Tag Archives: qe

World economy is so damaged it needs permanent money printing

USD money printing dollar

Combined tightening by the United States and China has done its worst. Global liquidity is evaporating. What looked liked a gentle tap on the brakes by the two monetary superpowers has proved too much for a fragile world economy, still locked in “secular stagnation”. The latest investor survey by Bank of America shows that fund managers no longer believe the ... Read More »

European Central Bank “models” €1 trillion in money printing

ECB European Central Bank

Update: in direct flashback from the summer of 2011 when the ECB leaked news only to retract it within minutes, this just happened: CONSTANCIO: DOESN’T KNOW ABOUT 1 TLN-EURO QE MODEL REPORT For those who have forgotten, here is the ECB playbook: leak “false” rumor, gauge market reaction, then promptly deny said rumor knowing quite well how the market will respond ... Read More »

Fed to taper another $10 billion in QE

Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen’s first FOMC statement is out: Fed tapers another $10 billion/month beginning in April. Beginning in April, the Committee will add to its holdings of agency mortgage-backed securities at a pace of $25 billion per month rather than $30 billion per month, and will add to its holdings of longer-term Treasury securities at a pace of $30 billion per ... Read More »

Federal Reserve: 100 years of US dollar manipulation

FED USD manipulation

Monday 23 December marks the 100th Anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve System – the Central Bank of the United States of America. The mainstream media are keeping remarkably quiet about this key milestone. No doubt, they know only too well that growing millions of workers inside and outside the US are realizing that a century of central ... Read More »

Federal Reserve: $75 billion a month in bond purchases

Ben Bernanke

The Federal Reserve will decrease the amount of bonds purchased by the United States central bank, Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday, by roughly $10 billion per month. Bernanke was about to make his last scheduled news conference as head of the Fed on Wednesday afternoon when the bank’s newest plan was revealed. The Fed has up until now spent $85 ... Read More »

CNBC admits central banks rule the world

world with money

It’s a central bankers’ world, and we’re all just living in it. Entities such as the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank in 2012 took control of global economies like never before. Based on current market and economic behavior it’s likely to be years before anything changes. After all, how can central banks take their foot off the stimulus ... Read More »

Signs of the gold standard emerging in China?

China gold standard

As noted in last week’s column about the rising recognition by authorities in Germany about the virtues of gold, the gold standard is receiving impressive new recognition internationally. The GOP plank calling for a commission to study “possible ways to set a fixed value for the dollar” — with an unmistakable nod to gold — is the most prominent element of the ... Read More »

From currency debasement to social collapse: 4 case studies

Rome Statue of Augustus

At its most fundamental level, SocGen’s Dylan Grice notes that economic activity is no more than an exchange between strangers. It depends, therefore, on a degree of trust between strangers. Since money is the agent of exchange, it is the agent of trust. Debasing money therefore debases trust. Grice emphasizes that history is replete with Great Disorders in which social cohesion ... Read More »

The global central banker directory

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If there’s printing going on in your neighborhood Who you gonna call? CENTRAL BANKERS! If a loaf of bread costs a trillion bux Who you gonna call? CENTRAL BANKERS! The Newer New Normal in paper destruction has arrived, and Benny and the Inkjets will soon learn that the one response to open-ended CTRL-Ping and implied $85 billion in new Flow ... Read More »