monetary policy

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Helicopter Money: Global Central Banks Consider Distributing Money Directly To The People

By Michael Snyder Should central banks create money out of thin air and give it directly to governments and average citizens?  If you can believe it, this is now under serious consideration.  Since 2008, global central banks have cut interest rates 637 times, they have injected 12.3 trillion dollars into the global financial system through … Continue reading

Federal Reserve Hot Air Pumped Up A Stock Market Bubble; 93% Of Gains Due To Monetary Policy

By Samuel Bryan The mainstream financial media is like a stopped clock. Every once in a while, it stumbles into being right. Last week, we had a veteran trader on CNBC Futures Now telling everybody to buy gold as long as central banks continue their expansionary monetary policy, all the while swearing he isn’t a “gold-bug.” … Continue reading

Preparing For The Euro Dissolution: Germany Keeps Bringing Its Gold Reserves Back From Abroad

German central bank, known as the Deutsche Bundesbank, has already delivered gold valued at approximately 11.5 billion euros to Frankfurt and is planning to bring back 50% of the country’s gold reserves until 2020 according to Sputnik News. President of the Bundesbank Jens Weidmann made remarks today, that Germany accelerated the withdrawal of Germany’s gold reserves from overseas. The central banker noted the following: There … Continue reading

The Fed Is Already Easing Policy

By Joseph Y. Calhoun, Alhambra Investment Partners The Fed threw in the towel this week and acknowledged what the market has known for some time. The four rate hikes previously envisioned for this year are now just two – the dots are falling. According to the Fed, the economy is just fine, just not fine enough … Continue reading

Your Money In The Bank May Be Gone Or Worthless In 5-7 Years

By Egon Von Greyerz, For anyone who has money in the bank today, it is virtually guaranteed that in the next 5-7 years either the bank will be gone or the money will be worthless, or probably both. Governments and Central Banks are now supreme experts in the total destruction of your money. They are … Continue reading

Russian Reserves Increase By $2.1Bn In A Week

Russian international reserves have risen to $381.1 billion. The Central Bank is continuing its policy to increasing international reserves rather than spending to prop up the ruble. The international reserves consist of foreign exchange, special drawing rights (SDR) holdings, the reserve position in the IMF and monetary gold. Unlike Saudi Arabia and China that are … Continue reading

Monetary Policy Is Reaching Its Limits & Cheap Money Is A Delusion: Taxpayers Will Have To Pay The Bill Anyway

Monetary policy in the United States and other developed countries “is reaching its limits,” but the Federal Reserve has not yet run out of responses to a potential slowdown, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke wrote Friday in a blog post for the Brookings Institution, CNBC reports. The economist argued that a “balanced monetary-fiscal response” would better boost … Continue reading

Foreign Regimes Dumping U.S. Debt At Record Pace — Will The Fed Just Monetize The Debt Instead?

By Ryan McMaken For years, the US government has been able to finance it’s debt at cheap interest rates because there have always been plenty of enthusiastic buyers. As long as the Chinese, the Japanese, and others continue to hold and buy large amounts of US debt, then the US government doesn’t have to raise the … Continue reading

China’s Transition To A Consumer Led Economy: A Precarious Wish

By Jeffrey P. Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners The idea that China was transitioning to a “consumer led” economy was always a precarious wish. Doubts start with the timing, as it wasn’t until 2009 that it was even proposed, but the idea really didn’t gain any traction until after 2012. In other words, the only time Chinese … Continue reading

How Negative Interest Rates Will Turbocharge The Migrant Crisis

By Nick Giambruno, Casey Research In the 1989 Batman movie, the Joker (played by Jack Nicholson) showers a crowded Gotham street with free money. In the scene, it looks like it’s raining hundred-dollar bills. The people love it. Little do they know, the money is actually a trap. Once the Joker has lured them into … Continue reading

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