Tag Archives: rate hike

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    Off The Cuff: What Today’s Rate Hike Means

    Another increase, plus a reduction of the balance sheet
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12:30 AM


    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • Unpacking Today's Rate Hike
      • What will the impact be?
    • When Is A Rate Hike Not A Rate Hike?
      • The Fed's hikes aren't really pulling liquidity out of the market
    • Every time The Fed Talks Gold Goes Down
      • Manipulation (for optics) is alive & well
    • Can The Fed Engineer A Soft Exit?
      • Hardly likely

    Chris and John break down today's Fed announcement of a 0.25% rate hike, plus its presented schedule for starting to reduce it's $4.2 trillion balance sheet. 

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    Pop! It’s Time.

    The end of the (most recent) bubble era is here
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, December 14, 2015, 5:51 AM


    The Federal Reserve is a serial bubble blower; and it has done it again. As we’ve been saying for a long time (too long, it seems), when this bubble comes apart, massive disruption and economic pain will follow.

    Based on recent events, it seems that the time has finally arrived to say: This is it.

    It’s done. Put a fork in it. It’s over.

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    Steen Jakobsen: Get Ready For The Biggest Margin Call In History

    A recommendation to move to cash
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, April 19, 2015, 6:02 PM


    Economist Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer of Saxo Bank, believes 2015 will be another "lost year" for the economy. And he predicts the Federal Reserve will indeed start to raise rates later this year, surprising the market and taking the wind of out asset prices.

    He recommends building cash and waiting to see how the coming storm — which he calls the "greatest margin call in history" — plays out.

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