Everyone is free to draw their own conclusions concerning the state of the economy. However, there is a growing chorus of people who believe that our economy is in uncharted waters.
Money makes the economy work. Mistakenly, many modern economists wrongly believe that the quantity of money is important, hence the printing of money through bail-outs. The other side to the coin is that creating more money debases the current money in circulation or it devalues the current money supply.
Another way to put it is our money buys less. This is particularly precarious for the middle class and impoverished people. However, with the amount of debt, unfunded financial commitments, and shrinking labor force, what is coming to America will impact every single person alive.
Benjamin Franklin, an American founding father who had a colorful personality, is said to have stated, “To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.” When a problem is identified and a solution is given, it necessitates that we jump at the opportunity. Remember, in every crisis there are people who make astute decisions and are rewarded for their wisdom.
Another colorful character, Donald Trump, recently said, “The only thing that is strong is the artificial stock market.” Trump was asked questions about the recent Federal Reserve meeting where the Fed discussed raising interest rates. He also said, “They’re (Federal Reserve) keeping the rates down so that everything else doesn’t go down.” And, “We have a very false economy.”
This false economy, in which trillions of dollars in new money have been created, has caused a major bubble to form in the stock market. From the chart below you can clearly observe that the radical upward trajectory of the market over the last ten years is not healthy. Healthy growth is a slow steady progression.
After the 2008 mortgage meltdown crisis, stimulus money was injected into the economy. It enabled the rich to get richer, which is even more befuddling given our dear leader’s rhetoric. Obama campaigned with pomp and circumstance and painted himself as a social justice warrior, but that proved to be artifice. Obamanomics has benefited the wealthiest amongst us. Only a bedlamite would believe otherwise.
The Washington Times reported, “…large numbers of Americans have dropped from the job market, middle-class wages are stagnant, and even larger numbers of Americans are now dependent on some form of government subsidy for disability, jobless benefits or food stamps.”
The late businessman Peter Drucker said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Washington bureaucrats in the Federal Reserve understand this because they have created a horrific mess with unethical monetary policies since the body’s creation in 1913. Common sense dictates that creating more money increases inflation. This creates difficulties for those who have saved for their future needs.
TreeceCo Financial operates in order to provide alternatives to mainstream stock market investing and to help savers combat bad monetary policy. Stockbrokers and securities advisors will not tell you the things we tell you because it’s counterproductive to their livelihoods, and they use peer groups believing the same garbage to justify their philosophy. In other words, they follow the herd mentality. We believe that following the crowd leads to the slaughterhouse. We present a point of view that is countercultural to many people because of our radically conservative financial philosophy.
What does “radically conservative” mean? It means that we pride ourselves on being more concerned with the return OF our principal than the return ON our principal. When you put your money somewhere and you can have COMPLETE CONFIDENCE that you will get all of your money back, it’s a liberating feeling. When you understand that physical precious metals are God’s tools to bring integrity to monetary practices, it’s a no brainer to hold metals.
If you are someone who understands that not losing money should be your number one priority, then our message will resonate with you. I’ll leave you with a question I recently saw proposed: “Would you cash in your 401k, pension, or IRA and trade them in for chips to play slots at the Wynn or MGM Grand Casino? If you are invested in the stock market, then you have already done this. Gambling is a disease that gets worse when you win. The thrill of winning is incredible because basically you ‘get something for nothing.’” Playing the stock market is no way to manage your future, but then again everyone is free to draw their own conclusions.