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Equity Markets and the Credit Contraction

Macroeconomic policy is centred on ensuring that bank credit grows continually, so since the Lehman crisis any tendency for bank credit to contract has been offset by central banks creating money. The bald fact that equity markets have now lost upside momentum and appear to be at risk of a self-feeding collapse will be viewed by central bankers with increasing alarm.

Central Banks Have Become A Corrupting Force

The US government has a “plunge protection team” consisting of the US Treasury & Federal Reserve. The purpose of this team is to prevent unwanted stock market crashes. If central banks purchase stocks in order to support equity prices, what is the point of having a stock market? If central banks cannot properly conduct a monetary policy, how can they conduct an equity policy?

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