The Fed has built a financial pyramid based on unsustainable low rates. How the Fed is running out of economic curtains to hide behind when it comes to monetary policy.
The markets are pulling back dramatically because the Fed sneezed. The Fed essentially said they would begin tapering off their experiments in quantitative easing by pulling back their bond purchases from $85 billion a month to $65 billion. That is it. Not a shocking revelation. So why then are the markets plunging on this news? […]
Rationalizing and pushing the debt limit: The academic battle to open the gates on unlimited digital debt monetization.
One of the recent cases for the never ending expansion of debt purchases via central banks is the case of the Bank of Japan. The BoJ has essentially gone into hyper-drive with their version of quantitative easing by going straight into the Nikkei. The case seemed simple: the European Union mired in austerity measures has […]
The $10 trillion question. The ever expanding central bank balance sheets: What does $10 trillion buy you in the market today?
The Federal Reserve has waded deep into uncharted territory. The Fed has concocted new ways of monetizing debt and allowing banks to essentially expand their balance sheets with no real repercussions to the financial sector. Of course the shrinking middle class might have something to say about this or the 47.77 million Americans on food […]
The global addiction of central banking stimulus – Contagion spreads to Spain as 10-year edges to 7 percent. Life in a perpetual quantitative easing world.
Financial markets around the world are now desperately dependent on central bank stimulus. The US recovery is largely dependent on the Federal Reserve funneling loans into the system via the quantitative easing process and other archaic forms of money development. It is interesting how the Greek stock market rallied this week merely on the notion […]
The suffocation of unsustainable global debt – Total global debt is now over $190 trillion and more than three times global GDP. Contagion with European Union.
The biggest market in the world is the European Union and debt problems are still rippling through the global markets. It is apparent with the financial crisis that the global markets are tied together by large banks and interconnected trade. A problem in the largest market should be unsettling and the unemployment rate in the […]
The chastisement of the American saver – Federal Reserve offers a higher interest rate to banking reserves than too big to fail banks offer American savers.
Americans are facing a banking system that is largely designed to go against their best economic interest. Even a decade ago people were able to find a savings account or a certificate of deposit that would keep up with the rate of inflation. Today, most typical savings accounts at too big to fail banks offer […]
How to spend $9 trillion in 10 years. How in the financial world did we end up with over $14 trillion in Federal government debt?
If we do a slow rewind back to 2001 U.S. debt stood at $5.8 trillion. This today would seem like a bargain. So how in the world did we end up with the current $14.3 trillion figure in a matter of ten years? People like to ignore history but if you don’t know where your […]