Tag Archives: Federal Reserve

  • Blog

    Will The Fed Destroy The Dollar?

    The two smartest Fed-watchers we know share their forecasts
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, January 1, 2021, 2:10 PM

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    The Federal Reserve is now in “extreme easing” mode, having printed up nearly $3 trillion in thin-air money just this year alone. It’s not a stretch to expect the value of the dollar to decline even more precipitously from here than current estimates predict.

    So, in a world where the Fed is considered by many to BE the market, backstopping investors and stepping in at a moments notice to prevent losses, what is the Fed most likely to do from here?

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  • Podcast

    Ron Paul: THIS Worries Me Much More Than Covid

    More government intervention makes every problem worse
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 3:36 PM

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    If you’re concerned about the overreach of government in juicing asset prices to dangerous levels, picking economic winner and losers, and constraining our personal freedoms — you have very good right to be.

    So says lifelong champion of free markets, sound money and civil liberty, former US Congressman Dr Ron Paul.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: The Fed Is Just Playing For Time At This Point

    It doesn't know how to escape the mess it has created
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 7:51 AM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Axel Merk discuss:

    • Fire resilience
    • The Fed has no clue how to get out of the box it’s in
    • The Fed is only looking at the immediate term; it leaves tomorrow’s problems to tomorrow
    • Why the best short-term policy is a good long-term policy

    Last week saw another FOMC statement, which Fed-watcher Axel Merk returns to the program to de-code for us.

    In short, the Fed is giving itself more leeway to deal with a problem it has no clue how to fix. It is simply playing for time, trying to reassure us in the meanwhile that it has everything under control.

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  • Blog

    Collapse Is A Process, Not An Event

    How does one ‘get ahead’ during hard times?
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 18, 2020, 9:01 PM

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    We’re entering a period of time when the major systems that have supported humanity are going to fail.

    Or, put more accurately: they are already failing.

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  • Blog

    Market Update: DC/Wall Street Insider Predicts Coming Shock

    The Fed is recklessly driving us towards an unavoidable reckoning
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 18, 2020, 10:08 AM

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    When asked what the biggest risks facing the economy are, David Stockman, lifelong Capital Hill and Wall Street insider, says “That’s easy. There are three: The Fed, The Fed and the Fed.”

    After decades of misguided policy and chronically missing its targets, Stockman thinks the Federal Reserve is truly barreling off the rails now, hurtling our market economy towards disaster.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: It’s Getting Harder For The Fed To Hide Its Guilt

    It favors the rich as it makes the system dangerously more unstable
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 10:03 AM

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

    • The danger of asset bubbles
    • The Fed’s serial addiction to blowing them
    • Tesla and the shale industry as case studies
    • Covid-19s legacy on society

    Everyone loves a bubble until it bursts. And we now live in age of multiple bubbles, with the Federal Reserve at the center, blowing each with vigor.

    This inevitably will end painfully, as every prior bubble era has. But along the way, the more massive the distortions become, the greater the injustice between rich and poor becomes, and the more damage will ultimately follow.

    And, slowly but surely, more and more people are waking up to the reality that the Fed’s serial addiction to blowing bubbles is actually the cause of many of today’s problems, not the cure as it would have us believe.

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  • Blog

    Market Update: The Fed’s Big Lie

    Ignore Powell's happy talk. The Fed is desperate and merely playing for time.
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 28, 2020, 9:10 AM

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    Perhaps the folks at the Fed are smarter than we think, and there’s actually a grand plan they’re pursuing that’s going to work out to society’s benefit?

    Sadly no, reveals this week’s expert guest, Danielle DiMartino-Booth. Danielle knows the Fed inside and out, as she worked as a consultant for nearly a decade to Richard Fischer, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, including helping deal with the Great Financial Crisis. She knows how the organization runs, as well as the specific people running it.

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  • Blog

    What Are You Going To Do As Our Money Dies?

    Central banks are killing our currency to protect the already-rich
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 5:13 PM

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    With the central banks hell-bent on supporting the rich by sending the prices of all financial assets farther into the stratosphere, is high/runaway inflation the natural next stage from here?

    Will those worrying about a systemic “crash” from all the intervention and deformation be proved wrong?

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  • Blog

    Is High Inflation Now A Bigger Danger Than A Deflationary Crash?

    Is High Inflation Now A Bigger Danger Than A Deflationary Crash?
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 5:08 PM

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    What’s the more likely event at this point: a deflationary crash or runaway inflation?

    For a long time, Peak Prosperity co-founder Adam Taggart and I have hewed to the “Ka-POOM!” theory, which states that a major deflation will scare the central banks so badly that they overreact and pour too much liquidity into the system, thereby destroying it.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: A Boom For The Rich & A Depression For The Rest Of Us

    Thanks, Fed & Congress!
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 24, 2020, 4:22 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

    • An escapee from Illinois tells all
    • Covid-19 is permanently changing household behavior
    • A boom for the rich; a depression for the rest of us
    • Is it now crunch-time?

    As the dust continues to settle from the mad scramble by our “leaders” to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s becoming clearer and clear that the unprecedented monetary and fiscal “rescue” stimulus served to make the already-wealthy a whole lot richer while the remaining 99% of America took it squarely on the chin.

    And now that the scant money for Main Street has flowed to a trickle, Mish thinks that the bucket of consequences can’t be kicked down the road for much longer. Households are starting to run out of money, and once that happens on a large enough scale, the simmering resentment across the country is due to boil over.

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