- Fed statement released; they will keep rates on hold until late in the year.
- After statement the US dollar tumbles and gold and silver rise.
- BNP Paribas fined $246 million over currency manipulation.
- Clive Maund (precious metals market analyst) issues a buy alert on silver.
Billionaire investor and founder of Oak Tree Capital Howard Marks shared a Bubble Checklist to make it easier for investors to find out if we are in fact in bubble territory.
New York Times article this week was the first to comment on this year’s 2017 Argyle Tender. They write that the viewing for the Argyle Tender has begun. It is a very small buying group of very large investors and that prices may reach in excess of 1 million per carat.
If inflation is more money chasing the same about of goods we should see the price of goods rise. Unless companies make those goods smaller and charge the same. Welcome to shrinkflation. Serving goods in smaller packages. How long can serving up less to customers while charging the same before customers rebel? Here is an article from The BBC shows 2,529 products have been reduced in size.