Tag Archives: Fed

  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: The Fed’s ‘Complicated Mess’

    Dwindling options and a sickening repo market
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, December 13, 2019, 8:50 AM

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    This week Chris sat down with Peak Prosperity’s favorite expert on the Federal Reserve, Axel Merk, to try to make sense of what’s going on with Fed policy.

    We’re rushing this podcast to you before the transcript is ready as the situation is so fluid this week. In the 48 hours since the recording of this interview, the Fed has announced it will keep interest rates unchanged for the time being, but will begin a massive increase to its rescue efforts in the repo market, committing to injecting $425 billion over the near future.

    That is a truly staggering sum and a clear sign of trouble in the banking system. Most likely, one or more big players are failing and, as a result, banks are becoming increasingly reluctant to lend to one another, even for very short durations.

    What does this all portend? Listen on…

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    Off The Cuff: The System Is Purposely Insidious

    The wealth of the 99% is being intentionally syphoned into the pockets of the elites
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, November 18, 2019, 7:07 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

    • Only An Elite Few Benefit From The ‘Wealth Effect’
    • The System Is Purposely Insidious
    • Only Revolution Will Change Things At This Point
    • What The Heck Is The Fed Up To Next?

    Get ready for ‘no punches pulled’ barnburner of a discussion. Both Chris and Wolf are hopping mad at the increasing squeeze our system is placing on the masses — the ‘wealth effect’ created by current Fed policy is only enjoyed by the already stinking rich, and everyone else is being left fewer and fewer crumbs.

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  • Insider

    A Tower of Debt Begins to Lean

    How to protect your wealth & integrity through the coming chaos
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:04 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • The debt bomb waiting to explode is truly staggering in size
    • Key warning signals we’re approaching a late cycle market crash
    • The Fed’s aggressive actions belie its fear that the system is extremely sick
    • How to use the time left to be on the right side of the coming wealth transfer

    If you have not yet read Part 1: The End of Money , available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    The Fed is now flat-out lying to us.

    Jerome Powell insists that the Fed is not printing more money, is not engaging in QE, and is not directly intervening to make stocks go higher in price. But none of this is true.

    In addition, the Fed has reversed course and is steadily cutting rates.  This even as the employment and wage data (if you believe them) have been strong of late.

    So what gives? What could be causing this?

    Hundreds of billions of dollars, printed and injected at a faster pace than in the depths of the Great Financial Crisis is not exactly a comforting sign.

    I am quite certain that something very big is very broken in the background.

    Deutsche Bank might be failing.  That’s a distinct possibility here.  Or it could be massive funding flow reversals from… (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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  • Blog

    The End Of Money

    Prepare for the coming wealth transfer
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:03 PM

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    Today we live in a bifurcated economy: it is boom times for some and bust times for others.

    Your personal situation depends largely on how close you fall on the socioeconomic spectrum to the protected elite class, towards which the central banks are directing their money-printing firehoses.

    Why should we care about this bifurcation? History.

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  • Insider

    Why The Fed Will Fail

    Here's the reality it can't print its way out of
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, October 18, 2019, 4:24 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Why we know that something really BIG has the Fed freaking out
    • Why the risk of systemic breakdown is uncomfortably high
    • The key charts that tell the tale: recession ahead!
    • Why, this time, the Fed will fail

    If you have not yet read Part 1: The Fed Is Lying To Us , available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Touring through the global and domestic US macro economic data, it’s easy to determine that mounting recessionary forces are in play.

    Everything from sentiment, import/export data, (the lack of) credit growth, shipping rates — all are in alignment; the economy is weakening.

    The responses of the Federal Reserve and Donald Trump are in alignment on one facet of the story; both desperately want the US stock markets to go higher. Trump applies strategic Tweets each day to that effect, and the Fed is printing $2 billion a day in their effort to cause stocks to go higher.

    I think they fail this time. Adding up all the data and risks and I clearly see that…(Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Not-QE & Negative Interest Rates

    (Attempting) to make sense of the bizarro new normal
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:30 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • Deconstructing the Fed’s new Not-QE program
    • What would life under negative US interest rates look like?
    • How the rich are using hard assets to protect their wealth
    • Life strategies for a low-energy future

    So much ground to cover… John Rubino returns this week to discuss the recent Not-QE program announced by the Fed. What exactly will it be? And why is the Fed implementing it now?

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  • Blog
    China trade agreement

    Did Everything Just Change?

    How material are this week's QE & China deal announcements?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:53 PM

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    With this week’s twin announcements of new QE and a partial China trade agreement, the bulls are suddenly having the time of their lives.

    So, does this mean happy days have returned? Have we been rescued from the mountain data warning of an economic slowdown and lower asset prices? Does the Fed — and now China, too — have our back again?

    Is it time for investors to become optimistic once more?

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  • Blog

    It’s The Pace Of Change That Kills You

    And it has now sped up beyond our means to control it
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 6, 2019, 3:39 PM

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    The Powers That Be, like central bankers and politicians, are only human. They err. They have to operate with imperfect information.

    But they are also mostly untrained in systems thinking, resource limits, and other such necessary fields — which they could correct for if they cared or dared.

    But they aren’t. And because of this, the pace and the scope of the changes happening are beyond their powers of comprehension, let alone their powers to fix.

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  • Blog

    Why Common Knowledge Changes The World

    The private understanding that we're in trouble is suddenly becoming realized by the public
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 16, 2019, 4:03 PM

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    For those paying attention, there have been plenty of signs indicating that financial asset prices are dangerously overvalued and that the decade-long economic expansion is reversing towards recession.

    But the mainstream — until just recently — has refused to see this.

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    Off The Cuff: Rate Cut!

    What implications should we expect from the recent Fed interest rate cut?
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, August 1, 2019, 3:25 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Axel Merk discuss the recent Fed cut and Jerome Powell’s subsequent press conference. Markets have rocked both high and low in the 24 hours since.

    We’re working on providing a transcript for this excellent podcast. But we’re bringing you the audio now — given this conversation’s extreme timeliness and importance — so that you can start listening asap.

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