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Patriotic Sheepdog
05-07-2021, 12:12 PM
Interesting read...

https://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2021/05/bank-of-america-transitory.html

She said: "at the least, transitory hyperinflation."

I am sure it wouldn't stay very long and be "transitory" :rolleyes:

rockriver
05-09-2021, 12:57 AM
let's assume she's "right on"

"what do we do?"

run up the credit cards, then pay it back with inflated dollars? that seems to be the plan of the United States.
my problem with this plan is i have fixed income and very few items that will inflate in value. a plumber or any tradesman can just raise his hourly rate to compensate for stuff costing him more $$.

we could go out and buy things that we feel will go up in value. maybe precious metals, land, rental property? stocks?
lots of these items are already over priced in my opinion.

i'm just rambling... but concerned... suggestions... ?

Bill Foster
05-10-2021, 10:18 PM
With the price of lumber being already hyper inflated, I read where it has raised the average price of a new home $38,000. My homeowners insurance was due for renewal last week. I called my independent agent who keeps up with rising cost and my coverage from last year wasn’t nearly enough to rebuild at today’s cost. Something to keep in mind.

wwdnet
05-12-2021, 06:28 PM
With the price of lumber being already hyper inflated, I read where it has raised the average price of a new home $38,000. My homeowners insurance was due for renewal last week. I called my independent agent who keeps up with rising cost and my coverage from last year wasn’t nearly enough to rebuild at today’s cost. Something to keep in mind.

CPI up 4%+...worst since 2008. Stock market dropping like a rock. If you need it, best buy it.

Our neighbors had a major house fire last fall. The construction crew seems to have run out of lumber...

Lowdown3
06-18-2021, 08:35 AM
More and more in lamestream media you are hearing the dreaded I word- inflation.

Just like when they started flooding the media with "housing bubble" after all of us were calling it that for a year or two before, I feel this portends something getting closer.

So I like the Weimar stories and have read a ton of books with the accounts of the when and why of that. But a lot has changed. Few general public types even use paper FRNs any more. So it's unlikely to have any "wheelbarrow loads of cash" stories this go around. Unless it's folks like that draining their mattresses at the last minute.

How will a hyper inflation situation play out today?

wwdnet
06-18-2021, 06:55 PM
I don't know how this will play out, but the stock market is very unhappy...I'm thankful we divested.

Patriotic Sheepdog
06-21-2021, 08:04 AM
I cannot predict how anything that is happening today can play out. We all know some sort of inflation is already here, but the .gov and the Fed is doing everything possible to cover it up, or at least having their propaganda machine to keep it hushed. I am taking most of my excess cash and buying tangibles, real estate, further preps, etc. Anything that you know you will need/want in the future and can buy now, we are trying to do. Anything that will hold value for us, we are looking at to purchase. I want things in hand and not on paper or stored in a vault/bank. We have seen how easy the .gov can shut things down in confiscate things, wether they have the right to or not, and how hard and costly it will be for you to fight to get it back. Sure I have my IRA, but I moved most of it to a precious metals IRA a few years back and I hold the precious metals myself.