Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fed Series M2, Money Supply Still Soaring (Chart)

Fed Data, M2, Money Stock, Chart

We wrote several months ago about how it takes 12-18 months for increases in money supply to effect interest rates and commodity prices. We are now in this window.

The dramatic increases in money supply, the Fed balance sheet, and the drop in the dollar are starting to weigh on investor confidence.

Stocks rarely rise when confidence dwindles. It now seems we are moving from what was growing confidence in the markets to growing uncertainty.

The risk of owning equities on a short term basis not outweighs the reward. The threat of rising interest rates has also risen dramatically. This weeks surge in Gold is another barometer of investor confidence.
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