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Fed Admits Failure of ‘Plan A’ to Control Money Market Rates, Shifts Back to Repos (which was ‘Plan A’ till 2008)

The hullabaloo in the repo market torpedoed the function of Interest on Excess Reserves and forced the Fed to go back to the future. With its announcement this morning, the New York Fed confirmed that the Fed’s Plan A of manipulating the federal funds rate into its target range – now between 1.75% and 2.0% — has miserably failed, and that it will switch to Plan B to control short-term interest rates. But this Plan B was Plan A that the Fed had used routinely to control short-term...

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Fed Mechanizations: SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap Sept. 20, 2019

It was Fed week. As widely expected, the central bank cut interest rates another 25 basis points on Wednesday. But the real Fed action happened on Tuesday morning and most people didn’t even notice.In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey talks about all of the Fed mechanizations – not just the rate cut – and what it all could mean. The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of the week’s precious metals news coupled with thoughtful analysis. You...

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Fed Cuts Rates… But What’s Next?

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts September 19, 2019 * Currencies continue to inch higher VS the dollar * BOE meets today, but don’t expect any fireworks…  Good day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! Well… I brought home a winner yesterday, as anyone that knew I was going to game instructed me to do! Not that I had anything to do with the Cardinals win in the day game yesterday! What a great day I had and all my buds that attended the game with me… We got to see a real pitcher’s duel, with...

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Peter Schiff: Whatever the Fed Is Going to Do Will Stink to High Heaven

The Federal Reserve did exactly what the markets expected on Wednesday, cutting interest rates by another 25 basis points.The central bank sent out mixed signals about what will happen next. Markets widely construed the Fed’s messaging as somewhat hawkish. In its policy statement, the Fed said the US economy is growing at a “moderate” rate and the labor market “remains strong. It cut rates, “in light of the implications of global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted...

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Peter Schiff: The Next Crash Could Bring Down the Fiat Money System

Peter Schiff appeared on on Tuesday (Sept. 17) to talk about interest rates, gold and the dollar. Peter said the fiat currency system may not survive the next recession.The conversation started focusing on the repo operations conducted by the Federal Reserve early in the week, Peter said the financial media and Wall Street are being much too complacent about what’s going on.Their instinct is to sweep it under the rug as no big deal, but I think it really is a harbinger...

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Fed’s Powell: No Negative Interest Rates at Next Crisis

The Fed has different priorities than the ECB, the Bank of Japan, the Swiss National Bank, et al. During the press conference today following the FOMC meeting, Fed chair Jerome Powell was asked if and when the Fed would push its policy interest rate into the negative. Powell did not respond with his usual, “we will act as appropriate.” He had a real answer. For months, there has been clamoring from Wall Street and speculators, and from the White House, that the Fed should or would cut...

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Is The Other Shoe About To Drop With Fed News?

We’ve been watching the markets today and over the past few days after the Saudi Arabia attack and are surprised with the real lack of volatility in the US major markets – excluding the incredible move higher, then lower in Oil.  The real news appears to be something completely different than Oil right now.  Might it be the Fed Meeting? You might remember our August 19th prediction, based on Super-Cycle research and patterns, that a breakdown in the global markets was about to take place? ...

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Peter Schiff: Why the Fed Won’t Be Able to Rescue the Economy the Next Time Around

Peter Schiff has been saying that the Federal Reserve is going to take interest rates back to zero and launch another round of quantitative easing in order to reinflate the bubble economy after the next crash. The central bank successfully pulled this off after the 2008 crisis. By dropping rates to zero and holding them there for nearly a decade, and running three rounds of QE, the Fed has reinflated the real estate bubble, blown up a bond bubble and pumped up the stock market. But Peter...

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Fed Runs Repo Operations; Is It Baby-Stepping Toward QE?

In a move “Bond King” Jeffrey Gundlach said could be a prelude to the next round of quantitative easing, the New York Fed conducted a repurchase operation involving about $53 billion in debt instruments on Tuesday. The move to designed to unplug the financial system’s “plumbing” with an injection of cash was the first such move since the financial crisis a decade ago.The purchases involved about $40.8 billion of Treasurys, $11.7 billion in mortgage-backed securities and $600 million in...

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Markets That Live by the Fed, Die by the Fed

All eyes are again on the Federal Reserve, as everyone understands that the Fed is the market— the stock market, the bond market, the art market, the housing market, etc. All markets have been driven higher by one force: central bank money creation and distribution to the financial sector of financiers and corporations, the richest of the rich. What few seem to grasp (because they’re paid not to?) is the Fed is powerless over what actually matters in a healthy economy:...

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