Friday, January 21, 2022

Another Major Shortage Alert: The Florida Orange Crop In 2022 Will Be The Smallest Since World War II

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Over the past couple of years, we have been hit by one thing after another.  Whenever it seems like things may be calming down, another crisis suddenly erupts, and as a result a lot of Americans have developed a really bad case of “crisis fatigue” at this point.  According to Google, crisis fatigue is “a burnout response to prolonged exposure to unexpected and stressful events”. Perhaps you can identify with that definition because it sounds exactly like what you are experiencing. Unfortunately, the truth is that what we have been through so far is just the beginning.  As I have been warning for years, as “the perfect storm” gets rolling it is just going to keep getting worse and worse.

Could Gold Shine in 2022 Despite the Fed’s Proposed Inflation Fight?

by Peter Schiff, Schiff Gold:

Despite an inflationary freight train, gold struggled to gain ground in 2021 as the markets fixated on the Federal Reserve and the possibility of tighter monetary policy to fight inflation. Will gold continue to fight headwinds in 2022 as the Fed launches its “inflation fight,” raises rates and possibly begins to shrink its balance sheet? Or could gold shine in 2022 despite the Fed’s feckless inflation fight?

Fidelity Triggers Frenzy Among Gold Investors with This Announcement

from Birch Gold Group:

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Why Fidelity International thinks gold may be the “surprise asset of 2022,” how much will gold really be tested by rate hikes? and an update on the surge in contract demand for gold.

Fidelity advises gold exposure to counteract inflation

Fidelity International recently dove into an issue we’re grappling with every day: food, gas, rent, everything is getting more expensive. Though we’re most interested in how that affects us here in the U.S., nations around the world have been recording their highest inflation in decades.

FOR CANADA THIS IS DEADLY FOR ITS FOOD SUPPLY AND IN THE USA DEADLY FOR LACK OF COMMODITIES

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

GOLD PRICE DOWN $3.25 TO $1812.60 BUT SILVER SHINES UP 51 CENTS TO $23.43//GOLD STANDING FOR JANUARY RISES TO 14.93 TONNES HAVING WITNESSED A MASSIVE 80,800 OZ QUEUE JUMP//SILVER ALSO HAS A 20,000 OZ QUEUE JUMP//COVID COMMENTARIES/VACCINE MANDATES/IVERMECTIN UPDATE/VACCINE MANDATE: DJOKO DEPORTED//CANADA GOVERNMENT INITIATIES ITS VACCINE MANDATE FOR TRUCKERS WITH THE USA SET TO BEGIN THAT MANDATE ON JAN 24: FOR CANADA THIS IS DEADLY FOR ITS FOOD SUPPLY AND IN THE USA DEADLY FOR LACK OF COMMODITIES

Bruce C: The Fed Is Getting Just What It Wants

by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:

Sometimes the best thing about a blog post is the comments it generates. That’s frequently true on DollarCollapse, especially when friend-of-the-site Bruce C is doing the commenting. Here, in the first of what will hopefully become a series (under Bruce’s byline), are a couple of representative examples:

“What If The Rest Of The World Tightens And The U.S. Doesn’t?” — December 19

Bruce C: Well, considering that the question really is about how the financial markets would respond it’s hard to predict given how flaky and confused everyone seems to be. However, if I had to guess, I’d say the response would be exactly what the Fed wants: Money would move out of Treasuries and into the debt “assets” in the higher interest rate countries. That would then tend to lower US bond demand/prices – and thus raise their rates – without the Fed having to do it. All the while QE could continue.