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Discussing The Recovery™ and Financialization With Alan Greenspan and the Limited Liability Establishment

jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 27 MAY 2017

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”

Mark Twain

Here is an encounter during a Congressional hearing that Bernie Sanders had with Alan Greenspan in 2003.

In the light of history, how do you think that events have shone any light […]

Clickbait: Bernanke Terrifies Stock Investors, Again

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Jeffrey P. Snider via Alhambra Investments / April 26, 2017

If you are a stock investor, you should be terrified. The most disconcerting words have been uttered by the one person capable of changing the whole dynamic. After spending so many years trying to recreate the magic of the “maestro”, Ben […]

The Cause of the Next “Black Monday”

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Brian Maher via The Daily Reckoning / April 21, 2017

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

So reads billionaire Paul Tudor Jones’ message to Janet Yellen.

Jones says that eight years of essentially zero interest rates have pushed stock valuations to their highest level since 2000 — right before the dot-com bust.

Nothing […]

Paul Tudor Jones Has A Message For Janet Yellen: “Be Terrified”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 20, 2017 9:50 PM

Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones has a message for Janet Yellen and investors: Be very afraid.

Echoing a number of recent high profile managers’ warnings…

Guggenheim Partner’s Scott Minerd said he expected a “significant correction” this summer or early fall, citing as potential […]

Is The Deep State Creating Another “Crash Of 1929”?

zerohedge.com / by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com / Apr 17, 2017 12:50 PM

Regarding the Great Depression… we did it. We’re very sorry… We won’t do it again.

– Ben Bernanke

Waiting too long to begin moving toward the neutral rate could risk a nasty surprise down the road—either too much […]

Hell To Pay

acting-man.com / MN Gordon / April 17, 2017

Behind the Curve

Economic nonsense comes a dime a dozen. For example, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen “think(s) we have a healthy economy now.” She even told the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy so earlier this week. Does she know what she’s talking […]

The Boston Marathon Bombing After Four Years

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 16, 2017 6:00 PM

Since their peak ‘shortedness’ in mid-January, US Treasury bond bears have covered 500,000 10-year-equivalent contracts, reducing the net speculative short to its lowest since before Thanksgiving 2016.

At the same time, however, Eurodollar shorts (bets on Fed rate hikes) have soared to a […]

The Illusion Of Liquidity

zerohedge.com / by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com / Apr 13, 2017 10:22 AM

I thought the following quote from Janet Yellen’s Q&A at the University Of Michigan this week was interesting regarding the lessons I thought were learned from the financial crisis.

“First, we supervise banking organizations and some other financial enterprises to make […]

Pulling Levers to Steer the Machine

acting-man.com / Bill Bonner / April 13, 2017

Ticks on a Dog

A brief comment on Fed chief Janet Yellen’s revealing speech at the University of Michigan. Bloomberg:

“Before, we had to press down on the gas pedal trying to give the economy all of the oomph that we possibly could,” Yellen said Monday in […]

Silver and Gold Update

deviantinvestor.com / by Gary Christenson via Free-Bullion-Investment-Guide / April 13, 2017

For the last two weeks, gold and silver have hit resistance as they’ve moved up in trading.

Silver’s resistance levels are at $18.30 and $18.50, while gold’s are at the $1250 and $1270.

Last week, they both were able to breach their first levels […]

This Is What Is Creating A Strong Bid In The Gold Market Today

kingworldnews.com / April 11, 2017

With the metals markets rallying, this is what is creating a strong bid in the gold market today.

Here is what Peter Boockvar wrote today as the world awaits the next round of monetary madness: In her speech and Q&A (including twitter) late yesterday, Janet Yellen said nothing new but […]

Productivity Myths Shattered: Is Productivity Rising or Falling? Why?

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 5, 2017

The debate over productivity rages on. Some believe productivity is understated. Others believe it is overstated.

Janet Yellen believes a lack of strong productivity gains may be responsible for tepid wage gains.

Financial Times writer Edward Luce is confused, as are many others. Luce discusses […]

Janet Yellen on Workforce Development

mises.org / C.Jay Engel / March 30, 2017

As often noted, the Fed’s economists and bureaucrats operate on the assumption that everything they do is part of the solution, but they are never part of the problem. Yellen’s recent speech at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition is centered around the theme of “creating a […]

Yellen’s Dangerous Glass-Steagall Repression

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Craig Wilson / March 22, 2017

The threat from too big to fail banks has now elevated to the point that ignoring a modern Glass-Steagall Act is too dangerous to repress any longer. As massive Wall Street banks continue to inflate in size, the bipartisan negligence guided by the U.S central […]

America’s New Emphasis on Fiscal Policy

news.goldseek.com / By Frank Holmes / Tuesday, 21 March 2017

For the third time in two years, the Federal Reserve lifted interest rates 0.25 percent last week following the previous week’s phenomenal jobs report. The move was seen as more dovish than many market analysts had anticipated. BCA Research went so far as to […]

Rising Inflation, Four Rate Hikes, Financial Repression on Menu in 2017: Fed Heads

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / Mar 20, 2017

Bondholders, savers, consumers to be put through inflation wringer.

Inflation will rise above target, and that’s OK, the Fed heads who’ve been talking since last week’s meeting said. The Fed will hike rates, maybe faster than expected, but they won’t catch up with inflation, keeping […]

Silver seen climbing faster than gold as Yellen wakens bulls

gata.org / By Ranjeetha Pakiam, Bloomberg News / Thursday, March 16, 2017

Investors may be better off with silver rather than gold. The Federal Reserve’s pledge to stick to its dovish outlook on U.S. monetary policy has fueled a rally in precious metals and silver usually beats its more valuable peer in a rising market.

[…]

Janet Yellen Just Popped the Stock Bubble

gainspainscapital.com / Graham Summers / March 15, 2017

Today the Fed hiked rates for the third time in eleven years.

In so doing it has confirmed what many have long suspected: that the only thing that matters to the Fed is stock market levels.

The Fed certainly doesn’t care about GDP growth. If it […]

A Look at the Yield Curve and Why the Fed Is Raising Rates

financialsense.com / MATTHEW KERKHOFF / 03/14/2017

All attention is once again on Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve this week, as the FOMC meets to determine whether an interest rate hike is warranted.

At this point, with Fed Funds futures prices pointing toward a 95% chance of a rate hike, an increase to the […]

ECB Preview: Don’t Expect Fireworks Yet

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 9, 2017

Unlike next week’s Fed meeting, in which the market assigns a 100% probability that Janet Yellen will hike rates again by 25bps, there are far less fireworks expected out of the ECB statement this morning at 12:45GMT, and Mario Draghi’s press conference 45 minutes […]

The Fed’s Getting Ready to Raise into Weakness

wallstreetexaminer.com / by James Rickards / March 3, 2017

I was surprised this week that the stock market reached new highs — despite the fact that expectations of a March rate hike by the Fed moved from 40% to 60% in three days. Today those expectations are about 75%.

But I’ve been calling a March […]

Why the Fed Needs to Raise Rates

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Mar 3, 2017

I have warned that rates will rise BECAUSE the Federal Reserve will be criticized if they fail to do so when they are faced with a stock market that is rising. However, while one by one, several Fed officials […]

Bank Of Tokyo’s Chris Rupkey Snaps At Janet Yellen’s “Water Torture”

My takeaway from Yellen: rates will rise at a faster pace than in 2016; the new neutral rate is lower – for now – all normal in 2018

— Axel Merk (@AxelMerk) March 3, 2017

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 3, 2017

After years of listening to Bernanke […]

In Ominous Sign For Fed, Bond Traders Are Betting On Flatter Curve After Rate Hike

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 3, 2017 9:52 AM

With the Fed Funds future market pricing in an almost certain 25 bps rate hike on March 15 following a series of hawkish comments by Fed officials this week, hitting 90% as of this morning, up threefold in the past week…

… with today’s […]

All Eyes On Yellen After US Futures, Euro Stocks Rebound On Latest French Polls

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 3, 2017

World stocks pulled back from all time highs, and European bourses initially followed U.S. futures and Asian shares lower, however both European risk sentiment as well as E-Minis rebounded after an Odoxa poll showed Macron overtaking Le Pen in the 1st round for the first […]