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Category Archives: interest rate

Fed Hints During Next Recession It Will Roll Out Income Targeting, NIRP

In a moment of rare insight, two weeks ago in response to a question “Why is establishment media romanticizing communism? Authoritarianism, poverty, starvation, secret police, murder, mass incarceration? WTF?”, we said that this was simply a “prelude to central bank funded universal income”, or in other words, Fed-funded and guaranteed cash for everyone. prelude to […]

Stockman Warns “Mind The Junk” – This Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Capitalism

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The financial system is loaded with anomalies, deformations and mispricings – outcomes which would never occur on an honest free market. For example, the junk bond yield at just 2% in Europe is now below that of the "risk-free" US treasury bond owing solely to the depredations of the ECB. Indeed, […]

Consumer Confidence Unexpectedly Drops On Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears

UMich consumer sentiment declined from 100.7 to 97.8 in the preliminary November print, disappointing expectations of a small rise as anticipation of a pickup in inflation and higher interest rates weighed on the gauge. Even with the decline, sentiment was the second-highest since January, reinforcing other reports that Americans remain optimistic about employment and the […]

What Could Go Wrong?

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, Everybody and his uncle, and his uncle’s mother’s uncle, believes that the stock markets will be zooming to new record highs this week… And probably so, because it is the time of year to fatten up, just as the Thanksgiving turkeys are happily fattening up – prior to […]

The Big Reversal: Inflation And Higher Interest Rates Are Coming Our Way

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, This interaction will spark a runaway feedback loop that will smack asset valuations back to pre-bubble, pre-pyramid scheme levels. According to the conventional economic forecast, interest rates will stay near-zero essentially forever due to slow growth. And since growth is slow, inflation will also remain neutral. This […]

The Central Bank Bubble: How Will It Burst?

Alberto Gallo of Algebris Investments steps up to take his shot at the $64,000 (more like trillion) question in a report published this week “The Central Bank Bubble: How Will It Burst?” Gallo manages the Algebris Macro Credit Fund described as “an unconstrained strategy investing across global bond and credit markets, and with lead responsibility […]

Trump Picks ‘Safe’ Choice to Lead the Federal Reserve: 5 Questions Answered

Secretary Jack Lew and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen financialsense.com / THE CONVERSATION via Greg Wright, University of California, Merced / 11/03/2017 Editor’s note: Markets breathed a sigh of relief after President Donald Trump named Jerome Powell his pick to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve. If confirmed, Powell – considered a “safe” choice – would take over from current Chair Janet Yellen in February, […]

Gold Price Reacts as Central Banks Start Major Change

Gold Price Reacts as Central Banks Start Major Change – Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in ten years– President Trump announces Jerome Powell as his choice to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve– Most investors outside the US Dollar and Euro see gold prices climb after busy week of central bank news– […]

BoE Expected To Vote 6-3 For Rate Increase And Signal Markets Underpricing Future Hikes

The last time the Bank of England raised rates was July 2007, when rates increased to 5.75%. Credit markets began to dislocate a month later (when LIBOR diverged from Fed Funds), equity markets peaked three months after the increase and things eventually got much worse. So, the track record is not auspicious, but the alleged […]

Asian Metals Market Update: October-05-2017

news.goldseek.com / By: Chintan Karnani, Insignia Consultants / 5 October 2017  Incoming US jobs numbers suggest robust consumption and growth. A December interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve has been factored in by the markets. There can be two interest rate hikes before March of next year if the US economy adds over 180,000 jobs every […]