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Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« on: March 31, 2021, 08:32:59 PM »
With the government spending $5,000,000,000,000 in one year. And an administration that wants to keep printing dollars...
Is hyperinflation coming? And how would you protect against it?

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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2021, 09:13:47 PM »
Is there no vaccine for it yet ?
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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2021, 09:25:59 PM »
And how would you protect against it?
With sending even higher stimulus check amounts

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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2021, 09:29:46 PM »


And an administration that wants to keep printing dollars...

Didn't the Rs lose?

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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2021, 09:38:50 PM »
Didn't the Rs lose?

The disconnect between currency and GDP are one of the things that Democrats, Republicans, and crypto advocates all agree on.

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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2021, 09:40:06 PM »
The disconnect between currency and GDP are one of the things that Democrats, Republicans, and crypto advocates all agree on.
You are giving to much credit to each of those groups
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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2021, 09:44:10 PM »
You are giving to much credit to each of those groups
Oh they all understand it, alright. They’re all just kicking the can down the road.

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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2021, 09:46:10 PM »
To answer the thread title, it might be far on the horizon, but in the meantime the deflationary forces are just so great that no inflation is in sight.
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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2021, 10:19:34 PM »
To answer the thread title, it might be far on the horizon, but in the meantime the deflationary forces are just so great that no inflation is in sight.

Have the prices of real estate, equities, and various other assets and commodities not risen over the past year? Look at the dollar index. Yes, I understand individual excuses were for each of these occurrences, but in the bigger picture, it does not look like prices are coming down anytime soon. Are we in denial that there's effective inflation? Markets are forward looking, and they're looking at devalued dollars.

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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2021, 10:48:41 PM »
With the government spending $5,000,000,000,000 in one year. And an administration that wants to keep printing dollars...
Is hyperinflation coming? And how would you protect against it?
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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2021, 11:09:55 PM »
Oh they all understand it, alright. They’re all just kicking the can down the road.
Either they do or don't understand the inflationary consequences, but it is not because they have a whole stickle torah why it won't be detrimental.
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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2021, 11:20:36 PM »
Right? Do you need links to R spending? Or can you find it yourself?
I linked to Biden announcing today that he would like to spend >$2,000,000,000,000 on some FDR style project. Maybe start a spin off thread in the Politics board to discuss spreading the blame around.

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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2021, 11:22:39 PM »
I linked to Biden announcing today that he would like to spend >$2,000,000,000,000 on some FDR style project. Maybe start a spin off thread in the Politics board to discuss spreading the blame around.
"I made this about the Dems. If you disagree then it is politics"
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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2021, 12:19:36 AM »
"I made this about the Dems. If you disagree then it is politics"

Why are you making this about politics? The OP posted a financial question that isn’t necessarily political in a financial thread. Start a new thread in the politics board to discuss whose fault it is.

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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2021, 04:39:50 AM »
Have the prices of real estate, equities, and various other assets and commodities not risen over the past year? Look at the dollar index. Yes, I understand individual excuses were for each of these occurrences, but in the bigger picture, it does not look like prices are coming down anytime soon. Are we in denial that there's effective inflation? Markets are forward looking, and they're looking at devalued dollars.
Inflation and hyperinflation are very different things. Think about having weight which is necessary vs being overweight...

I linked to Biden announcing today that he would like to spend >$2,000,000,000,000 on some FDR style project.
That's over 10 years
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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2021, 08:39:59 AM »
Inflation and hyperinflation are very different things. Think about having weight which is necessary vs being overweight...


Hyperinflation is generally defined at 50%+ a month. I think that almost all economists would agree that is astronomically unlikely to occur with USD.

That being said, the dollar has been effectively devalued more than 3% over the past year. The standard inflationary effect of more (unearned, if I may add, which intensifies the effect) dollars chasing less goods leading to rising prices across the spectrum has certainly been in effect.

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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2021, 08:54:22 AM »

Is hyperinflation coming? And how would you protect against it?



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Re: Is Hyperinflation On The Horizon?
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2021, 08:59:55 AM »
Hyperinflation is generally defined at 50%+ a month. I think that almost all economists would agree that is astronomically unlikely to occur with USD.

That being said, the dollar has been effectively devalued more than 3% over the past year. The standard inflationary effect of more (unearned, if I may add, which intensifies the effect) dollars chasing less goods leading to rising prices across the spectrum has certainly been in effect.
Almost all hyperinflations have been caused by government budget deficits financed by currency creation.[citation needed] Hyperinflation is often associated with some stress to the government budget, such as wars or their aftermath, sociopolitical upheavals, a collapse in aggregate supply or one in export prices, or other crises that make it difficult for the government to collect tax revenue. A sharp decrease in real tax revenue coupled with a strong need to maintain government spending, together with an inability or unwillingness to borrow, can lead a country into hyperinflation.[3]

Although technically speaking ”Hyperinflation is generally defined at 50%+ a month.” I am referring to something similar to what happened in the US from 1973-1982 where inflation averaged 8.8% a year. Or even worse...