kingworldnews.com / November 16, 2013
Today 50-year veteran Art Cashin warned King World News about the historic events taking place in the major markets, including gold. Cashin, Director of Floor Operations at UBS ($650 billion under management), also spoke with KWN about the massive accumulation of gold by the Chinese and the flow of gold from West to East.
Cashin: “The Fed has bought up significant amounts of some of the (Treasury) issuances, particularly the 10-Year, in trying to affect rates further out. They’ve become a dominant factor. And I wonder how they can get to tapering because they have become kind of addicted in these purchases.
The Japanese are not buying (US Treasuries) at the rate they were buying a year ago. The Chinese are not buying Treasuries at the rate they were buying a year ago. So you begin to wonder, how can the Treasury manage if the 3rd leg of the stool, which is the Fed, comes apart? So, there will be a good deal of pressure there. They talk about, ‘Tapering is not tightening,’ but the markets may see it another way.