Tag Archives: Fed

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    How Will The Coronavirus Impact The Markets?

    It's a true Black Swan event that stocks haven't yet priced in
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:10 AM

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    In addition to presenting a major public health risk, the coronavirus is already doing serious economic damage. China, the world’s second-largest economy, is essentially “closed for business” right now.

    The disruption to global trade the coronavirus is likely to cause is going to be material, perhaps severe. And that will have serious negative consequences for the financial markets, which have been (and is still!) trading at the highest valuations in history.

    The coronavirus has all the hallmarks of a true Black Swan event.

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    VIDEO: The Fed’s Evil Juggernaut

    Don't let it crush your future
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, January 17, 2020, 6:20 PM

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    The US Federal Reserve is once again force-feeding liquidity into the system. At its fastest rate ever.

    The result? Record high stock prices whose valuations defy all logic.

    What’s wrong with that? Shouldn’t we just enjoy the party and be grateful for our rising 401ks?

    What’s wrong is that the Fed’s actions are dooming us. Their poisonous cocktail of endless cheap money and rock-bottom interest rates is hastening a terminal breakdown of the economy, while deliberately enriching a tiny cadre of elites to the ruin of everyone else.

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    The One Good Thing About The Fed

    As it destroys our future, it's inadvertently giving us one precious resource
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, January 13, 2020, 9:29 PM

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    The Fed and the other major world central banks are pumping huge amounts of money into global markets while busy ‘easing’, which means ‘lowering interest rates’.

    Their plan is for all this funny-money to boost further the stock markets, er ““markets,”” which is very popular with both the domestic politicians and the international Davos crowd that central bankers prefer to hang around with.

    Thus, every social pressure the central bankers are exposed to is 100% in support of continuing to pump up financial asset prices.

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    WTF: What The Fed?!?

    A video event with Mike Maloney, Grant Williams, Charles Hugh Smith and Chris & Adam
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, January 6, 2020, 8:34 AM

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    Recently, Mike Maloney, Grant Williams, Charles Hugh Smith, Chris Martenson and Adam Taggart all convened to tackle the implications of the price distortions that central bank intervention has had on the financial markets.

    Back in 2018, each one of us was ringing a bell warning of a massive asset price bubble. 2019, however, only saw prices further shoot the moon (S&P up 28%, Nasdaq up 35%). And ever since ‘Not-QE’ was announced by the US Fed on Oct 8th, the rate of increase has only become more manic.

    Exactly WTF is going on?!?

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    Hello Twenty Twenties!

    Bubbles, bubbles, toil & trouble
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, December 27, 2019, 1:36 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Why today’s ‘magnificent folly’ will unwind in the 2020s
    • The return of Peak Oil
    • Why the pace of change will accelerate faster from here
    • Why time is of the essence for those with the courage to act

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Good Riddance To The ‘Twenty-Teens’, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

     

    This next decade will be a banquet of consequences.

    Our misdeeds and mistakes will all be coming home to roost.

    I certainly hope you are  taking steps to prepare yourself for them. I certainly am.

    The subversion of our free and fair markets has resulted in the most radical, interventionist, large-scale social experiment ever run in the modern developed world.

    The early returns, unless you’re a member of the 0.1%, are dismal across the board.

    The 2020’s will see the unwinding of this magnificent folly. It’s collapse will be extremely painful for the vast majority of humanity.

    You see, the extremely dangerous thing about credit bubbles is that they… (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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    Good Riddance To The ‘Twenty-Teens’

    A decade best shunned & forgotten
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, December 27, 2019, 1:36 PM

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    This is my last report from the good old “twenty-teens”.

    In some respects, they didn’t turn out at all like I thought they would. But in many others, exactly as predicted.

    But, given today’s systemic distortions and deformations, predicting the events of the next ten years will be much easier than it was for the twenty-teens. Largely because there’s little room left down the road to kick the can further.

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    Dave Collum: 2019 Year in Review (Part 1)

    If it happened this year & mattered, it's covered in here
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, December 20, 2019, 4:44 PM

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    Every year, friend-of-the-site David Collum writes a detailed “Year in Review” synopsis full of keen perspective and plenty of wit.

    This year’s is no exception.

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  • Blog

    A Hot Mess

    Something is badly wrong with the financial market
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, December 16, 2019, 8:14 AM

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    You wouldn’t know it from the ever-rising stock ““market””, but something is really wrong beneath the surface of the financial system.

    The Fed is lying about it, too. So is the mainstream financial press, unable to perform its most basic function of asking obvious questions and following them up with additional inquiry.

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    Bubbles Are Brutal

    Nothing makes sense in their late stages
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, December 13, 2019, 4:27 PM

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    Asset bubbles are brutal.

    The most difficult time to remain centered and focused is during their last stages as everyone around you is going nuts. Logic has been tossed out the window, sentiment is manic, and every narrative – the stories we hear and use to make sense of our world – is thoroughly ungrounded.

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