Tag Archives: Bank of Japan

  • Blog
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    How Many More “Saves” Are Left in the Central Bank Bazookas?

    Very few, it seems
    by charleshughsmith

    Thursday, February 19, 2015, 2:45 AM

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    The remarkable success of grandiose pronouncements, money-printing programs and serial expansions of credit raises a key question: how many more “saves” can the central bank bazookas fire that will have the desired effects of maintaining perceptions of central bank omnipotence and pushing global markets ever higher?

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  • Blog

    A Quick Sanity Check

    A cautionary reminder of where we are in this story
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, January 19, 2015, 5:06 AM

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    Sometimes it pays to step way back and look at things from a high level.

    In response to the 2008 crisis, the world's major central banks pumped an unprecedented amount of monetary stimulus into the system — all in the name of kick starting enough economic growth to pull the planet out of its fundamental sinkhole of Too Much Debt.

    More than six years and over $4 trillion later, what exactly can we say it did for us?

    Not enough, as the following short video summarizes.

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    Why Our Central Planners Are Breeding Failure

    Mistaking illusion for lasting success
    by charleshughsmith

    Thursday, January 15, 2015, 3:50 PM

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    As counter-intuitive as it may sound, success rather reliably leads to failure and destabilization.

    In the macro-economic arena, I think it highly likely that the monetary and fiscal policies of the past six years that are conventionally viewed as successful will lead to spectacular political and financial failures in 2015 and 2016.

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  • Blog

    Off the Cuff: Japanese Central Bank Throws Granny Under The Bus

    All central banks act the same way and for the same reason
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:09 PM

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    This one was so good, we're making it public!  

    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

    • The expected but shocking Japanese central bank decision
    • Increasing central bank desperation
    • How central banks transfer wealth from the masses to the few
    • The impact on gold and silver prices

    Summary:  In this podcast Chris and Mish let their guard down and say a few choice words about the actions of central banks that obviously and seriously harm average people all in the service of assuring that banks and governments can continue to operate as they have in the past.

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    The Dead Weight of Sluggish Global Growth

    Weighing heavier each year
    by Gregor Macdonald

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 5:04 PM

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    Global Slowdown

    The U.S. economy weakened appreciably in the first quarter of 2013. But what if this weakness persists into the second quarter just completed, and worsens still in the second half of this year? Q1 GDP, as reported on June 26th, was revised lower to just 1.8%. And various indications suggest that Q2 could come in slightly lower still, at 1.6%. Might the U.S. economy be guiding to a long-term GDP of 1.5%? That’s the rate identified by such observers as Jeremy Grantham the rate at which we combine aging demographics, lower fertility rates, high resource costs, and the burdensome legacy of debt. Well, after a four-year reflationary rally in just about everything, and now with an interest-rate shock, the second half of 2013 appears to have more downside rather than upside risk. Have global stock markets started to discount this possibility?

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    Four Signs That We’re Back in Dangerous Bubble Territory

    Stocks, bonds – everything – at risk
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 11:09 PM

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    As the global equity and bond markets grind ever higher, abundant signs exist that we are once again living through an asset bubble or rather a whole series of bubbles in a variety of markets. This makes this period quite interesting, but also quite dangerous.

    With equity and bond markets at or near all-time record highs, with all financial assets consistently shrugging off bad or worse news as the riskiest of assets continue to find consistent upward bids, we find ourselves in familiar and bubbly territory.

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  • Podcast

    Bill Fleckenstein: Hold Tight To Your Gold

    Why it's going to go "one hell of a lot" higher
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, April 21, 2013, 4:35 PM

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    The bond market is an accident waiting to happen.
     

    When the bond market finally does crack, it is going to be one epic nightmare that is going to make 2008 and 2009 seem like a picnic. It will be a different kind of a crisis; but it will be an enormous crisis. These people that are bullish about stocks and bonds and the bond market, they do not understand anything.

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    Japan vs. Newton (and Certain to Lose)

    Running head first into hard limits
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 1:17 AM

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    Conventional thinking and reporting has it that Japan is conducting a larger version of the same monetary experiment they’ve been running for about 15 years.  The implication here is that we can safely analyze what Japan is up to through the same monetary lens as always, but with a slightly wider aperture.

    By now, we are all familiar with the details.  Japan has initiated a program of monetary expansion that goes by the shorthand of 2-2-2.  In 2 years, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) will fully double the monetary base as they seek a minimum of 2% inflation.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 3/6 – Wall St Selling Junk Bonds At Record Pace, College Could Cost $300k In 10 Years

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 3:47 PM

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    • The Greek Catastrophe: Three Generations of Greek Workers
    • Public authorities rack up nearly $250 billion in debt
    • European Shares at Multi-Year Highs on Stimulus Hopes
    • Analysis – Older French face slow squeeze in pension reform
    • U.S. Tells G-7 to Avoid Currency Intervention Except Rare Cases
    • China's Ghost Towns: Deserted Cities Raise Fears of Debt Crisis
    • Food banks are thriving, much to the government's embarrassment
    • Egypt’s fuel shortages demonstrate perfect storm of economic pressures
    • Revealed: The shocking true scale of food poverty 
    • Report: Record 50,000 homeless now in NYC
    • Images of Japan's barren tsunami coast 2 years on
    • College could cost over $300k in 10 years
    • Wall Street selling junk bonds at record pace
    • Why America's middle class is losing ground
    • Gross Says Yen to Weaken to 100 Per Dollar on QE Concern

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – Apr 11

    by Davos

    Saturday, April 11, 2009, 3:56 PM

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    • Fed Orders Banks Not to Release Stress Test Results
    • Lessons from the Past
    • Government Tries To Hold A Gun To The Head Of GM (GM) Creditors
    • Foreclosures in the pipe
    • Foreign currency swap lines for the Fed
    • Why did the Fed, the Bank of England, the ECB, the Bank of Japan and the Swiss National Bank announce a dubbel openslaande porte-brisée deur?
    • The Bernanke Revolution
    • Legacy Loans Program – Public Comments
    • The Alchemy of Finance
    • Budget Deficit Close to $1 Billion in First Six Months (Chart)
    • Same Store Sales (Chart)
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