Biden Says US Economy Is ‘Strong as Hell’ — White House Claims the President ‘Has Done the Work’ to Fix Inflation

U.S. President Joe Biden has been criticized for stating that the U.S. economy is “strong as hell” as inflation rises to a 40-year high. Meanwhile, the White House claims that Biden understands and “has done the work” to fix the inflation issue. Joe Biden Believes the U.S. Economy Is ‘Strong as Hell’ President Joe Biden was criticized on social media Monday for stating over the weekend that the U.S. economy is “strong as hell.” Responding to a reporter’s question Saturday about whether he had any worry about the strength of…

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As Biden Drains the SPR Down to 1984 Levels, Chinese State Media Claims US Dollar ‘Is Once Again the World’s Problem’

Two days ago, U.S. president Joe Biden was criticized for claiming inflation in America hasn’t increased during the past few months. “I’m telling the American people that we’re going to get control of inflation,” Biden stressed during his “60 Minutes” interview that aired on Sunday night. Amid Biden’s claims, ahead of the next Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday, the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) crept up to the 110.776 region. Meanwhile, a recent report published by CCP-backed Global Times is pressing for de-dollarization as the U.S. dollar’s rise “might be the…

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‘A Dangerous Looking Moment in Global Economics’ — Veteran Investor Jeremy Grantham Warns S&P 500 Could Plunge Another 26%

Jeremy Grantham, the co-founder of the Boston-based asset management firm Grantham, Mayo, & van Otterloo (GMO) believes Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) could drop another 26% during the next 12 months, according to statements the veteran investor made last week. The GMO co-founder detailed his bearish sentiment by mentioning he’s shorting junk bonds and the Nasdaq Composite as well. GMO Co-Founder Says ‘Deterioration in Fundamentals’ Is Shocking — ‘Central Banks Will Be Spooked, They’ll Do What They Can, Maybe’ The investor and GMO co-founder Jeremy Grantham’s stock market outlook…

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Bitcoin Price Outlook for September

Almost ten days into September, market volume in bitcoin has started rising, as traders return to action following the summer break. As volume returns, so does volatility, with this week showing both high levels of bullish and bearish sentiment in the token. Looking forward to the remainder of the month, the main question is undoubtedly whether either of these can prevail, or will price consolidation continue for another month. Current Market Status Last Friday saw the release of August’s non-farm payrolls (NFP). Which showed that 315,000 jobs were added to…

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Powell Says Fed’s Battle With Inflation Will Bring ‘Some Pain,’ After Insisting Last Year Elevated Inflation Is ‘Likely to Prove Temporary’

On Friday, Jerome Powell spoke at the annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium and the Federal Reserve chair explained that the U.S. central bank is focused on fighting the country’s red-hot inflation. Powell stressed at the event that strict monetary policy is necessary, and his commentary hinted that the Fed won’t hit the brakes on monetary tightening until inflation is tamed. Fed Chair Jerome Powell Says US Central Bank’s Inflation Policy Could Bring ‘Some Pain to Households and Businesses’ Jerome Powell had a lot to say on Friday while the Fed’s…

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Proposals for New Common Currency Resonate in Latam, to Undermine US Dollar Dependency

Two new proposals for a new common currency to be established in Latam have been made recently. Former Brazilian president and candidate Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva mentioned the idea in May, and the president of the Colombian Congress, Roy Barreras, mentioned the same idea during the inauguration of president Gustavo Petro earlier this month. The idea behind this would be to lessen the dependence of the region on the US dollar. Lula and Barreras Propose Latam Common Currency The proposal for a new common currency to be…

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July’s CPI Report Shows US Inflation Cooling — Critics Say ‘US Government’s Formula Understates the Actual Rise in Prices’

After last June’s inflation report published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) reflected a 9.1% year-over-year increase, July’s CPI data has come in lower with a year-over-year increase of 8.5%. Economists polled by media publications estimated that July’s CPI data would print 8.7%, however, July’s core CPI, the government’s broadest measure of inflation, remained the same as June. CPI Report Shows Inflation in the US May Have Peaked, Stocks, Cryptos, and Precious Metals Jump Higher The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq, S&P…

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The Fed Is ‘Resolute’ on Hiking Interest Rates, Tightening Monetary Policy to Tame Inflation — Gold and Stocks Sink

Several reports detail that U.S. Federal Reserve officials are resolute on tightening monetary policy and increasing the federal funds rate until inflation in America is alleviated. Chicago Fed president Charles Evans explained on Tuesday that the central bank would likely keep up the larger than usual rate hikes until inflation is remedied. The Fed Is ‘Nowhere Near’ Done When It Comes to Tighter Policy, Central Bank Has Not Seen a ‘Turn in Inflation’ The Federal Reserve is in a predicament as inflation in America is the highest its been since…

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US Personal Consumption Expenditures Tap Record Highs, Stanford Economist Says Fed Should Increase Rates Above 9%

On July 29, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on America’s personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index for the month of June, and the figure saw the largest 12-month increase since 1982. On the same day, Stanford University’s senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of economics, John Cochrane, said the Federal Reserve should increase rates above 9% to tame inflation. PCE Price Index Increased 4.8 Percent From One Year Ago The U.S. economy continues to look gloomy every time a new economic report or data is released…

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Bitcoin is now in its longest-ever ‘extreme fear’ period

Bitcoin (BTC) may have avoided fresh losses since falling to $17,600 last month, but the sentiment is on the floor. Now, one classic crypto market mood gauge is showing just how long and hard the average investor has suffered. 70 days of “extreme fear” While crypto market sentiment was already “comparable to funeral” before the start of 2022, the subsequent price drawdown in Bitcoin and altcoins produced cold feet like never before. This has now been quantified by the Crypto Fear & Greed Index, a tool that takes multiple sources…

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