Gold’s Popularity Could Rise In 2022

An illustration of gold ingots and future investment graph getty In 2021, gold looks like a nonstarter. It has drifted down ~6% even as inflation has sped up ~6%. Is it unpopular for a reason? Not necessarily. Instead, it’s probably the result of investors focusing on other, popular investments. Disclosure: Author holds Newmont Corporation and…

Reactions To Rising Inflation Have Begun

Fed Chair Jerome Powell appears before the Senate Banking Committee July 15 (Photo by Win … [+] McNamee/Getty Images) Getty Images Inflation reality is biting, and consumers are noticing. Such an environment has been absent for years, so it’s time for investors to shift gears – and act. Inflation uptrends are unlike all other economic…

Federal Reserve Can’t Keep Markets Afloat Without Interruption, Billionaire Howard Marks Says

Topline The idea that the Federal Reserve can continue to boost the U.S. economic recovery and stock market rally without interruption is “too good to be true,” especially amid “well-founded” fears about rising inflation, billionaire investor Howard Marks said in a new investor letter on Tuesday. The famed investor discussed inflation and central bank policy…

2021 Imprudence Versus 1981 Wisdom

Inflation fighting 40 years ago – President Ronald Reagan, Secretary of the Treasury Donald Regan … [+] (center) and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker (right), were masterminding the war against runaway inflation Bettmann Archive Here we go again. The strategy of money expansion, governmental deficit spending and rising prices looking deceptively wise and good…