Unfortunately, the US Breakeven 10Y inflation rate hit another all-time high as West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil (Cushing Spot) soars.
But note that the WTI Crude spot rate is still lower than it previous peak in June 2008. What is notable in the above chart is that M2 Money growth YoY has slowed after Covid “Stimulypto”. But M2 is still growing at an 11% YoY clip, much faster growth than pre-Covid rates. So, Federal stimulypto is still in place, helping to drive inflation to the moon.
Example of how crazy this is getting? A house in Toronto Canada (our cousins to the north) just went to $613,000 OVER ASKING PRICE! While some may dismiss this as “Well, that is Canada” it does show how inflation is ravaging home affordability in North America.
As The Biden Administration and Congress pushes Green Energy and demonizes fossil fuels, we are seeing Green Energy commodities such as Lithium (for batteries) soar even faster than oil prices.
And just an update on The US Dollar, Crypto Currencies and Gold. This is just a sample of alternatives to the US Dollar for transactions. Freedom of choice is a great thing!
What a wonderful time to be a politician! As Winston Churchill once uttered, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” To quote Dwight Schrute from The Office, “It is part of the green initiative. And by green, I mean money.”