Tag Archives: Federal Reserve

  • Blog

    Bond Market Troubles Will Take Away The Fed’s Printing Press

    And it will happen this year, predicts money manager Bill Fleckenstein
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, April 16, 2021, 9:44 AM

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    Those cheering today’s sky-high asset prices say they don’t worry because “the Fed has the market’s back”

    And they haven’t been wrong to-date. There’s no doubt that the Fed’s $trillions in monetary stimulus has pushed the prices of stocks, bonds, real estate and nearly every other asset class to all-time highs.

    But the Fed’s ability to print money with impunity may not last forever. In fact, veteran money manager Bill Fleckenstein warns it could end this year.

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  • Blog

    “This Looks Like The Market Peak”

    So declares macro analyst Wolf Richter
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, April 2, 2021, 12:07 PM

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    Stocks, houses, commodities, Bitcoin – the price of nearly everything is up double digits vs last years pre-coronavirus highs.

    Have the trillions in stimulus ushered in a new bull market in, well, everything? Or have they helped blow the biggest asset price bubble in history?

    Macro analyst Wolf Richter suspects the latter. And he doesn’t think we have much time left before it bursts.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: ‘Don’t Believe For A Second That The Government Has Your Back’

    Fed-watcher Axel Merk decodes yesterday's FOMC announcements
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1:23 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff I sit down with Axel Merk to discuss:

    • The implications of yesterday’s announcements by the Federal Reserve
    • How much does the Fed truly care about inflation?
    • Is the Fed willing to sacrifice the purchasing power of the USD in pursuit of its dual mandate?
    • Why resilience remains the right strategy, in both your finances and overall lifestyle

    Expert Federal Reserve-watcher Axel Merk joins the program this week to react in real-time to yesterday’s latest announcements by the FOMC and Fed Chair Jerome Powell.

    He and I discuss the Fed’s apparent lack of concern about both raising bond yields and building inflation concerns.

    As far as Fed Chair Jerome Powell claims, the current easing mode of easy monetary policy is going to continue for a lot longer.

    And for those concerned that the repercussions of those policies are having increasingly disastrous effect on the vast majority of the American public, Axel warns that it’s folly to believe the Fed is working in their interests…

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: The Massive Implications Of Rising Interest Rates

    Is this an early signal the Fed's longtime easing stance is shifting?
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 12:25 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff I sit down with Wolf Richter to discuss:

    • The future implications of rising Treasury yields
    • How long can the full-blown mania in the markets last?
    • Why Wolf thinks the Fed’s hand will be forced to tighten by rising inflation
    • San Francisco homelessness/crime boom a sign of things to come nationwide?

    Treasury yields have been rising, with the 10-year just hitting its highest level in nearly a year. What does this signify?

    Wolf Richter watches the bond market closely and thinks this is an early tell that the Fed may end up disappointing the markets eventually.

    Like many of our recent guest experts, Wolf sees higher inflation ahead. And at some point, he sees the Fed — despite its recent stated willingness to let inflation “run hot” for a while — being forced to try to contain it.

    Before it gets to the “unthinkable” stage of raising interest rates, it will use the other arrows in its quiver like slowing/stopping QE and eventually selling assets off of its balance sheet. So by allowing the long end of the Treasury curve to rise now, the Fed may be taking its first baby step towards ending its longstanding easing efforts.

    Of course, if true, the ramifications of this are tremendous, as Wolf explains here:

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  • 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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