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Category: Quantitative Easing

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Interest-Rates

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Europe Joins the QE Party / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Frank_Hollenbeck

The European Central Bank (ECB) finally pulled the QE trigger by committing to purchase 60 billion euros of government debt and other assets every month until September of 2016 or until inflation gets closer to 2 percent.

The made-up excuse for this legal counterfeiting is that Europe is dangerously close to having (a very flawed) index of consumer prices drop below zero; as though calamity would strike Europe if the index were to register a negative number. The ECB claims it needs to print money because lower oil prices and — previous to that — a stronger euro were causing average prices to deviate from its 2 percent inflation target. It’s like having your supermarket run a 50 percent off sale on steak one weekend, and then having the ECB try to make all other prices in the supermarket go up so your total bill at the cash register goes up.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, January 26, 2015

Why QE in Europe Will Fail / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Michael_Pento

The fear of deflation has become the cornerstone of Keynesian economic thought. A lack of inflation has been used to explain periods of economic weakness from the Great Depression of the 1930’s, to the Great Recession 2008-2009. And now, that philosophy has been adopted as gospel by those that control the Federal Reserve and virtually every central bank on the planet.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, January 26, 2015

How Eurozone QE Works: A Guide to Draghi's News / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Money_Morning

Jim Bach writes: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced a quantitative easing program today (Thursday) that was complicated, poorly explained, and drastically unlike U.S. QE.

So, to help make sense of this, we drilled down exactly how Eurozone QE works.

First the basics.

Through Eurozone QE, the ECB will pump 60 billion euros ($68.1 billion) a month into the economy. About 10 billion euros of that will come from existing assets and covered bond purchasing programs. But the other 50 billion euros will come from purchases of member countries' sovereign debt, a new development in the Eurozone monetary policy.

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Interest-Rates

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Draghi's "No-growth" QE Money for Stocks, Zilch for the Economy / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Mike_Whitney

Let’s say you’re diagnosed with colorectal cancer. But instead of going to a professional for help, you decide to treat yourself with glycerol suppositories and high doses of Vitamin C.Well, then, you’re probably going to die, right?This same rule applies to economics. If you try to reduce unemployment and boost growth by doing something completely unrelated to the problem itself, like dumping trillions of dollars into financial assets, then you’re not going to get the results you want.This is largely the problem we face today. All of the economies controlled by the western bank cartel–Australia, Canada, US, UK, Eurozone, and Japan—are suffering from chronic lack of demand, the likes of which could be easily remedied by following Keynes recommendation of “government directed investment”.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, January 23, 2015

Euro-zone 'QE already Working' Says IMF Lagarde / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Mike_Shedlock

Today, ECB president Mario Draghi announced his much awaited QE program that will allegedly save Europe from the imaginary perils of price deflation. See Deflation Bonanza! (And the Fool's Mission to Stop It).

Stocks are up a bit, the dollar is up a bit, the yen is up a bit, and gold is up a bit. Oil is down a bit.

The details are more or less along the lines most thought, not the celestial "big bang" that everyone hoped.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, January 23, 2015

Is 1.2 Trillion Euros The Right Answer To The Wrong Question? / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: DK_Matai

Good News Or Bad News?

Once upon a time something good happened for Europe.  The price of oil went down dramatically.  When the oil price halved in the last months of 2014, there was no way for the European Central Bank (ECB) to fulfill its mandate of keeping price growth close to 2 percent a year.  The ECB painted itself into a corner by targeting headline inflation, not core inflation, which excludes food and energy.  Left with no choice, the ECB announced on 22nd January 2015 that it would begin printing digital money in large quantities, ie, start Quantitative Easing or QE in the near future.  Contrary to popular myth, QE doesn't fight 'deflation', it rather causes it by keeping zombie banks alive.  Why? Quantitative easing simply buries money in commercial bank vaults, by bolstering their balance sheets, when it is cash in circulation that is desperately needed. 

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Stock-Markets

Friday, January 23, 2015

ECB and EU LTRO and QE for Dummies: Or, Make These Trades / Stock-Markets / Quantitative Easing

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Pssst! Do you want to make some money trading some initials? Real easy money?

For real. I just made my subscribers 382% trading these initials. And we’re not done. After closing out our 382% gain, we’re in the same trade again, and we’re up 180% in just a few weeks – and still going.

We’re also in a conservative trade, trading the same initials mind you, and we’re up 41% there.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, January 23, 2015

Market Should Not Doubt' Mario Draghi ECB QE / Stock-Markets / Quantitative Easing

By: Bloomberg

Larry Fink, CEO and Chairman of BlackRock, spoke with Bloomberg TV's Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle today at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Fink discussed the European Central Bank's asset-purchase plan and the outlook for the euro-dollar exchange rate, Federal Reserve policy and the U.S. economy. He also spoke about the Swiss National Bank's decision to abandon its currency cap.

Reacting to the ECB's quantitative easing announcement, Fink said: I think we've seen over the last few years you have to trust in Mario...the market should not doubt Mario. He's been able to pull this through...This monetary policy is going to keep the euro weak. And I think a weakened euro will allow European companies to improve. So I do think the European economies will be marginally better this year than last year."

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Investor implications of QE by the ECB / Stock-Markets / Quantitative Easing

By: Axel_Merk

Is European Central Bank (ECB) head Draghi’s determination to purchase government bonds turning Europe into a banana republic? What are the implications not only for the euro and U.S. dollar, but gold, stocks and bonds? Our analysis shows that conventional wisdom may be proven wrong in more than one way.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Swiss Say No to QE / Stock-Markets / Quantitative Easing

By: Harry_Dent

The markets have had an array of abrupt reactions to the Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) move to stop supporting the Swiss Franc against the euro from buying Swiss bonds.

The euro has crashed further, stocks have taken minor hits and gold has broken to the upside (as we expected near term).

But the biggest impact is likely to be on Mario Draghi’s up-and coming decision to ignite another heavily telegraphed round of quantitative easing (QE) to the tune of $1.2 trillion plus.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, January 16, 2015

Will the ECB Soon Fire Up the Printing Presses? / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Frank_Hollenbeck

There is growing anticipation that the European Central Bank will pull the QE (quantitative easing) trigger at its upcoming meeting on January 22nd. Never mind that such an action explicitly violates article 104 of the Maastricht treaty (article 123 of the Treaty for the Functioning of the European Union):

“Overdraft facilities or any other type of credit facility with the ECB or with the central banks of the Member States (hereinafter referred to as ‘national central banks’) in favour of Community institutions or bodies, central governments, regional, local or other public authorities, other bodies governed by public law, or public undertakings of Member States shall be prohibited, as shall the purchase directly from them by the ECB or national central banks of debt instruments.”

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Could an Energy Bust Trigger QE4? / Stock-Markets / Quantitative Easing

By: Peter_Schiff

In a normal economic times falling energy costs would be considered unadulterated good news. The facts are simple. No one buys a barrel of oil to display above the mantle. No one derives happiness from a lump of coal. Energy is simply a means to do or get the things that we want. We use it to stay warm, to move from Point A to Point B, to transport our goods, to cook our food, and to power our homes, factories, theaters, offices, and stadiums. If we could do all these things without energy, we would happily never drill a well or build a windmill. The lower the cost of energy, the cheaper and more abundant all the things we want become.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Is The Halt of QE3 The End of The Loose Monetary Policy? / Stock-Markets / Quantitative Easing

By: Arkadiusz_Sieron

The end of QE3 neither implies the real abandon of purchasing assets (due to reinvesting interest and principal payments and rolling over retiring Treasuries) nor the permanent exclusion bond-buying programs from the tools of monetary policy. Investors should also be aware that the end of QE3 does not rule out loose monetary policy. Why?

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

World Slides Deeper into the Dangerous "Helicopter Money" Delusion / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Money_Morning

Peter Krauth writes: If it seems to you that central banks and government leaders have run out of ideas, you're not totally wrong.

Indeed, the latest move by Japan smacks of pure desperation, and it might seem silly if it wasn't already an idea that's been floated before.

In fact, we may yet have the chance to see "helicopter money" and its effects after all.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, November 21, 2014

Draghi Speaks the Truth; ECB Will ‘Do What it Must’ / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Gary_Tanashian

Words are important.  This is not just a headline, it is a reality…

Draghi says ECB will ‘do what it must’ on asset buying to lift inflation

Not ‘do what it thinks would be the best course for the European economy’, not ‘choose the path of least resistance in guiding the financial system to recovery’… the ECB will DO WHAT IT MUST.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Global Irrational Exuberance Enters a New Phase / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: MISES

Brendan Brown writes: The present global plague of asset price inflation — with its origins in Federal Reserve quantitative easing policies and featuring much irrational exuberance — is transitioning into a new phase. Some optimistic commentators suggest a benign and painless end to the plague lies ahead. They cite the skill of the Federal Reserve in “ending QE.” These optimists even suggest that meanwhile, controlled injections of new viruses of asset price inflation by the Japanese and European central banks could have a good outcome, and this justifies the risks of the procedure. None of this optimism is justified by the evidence, nor by the known pathology of asset price inflation.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, November 14, 2014

Stealth QE4 - Operation Tokyo Twist as Japan Sacrifices Pensions Funds / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Simply put, QE can never be halted or even slowed. The USFed is in a corner, with no policy options, facing collapse, with no ability whatsoever to halt the systemic failure in progress. It can only rely on hidden machinery and profound lies, against a background of constant economic propaganda. The central bank franchise system wrapped around the fiat paper currency regime has failed. They cannot stop it, not even with endless bond fraud and endless war, the new twin towers of the fascist state legacy. The entire financial structures have become fully dependent on easy money and debt financed by a printing press, buttressed by derivative machinery. The Uncle Sam bearing the USDollar emblem is like a pathetic heroin addict brandishing a modern howitzer. The USDollar is fast losing its integrity, during a dangerous global rejection episode. Therefore, QE must be exported, the easy candidate Japan. Call it Operation Tokyo Twist.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Contemplating Stocks Without QE / Stock-Markets / Quantitative Easing

By: Peter_Schiff

Some influences on the stock market are casual, subtle or open to interpretation, but the catalyst behind the current stock market rally really shouldn't be controversial. As far as stocks go, we have lived by QE. The only question now is, whether we will die without it. A larger version of this article appears in the fall edition of Euro Pacific Capital's Global Investor newsletter.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, November 10, 2014

Yellen Hands Off Money Printing Press to Japan / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Michael_Pento

There is a saying: "The rich just keep getting richer". And by all accounts, since the 2008 financial crisis, they have. Unfortunately, for the struggling poor and middle class, wealthy asset holders have been the only beneficiary of six years of Federal Reserve easy-money policies. Under the tutelage of Ben Bernanke, the Fed introduced QE in March of 2009 with the hope it would save the economy from economic collapse. The goal was to create a new vibrant market for borrowing to replace the former vibrant market for borrowing that had just blown up, taking the economy with it. I am sure Ben Bernanke began this ruse with good intentions and the misplaced belief that real economic prosperity could be manufactured from creating new money.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Marc Faber Warns Japan's Bond-Buying Program is a Ponzi Scheme / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Bloomberg

Marc Faber, editor and publisher of "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report", spoke with Bloomberg TV's Trish Regan today. He commented on Bill Gross' remarks about deflation and explained why he thinks Japan is engaged in a Ponzi Scheme. He also spoke on oil prices and the midterm elections.

Faber said that Japan is "engaged in a Ponzi scheme in the sense that all the government bonds that the Treasury issues are being bought by the Bank of Japan."

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