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Here’s What Happens When Central Banks Run Out of Ammo

Governments and central banks are arrogant to think they can solve any problem by printing and borrowing money. Their arrogance will eventually cause “the biggest banking crisis in world history.” The next downturn could further expand Fed bond holdings, but with the central banks balance sheet already exceeding $4 trillion, there are limits to how much more the Fed can buy.

How to Position Your Portfolio to Win in the Currency Wars - GOLD

After recent QE announcement by ECB, euro-to-yen swap rate has gone back to where it was & yen is even stronger! Precisely what Germany wants because it’s biggest competition in machine tools, robotics & automation is Japan. This is currency wars. Currency wars are not genteel, friends-and-family squabbles. This could get ugly.

Surprise...Everyone Was Wrong About The End Of QE

With the Fed now extracting the QE support, it is very likely that economic weakness will resurface since the “engine of growth” was never repaired. Furthermore, interest rates can remain low for a very long time when there is a lack of sufficient economic catalysts to sustain the drag imposed by higher borrowing costs.

Will Deflation, Recession Concerns make ECB Buy Gold Bullion?

Over the last couple of months, ECB has launched several measures to revive the lackluster Eurozone economy. Mersch said ECB should let these steps take effect first before considering more action. If more action was needed, ECB could theoretically purchase government bonds or other assets such as gold, shares, or ETFs.

Asset Purchases By The US Fed And The S&P 500

Periods where the Fed was buying bonds have seen stocks rally, whereas periods where the Fed was not actively purchasing bonds saw two of the largest pullbacks for the S&P 500 during this bull market – proving a historical correlation between increases in the Fed’s balance sheet & the S&P 500.

The Federal Reserve's REAL Reason For Quantitative Easing

When the first round of quantitative easing ended, Andrew Huszar says that it was incredibly obvious that QE had done very little to benefit average Americans but it had been an absolute coup for Wall Street. – It doesn’t take a genius to figure it out who benefits from quantitative easing.

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