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    Federal Reserve

    Off The Cuff: Decoding This Week’s Fed Minutes

    Could the US really eventually see negative interest rates?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:24 PM

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

    • Decoding The Fed’s Latest Commentary
      • Cuts are coming = expect more bad news on the economy
    • The Uncertainty Principle
      • By reacting, the Fed may be creating the conditions it wants to avoid
    • Gold Looking Good
      • Lower real rates will push the gold price higher
    • How Low Will Interest Rates Go?
      • Could the US really go negative?

    This week  both the ECB and the Federal Reserve gave the market the soothing words it wanted to hear: any weakness will be met with rate cuts. And perhaps revived asset purchase programs.

    Is this really wise with interest rates already so low and a global recession unfolding? And how low, really, is the Fed prepared to go with US interest rates? Axel, who maintains a dialog with Fed insiders, does his best in this week’s podcast to decode what Mario Draghi and Jerome Powell are planning.

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    Daily Digest 7/6 – Good News Friday: How To Rewild Yourself, Now Is The Time To Buy Gold

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, July 6, 2018, 3:25 PM

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    • My advice after a year without tech: rewild yourself
    • “Find your passion” is bad advice, say Yale and Stanford psychologists
    • Combining Antibiotis May Stave Off Future Superbugs
    • Precious Metals Price Outlook: Buy Now
    • As The Currency Reset Begins – Get Gold As It Is “Where The Whole World Is Heading”
    • The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber
    • Why Millennials Should Invest In Agriculture
    • The Nature Conservancy: 2018 Photo Contest Winners

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    acting-man.com

    How Many More “Saves” Are Left in the Central Bank Bazookas?

    Very few, it seems
    by charleshughsmith

    Thursday, February 19, 2015, 2:45 AM

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    The remarkable success of grandiose pronouncements, money-printing programs and serial expansions of credit raises a key question: how many more “saves” can the central bank bazookas fire that will have the desired effects of maintaining perceptions of central bank omnipotence and pushing global markets ever higher?

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  • Podcast

    Axel Merk: Why Asset Prices Must Return To Lower Levels

    It's the price you pay for forcing capital to speculate
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 24, 2015, 8:59 PM

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    Saying it's been a busy week and half on the central bank front is perhaps a sizeable understatement. 

    First, the Swiss National Bank stunned the world (and its brethren central banks) by removing its peg to the Euro. This was quickly followed by Mario Draghi finally making good on his longtime threat of firing QE bazooka, announcing that the ECB will pursue a 60 billion Euro per month easing program for the next 16 months. And amidst all the smoke, the Canadian central bank snuck in a surprise rate cut to its interest rate.

    To make sense of both the "Why?" behind these extreme moves, as well as the "What?" in terms of their implications, Axel Merk, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Funds joins us this week.

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  • Podcast

    Alasdair Macleod: All You Need To Know About Negative Interest Rates

    The implications of the ECB's radical decision
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, June 9, 2014, 2:14 AM

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    On Thursday, the European Central Bank (ECB) took the historically unprecedented step of lowering certain of its interest rates below 0%. In a report to our premium subscribers immediately following the announcement, Chris likened the move to the policy equivalent of dropping a neutron bomb.

    In the days following, despite the ECB attempting to clarify its stance further, many questions still linger; most notably: What exactly will the implications of this negative interest rate (NIRP) policy be?

     

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    The European Neutron Bomb Has Dropped

    Central banks have gone insane!
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, June 5, 2014, 3:25 PM

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    For anybody drinking the economic recovery Kool-Aid, today's historically unprecedented experiment by the European Central Bank (ECB) to impose negative bank interest rates should be like a bitter squeeze of fresh lemon on the tongue.

    If things are so rosy then why exactly are such desperate measures necessary?

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  • Podcast

    Alasdair Macleod: Europe is a Hot Mess

    Its banks are the weak point in the global financial system
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, July 28, 2013, 2:42 PM

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    It's almost August, the month everyone in Europe takes off on holiday to forget their troubles. This year may be different, though, as not only can many not afford a vacation, but Europe's troubles loom so large that forgetting them won't be easy…

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    Off the Cuff: The Plot Thickens

    Developments are happening faster now
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, September 13, 2012, 5:11 AM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff with Mish & Chris podcast, Mish and Chris tackle

    • The German Constitutional Court decision
      • What importance does it have? Any?
    • America is back in recession
      • More hard-to-refute data
    • Whither the Fed?
      • Why markets will be disappointed by Bernanke

    Surprising to those who don't read this site, a number of notable announcements are happening this week besides Apple's unveiling of the iPhone 5…

    Today, the German Constitutional Court made its ruling on the legality of Mario Drahgi's plans to flood European banks with liquidity. The court has the power to block the ECB's profligacy; but it seems that once again, politics trumps justice. Draghi will be allowed to proceed with some tissue-thin restraints. 

    Meanwhile, new data show North America's economies are slowing down. Indeed, more and more analysts are coming to the conclusion that the US has slipped back into recession (even though to many it feels as if America had never left it). Jabbering of 'recovery' and slight declines in the official employment rate – which is a complete farce, as those unable to find work after a time are removed from the lists of those counted as 'unemployed' – are fooling no one at this point.

    Which leads all eyes to the Fed. What will it do (or better asked, what can it do) to combat this dismal data?

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