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Category: Quantitative Easing

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Economics

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Reckless Expansion of Money Supply Results in Monstrous, Malignant, Moribund Economy / Economics / Quantitative Easing

By: Richard_Daughty

It was at breakfast that I was explaining my new theory. It goes like this: Since behavior has now been shown to be a function of genetics, and therefore subject to evolutionary pressures, that explains how, when women get to be menopausal, women’s genes notice that it’s now obvious that their deadbeat husbands are not going to impregnate them anymore, and therefore wives ought to get rid of these losers and try, try again with some other guys to test her fertility.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Japan’s Easy Money Tsunami / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: David_Howden

The Bank of Japan has embarked on one of the most inflationary policies ever undertaken. Pledging to inject $1.4 trillion dollars into the economy over the next two years, the policy is aimed at generating price inflation of 2% and further depreciating the Yen. The idea is to fight “deflation” and increase exports.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Fed Gearing Up to Scale Back on QE / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Bloomberg

Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank president Dennis Lockhart told Bloomberg TV's Michael McKee today that Fed officials are committed to stimulus even as divergent views on when to start paring back bond purchases create a "mixed message" to investors.

Lockhart said, "There certainly seems to be an acute fixation on the timing of any adjustment to the asset purchase program and I guess I would just encourage everyone to not lose sight of the bigger picture." He went on to say, "Any adjustment is not a major policy shift. The high level of accommodation will stay in place."

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Interest-Rates

Monday, June 03, 2013

Economies Addicted to Low Interest Rates / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Michael_Pento

It is amazing so many investors are oblivious to the fact that the developed world is completely addicted to artificially-produced low interest rates. Perhaps that is why there is still a debate over whether the ending of QE will adversely affect the economy, and if rising rates can occur within the context of a healthy economy.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fed Money Printing Real Conundrum! / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Robert_M_Williams

Back in the heady days of Alan Greenspan, when you couldn’t identify a bubble until it was too late, the Maestro was busy printing.  The money went into the tech stocks up until that train went off the tracks in early 2000. So the Fed started to print even more and that led to a housing bubble. As most of us are painfully aware, the housing blew up in 2007 so Greenspan’s predecessor, Ben Bernanke, had to put the printing press into a higher gear. The Fed then created mandates in order to justify the excesses and they included increased growth and employment. Unemployment must drop to 6% or less and growth must surpass 3% while keeping inflation at 2%. The end result of all this is a chart of the money supply that looks like this:

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Stock-Markets

Monday, May 27, 2013

Economic Prosperity - You Can't Print, Borrow, ZIRP, QE, or OMF It / Stock-Markets / Quantitative Easing

By: Bill_Bonner

Gold rose $24 per ounce Thursday. The Dow fell 12 points.

The smart money is using this dip to buy gold.

Why?

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Interest-Rates

Monday, May 27, 2013

Funny Money Turns Serious / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Brady_Willett

When former Asian Development Bank head, Haruhiko Kuroda, was nominated to be the next Bank of Japan Governor on February 27, 2013 he was not shy about stating his intentions: “there is "plenty of room for monetary easing”” (WSJ). And after landing the job as BOJ Chief, Kuroda immediately confirmed that he would do “whatever it takes” to end deflation.  Well, a mere two months and a massive new printing scheme later, Kuroda is already on the defensive, arguing that a recent jump in bonds yields is manageable and asset prices are not behaving irrationally.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Why Bernanke and His Pals Are Terrified / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Graham_Summers

Two big events have occurred/ are occurring.

1)   Chicago Fed President, Charles Evans who is one of the biggest pushers for QE, stated that the Fed has “the appropriate monetary policy in place” and that the economy is “improving quite a lot.”

2)    The Bank of Japan is beginning a two-day policy meeting today.

Regarding #1, Evans has been one of the biggest pushers for more QE. Throughout 2011 and 2012, every time he appeared on TV he stated that the Fed should do more.

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Politics

Friday, May 17, 2013

A Reminder, the Fed Is NOT Printing Money / Politics / Quantitative Easing

By: Jesse

“So that the question is: Would there be any advantage, at this particular stage, in going back to the gold standard? And the answer is: I don't think so, because we're acting as though we were there.

So I think central banking, I believe, has learned the dangers of fiat money, and I think, as a consequence of that, we've behaved as though there are, indeed, real reserves underneath the system." Alan Greenspan, 20 July 2005
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Interest-Rates

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Fed Admits it's Dug itself into a Very Big Hole / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Bloomberg

Charles Plosser, president of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, told Tom Keene and Sara Eisen on "Bloomberg Surveillance" today that "we've dug ourselves a very large hole" and that "when I've weighed the costs and benefits of this [quantitative easing] policy, I've decided that the costs outweigh the benefits."

Plosser also said that it is "disturbing" to him that "more and more is being expected of central banks." He said, "We are expected to solve all the world's problems. Our fiscal authorities are not doing a very good job in any country."

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

QE Unprecedented, Exit Will Be a 'Messy Process' / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Bloomberg

David Zervos, head of global fixed income at Jefferies, told Bloomberg TV's Erik Schatzker and Sara Eisen on "Market Makers" today that the Federal Reserve's QE program is "the greatest monetary policy experiment of our lifetime and I do not think that anyone is smart enough, me, any central banker up there" to figure out how to properly exit.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Incredible Weight of Quantitative Easing Money Printing / Stock-Markets / Quantitative Easing

By: DeviantInvestor

Skip the supposed theory and purpose of Quantitative Easing, and ask yourself what is its equivalent weight? Suppose we use the $85,000,000,000 per month that is officially acknowledged and round it to $1,000,000,000,000 per year and relate that $1 Trillion per year to items more easily understood.

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Economics

Monday, May 06, 2013

QE Has Been and Will Be a Complete and Utter Failure / Economics / Quantitative Easing

By: Graham_Summers

The Fed is now blaming Congress for the failures of its QE policies.

This is to be expected, given that no one in the power elite ever accepts responsibility for their own failures. Congressional members blames each other (depending on which party they’re in), the Fed blames Congress, the White House blames the GOP, and on and on.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Sell in May and go away? The Stock Market QE Sandpile Theory / Stock-Markets / Quantitative Easing

By: John_Mauldin

Sell in May and go away? What about "risk off?" And ever more QE? Today's letter is a quick note and a reprise of a popular letter from yesteryear (with a bit of new slant), as I am at my conference in Carlsbad.

But first, I thought I would shoot you a few quick, interesting notes that crossed my desk in the last week. It is almost a ritual for me to mention at this time of year the old investment saw, "Sell in May and go away." It has been surprisingly good advice in most years. My good friend Art Cashin is a curator (and prodigious progenitor) of investment wisdom. He offers these two insights from his research:

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Global Central Bank Money Printing Will Cause Long-Term Damage / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: InvestmentContrarian

Sasha Cekerevac writes: One of the most confusing topics of late is the low level of the inflation rate even though monetary stimulus has been quite aggressive worldwide. The most recent data point came from Japan, in which consumer prices dropped by 0.5% in March versus the same time in 2012.

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