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Is the Corporate-Debt Bubble Ripe Yet?

What does it mean when the Fed and other central banks jointly bemoan the effects of their own policies? Worried about not being able to keep all the plates spinning? This is the transcript from my podcast last Sunday, THE WOLF STREET REPORT: The Federal Reserve, the ECB, the individual central banks of Eurozone countries, such as the Bundesbank and the Bank of France, the central banks of negative-interest-rate countries outside the Eurozone, such as in Switzerland and Sweden, they’re...

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The Fed “Out-Doves” Expectations While Doing Nothing

The Federal Reserve wrapped up its final Federal Open Market Committee meeting of 2019 on Wednesday doing pretty much what was expected — nothing. But in the processing of doing nothing, the central bank said a lot and managed to out-dove expectations.After cutting interest rates three times in 2019, the FOMC stood pat during its final meeting of the year, holding the interest rate steady at 1.5%.Despite the lack of action, the signals coming out of the Fed were pretty dovish. The...

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Quantitative Easing By Any Other Name…

Stocks have pushed to record highs in recent weeks. If you read the headlines, you’d think it was all about optimism for a trade deal. Or maybe just some general bullishness on the US economy. But Peter Schiff has said that’s not the real reason stocks have continued to climb. In fact, there are a  lot of things that should be causing them to go down, but only one thing causing them to go up — the Federal Reserve.For a while, people were worried about rate hikes. Nobody is worried about...

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THE WOLF STREET REPORT: Is the Corporate-Debt Bubble Ripe Yet?

What does it mean when the Fed and other central banks jointly bemoan the effects of their own policies? Worried about not being able to keep all the plates spinning? (11 minutes) Enjoy reading WOLF STREET and want to support it? Using ad blockers – I totally get why – but want to support the site? You can donate. I appreciate it immensely. Click on the beer and iced-tea mug to find out how: Would you like to be notified via email when WOLF STREET publishes a new...

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Inflation? What Inflation? Friday Gold Wrap Dec. 6, 2019

We’ve seen new records in the stock market in recent weeks. The headlines tell us it’s all because of a potential trade deal, but Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey doesn’t buy it. He says it’s really all about Fed money printing. That may juice the stock market, but there’s a downside – inflation. In this episode of the podcast, Mike talks about it along with the week’s gold news.The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of the week’s precious metals news...

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Fed Goes Hog-Wild with T-Bills, But Repos Drop from a Month Ago, and MBS Shrink by $22 Bn

Bailing out its crybaby-cronies on Wall Street, even when there isn’t a crisis. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. The total amount of repurchase agreements (“repos”) on the Fed’s balance sheet as of December 4, released today, declined to $209 billion, from $215 billion a month ago. These repos included: $70 billion in overnight repos, issued on Wednesday morning that unwound today; all prior overnight repos had already unwound. $88 billion in multi-day repos with maturities of up to...

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Peter Schiff: Will the Grinch Steal Wall Street’s Santa Claus Rally?

The Dow Jones was down over 280 points yesterday, marking the third straight day of declines. Sudden pessimism about a trade deal has tanked stocks. In his latest podcast, Peter Schiff talked about it.Typically, December is a strong month for stocks with the so-called “Santa Claus rally.” Peter said maybe the Grinch is going to steal that rally this year.Peter noted that one of the reasons the stock market is up so much in 2019 is because last December was the worst...

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Peter Schiff: This House of Cards Will Come Crashing Down on Consumers

Stocks closed out November on a high note with the hope of a trade deal fueling Wall Street. But is this warranted? And are consumers really doing a well as the mainstream would have us believe? Peter Schiff appeared on last week to talk about it. He said it’s all a house of cards and it’s going to come crashing down on American consumers.Peter started out the interview talking about Hong Kong. The territory became a focal point in trade talks between the US and China after President...

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Do We Even Need the Fed? It’s Your Dime Interview With Economist Edward Stringham

Do we even need the Federal Reserve?Whether on the political left, right, or in the middle, virtually everybody thinks we do. After all, without the Fed, we’ll have wild economic swings and crashes.Economist Edward Stringham disagrees. In this It’s Your Dime Interview, he talks about it with host Mike Maharrey and makes the case that the economy would function just fine without a central bank pulling strings. In fact, as he explains, the Fed actually stirs up economic chaos.In this...

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The Skyscrapers Are Warning Us!

Did you now skyscrapers can predict economic crashes?And the skyscraper index is flashing red.As economist Mark Thronton explained in his book, , the so-called Skyscraper Index has a remarkably accurate record signaling economic downturns dating back to the late 19th century.Thornton explained the Skyscraper Index in detail during a SchiffGold It’s Your Dime Interview.In an article published at LewRockwell.com, Thornton makes the case that the index is signaling the next big downturn.Zero...

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