Sunday , 25 August 2019


Finance

Timing of Bernanke’s Comments a Colossal Error – Here’s Why

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke screwed up royally at his press conference on 19 June 2013, as he announced that the Fed's Open Market Committee had moved up its timetable for when it would beginning drawing down its QE 4.0 program. It's difficult to think of how the Fed Chairman could have handled the situation any worse. Let me explain.

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Does Behavior of “We the People” Suggest Central Bankers Have Gone Too Far?

Central bankers have concluded that the scale of monetary easing they have taken over the past few years should be magnified - that more easing is required to get things rolling - but could it be that central planning has gone too far or, at least, reached its boundaries? Disposable income in real terms per person and savings rate of individuals could be reliable indicators that such is the case. Let me explain.

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Can Bank Deposit Confiscation Happen Here?

The following is a 'to be forewarned is to be forearmed' commentary. Should those with bank deposits in the...European Union be concerned about the possibility of a 'Cyprus event' coming 'soon to their neighbourhood'?...What about bank deposit confiscation in Canada?...[T]his is something to...consider and 'think about'.

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Investors Beware: Armageddon Lies Ahead for Municipal Bond Holders!

The Securities and Exchange Commission is worried that municipal bankruptcies, combined with an expected spike in interest rates, means that the muni bond market could face "Armageddon" with devastating consequences for the individual investors (74% of the total) who hold the paper of which many are retirees. Words: 490

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What Could Dropping Consumer Debt Mean for the S&P 500?

In the third quarter 2007 the American consumer was way out of shape when it came to the percentage of debt payments to disposable income, hitting a 30-year high at 14%... Today the ratio is nearing 30-year lows! Could this be good news for the markets???

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Bitcoin Is Ushering In a New Monetary Era – Here’s Why

What currency is feared by the European Central Bank as a threat to fiat monetary institutions? What currency is cash-like, but digitally transmittable allowing for ultimate anonymity and global mobility? What digital currency is up over 2,200% over the last year? The answer? Bitcoin.

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