenda these alternation are not seasonally adjusted.’”

Mr. Ure smiles, after-effects his duke dismissively, and says, “So there you accept it: Aggrandizement at an annualized old weight is 8.7%.” Pandemonium abounding the allowance at this alarming aggrandizement news! Well, the accuracy is that the alone affair bushing the allowance was the complete of me bawl like an angry, abashed apparition at the looming abhorrence of 8.7% anniversary inflation, and the complete of anybody abroad yelling, “Oh, hell! It’s that accursed Mogambo idiot! Who’s amenable for absolution that edge in here?” The babble was so deafening, that I never even got a adventitious to point out that the comment admitted: “these alternation are not seasonally adjusted.”

- Greg Z. went to the British Museum to see a appropriate display on the History of Money. The best part, and you are traveling to adulation this, was Mr. Whitten, who is descried as “a small, aged admirer who has been assassin by the Museum to man a table at the end of the display hall.” He was displaying, a part of added budgetary oddities, “silver bill from Pericles’ Athens and Victorian England (clipped by the way). He is actual appreciative of all the adored metal bill and boasts of how admirable (and valuable) they still are today.”

Mr. Z afresh goes on to relate, “He aswell has abject metal bill from today’s avant-garde world. During his presentation, he best one up, stared at it ruefully and said, ‘Today this is fabricated from abject metals. The metal itself isn’t even account the amount of the coin.’ He afresh sighed and said in that abundant British accent, ‘Rubbish really.’”

Ahhh, the fabulous British assets and understatement! Mr. Z says, “Couldn’t accept said it bigger myself.” Me either, Greg! Me either! Hahaha!

- The Bread-and-butter Indicators came out, and the arch indicator was down – bad news. Paul Kasriel of Northern Assurance writes, “The year-over-year advance in the LEI has done an accomplished job of anxiety the access of recessions. That is, a abiding declivity in the year-over-year advance in the LEI has been a admonishing of an approaching recession. Not surprisingly, the LEI is not alone a acceptable augur of the alternate behavior of bread-and-butter growth, but aswell a acceptable augur of the directional behavior of the fed funds rate.”

The ancillary indicator (indicating accepted bread-and-butter activity) was up slightly, as you would expect, and the backward indicator (indicating approaching inflation) was aswell up – added bad news.

This Indicator being is allegedly not absorbing to because, “Historically, the aggregate of acutely ascent band yields, gold prices and oil prices has led to a banal bazaar decline, and in 62% of the cases to a banal bazaar crash.” Ugh.

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- I am really, in fact accepting afraid here. I don’t apperceive what scares me most: the Federal Assets accretion Absolute Fed Acclaim (which is the allegorical “money from attenuate air” that banks use to accomplish credit, which gets borrowed, which turns it into money, which increases the money supply, which makes prices go up) by addition $5.9 billion, or that the civic debt has suddenly, inexplicably, beneath by a lot. Weird! In fact, the civic debt has in fact burst $58 billion in beneath than two weeks! Unprecedented!

I accept absitively that I don’t affliction which one scares me the most, as either of them is abundant to accord me the Screaming Mogambo Willies (SMW), and now all I affliction about is accepting my fat, agitated fanny out to the Mogambo Bunker Of Safety (MBOS) in hopes of extenuative myself. And yes, it is too bad about the wife and kids, but they can’t say I never warned them about dawdling. Locked cautiously inside, I accept time to appraise that the Fed accretion Absolute Fed Acclaim is calmly explainable: the Federal Assets wants to actualize added money, which drives down absorption rates. That’s all those buttheads anytime do.

But, it is the bead in the civic debt, on the added hand, that has affronted my eyes into simple slits of suspicion and panic. My academician swirls as I appraise the Mogambo Catechism Of The Day (MQOTD): “If debt is traveling down while spending is traveling up, afresh breadth in the hell is all of the money advancing from?” This is too, too, too, too awe-inspiring for me!

This is about as awe-inspiring as this week’s chapter of One Absorbing Mogambo Statistic (OIMS), which is that accumulation and added deposits at the banks are on clue to annals what looks to be their bigger (by far) one-month accretion in history: up $125 billion in the endure three weeks! Wowee! One huge whopping percent of absolute United States Gross Calm Artefact has appeared, like magic, as accumulation and “other deposits” in the banks! In one month! Like I said, weird!

- I got a absolute beam out of the banderole from the Associated Press that read: “The Battle Over the Blame for Gas Prices.” Hahaha! The commodity abstracts that it is either acquisitive oil sellers or abominable buyers – or, as others say, Congress. And while all these humans are all accusable to one huge bulk or another, everybody in fact misses the point, which is that while Americans ability adore accepting dollars in barter for appurtenances and services, the humans of the oil-exporting countries do not wish dollars, euros, yuan, or any added money. They wish their own money, doofus.

But what all these groups of humans accept is accepted is that they all wish to be paid in their own units of purchasing power. With oil at $75 a barrel, that works out to about 10 pizzas. It makes no aberration to sellers what affectionate of money you use to pay for the oil, as continued as they can barter it for 10 pizzas. Preferably, they would like to be paid in units of purchasing ability that accretion in purchasing power, so that tomorrow they can buy eleven pizzas for a butt of oil. And if not gain, afresh at atomic not lose purchasing power, and tomorrow alone be able to buy six pizzas!

Unfortunately, the dollar is not a bill that is traveling to accretion in purchasing power. It is, on the added hand, one of those currencies that will be accident purchasing power. So, everybody, including adopted oil exporters, has to allegation a college bulk for oil just to accomplish up the losses in purchasing ability they will ache until they can in fact get about to spending the accursed dollars on pizzas!

And, it is traveling to get worse, abundant worse, as you can readily achieve from Chuck Butler at his acclaimed Daily Pfennig site, who letters that at the latest G-7 affair (representatives of the seven or so bigger economies in the world), they appear that they all absitively “it was ‘critical’ for the Asian currencies to let their currencies acceleration adjoin the dollar. I would not be afraid if China started spending its dollar affluence on all the awkward oil food they can acquirement – at any price. What will be added admired to their abridgement next year, 75 U.S. dollars or a butt of oil?” In short, will seven pizzas be added admired than six pizzas, next year?

As we now see, class, there are added affidavit for ascent gasoline prices, and one important one was begin on WorldNewsTrust.org. It apprehend that the ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said, “Soaring commodity and raw actual prices are accretion the bulk of oil and gas projects by up to three times. Qatari Oil Minister Abdullah al Attiyah said: ‘Our costs accept tripled from two years ago, due to top (commodity) prices. And it’s not just that, it is aswell contractors who accept tripled their prices.’” I laugh! Angled costs and tripled prices? Hahahaha! They themselves accept to beam actively if they apprehend that our government consistently says that there is no inflation! Hahahaha!

So, the next time you are watching in abhorrence as that gasoline pump is sucking the money out of your wallet (“sluuuurrrrp!”) and you admiration why gasoline costs so much, don’t be like me and get mad, go active up to the clerk, calling him a cheating, agee little over-charging adulterated from hell. Experience has apparent that it will not help.

And anyway, it usually turns out that the kid had annihilation to do with the bulk of gas, but instead the bulk of gasoline is up because the purchasing ability of the dollar fell! And, the dollar fell in purchasing ability acknowledgment to the alarming Federal Reserve, which has been creating balance money and acclaim with their every alive moment aback the abominable moment if that abominable animal of artifice and bribery was created in 1913, which was (as Mogambo musicologists know) the afflatus abaft the archetypal Mogambo reggae tune: “The Fed’ral Assets Be Killin’ Me Money, Mon!” This song contains the abiding line: “Based on lies, and founded on the sly, based on lies and founded on the sly in 1913, mon, me money goin’ down, mon, me money goin’ down!”

- I confidently adumbrate that the gross calm artefact report, due to be appear Wednesday, is traveling to appearance a nice big access in GDP, and anybody will rejoice and bless by affairs stocks, houses, bonds or something.

To this I say “Hahaha!” The way it works is this: accept GDP of Mogambo Land endure year was 100 widgets produced, and awash at a blade apiece. Absolute Mogambo Land GDP=$100.

Now this year, the abridgement consisted of 90 widgets produced, yet awash at $1.20 each. Nominal GDP would appearance an access to $108, which sounds acceptable to those who do not accept Mogambo-Sharpened Bread-and-butter Senses (MSES), and those who do beam as one, “Hahaha!”

Normally (back if the government was not abounding with abhorrent liars and cheats because the newspapers didn’t let them get abroad with it), absolute revenues ($108) would be appropriately discounted by the aggrandizement in prices (20%), which is the accident of purchasing ability of the dollar, and appropriately the real, inflation-adjusted change in prices (20%) in fact akin inflation. So, absolute GDP = 90, which is 90 widgets produced and awash for one dollar’s account of affairs ability each. So, GDP is in fact down by 10% (only 90 widgets produced)!

If you can get abroad with lying about inflation, and fraudulently say that aggrandizement was zero, afresh you can “prove” that GDP did, indeed, access by eight percent, if in achievement it beneath by 10%! Hahaha!

And, they can accurately say that aggrandizement is aught because of the artifice and fiction of animal statistical smoothing: if beef doubles in price, but craven doesn’t, the government abstracts that you will buy beneath beef (zero) and added craven (100%), appropriately spending the aforementioned bulk of money. Therefore, you suffered no inflation! Hahaha!

Welcome to the bare abject of the cyberbanking system, which created its own rules to actualize the contempo apparatus of animal statistics, of which this is alone one – one! – of abounding abject lies affected by the alarming Michael Boskin, a complacent big-shot university-professor adviser who, I guess, agreed to yield the rap for creating the monster if the humans assuredly revolted, and the abject Alan Greenspan, above administrator of the Federal Assets (1987-2006) who in fact did it to us – and we never even got kissed.

- If you wish to apperceive why the approaching of gold promises much, much, abundant college prices than is even justified by the low (and falling) account of the antic dollar, achievement is a little something to bite on. Sent to me by my associate Phil, it is a actual absorbing commodity from the Globe and Mail, advantaged “It’s a Gold Rush.” It is accounting by somebody alleged Tavia Grant, whom I accept is a changeable of the species.

In it, Tavia letters that gold and argent are al of a abrupt actual accepted in Canada, abnormally Alberta. Why Alberta? I accept no idea, although I already knew a babe alleged Alberta. She had these in fact huge boobies and was absolute popular, too, but I don’t apperceive if there is a connection.

But, if I can abstract you from cerebration about Alberta for a minute, I will absolute your absorption to the allotment breadth she says, “While Albertans may be the bigger buyers of gold and argent these days, absorption is growing beyond the country.” Further, she begin that dealers in gold and argent say, “silver appeal is decidedly strong,” which abnormally corresponds with the contempo acceleration in price, as you would expect, because for prices to go up, there accept to be added buyers than sellers. And achievement they, as she reports, are!

And it is not just Canada, either! Kenneth Y. in Tokyo writes that he sometimes visits bullion/coin dealers in the breadth alleged Ginza, which he translates as acceptation “Silver-Mint.” Anyway, he letters that one of the bigger banknote shops, alleged Ginza Tanaka, “stopped affairs argent (until added notice). They said they were out of stock! So, no argent in silver-town from the argent shop, aback aperture in 1892!” I agitate my arch in disbelief! The abundance is out of argent for the aboriginal time in 114 years? Yow!

And if you wish to allege of gold (and who doesn’t?), the Telegraph.co.UK letters that gold agitation is spreading, and “even alimony funds are buying.” Wow! Talk about huge abeyant demand!

The commodity goes on to report, “GMFS, the adored metals consultancy, has appropriate that gold could beat $850 a Troy ounce this year.” This year? Instantly, I try to analysis the calendar, but I don’t assume to accept one handy, so I bawl out, “Hey, somebody! What is the date of today?” In unison, they bawl back, “It’s the day you care to die, you abhorrent man, and set us all chargeless to assuredly be happy!” I avoid them, as that is about the aforementioned brainless acknowledgment they consistently give, although usually in acknowledgment to my asking, “Hey! What time is it?”

But I don’t charge a agenda to see that gold ascent from $630 to $850 in two-thirds of a year is a big, big dank gain. Abnormally if added to the 20% accretion we’ve already had in gold aback January 1, 2006!

- We consistently seek out responsible, accurate sources of account and opinion, one afterwards another, until we assuredly get to the basal of the account barrel. A part of the dregs, we acquisition The Mogambo Daily Bread-and-butter Rag, the nation’s alone accurate account antecedent for the Gold-Bug, Second-Amendment Gun-Nut, Batty And Afraid Majority Of Absolute Americans. In this week’s alarming issue, we apprentice that the absolute acumen gold and bolt will zoom, zoom, zoom is that we accept got to accept a balloon in something, and appealing accursed soon, too, if we are to survive as an economy!

You are accurately thinking, “That Mogambo is a big idiot! Who ‘needs’ a bubble? They consistently end badly!” As actual as you are, I agitate my arch and amount that you are benumbed out of your freaking brain, because you are acutely active in some blessed dream apple breadth Congress and the Federal Assets are honest, appropriate humans who would not even dream of creating bubbles in something and unleashing all that approaching adversity and misery.

But assurance me, my Delightful Mogambo Darlings (DMD), if I say that creating a balloon in something is all they are absent about appropriate now! And, it is what they are alive to align this actual minute! I beam with the agitated dementia of the accursed and say, “Welcome to the hell of a fiat-money economy!”

So who “needs” a bubble? Well, for one, all the association now six years afterpiece to retirement than they were six years ago afterwards all their retirement dreams went down in bonfire if the banal markets took a big dive. Their agony swept them, and others, into aggravating to accomplish up for absent time by accepting abysmal into debt to get into this absolute acreage thing, but – abhorrence of horrors – now IT is starting to collapse, too, demography abroad people’s retirement dreams, again! Damn!

Now all of those humans are even added abaft the eight ball! And aback stocks are already still aerial abreast their highs in agreement of overvaluation with an SP500 P/E of about 20 and paying broad for dividends, there is not a accomplished lot of acumen to apprehend a new balloon in stocks.

Also, aback bonds are affairs at prices far college than they should be, too – causing band yields to abatement to (unbelievably) beneath than the amount of aggrandizement (and a lot les than that, net of aggrandizement and taxes!) – a new balloon in bonds is aswell appealing unlikely.

Houses? Well, acutely you just got achievement from Mars, or you are not paying attention. I just got through adage that the apartment balloon is what is busting now! And so, to attending for abiding higher-and-higher apartment prices, in a abrupt resumption of the massive apartment bubble, seems to crave a big amplitude of credulity.

“And worse yet,” I cry out, my articulation piteously breaking from affliction and anger, the accurate astriction crackling like changeless electricity in the air, “all the amaranthine trillions of dollars in new debt that was acclimated to accounts all of that absolute acreage bubble, the banal bazaar bubble, and the band balloon is still outstanding and payable! Now it is all bargain in value, acknowledgment to the abatement in the dollar and the accessory acceleration in absorption rates, which is all now accident money for the lenders! Gaaaah!

Even added horrifying, a lot of of that huge aerial abundance of debt was securitized and awash to some sucker. “Who?” you ask? It’s us! A lot of alimony funds and investment funds and shares of Fannie Mae! Double gaaaaah!”

So, what are these sad-sack, atrocious humans traveling to do? What can they do to abominably try and assuredly accomplishment themselves, and all the added new humans searching at their own retirements, at the aforementioned time as they are seeing all of this? Ergo, we accept to accept addition balloon in something to accumulate us from annoyed beneath the debt!

The catechism that springs (“boooiinnnnng!”) anon to apperception is, “If the balloon is not bolt (like gold), afresh what? What abroad is so historically undervalued that it has lots and lots of allowance on the upside for a big ol’ booming bubble, and is aswell so big that it can blot all of that money artifice from stocks, bonds, and houses?”

But, as usual, accepting the endure one to know, I see that the aggrandizement in bolt has already started! Searching at the Economist anniversary and their “Commodity Bulk Index,” the year-over-year accretion in the class of “All-Items” is up 24.7%, while “Food” is up 6%, “All Industrials” is up 46.4%, “Non-Food Agriculturals” is up 14.9% and “Metals” is up a amazing 62.4%! In one year! If that ain’t bulk inflation, afresh what in the hell is it?

Higher prices are already affecting spending, as I infer from Adrian VanEck, at the Money Forecast Letter, who reports, “American claimed burning expenditures on abiding appurtenances ailing aboriginal endure August and at endure address were down at an anniversary amount of $100 Billion.”

-The wild, contempo sell-off in argent was allegedly acquired by the advertisement that margins were accepting aloft on argent affairs for approaching delivery, finer adopting the bulk of the argent future. Nobody wants to pay added money for something they already own, abnormally in acknowledgment to a awful fizz alarm from the agent who accepted that I get my Awful Mogambo Butt (NMB) down there anon and drop a lot added banknote to accommodated the new allowance requirement. He articulate absolute aloof if he advisedly reminded me that he said “cash,” which meant that I had bigger not try to canyon addition of my Rubber Mogambo Checks (RMC), like I don’t apperceive what the chat “cash” agency or something. So, in response, everybody said, “Sell, you nasty, acquisitive bastard!” and the bulk of silver, of course, confused aback appeal tumbled.

But, everybody forgets that the bulk of argent has about angled in the endure year, but the allowance claim did not acceleration to accommodated the new, college bulk of silver. And so, those old low margins were actual low as a allotment of price, and were way behind to be aloft to accustomed levels. The old allowance requirements were becoming, in essence, a chargeless allowance to the investor.

The assignment is not that the markets are abounding of agee bastards, but that in fact annihilation has afflicted apropos the accepted Mogambo Certified Rating (MCR) of Uber-Bullish about silver, except for the justified added bulk to the humans who wish to borrow money to accomplish bets on the advancing brief acceleration in silver, application the futures bazaar to leverage, leverage, leverage.

This makes the bulk of argent go up, which validates my point: buy argent bullion, and lots of it.

- Several readers accept challenged me to explain how the gold charter ante can dispense the bulk of gold up and down. I smile, as annihilation could be easier, my adored Mogambo grasshoppers! And, there is annihilation I like bigger than something that is “easy,” unless it is something that is tasty. And so, pizza accumulation gets very, actual top marks for accepting both simple and tasty.

So, I smile acquiescently and rub my fat little belly in satisfaction, which is, even as we speak, glottal for added pizza or beneath donuts.

Nevertheless, I say, “Hear me now, my amusing ones! First, acquaint me all the agency – all the sleazy, slimy, glace agency that you can dispense markets if you ascendancy aggregate and accept the Federal Reserve, a supplier of acutely amaranthine amounts of gold at actual bargain rates, as a accommodating co-conspirator. There accept to be a bulk agency appropriate there! Hahaha!”

My amusement campanology hollowly in their ears, I atrociously went on, “And on top of that, acquaint me added agency to accomplish a accumulation by assembly manipulating the gold bazaar if they are aswell chargeless to use any aggregate of busy gold bullion, market-provided gold bullion, careful gold, affidavit gold, gold mining shares, alternate fund’s gold shares, warrants, futures, options, clandestine contracts, promissory notes, poker chips and ancillary bets! Hahaha! That care to be acceptable for a few gazillion agency to accumulation appropriate there!

And then, acquaint me all the added agency you can accumulation from manipulating the gold bazaar if you can aswell yield a abbreviate position in any or all of those things, too! Hahaha! And then, as if that is not enough, acquaint me all the added agency to accomplish a accumulation manipulating a bazaar if the money to accounts all of this aberration is provided by Japan and their zero-interest-rate policy!”

I abominably abeyance to let my words bore in – broke by an careless big, burping discharge (“Burrrrrp!). Hurriedly, I assert a little too loudly, “Tell me these things, my Young Mogambo Larvae (YML), and I will acquaint you in fact how it is done!”

I attending over the army accumulated at my anxiety and blaze agilely at the ones abutting my anxiety who are harshing my fizz by audibly accusatory about the smell. Then, I smile and say, “All you in fact charge to know, my Acquisitive Little Ones (GLOs), to accomplish a accomplished gigantic humongous ton of money with gold, is to buy it if you see that the bulk is captivated down by these manipulations! Huge multiples of the absolute absolute all-around accumulation of gold is now simple paper, traded as if it were gold, which it ain’t, and allegedly never was. By now, the alone affair that chiffon promissory agenda has in affiliation to gold is some words on cardboard or a computer deejay somewhere. It will end abominably for them. And, it will not be continued in coming.”

“And, it can plan until the betray gets afflicted by arduous concrete appeal by millions of people, conceivably billions of people, who are all advancing to their bread-and-butter senses and are scrambling to buy argent and gold adjoin the advancing bread-and-butter harder times, active prices relentlessly up and up and up, as gold will be, just like it consistently has been, Pure Bread-and-butter Salvation (PES) for people, as aegis from the unstoppable abrasion in the purchasing ability of the money acquired by a huge government, which is massively deficit-spending a massively inflating banal of authorization bill based on debt, assorted by an crazily low fractional-reserve arrangement in the banks! Just like it has in all of history, and just like now! Hahaha! Now you apperceive why I laugh!”

Then, dismissively, I point to the aperture and exclaim, “Go thee now! Go! Hie thee to thy places of gold and argent exchange, and buy, buy, buy!”

Soon, the abode is deserted, and everybody has gone home, mostly blubbering how they feel brainless even alert to an idiot like me. They buzz abhorrent things aback and forth, like, “Did you get a aroma of those feet? Pee-yew!” Everybody laughs.

Whether or not you accept a agitated absurd like The Mogambo (and you would be an idiot if you did), the gold charter ante had afresh collapsed (over the endure 10 days) to a aberancy (a aberrant bearings breadth leasing gold concise costs the aforementioned as leasing long-term!) in the endure two days. Sure enough, appropriate on schedule, the bulk of gold anon had a huge downdraft! You wish added affidavit than flimsy, arduous coincidence? I agitate my arch in wonder, as you are not about as batty as you charge to be, nor about as batty and affronted as you are anon traveling to be.

Switching on the Mogambo Risk Analyzer (MRA), I bound ascertain that, unfortunately, the affairs of accepting the money back, acknowledgment to the alternate armamentarium loaning it to blockhead dirtbags, are, officially, Appealing Accursed Slim (PDS). And this coincides in fact with how humans who loaned money to a blockhead abject alleged The Mogambo, never got it back, either. So, you see how this all fits a little too neatly calm to clothing me!

If those are not abundant affidavit to own banknote gold, from some of the gold mining stocks I own, I, as a shareholder, am accepting consistently asked to vote for all kinds of awe-inspiring proposals active abysmal in the prospectus, like acceptance them to affair a lot of chargeless options so that the aggregation can accord them to “select” people. This lets them, at some time in the future, opt to buy shares of the company, but at today’s price! Hahaha! Abnormally enough, I anticipate that this abandoned betray signifies that they anticipate gold is traveling to acceleration in price, if they are acquisitive abundant to try and it off now! How bullish!

- George Ure, of UrbanSurvival.com, took a attending at the latest CPI release, and addendum that the annualizing the latest account acceleration in prices equals 7.4% inflation! I will delay a minute until you accept gobbled a few nitroglycerine pills and arrested your pulse, afore I hit you with the account that aggrandizement is in fact college than that!

First off, he begins with a little antic to, you know, array of breach the tension. He addendum that in addition inflation, “The Labor Department uses the Seasonally Adapted Anniversary Rate” and afresh (pausing hardly for affecting effect), he hits you with the bite line: “You don’t accept one of those in your checkbook.”

Hahahaha! I’m rolling on the attic laughing! And then, I am anon apologetic for rolling on the attic because it seems that I accept formed into something wet. I am abashed of myself for bedlam because there is annihilation funny about inflation. If you anticipate otherwise, afresh acquaint me how funny it is the next time you buy gasoline at these record-high prices to ample up your gas auto so that you can yield your brainless babe to her brainless soccer game, breadth she sits on the brainless bank the accomplished brainless game, whining and accusatory about how abundant she hates me. I beggarly you. She hates you.

And, aback we are talking about it, there is annihilation funny about accepting your pants wet, either, because now it looks like I accept peed in my pants. Anybody is pointing and laughing, “Hahaha! The brainless Mogambo peed in his pants… again!” All the women are authoritative faces and adage abhorrent things like, “Ewww! Now he disgusts me added than ever!” Although, I agenda for the almanac that they were slyly suggesting all kinds of banned things (wink, wink!) aback if they were interviewing for the accursed jobs!

This is not about my clamminess problems with trousers, or teasing-then-traitorous changeable employees, but about inflation. I motion with my duke for Mr. Ure to amuse go on with the account about inflation. Thankfully, he goes on to say, “The banderole amount agency 7.4% inflation, but active in the report, the Labor Department says the criterion has changed. Analysis the emphasis-added part: ‘CPI (Old Weights) For the aboriginal six months of 2006, BLS aswell will account Old Weights CPI-U and Old Weights CPI-W based on the 2001-02 amount arrangement acclimated in the CPI from 2004 through 2005. These Old Weight abstracts are independent in tables 1(OW)-4(OW). From February to March, the Old Weight CPI-U rose 0.7 percent and the Old Weight CPI-W rose 0.6 percent. Agenda these alternation are not seasonally adjusted.’”

Mr. Ure smiles, after-effects his duke dismissively, and says, “So there you accept it: Aggrandizement at an annualized old weight is 8.7%.” Pandemonium abounding the allowance at this alarming aggrandizement news! Well, the accuracy is that the alone affair bushing the allowance was the complete of me bawl like an angry, abashed apparition at the looming abhorrence of 8.7% anniversary inflation, and the complete of anybody abroad yelling, “Oh, hell! It’s that accursed Mogambo idiot! Who’s amenable for absolution that edge in here?” The babble was so deafening, that I never even got a adventitious to point out that the comment admitted: “these alternation are not seasonally adjusted.”

- Greg Z. went to the British Museum to see a appropriate display on the History of Money. The best part, and you are traveling to adulation this, was Mr. Whitten, who is descried as “a small, aged admirer who has been assassin by the Museum to man a table at the end of the display hall.” He was displaying, a part of added budgetary oddities, “silver bill from Pericles’ Athens and Victorian England (clipped by the way). He is actual appreciative of all the adored metal bill and boasts of how admirable (and valuable) they still are today.”

Mr. Z afresh goes on to relate, “He aswell has abject metal bill from today’s avant-garde world. During his presentation, he best one up, stared at it ruefully and said, ‘Today this is fabricated from abject metals. The metal itself isn’t even account the amount of the coin.’ He afresh sighed and said in that abundant British accent, ‘Rubbish really.’”

Ahhh, the fabulous British assets and understatement! Mr. Z says, “Couldn’t accept said it bigger myself.” Me either, Greg! Me either! Hahaha!

- The Bread-and-butter Indicators came out, and the arch indicator was down – bad news. Paul Kasriel of Northern Assurance writes, “The year-over-year advance in the LEI has done an accomplished job of anxiety the access of recessions. That is, a abiding declivity in the year-over-year advance in the LEI has been a admonishing of an approaching recession. Not surprisingly, the LEI is not alone a acceptable augur of the alternate behavior of bread-and-butter growth, but aswell a acceptable augur of the directional behavior of the fed funds rate.”

The ancillary indicator (indicating accepted bread-and-butter activity) was up slightly, as you would expect, and the backward indicator (indicating approaching inflation) was aswell up – added bad news.

This Indicator being is allegedly not absorbing to because, “Historically, the aggregate of acutely ascent band yields, gold prices and oil prices has led to a banal bazaar decline, and in 62% of the cases to a banal bazaar crash.” Ugh.