Tag Archives: quantitative easing

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    Off The Cuff: Central Banks Gone Wild

    Big moves this week by the ECB, Switzerland & Canada
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, January 23, 2015, 3:41 PM

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

    • The ECB Bazooka
      • Making sense of Draghi's QE announcement
    • The Swiss Surprise
      • A massive shock to the status quo
    • The Canadian Cut
      • Suddenly panicking about their asset bubbles
    • Making Sense Of The Madness
      • We're suddenly a lot closer to the endgame
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    Deflation Is Winning

    And central banks are running scared
    by Brian Pretti

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 3:21 PM

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    Remember in the early part of the last decade, long before he was appointed the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke penned an article that caught widespread public attention entitled, “Deflation: It Can’t Happen Here” ?

    Bernanke was referring to the deflationary pressures Japan had been dealing with for more than a decade. In the article, Bernanke laid out a game plan for how the Fed would respond if the US ever faced deflationary pressures. His miracle antidote for battling deflation? Printing money. Lots of it.

    Little did anyone know at the time that this game plan would become the Fed’s exact response to the credit market crisis and deflationary impulse that erupted in 2008 and 2009.

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    John Hussman: The Stock Market Is Overvalued By 100%

    Expect prices to drop by 50% (or more)
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:04 PM

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    John Hussman is highly respected for his prodigious use of data and adherence to what it tells him about the state of the financial markets. His regular weekly market commentary is widely regarded as one of the best-researched, best-articulated publications available to money managers.

    John's public appearances are rare, so we're especially grateful he made time to speak with us yesterday about the precarious state in which he sees global markets. Based on historical norms and averages, he calculates that the ZIRP and QE policies of the Fed and other world central banks have led to an overvaluation in the stock market where prices are 2 times higher than they should be.

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    The Global Slowdown

    Economies across the globe are weakening notably
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 12:46 AM

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    I am on record as saying that the end of the US Fed money printing (a.k.a 'QE') is a bigger deal than the equity markets of the west and Japan have factored in.

    Further, I don't think that the ECB has sufficiently picked up the baton from the US Fed and I seriously doubt that they will be able to expand their money printing efforts much beyond that already announced due to pressure from a reluctant Germany.

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    Peak Prosperity

    Quantitative Easing – Crash Course Chapter 10

    What exactly is this process that the world is betting on?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 23, 2014, 1:34 AM

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    At the exponential pace at which the Fed is increasing the money supply, and knowing the huge challenges the Fed – and most other world central banks  – face in trying to stop or even slow down their money printing, the potential for a disruptive global inflationary period is very real.

    So what exactly is quantitative easing

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    Peak Prosperity

    Money Creation: The Fed – Crash Course Chapter 8

    Creating money out of thin air since 1913...
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 9, 2014, 12:49 AM

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    Chapter 8 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.

    As a follow-on to the two previous chapters — one explaining the nature of fiat money, the other showing how money is loaned into existence through our fractional reserve banking system — this week's video details the Fed's near-magical ability to create money out of thin air (literally!).

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    Brian Pretti: The World’s Capital Is Now Dangerously Boxed In

    Creating asset bubbles ready to burst
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 4, 2014, 5:22 PM

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    This week Chris speaks with Brian Pretti, managing editor of ContraryInvestor.com, a financial commentary site published by institutional buy-side portfolio managers. In their discussion, they focus on the global movement of capital since quantitative easing (QE) became the policy of the world's major central banks.

    The ensuing excellent discussion is wide ranging, but the key takeaway is that capital is being herded into fewer and fewer asset classes. With such huge volumes of money at play, very crowded trades in assets like stocks and housing have resulted — bringing us back to familiar bubble territory in record time.

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    A Fed Insider Comes Clean

    And validates our worst suspicions
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 5:02 AM

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    After they behaved badly and almost ruined the entire world financial system while pocketing fat fees along the reckless road they laid down, the big banks got 'made whole' by the Federal Reserve.

    While couched at the time in fancy acronyms, a lot of complexity, and some good old motherhood and apple pie (that is, the Fed talked about helping the economy recover and people get their jobs back), the truth of the matter is simply that the Fed cared only about helping the big banks repair their balance sheets.

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    Fed Shocker: No Taper

    As we've long said, the Fed has put itself in a box
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 8:20 PM

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    The Federal Reserve today (9/18/13) surprised the world, and me, too, by not reducing the amount of bond purchases from the current $85 billion per month to something less.  The guesses and expectations were for between $10 billion and $15 billion less per month, to bring the number down to "only" $70 to $75 billion per month.

    But the actual reduction was $0, leaving the purchases at $85 billion per month.

    The financial markets reacted instantly.

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