Entries by Daniel Lacalle

Gold Prices Rise as the Dollar Slowly Dies

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

The money supply is rising again, and persistent price inflation is not a surprise. Price inflation occurs when the amount of currency increases significantly above private sector demand. For investors, the worst decision in this environment of monetary destruction is to invest in sovereign bonds and keep cash. The government’s destruction of the purchasing power of the […]

Why the US Debt Is Unsustainable and Is Destroying the Middle Class

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

In a recent tweet, a talented financial analyst and investor stated: “The “debt is unsustainable” narrative has been around for 40 years plus. What’s astonishing to me is how the people who push this narrative never ask themselves, “Why has it been sustainable for so long?”. There is a widespread idea that the fiscal imbalances […]

The Truth About Bidenomics: More Debt, More Inflation

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Estimates of United States growth have improved but remain massively below the Federal Reserve projections. After the largest monetary and fiscal stimulus in recent years, growth remains well below trend, and debt is significantly higher. It is interesting to hear Janet Yellen say that “trickle-down economics did not work” when this is the failed trickle-down: […]

Crowding Out: The Fed May Be Killing the Private Sector to Save the Government

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet reached its all-time high in May 2022. Since then, it was supposed to drop at a steady pace and shed three trillion US dollars by 2024. The normalization of monetary policy was built on the idea of a soft landing for the economy. However, the Fed may be killing the […]