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Category Archives: Quantitative Easing

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 […]

This Is The Real Threat To Us All: “Don’t Be Fooled By The Magic Show”

The following article was originally published by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com Federal Reserve Will Continue Cutting Economic Life Support by Brandon Smith I remember back in mid-2013 when the Federal Reserve fielded the notion of a “taper” of quantitative easing measures. More specifically, I remember the response of mainstream economic analysts as well as the alternative economic community. […]

Fed’s Massive QE is Ending – Here Comes the Boom! By Michael Carino

The Federal Reserve has manipulated bond prices for the last 10 years.  Yields in the US and abroad are lower now than during the Great Depression – a period in time that could justify such low yields.  For those with short memories, bond markets are more expensive than before and right after the financial crisis […]

Nomi Prins: A Decade Of G7 Central Bank Collusion… And Counting

Authored by Nomi Prins, Since late 2007, the Federal Reserve has embarked on grand-scale collusion with other G-7 central banks to manufacture a massive amount of money. The scope and degree of this collusion are historically unprecedented and by admission of the perpetrators, unconventional in approach, and – depending on the speech – ineffective. Central […]

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 […]

Are You Prepared For These Potentially Disruptive Economic Storms?

Authored by Frank Holmes via StockBoardAsset.com, Summary Are government inflation numbers more “fake news”? A falling dollar is good for U.S. trade. Are you ready for a big fight? Here in San Antonio, grocery stores were packed with families stocking up on water and canned food in preparation for Hurricane Harvey, which has devastated Houston […]

When The Butterfly Flaps Its Wings…

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, It remains to be seen what the impact will be from Mother Nature putting the nation’s fourth largest city out-of-business. And for how long? It’s possible that Houston will never entirely recover from Hurricane Harvey. The event may exceed the physical damage that Hurricane Katrina did to New […]

El-Erian Warns Vexed Central Bankers “The Lowflation Demon Is Real”

zerohedge.com / by Mohamed El-Erian via Bloomberg.com / Aug 23, 2017 1:31 PM Persistently low inflation, or “lowflation,” is vexing lots of people. According to the recent minutes of policy meetings of the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, central banks on both sides of the Atlantic have been trying to identify the causes — but with […]

Jackson Hole Preview: Market Reactions, And Why UBS Says “Don’t Skip Lunch”

Historically the annual Jackson Hole symposium has been a major market-moving event as it has traditionally been the venue where central banks make critical announcements such as Bernanke’s preview and hints of QE2 and QE3 in 2012, as well as Draghi’s suggestion of the ECB’s QE in 2014. As shown in the chart below, market […]

The Truman Show Markets

Via Global Macro Monitor, We have finally made the time to more closely review the release of last week’s Fed minutes from the July 25-26 meeting.   We kind of like what we see. Debate Breaking Out Among FOMC Members? A debate appears to breaking out between members and staff of the Federal Reserve’s FOMC about […]