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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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I Owe, I Owe… SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap Sept. 13, 2019

The price of gold whipsawed this week, driven up and down by various headlines. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey covers some of the big news that moved the markets. But he said that we need to keep our eyes on the big picture. All of this is happening in front of a backdrop of surging debt driven by central bank policy. How much do we owe and what does it mean for the future? Mike talks about it. The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary...

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“Core” Inflation Rises Most Since Sep 2008, Powered by Services and Now Even the Peculiar Case of Durable Goods

What would the Fed do if economic factors were all it looked at? Inflation as measured by the “core” Consumer Price Index, which removes the volatile food and energy segments, jumped in August at the highest rate in 11 years, by 2.39%, a smidgen above the prior peaks of July 2018 (2.35%), February 2016 (2.33%), and April 2012 (2.32%). The last time, it rose at a faster rate was in September 2008 (2.47%): The US is currently undergoing the second oil-and-gas bust since mid-2014, or...

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Peter Schiff: By His Own Definition, Trump Is the Bonehead

Donald Trump has been badgering Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for months, begging for lower interest rates. Yesterday, he took things to another level, saying that the “boneheads” at the Fed need to push rates into negative territory.In his podcast, Peter Schiff said by his own definition, Trump is the bonehead.Trump used a pair of tweets to push for negative interest rates.The Federal Reserve should get our interest rates down to ZERO, or less, and we should...

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Central Bankers Now Plotting Government Subversion?

Two weeks ago a former Federal Reserve board member and bank president, William Dudley, wrote an editorial that encouraged the Fed use its powers to defeat Donald Trump’s second bid for the US presidency. I don’t recall choosing presidents as being listed in the Fed’s two mandates — controlling inflation while maximizing employment. For an organization that has been speaking a lot lately about the importance of its independence from politics, that was the most overtly political statement...

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Peter Schiff: The Only Winners Will Be the People Who Bought Gold and Silver

Gold has been on a three-day skid, but as Fox Business anchor Liz Claman put it, “So what? It’s been a breakout summer for bullion.”Over the last three months, gold is up about 12% and has hit six-and-a-half year highs in recent weeks.Peter Schiff joined Claman, along with, Frank Holmes and Imaru Cassanova on to talk about the yellow metal.Holmes started out the segment saying that recession fears are driving central bank easy monetary policy and that’s good for...

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Here We Go Again! SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap Sept. 6, 2019

Here we go again!Gold and silver both took a tumble yesterday because US and Chinese officials are reportedly going to have a meeting. Hope that this might mean a thaw in the trade war boosted risk sentiment and drove profit-taking in the precious metals markets.We’ve seen this song and dance before. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey talks about it. He also points out some very interesting Federal Reserve news that nobody in the mainstream has even...

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