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    Off The Cuff: Economic Crosscurrents

    Slowing down? Or heating up? The economy is sending mixed signals.
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, September 30, 2019, 8:59 PM

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

    • The latest developments in the repo market
    • Why the Fed should do less, not more
    • The concern of an overheating economy
    • The Saudi strike showed the world is much less safe than we all thought

    Axel explains how the Fed is intervening to quell the recent troubles in the overnight repo market. And while that issue highlights weakness in one corner of the economy, he also sees a risk of it overheating should a trade deal with China be reached by the end of the year.

    This is why today’s environment is so maddening for those trying to make sense of it. There are so many crosscurrents working at odds right now, it’s very challenging to know which direction will win out, and for how long:

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