US Federal Reserve

The US Federal Reserve — the central bank of the US — sets the most important price in the world, the price of credit.

Discover how a privately owned cartel has hijacked America’s financial system for the benefit of the US government and its banking buddies. Well, that’s one way of looking at it. Not everyone sees it like that.

But after reading how ‘the Fed’ floods the world with cheap money, fuelling bubbles all over the world and destabilising the world economy in the articles below, we’d like to hear what you think…

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Watching the Fed with Interest

The Fed is at least trying to build a buffer for the coming deflationary crisis…but Japan and Europe have hardly moved from zero. Neither of them have anything to cut next time.

Start the Trade War Without Me…

The September Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing index came in at 59.8, lower than August’s 61.3 and below the 59.9 forecast – suggesting President Trump’s trade war is not yet impacting the US economy.

The Fed Makes No News

The central bank did raise its overnight interest rate, as promised. The target range for the federal funds rate is now 2% to 2.25%, up a quarter-point.

The Fed’s Real Debt Conundrum

The problem is that the Fed is raising rates as emerging markets around the world are tanking. In August, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index marked a 20% fall this year. However, the stock market is…

Expect Things to Change

You would be surprised how many people invest based on recent past performance, projecting the present into the future. Economists even have a name for it: extrapolation bias.

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