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Category Archives: Zero Interest Rate Policy

Bombshell: The US Spent $20 MILLION Per Job Created From ’08 Onward

Since 2008 the financial media has been proclaiming that the US was in a “recovery.” This argument was used to justify the insane monetary policy of the Federal Reserve, which maintained ZIRP for seven years and spent over $3 trillion in QE. Well, it turns out there was no recovery to speak of when it […]

Will Trump Stop Plans to Ban Cash in the US?

The biggest trend that continues “behind the scenes” is the War on Cash. Anyone who believed that the political shift towards nationalism would somehow result in the elites giving up their Central Planning schemes is mistaken. Consider Europe… Recently, the European Union announced it would start researching whether or not to put an upper limit […]

Stockman Warns “‘Stimulus-Blinded’ Mules Don’t See What’s Coming At All”

Authored by David Stockman via Bonner & Partners, Reagan’s top economic adviser David Stockman explains why Trump’s tax cuts… and his stimulus plan… are dead on arrival. The mules of Wall Street were back at it again, buying the dips after the overnight whoosh downward in the futures market. Apparently, it will take an actual two-by-four […]

Spot The (Yield Curve) Difference

Submitted by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, QE and ZIRP were monetary experiments, though that is not how they were presented. In public, QE in particular was given a subtext of certainty, that Ben Bernanke’s Fed (or Mario Draghi’s ECB) knew exactly what it took to get the job done and furthermore would get […]

What Is This “Neutral” Interest Rate Touted By The Fed?

Submitted by Mark Spitznagel via The Mises Institute, There’s a lot of talk these days about the so-called “neutral” (or “natural” or “terminal”) interest rate projections of the Federal Reserve. In fact, their projection of this number is a key argument in their ongoing decision to keep rates at historically very-low levels for what has […]

Market Crash 2017 (Video)

By EconMatters We have a Stock Market Bubble, excessive valuations, investors are complacent, everyone runs for the exits simultaneously, there are abundant catalysts out there in the world, the Crash occurs over next 12 months. Donald Trump will preside over the biggest global market crash in the history of financial markets. Just due to where […]

2016 Year In Review

Authored by Scott Kristoff via Avondale Asset Management, We started this year with the economy deteriorating and finished it with the second interest rate increase in ten years.  There were a lot of ups and downs along the way, but ultimately 2016 was defined by three key story-lines:  1) Brexit 2) The Presidential Election 3) Fed Policy. […]

The Stock Market is Officially in BUBBLE Territory (Video)

By EconMatters We delve into the market internals and the P/E Ratios of most stocks when taken as a whole are in never before seen valuation levels. We are not talking about just the high growth flyers but industrial companies with stagnant or declining growth like Caterpillar, Coca-Cola and Exxon Mobil in areas facing longer […]

The Mainstream Media Goes “All In” On Promoting a Cash Ban

In the last 12 months, the editorial boards at three of the biggest mainstream media outlets (Bloomberg, The Financial Times, and The New York Times) have all penned articles supporting the banning of physical cash. In every circumstance, the argument has been that doing this would A)   Help stop crime such as money laundering or […]

Fear The Federal Reserve Meeting Minutes

Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Ever heard of an Alpha quote? That’s how best to classify, “Show me the money!!!” It didn’t take you but a nanosecond to picture Jerry Maguire screaming that line into his phone. The shame, for lack of a better word, is that another quote from the same movie, that’s almost as good, will only […]