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Tag Archives: Quantitative Easing

QE Is Not Money Printing, It Is Betrayal

I don’t agree with every single point made, but the attached is a very interesting essay. The core point is dead on. “Quantitative easing” is a trick. It is fundamentally about deception. And people want to be deceived especially considering the economic chickens waiting to come home to roost.

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Dishonesty and Candor in Monetary Policy

In the July 26, 2013 edition of the Bank Credit Analyst,  editor Jim Grant notes that when Ben Bernanke was beginning the second round of “quantitative easing,”  he described it in February 2011 Congressional testimony as equivalent to an interest rate cut. In recent Congressional testimony explaining what might be (or might not be)   a forthcoming “taper” in “quantitative easing,” he suggested that it would not be equivalent to a rate hike.

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Bond maven Bill Gross says Bernanke’s easing is destructive

I know this comes as a newsflash to most of our readers, but pouring at least $85 billion/month (probably a good deal more) into the economy isn’t a smart thing to do. Bill Gross, manager of more bonds than probably any other private individual in the world believes Bernanke’s grand experiment is holding back “recovery.”

And right now we have a very complicated situation, with some parts of the economy rapidly becoming overheated, while others languish. None of it however constitutes “recovery.”

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Bernanke’s Cures Are the Economy’s Disease

So the Fed is going to “taper” away the quantitative easing, the printing of money, in which it is currently engaged. Bernanke (or Larry Summers—shudder) will one day allow interest rates to rise back to normal levels. Don’t worry, the economy will emerge from this radical economic experiment and all will be well. You’ll see. Ben promises.

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The Federal Reserve Has Printed Over $1 Trillion for Foreign Banks

Since the dollar continues to be the world reserve currency, and since the mega banks float like clouds over the entire planet paying little attention to borders, we shouldn’t be surprised. But that the Fed has essentially given away $1 trillion to non-American banks is pretty amazing . (Not that American banks are any better than the foreign ones of course.)

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