Tim McMahon, editor of Financial Trend Forecaster

My grandfather lived through the Hyperinflation in Weimar, Germany--to say he was an original “gold bug” would be an understatement. I began reading his “hard money” newsletters at the age of 16 and the dividends from gold stocks helped put me through college. I began publishing the Financial Trend Forecaster paper newsletter in 1995 upon the death of James Moore editor of Your Window into the Future and the creator of the Moore Inflation Predictor©. FTF specializes in trends in the stock market, gold, inflation and bonds. In January of 2003, I began publishing InflationData.com to specialize in all forms of information about the nature of Inflation. In 2009, we added Elliott Wave University to help teach you the principles of Elliott Wave analysis. In January 2013, we began publishing OptioMoney.

About Tim McMahon

Work by editor and author, Tim McMahon, has been featured in Bloomberg, CBS News, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, Washington Post, Drudge Report, The Atlantic, Business Insider, American Thinker, Lew Rockwell, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Oakland Press, Free Republic, Education World, Realty Trac, Reason, Coin News, and Council for Economic Education. Connect with Tim on Google+

America & Money: Cool Facts About the History of Our Monetary System

Since 1776, many things have changed dramatically in America. One of the most drastic series of changes has been in the way we conduct transactions using money. Believe it or not, the monetary system that is in place today would be almost completely … [Read more...]

Cryptocurrency: Is Bitcoin the Future of Money?

Introduction, History, and Progress of BITCOIN Just a few short years ago no one had heard of them and now it seems like everybody on the Earth knows about Bitcoin. Bitcoin (a peer-to-peer electronic cash system) was first introduced in October 2008 … [Read more...]

Gold Prices Inching Higher

Several factors determine the U.S. price of gold. Inflation, market uncertainty (i.e. worry),  the value of the Dollar compared to other currencies (a falling dollar increases the gold price), supply and demand. Market supply can come from three … [Read more...]

FED Raises Interest Rates- ROC’s Retain Buy Signal

At the Federal Reserve's recent policy meeting on Wednesday, December 14th the FED raised their federal-funds target interest rate by a quarter percentage point, to range between 0.50% and 0.75%. Fed officials pointed to a strengthening economy and … [Read more...]

Auto Safety Trends

There's no doubt that cars are safer today than they used to be. In 1970 there were 25 automobile fatalities per 100,000 people in the United States according to Wikipedia. In 2014 that number had shrunk to 10 per 100,000 even though the number of … [Read more...]

Retirees Working for Good

One trend that has been in progress for quite some time now is the aging of the population. We all know that people are living longer and spending a greater portion of their life as retirees. As long as they have saved enough to provide them with a … [Read more...]

BLS Announces Virtually Flat Inflation for June

On Friday July 15th, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS) announced that the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) had increased from 238.638 in June 2015 to 241.038 in June of 2016 resulting in a 1% Annual inflation rate. InflationData calculated the … [Read more...]

Brexit: Britain Defies the Odds and Chooses Independence

Britain's vote to exit the European Union (Brexit) on Thursday shocked not only the financial markets but especially rankled the establishment elite including the banksters, politicos and media.  The rhetoric sounded like a repeat of the 2014 … [Read more...]

Trump Reaches Magic Number of Delegates

On Thursday May 26th, the Associated Press announced that Billionaire and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the magic number of delegates necessary to clinch his party's nomination. The development comes after a small number … [Read more...]

The Big Short

Perhaps you've seen the 2015 movie or read the book The Big Short by  Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007–2008, which was triggered by the build-up of the housing market and the economic bubble. If you missed it, here's what … [Read more...]