Thoughts on Interest Rates, Fed Policy, the Labor Markets, and Digital Currencies

August 3, 2021

Ed Moya, Senior Market Analyst at OANDA joins us to look at why interest rates keep heading lower, and why bonds are getting a bid. We discuss the past pandemic effects that led to some transitory inflation, while also considering sticky inflation around oil and the energy markets. Next Ed reviews the focus by the FED on the labor markets, wages, and the upcoming non-farm payroll report. In addition, he remarks on what the Federal Reserve policies may be like if things shift to “life after Jerome Powell”. We wrap up with some comments about the central banks interest in digital currencies, and thoughts on the recent volatility in Bitcoin and the crypto currencies.

Click here to visit the OANDA website and read over Ed’s daily note.

    Aug 03, 2021 03:38 AM

    Gold-Silver and Olympics

    Aug 03, 2021 03:09 AM

    It’s Fed manipulation.

    Aug 03, 2021 03:14 AM

    OAN Newsroom
    UPDATED 7:49 PM PT – Monday, August 2, 2021
    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen laid out a number of “extraordinary measures” to avoid a default on national debt. In a letter to Congress on Monday, Yellen announced the Treasury suspended investments in retirement services for civil servants and postal workers.

    In 2019, Congress voted to suspend the federal debt limit for two years. On Saturday, that suspension expired with an increase in federal debt limit to about $28.5 trillion.

    Before heading out for legislative recess, the House failed to address the end of the suspension. Yellen went on to say she was unsure how long the Treasury would be able to maintain these measures in order to buy more time for Congress to address the issue.

    Aug 03, 2021 03:28 AM

    I picked up some more Group Ten Metals today. SYL-PGE

    Aug 03, 2021 03:20 AM

    RT’s Boom Bust looks into US government plan to tax crypto to pay for massive spending program

    The cryptocurrency market is facing more regulation in the US as Washington looks for new sources of money to fund the government’s massive infrastructure spending plan.
    Ben Swann and Christy Ai explain what this infrastructure bill has to do with cryptocurrencies and how it will affect the crypto market.

    Thought this thread would be a good spot for this.

    Aug 03, 2021 03:30 AM

    @Corey and Shad:
    Can you get someone from Fortuna Silver’s management team for a chat? It would be nice to hear some outlook for the near future after the Roxgold acquisition.

      Aug 03, 2021 03:09 PM

      Hi Tiam – We can ask Simon Ridgeway to connect us with someone over at Fortuna Silver the next time we chat with him regarding Volcanic Gold.

    Aug 03, 2021 03:02 AM

    I got about half-way through that before i had to stop and vomit from all the ‘vaccine’ talk.

      Aug 03, 2021 03:08 PM

      Ed either hasn’t done his homework or is under the same mass hypnosis that afflicts most people these days.

    Aug 03, 2021 03:27 PM

    The very most forthright voice in the medical profession is Dr. Carrie Madej. She’s both an M.D. & DO. HER TOP 2 podcast videos: Bitchute: Dr Carrie Madej : Covid Deception.
    What I like is she gives alternatives and suggestions to many issues. Like Patriot Nurse, she loves God and country and is a real Truth teller

    Aug 03, 2021 03:31 PM

    Most of all the info on COVID, has been covered 100 times…. over in the ORPHAN SECTION…

      Aug 03, 2021 03:33 PM

      Info…. on COVID HOAX….. has been covered almost everyday.. since FEB 22 , 2020…
      Everything is on record… larry, cfs, ebo, and myself have covered it almost daily…
      nothing new to tell….

        Aug 03, 2021 03:50 PM

        Jerry, it’s not a competition and more proof does keep coming out for those who have been slow to catch on.
        It seems you are suggesting that it would be a good idea to only post info once. If so, I couldn’t disagree more. On top of that, your orphaned section is avoided by the people who need to hear the truth the most. You should know by now that most Leftists do not want to hear anything that goes against the official story. I see it on every site I visit as well as in real life. These people think The New York Times and Yahoo are sources of truth and want all site owners/administrators to silence all who dare question them. Their sh*t goes way back as I remember Doug Casey laughing at them 15 years ago when he would discuss politics because it pertains to investing. It was always Lefty statists who threw a fit INCLUDING GD neocons.

          Aug 03, 2021 03:02 PM

          No it is not a competition…. since most have ignored the Orphan Section… they might have afforded themselves some inconvenience going forward…. I think you agree with that,….
          Some have just ignored the good research some have provided for free, and paid no attention … to bad… I would say.
          I always considered the research , at the ORPHAN SECTION , to be a FAIR TRADE, for the others doing the HARD PULLING in the mining sector…..such as your self…
          As far as I am concerned…. Everyone should be informed by now…, the early warning was to help prevent what is on the way to those who have not been paying attention…

            Aug 03, 2021 03:14 PM

            The world would be very different if there was any good reason to be surprised that most people are misinformed.

            Aug 03, 2021 03:46 PM

            Jimmy Dore’s Experience with Vaccine Side Effects (Jimmy Dore is very much a Leftist yet he was attacked by the mob of psycho Leftists online, like so many others, for sharing his side affects.)

            Aug 03, 2021 03:22 PM

            Ditto…….. ” on the world would be different…… “

    Aug 03, 2021 03:52 PM

    Some were awake well over a year ago but not many…

    We Are Witnessing The Greatest Mass Hypnosis Of All Time

      Aug 03, 2021 03:05 PM

      DITTO………… History is being made…..

    Aug 03, 2021 03:00 PM

    I’ve a question. Anyone has experience buying and selling 1000 oz silver bars? How difficult is to sell them when time comes? And more importantly, buying them online from SD Bullion is it a safe thing to do?

      Aug 03, 2021 03:06 PM

      Not hard if, you are in the right location…. USA, Midwest….

        Aug 03, 2021 03:10 PM

        I always think of the weight .. … delivery on 1000 oz bars…. , I would rather have the 100oz bars… Less noticeable to the delivery people…. Who wants everyone knowing your business… especially the local delivery moron….

          Aug 03, 2021 03:18 PM

          Thanks Jerry,
          Makes sense. I have purchased a few 100 oz Engelhard but premium wise, 1000 oz seems like a better deal to me. But I agree with you on delivery. I don’t want to grab attention of local thugs in the area.

            Aug 03, 2021 03:24 PM

            You are welcome…. the other thing……. have you ever tried running with a 1000 oz bar, or moved it from one location to another… 🙂

      Aug 03, 2021 03:11 PM

      If you are going to take delivery, go with well known/recognized hallmarks and 100 oz bars. The 1,000 oz bars will often have to be re-assayed at your expense before you can sell them. Once they leave the COMEX vault, “good delivery” status has to be reestablished.