Inflation fears have risen over the past few weeks. With the amount of new money in circulation up by 25-30 percent over the past year due to the pandemic chasing about the same amount of goods and services, it’s a classic recipe for inflation.
But the lockdowns also created big shifts in consumer trends, which in turn have created a number of supply chain issues. From toilet paper last year to gasoline this year, shortages can drive up prices faster than money creation can either.
One big jump in prices amidst these supply chain issues? Container shipping fees. It’s gone from beyond $4,000 per forty-food equivalent unit to $8,000 to $10,000. Rising transportation costs threaten to raise the prices of any goods that haven’t risen yet. That could lead to stagflation, where we see inflation continue to wreak havoc on a slowly-growing economy.
Now here’s the rest of the news:
Welcome to the Black Bow Economy –Emily Stewart, Vox
The pandemic economy has been strange and unpredictable from the get-go. Anyone who says they know exactly what’s happening? They’re lying… [Read Here]
War Of Words Over Inflation Stirs Questions for the Fed –Judy Shelton, AIER
What’s missing in the debate over whether the inflation number itself is alarming as a bellwether is the larger question of government competence in steering the economy… [Read Here]
May 21, 2020
In the Fed minutes on Wednesday, nothing really new was divined about the Fed or the economy. They stand prepared to buy anything and the economy is a shell of its former self. Got it. Investors are goal-seeking to find a way to buy.
For example, rates are going to remain low for a long time because of a weak economy, and so it makes today’s price look more attractive. Sometimes the irrationality of the market continues much longer than bears can stand, but the trillions at the Fed’s disposal has to go somewhere.
Gold currently at $1,757.02, silver at $17.49
Pandemic Bills Are So Big That Only Money-Printing Can Pay Them… AND… The biggest names in finance are coming around to a view that seemed unlikely a few weeks ago. Stocks are vasily over-valued.
May 21, 2019
Six Things You Need To Focus On!
I wanted to share 6 areas that I think are key to focus on to make you feel healthier.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Shockingly, it’s estimated that 3 out of 4 Americans are walking around chronically dehydrated. This is bad, bad news considering that water makes up 60 – 70% of your body and affects every corner of health and well-being — including metabolism, detoxification, digestion, inflammation, appearance, and cognitive function to name a few. The solution? Drink at least 8 – 12 eight-ounce glasses of water per day.
Fill nutritional gaps with a multivitamin. Like we’ve talked about before, a high-quality multivitamin is like a nutrition insurance policy to make sure that you are getting all the valuable micronutrients you need on a daily basis. After all, experts agree that there is a nutritional gap between today’s diet and what is required for optimal health, and researchers concur that everyone should be taking a daily multivitamin because it offers safe, simple micronutrient insurance.
Stock your kitchen with all the best tools. This isn’t as sexy as other fat-burning and metabolism-boosting tips, but if you truly want to eat healthy consistently, you need to make sure you have all the tools you’ll need to prepare meats at home. For cutting boards, choose wood over plastic. For pots, pans, and other storage containers, using glass, ceramic, and stainless steel are the best options with the least toxicants. Other essentials include a pressure cooker and/or slow cooker, blender, and good knives — although we could make a case for about a dozen other kitchen gadgets.
Choose a workout routine and find an accountability partner. Surely you’ve heard the saying if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Well, that holds true for your fitness regimen as well. Make sure you have a progressive exercise program that’s appropriate for your fitness level and experience and conducive to your goals. Also, find an accountability partner — a trainer, friend, spouse, or fellow gym goer — to help keep you on track and to help push yourself.
Know your temptations and aiternatives to satisfy them. Despite the best-laid plans and good intentions, temptations will strike. Identify any triggers that you can — time of day, emotions, stress, people, places, etc. — and prepare contingency plans. One of the biggest keys to overcoming tempta-tion is mindfulness. Don’t rely on will power alone. Come up with solutions. Have healthy snacks handy. Practice meditation and deep breathing. Work on distraction techniques (call a friend, write a thank you note, read a book, take a walk).
Commit to a consistent self-care routine. No matter what you do, make time and space for yourself and a self-care routine. It’s not selfish. Investing in yourself means you can serve others more effec-tively and genuinely. There’s no one-size-fits-all self-care routine. Consider a gratitude journal, medi-tation, yoga, booking a message, taking a walk, sitting in the sauna, or sunbathing. Whatever floats your boat and fills up your tank is what’s best!
Earlier above we touched on “nutritional gaps”. If you need help with this, then you gotta check out this “Super-Food“…
- 10 TIMES the Vitamin A of Carrots
- 12 TIMES the Vitamin C of Oranges
- 17 TIMES the Calcium of Milk
- 15 TIMES the Potassium of Bananas
- 25 TIMES the iron of Spinach
- 9 TIMES the Protein of Yogurt
To better health … yours and mine!