National Inflation Association | Using fear to push investments

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With the National Inflation Association, it all comes back down to buying gold. Image: Flickr / covilha / CC-BY

This morning, the National Inflation Association was cited in a push for Food Insurance. The National Inflation Association is an organization, headed by Gerard Adams, that profits off fear of inflation. Given that Glenn Beck has gotten into trouble for pushing gold, and the National Inflation Association connection to gold, the statistics of the Association need to be carefully examined.

Who is behind the National Inflation Association

The National Inflation Association is run by Gerard Adams. Adams is a stock analyst who also runs the newsletter “Wall Street Grand,” which offers advice on which stocks to buy and sell. The National Inflation Association website states that:

“One of our missions at the National Inflation Association is to …profile companies that we believe will prosper in an inflationary environment. Typically we will bring to you producing, profitable, Gold and Silver companies.”

Given that Gerard Adams makes his living off the buying and selling of stocks, it is logical to assume that he stands to gain or lose based on the recommendations made about stocks by the Association.

The Glenn Beck connection to The National Inflation Association

On his November 9 radio show, Glenn Beck cited figures from the National Inflation Association in his push for “Food Insurance.” One of the stated sponsors of that hour of the show, Food Insurance has been giving Beck money to push their product. Beck has, in the past, been connected to improperly promoting gold and silver on his shows. Beck does endorse Goldline International, which is also one of the gold and silver dealers promoted and listed on the National Inflation Association website.

What this means for the National Inflation Association

The National Inflation Association is a group that encourages fear and worry about possible inflation in order to sell gold and silver. Many of the claims made by the National Inflation Association are highly questionable, such as the assumption that a depression leads to an increase, not a decrease, in most prices. In short, while the National Inflation Association may make some legitimate claims, the source of the material simply must be considered.

Sources

Media Matters
Politico
GerardAdams.com
Fact Checking the National Inflation Association
Business Insider
WhoIs for inflation.us

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