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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What Trump’s Quack Economists Will Do Next
Yesterday, stock markets bounced back in the afternoon, after investors began to think that maybe Donald Trump wasn’t really serious about a trade war. One day, perhaps soon, they won’t be in such a good mood. And the market won’t bounce back. Not that the end is necessarily nigh…but, in theory, it must be out there somewhere.
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This Bellwether Stock Says the US Economy is Still on Track
On all the trade war talk, US stock indexes fell heavily last Thursday and Friday. The major stock market averages suffered their worst weekly losses in two years. Although, with all the noise about a trade war last week, bullish reports on the US economy, seemed to get lost.
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Surprise Attack
Ever since June 1991 — our last official recession — the textbook approach to generating GDP growth has been to encourage households to borrow to ‘get the economy moving’. Our economic ‘success’ has really been a massive failure…setting households up for an extended period of financial pain and in some cases, ruin.
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Why the Country Would Have Been Better Off With Bernie
Over the last couple of days, we’ve been laying our own cards on the table. We want dear readers to see what we’re holding — including the jokers. Yes, in addition to the fairly standard jacks of stock prices, queens of GDP growth rates, and kings of inflation, we have two cards that most people have never seen
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Can We Expect a Sharp Stock Market Drop?
The stock market remains volatile, and caution is in the wind. The President slashed the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, earlier in the year. That helped boost investor sentiment. But corporate tax cuts can only do so much for share prices.
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Flash Stock Market Crash Alert
Years of low interest rates and cheap money have pushed up asset prices and debt. Now, central bankers are looking to reverse this trend. That is, increasing interest rates and reducing the money supply. But if they tighten too fast they could trigger a recession.
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Is This the Future of Money?
In a crisis, cash is king. But with physical cash disappearing, we are losing control over our own money. Cryptos, being outside of the system, could give you another option to access cash to buy necessities or move money in a time of crisis.
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The Fed Is About to Pop the Bubble in Stocks
The Fed still believes it can manage the economy. It thinks it knows what interest rates should prevail…and what stocks should sell for…and where consumer prices should be. But all the evidence and sensible theory is against them.
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Is the Fed about to Gatecrash the Party?
The Fed needs to raise interest rates and decrease its balance sheet so that it has ammunition before the next recession. The Fed will try to get the balance just right, to the point where the economy is not overheating but nonetheless maintaining high employment and inflation on the target rate.
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Why Trump Is Easing Banking Restrictions
Donald Trump campaigned to become US President on conflicting promises about big banks. Some of the populist talk followed Trump into office. But clearly, actions speak louder than words. The steps taken by the new government have been towards pure deregulation. This is how the cycle repeats.
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How the Feds Robbed the Working Stiff
When the whole stock market goes up, it must go up against somebody else’s stuff… That is, if investors are getting richer faster than the real growth of goods and services, they must be making someone else poorer. Who? The working stiffs!
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How the Fed Pulled Off History’s Greatest Larceny
Why does the Fed go along? Why do these economists aid and abet the larceny? We’ve already explained it: All of these foul notions — stimulus…data dependence…demand management — are simply activist claptrap. They allow a smart economist to sound like he knows what he is doing. But they are all nonsense.
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How the Feds Doomed the Economy
Since 1987…and even more so since the 2009 panic…the feds have diddled interest rates. Now, their ultra-low interest rates (often below zero!) have distorted almost every price in capitalism. Prices rose, not because the real economy justified them, but because the water underneath them buoyed them up. Meanwhile, the economy slowed…
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How the Fake Boom Ends
If the authorities want to increase the supply of money, the only kind of money supply they can increase is the fake kind. Real money must be earned; like wealth, it cannot be printed.