Americans Will Lose in the Fed’s Dangerous Game of “Chicken”

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Source: Birch Gold Group

The Federal Reserve just raised rates once again, by 0.25%.

The move implies that the central bank has confidence in the economy, and markets are riding that confidence to push upward. But analysis of the fundamentals reveals that both markets and the Fed are missing something. How long can they keep egging each other on without facing facts?

What You’re Being Told

Based solely on official government data, the economic situation today looks pretty rosy.

Unemployment is supposedly sitting at 4.7%, a “healthy level by historical standards” according to the New York Times. And the Labor Department reported a 235,000 gain of new jobs in the past month.

Then there’s inflation… which the Bureau of Economic Analysis (a sub-branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce) has great things to say about. According to the agency, prices rose by 1.9% over the last 12 months (the…

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