Dec 16 2013

Quantitative Easing has become heroin to the financial markets: Federal Reserve balance sheet hits $4 trillion this week.

Addiction is never an easy battle to overcome.  This also applies to easy money addiction that is now part of the Quantitative Easing economy.  The Fed’s extraordinary measures are now appearing to be more permanent measures.  Every time the whispers of tapering are made the markets respond accordingly signifying that the stock market is fully […]

Nov 19 2013

The Red Queen’s race and the real winners from Quantitative Easing: Celebrating the five year anniversary of redistributing wealth to the top.

The Federal Reserve is celebrating its 5 year anniversary of Quantitative Easing.  As the stock market reaches record highs, it is useful to examine the real winners from QE.  Luxury good purchases have done extremely well during this period as income inequality in the nation has reached levels last seen during the Gilded Age.  Yet […]

Apr 28 2011

Home on the bear market range – the United States will face a 10 to 15 year real estate bear market. Hard to believe but we are already 5 years into this economic trend. The failure of Quantitative Easing in Japan.

Can Americans cope with a 10 to 15 year bear market in real estate?  On this front I have good news, and bad news.  The bad news is that we are likely to face at least a 10 year bear market in real estate thanks to a lost decade in household income and the continued […]

Feb 21 2010

Quantitative Easing and the Electronic Money Printing Machine – Saying Goodbye to Historically Low Mortgage Interest Rates. Federal Reserve 95 Percent Complete on Buying $1.25 Trillion in Mortgage Backed Securities.

People forget that quantitative easing is a form of creating something out of nothing.  This extreme form of monetary policy is called upon in certain situations when central banks reach the zero bound with their funds rate like the Federal Reserve in this current crisis.  What is quantitative easing?  The Federal Reserve trying to solve […]

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