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Category Archives: ZIRP

The Process Through Which the First Major Central Bank Goes Bust Has Begun

news.goldseek.com / By Graham Summers / 11 December 2017 In the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis, Central Banks began cornering the sovereign bond market via Zero or even Negative interest rates and Quantitative Easing (QE) programs. The goal here was to reflate the financial system by pushing the “risk free rate” to extraordinary lows. […]

$1 Trillion In Liquidity Is Leaving: “This Will Be The Market’s First Crash-Test In 10 Years”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Oct 18, 2017 1:00 PM In his latest presentation, Francesco Filia of Fasanara Capital discusses how years of monumental liquidity injections by major Central Banks ($15 trillion since 2009) successfully avoided a circuit break after the Global Financial Crisis, but failed to deliver on the core promise of economic growth through the […]

The 3 Biggest Picture ‘Long-Short’ Trades In The World

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 12, 2017 5:00 PM 8 years after the beginning of “Bull & Fed’s Excellent Adventure”, BofA’s Michael Hartnett is starting to have his doubts. The bull market catalyst – extraordinary, unprecedented central bank policies – is fading globally and the so-called “Humpty-Dumpty’ Trade looms: The Fed has hiked 2 times in […]

‘Subtle Forward Guidance’ – Trying To Fool The Marginal Oil Investor Everything’s Under Control

zerohedge.com / by Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk via Bawerk.net / Oct 19, 2016 3:15 PM In the years following the 2008 crash and today, the use of forward guidance from central banking policy makers has become increasingly important. What this nonsense ultimately has translated into is a ridiculous track record in posting upbeat assessments on the economic environment, aimed […]

“Recession Fatigue”-Fatigue Strongly Suggests It Was Never Just A ‘Recession’

zerohedge.com / by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners / Oct 13, 2016 11:41 AM Four years ago, recession fatigue had set in as by then it was already several years into recovery even though it just didn’t seem that way. Historical experience had been uniform in business cycle symmetry; the economy comes back with same intensity and […]

Major Fund Manager Panics at Edge of Economy: “Now Is The Most Treacherous Time Ever”

This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge. Editor’s Comment: The zero percent interest problem is continuing to wreck the economy. It has removed the incentive for investment and the growth of new businesses, and has instead rewarded investment into the most bloated and inefficient mechanisms of the state. The […]

Yes, We Do Have Inflation, We Do Have Inflation Today

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler • August 16, 2016 In conjunction with the record highs in stock prices, the CPI data released today continues to show that ZIRP suppresses consumer goods inflation while inflating asset prices. This should be news to no one. The Bank of Japan dropped interest rates below 1% more than 20 years ago and to […]

How The Fed and Most Economists Ignore Inflation, And Why That Means Big Trouble

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler • July 20, 2016 The headline CPI numbers are finally starting to hit or exceed the Fed’s target, coming in at a seasonally finagled rate of +0.2% for both May and June. CPI understates actual inflation, and that plays havoc with other economic data. With the Fed focused on bad data, it has […]

How The Fed and Most Economists Ignore Inflation

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler / July 20, 2016 The headline CPI numbers are finally starting to hit or exceed the Fed’s target, coming in at a seasonally finagled rate of +0.2% for both May and June. CPI understates actual inflation, and that plays havoc with other economic data. With the Fed focused on bad data, it has […]

SP 500 and NDX Futures Daily Charts – Holding Their Breath

jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 07 JULY 2016 Stocks were in a bit of a chop in edgy trading with eyes on the US non-farm payrolls report tomorrow. Traders want to see if a good number will give the Fed cover to start making noise about raising rates at least another 25 bp this year. As a reminder, […]