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The Fed Balance Sheet Unwind Myth

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Since the beginning of the year, the Federal Reserve has been heavily discussing, warning rather, they were going to begin to “unwind” their gargantuan balance sheet. As Michael Lebowitz recently penned in his subscription-only article “Draining The Punchbowl:” “Since QE was first introduced, the S&P 500 has gained 1,546 points. […]

ECB Announces Dovish €30 Billion QE Taper Through September 2018 “Or Beyond”; Euro Tumbles

While the ECB kept all of its three key rates unchanged as expected, and also kept the pace of QE at €60 billion until the end of the year, confirming the numerous trial balloons overthe past month, the ECB announced that it would cut the rate of QE in half, to €30 billion “from January […]

Gallo Warns: A Volatility Trap Is Inflating Market Bubbles

Authored by Alberto Gallo via Bloomberg.com, A number of markets show not only elevated valuations, but also irrational investor behavior… Investors face a conundrum: The world is experiencing a record synchronous growth phase, but an increasing number of assets are becoming overvalued just as fundamental risks lurk in the background. Should investors continue to dance […]

Kevin Warsh May Be The Next Fed Head – Let’s See What He Really Thinks

Authored bvy Daniel Nevins via FFWiley.com, As reported earlier this morning by the Wall Street Journal, President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin met with Kevin Warsh yesterday to discuss the potential vacancy at the Fed next February. Warsh already has central banking experience, having sat on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) from February 2006 […]

Putting America’s Record-Breaking $20 Trillion Debt In Global Context

The U.S. federal government just passed a record $20 trillion in publicly held debt. That’s bigger than the entire economy of every country in the European Union, combined. As HowMuch.net notes, the debt will only grow higher unless President Trump and the U.S. Congress can agree to unprecedented spending cuts combined with tax increases.  Don’t count on that happening […]

Jim Rickards Warns “QT1 Will Lead To QE4”

Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning, There are only three members of the Board of Governors who matter: Janet Yellen, Stan Fischer and Lael Brainard. There is only one Regional Reserve Bank President who matters: Bill Dudley of New York. Yellen, Fischer, Brainard and Dudley are the “Big Four.” They are the only […]

Fed Begins Balance Sheet Unwind, Expects One More Rate Hike In 2017

Today's the day. On Nov 25, 2008 The Fed announced it would begin buying assets for its own account to save the world. In Oct 2014, The Fed ended its QE3 buying program but continued to reinvest the proceeds to maintain its $4.4 trillion balance sheet. Today, Janet Yellen announced the balance sheet will be […]

Bill Blain: “I’ve Got October 12th As The Day The Big Equity Crash Occurs”

Submitted by Bill Blain of Mint Partners The big risk? The ECB taper… what follows? “It will not always be summer; build barns.” Today’s sermon is about complacency. Yesterday, I read in a Fixed Income analyst comment something about the: “robust macro backdrop ahead of the ECB meeting on Sept 7th creating a solid base […]

How Much Is Too Much?

Authored by Michael Lebowitz via 720Global.com, The amount of monetary stimulus increasingly imposed on the financial system creates false signals about the economy’s true growth rate, causing a vast misallocation of capital, impaired productivity and weakened economic activity. To help quantify the amount of stimulus, please consider the graph below. Data Courtesy: Federal Reserve Federal […]

Iran To Send Warship Flotilla To West Atlantic Amid Massive New Military Build Up

Tehran is preparing to send a flotilla of Iranian warships to the western Atlantic Ocean following the announcement of a massive $500 million investment in war spending, according to Iranian leaders, who say the military moves are in response to recent efforts by the United States to impose a package of new economic sanctions on […]