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A New Fed Playbook for the New Normal

The Fed knows very well that the economy needs zero% rates to stay afloat. So while the market talks the talk on raising rates, the Fed will continue to walk the walk of zero percent interest rates. Since none of the Fed’s prior QE programs were followed by rate hikes but by more QE, why should this time be any different?

How Important is Housing to the American Economy?

Nothing moves the economic needle like housing. No wonder every Fed chairman has lowered rates to try to crank up housing activity. All claims to the contrary, the disappointing first-quarter housing numbers expose the Federal Reserve as impotent at influencing GDP’s most important component.

A World Full Of Manipulated Markets - Distorted Signals And Lost Trust

What happens when market signals are distorted by the government? – Malinvestment. The market stops directing capital to its most productive uses & wealth creation grinds to a halt. People notice that the markets they trusted, are being manipulated for the benefit of others & trust begins to erode.

Wishing For Inflation? The Last Gasp Before Hyperinflation

Contrary to popular assumption, the Fed will get its constant wish for inflation, along with every other central bank armed with an unbacked currency – But far from the inflation of flawed theory, what they will get is a stampeding heard of rhinoceros.

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