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Old 03-22-2015, 08:26 AM   #41
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They were well under way to economic collapse before World War One - Need to look at the history Germany had a theory of win war and reparations would balance budget.

Between 1932 and 1939 Germany had revenues of 62 billion marks and 110 billion spent creating a huge deficit, to cover this countries always resort to war, after all it is not the government's fault they have no money it is always the enemy, whoever that may be.
I don't want to get this thread locked as the OP was talking about the price of copper, not war. This is my last comment on this thread. To say Germany started either war, especially WWII, to solve a deficit problem is simply wrong. Period. If you want to discuss further, please send me a PM.

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What concerns me is that many resource companies have borrowed long at low rates when their commodity value was relatively (as compared to current prices) high. There is no way I would buy lender stock in this environment (shades of the housing bubble burst).
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Copper drop kind of disturbing.
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Copper drop kind of disturbing.

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Yes in the 100 years before central banks in the US net inflation was Zero, inflation since then........ The main issue is merely that citizens once it was shown FED could prevent a downturn with monetary policy have gotten more and more power to stop them. I think whatever happens now is unknown because this type of monetary policy has never been tried. That the FED was able to stop the economic downturn that would have been severe and led to many bankrupt companies is for sure, issue is money used to save them is doing what? Long term interest rates around the globe have NEVER been this low. You want your ten year investment in Germany? 0.18% WOW!! And that country has had economic collapse twice in the last 100 years

So you would accept a great depression and high unemployment in order to have zero inflation? That seems a ridiculous trade.

If your only goal is zero inflation, wouldn't the single best way to achieve that to be to alter the fed funds overnight rates to maintain 0% inflation instead of 2%?

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