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How Long Can the Fed Keep the Boom Going?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/30/2017
Given current bond and stock market valuations, investors seem to be fairly confident that the Fed will succeed in keeping the boom going.

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The Next Step in Europe's Negative-Interest-Rate Experiment

Money and Banking

Blog04/05/2017
The ECB is likely to relent on negative rates. But it will then turn to buying bonds and monetizing the debt to keep the easy money flowing.

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What Will Trump Do About the Central-Bank Cartel?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/12/2017
The Federal Reserve is centralizing and cartelizing central-bank policy worldwide. Will Trump move to end these moves toward one global central bank?

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Trump's Election May Strain the Euro to the Breaking Point

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/15/2016

The euro is already in deep trouble, and the less enthusiastic globalism likely to be offered by Trump will be another blow to the European project.

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Central Banks May Choose Helicopter Money Over Negative Rates

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/11/2016

Negative interest rates have proven to be unpopular with the public. But the central banks have other strategies up their sleeves.

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The Euro Zone Embraces "Helicopter Money"

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/20/2016

Europe may turn to "helicopter money" as an easy solution. The problem of deciding who gets the money isn't quite so simple.

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Central Banks Are Hiding the True Price of Risk

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/10/2017FedWatch
Risk premiums determined in an unhampered market align the interests of savers and investors. When central banks interfere with this, trouble results.

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The Fed Remains on Course – to Trouble

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

07/26/2017FedWatch
If the Fed really intends to turn away from its easy-money policies, it has three options for doing it. All of them are risky.

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The Super Bubble Is in Trouble

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

06/26/2017FedWatch
Once the Super-Bubble pops, we will see what people demand as the ultimate means of payment: gold or cyber units, or both.

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The Fed’s Half-Hearted Attempt at Monetary Tightening

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

03/20/2017FedWatch
The Fed will do whatever is needed to prevent the debt pyramid from collapsing. That includes keeping interest rates at extraordinarily low levels.

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