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Here Comes The Next Trillion-Dollar Bailout

by John Rubino on August 3, 2015 · 12 comments

As boxers like to say, it’s the punch you don’t see that knocks you out. In a world where a growing part of the financial system is hidden from view and excluded from official statistics, those are words to remember. A couple of examples from the 2008-2009 crisis: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were private […]

 

QE Fails In Japan: Inflation Nonexistent, Consumer Spending Drops, More Ease Coming

After nearly three decades of stagnation, Japan in 2013 went all-in, ordering its central bank, the Bank of Japan, to buy pretty much every bond on the market with newly-created yen. The BoJ’s balance sheet — a rough proxy for the amount of money it has created and dumped into the economy — soared at […]

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Fed To Markets: You’re STILL Too Easy To Fool!

These days no matter what the Federal Reserve actually says, the markets respond like dogs sensing a piece of bacon coming their way. This is so for several reasons: 1) The world is vastly overleveraged, which terrifies investors and traders with even a modest historical perspective. The resulting insecurity makes them long for a higher […]

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