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The FedFinancial MarketsMonetary Policy
Today's rate cut of 50 basis points is the largest rate cut since December 2008, in the midst of the aftermath of the financial crisis. But Chairman Powell insists the US economy is "strong."
Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMonetary Policy
There are echoes of the 1973 oil shock in the current virus scare and resulting economic seize-up. Central banks are likely to respond similarly: with "stimulus" and inflation.
By being so dovish for so long, the Fed has greatly limited what it can do in case of recession without resorting to untried and radical solutions like negative rates.
The FedFinancial MarketsMonetary PolicyMoney Supply
During January 2020, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 6.32 percent. That's up from December's rate of 5.53 percent, and up from January 2019's rate of 3.38 percent.
Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy
Central banks are driving asset price inflation in stocks and real estate. That means people holding those assets get richer. But everyone else just gets higher prices.
The Fed's balance sheet has risen to $4.1 trillion from $3.7 trillion in August. Nomi Prins discusses what this policy shift means and what it portends for 2020.
Monetary PolicyTaxes and Spending
Argentina is only going to prosper when it recognizes that its fiscal and monetary imbalances are not the fault of the citizens and their small businesses, but of the government.
Booms and BustsInflationFinancial MarketsMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy
Join the Mises Institute and economist Daniel Lacalle for a special live seminar on the COVID-19 crisis and what it means for your economic future.
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Monetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingPhilosophy and Methodology