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    Where There’s Smoke…

    ...There’s central bank manipulation
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:26 AM

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    Many questions surround the elevated financial asset prices we are faced with today.

    I'm talking not just about the sky-high prices of stocks and bonds, but also of the trillions of dollars’ worth of derivatives that are linked to them.  All are intricately linked together. For instance, stocks are elevated, in part, because bond yields are so low. 

    These questions are important to consider because — if central banks have been too involved and gotten themselves mixed up in trying to ‘wag the dog’ by using elevated financial asset prices as a means to drive economic expansion — then the risk is a big implosion in financial asset prices if their efforts fail.

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    Has The Fed Already Lost?

    Growth is dying & the Fed has few options left
    by Brian Pretti

    Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:36 PM

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    Increasingly we live in a world of Now. Instantaneous access to digital real time data and news has simply become a given in our lives of the moment.

    You may be surprised to know that the Federal Reserve has taken notice.

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    Off the Cuff: Hot Money, Cold Econony

    Global capital is fleeing Asia, while US GDP stagnates
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:28 PM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Brain Pretti discuss:

    • Global Capital Flows
      • The hot money is fleeing Asia and inflating Western assets
    • What Recovery?
      • GDP growth appears to be returning to 0%
    • What Will Happen When The Fed Raises Rates
      • Or better put: can it raise rates without destroying the economy?
    • Lack Of Competent Leaders
      • Those making the big decisions are not the ones we want making them
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