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Tag Archives: QE

Where $1 of QE Goes: The Untold Story

One thing is for sure. Pretty much none of it is finding its way to “Main Street.” Many QE dollars have however found their way into the bank accounts of those who were already rich. Read More

Why is tiny Belgium buying Treasuries by the truckload?

No one really knows outside of the Federal Reserve and probably the European Central Bank. But Peter Schiff has some thoughts on the sudden and vastly increased demand from Brussels. He thinks that the the Fed’s supposed reduction in bond buying (QE) is actually being replaced by an increase in European buying, keeping yields down and so too concern.

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Malinvestment: “Today’s asset bubbles in stocks, junk bonds, housing, art, bat guano futures, etc. are being driven by the Federal Reserve”

Malinvestment is a very important concept to understand. It simply means the allocation of capital in ways which appear to be (and may be) rational in a period of artificially cheap credit, but in ways which in the end prove to be inefficient once the market corrects for artificially low rates. (Created by a central bank.) Malinvestment is a symptom and a driver of economic bubbles.

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Don’t Worry About Stocks, Worry About the Economy, and Your Job

(Alternatively just keep your head down and keep working hard, which is probably best.)

QE is failing. (It was destined to, as we have said many times.) They may be able to jack the system up again. That is extremely possible. But I think it it is equally possible that an alternative scenario plays out here.

Keep watching Japanese debt.

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