Modern Monetary Theory Explained

Modern Monetary Theory Explained

ZYTRADE EDITORS: Millennials and a few academics are strong proponents of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). To what extent is it truly “modern”? Does it really deal with true “monetary” issues? And given that it is a “theory,” how solid is the foundation upon which it...
Are Home Prices Rising or Falling?

Are Home Prices Rising or Falling?

ZYTRADE EDITORS: Looking to buy or sell a home and trying to gauge the fundamentals of the market? It’s a bit confusing, right? Zillow and Redfin don’t hold optimistic expectations, but other so-called “experts” do. Think about the current (and potentially worsening)...
Five Reasons Why Gold Might Be a Good Investment Right Now

Five Reasons Why Gold Might Be a Good Investment Right Now

ZYTRADE EDITORS: Add all of this together: first and second wave of coronavirus infections, a potential trade war with Europe, a continuation of the trade war with China, high US unemployment, more central bank stimulus, and the cumulative effect of all the above on...
The Federal Reserve Now Holds 50% of Treasury Debt Outstanding

The Federal Reserve Now Holds 50% of Treasury Debt Outstanding

ZYTRADE EDITORS: Here are a few interesting points for reflection. This is from the website Confounded Interest. Yes, it’s fragmentary, but don’t take it as a means to inform, rather, take it as a position to reflect on (you should be doing this with most news...
What Exactly Is the “Minimum Wage Work Ethic”?

What Exactly Is the “Minimum Wage Work Ethic”?

ZYTrade Editors: The implications of “minimum wage” go far beyond mere economic category. It can imply a state of being downtrodden, vulnerable, exploited and, ironically, “hardworking” on one hand and “not hard working enough” on the other; the latter suggesting...