Is The Fed Creating A Deeper Recession Than Necessary? | Axel Merk


We still live in an era where the markets hang on every word uttered by the Federal Reserve and its chairman Jerome Powell.

Last week saw the Fed raise the Federal Funds Rate by a quarter percent, as was expected.

Then Jerome Powell spoke and the markets immediately started spiking higher, which very likely was not what he was hoping for.

For several quarters now, the Fed has been locked in a game of chicken with the markets, who expect the Fed to reverse policy substantially sooner than Jerome Powell is trying to guide the public.

Who’s like to be

proven right — the markets or the Fed?

For perspective, we welcome back one of the best Fed-watchers we know, Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Investments back to the program.

Debt Crisis To Trigger Hard Landing & Painful Recession? | Gordon Long


The US has a debt problem. It has grown its debt far faster than the national income for decades.

Over time, this has ballooned the annual fees in interest that the US must pay to service its debt. And the recent sharp increase in interest rates is only making these debt service payments more onerous.

To add insult to injury, America has once again hit the limit of its debt ceiling. Until that get raised — which we all know will require months of political theatre — the situation will only become more dire.

What will the repercussions be? How

are things likely to get resolved? And what impact will it all have on the markets?

To answers these questions, we welcome market analyst Gordon Long back to the program.

Anger At The Wealth Gap To Boil Over As Recession Hits? | Peter Atwater


While we often focus on the hard numbers & data when analyzing the economy & financial markets, we have to remember that these systems are ultimately driven by humans.

Which means price behavior is a function of behavioral factors like sentiment and confidence.

Today, we’re fortunate to speak with Peter Atwater, adjunct professor of economics at William & Mary College.

Peter is a top expert in how changes in confidence consistently and predictably impact investor preferences, decisions and actions.

In this video he shares what his key confidence indicators are telling him about the prospects for 2023.