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The Fed Is Preventing Negative Interest Rates Using Reverse Repos

Reverse Repurchase Agreements on the Fed’s balance sheet have surged from $0 in mid-March to $535 billion on June 10th. Many people have begun to ask if the suddenness of this development portends a new crisis in the financial markets. It doesn’t. The latest Macro Watch video explains what Reverse Repurchase Agreements are and why…
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When The Fed Tapers QE, Will Asset Prices Crash?

The Fed is now signaling that it will soon begin to discuss when to Taper Quantitative Easing. This is an important policy development that could significantly impact asset prices during the weeks ahead. The new Macro Watch video examines what happened to asset prices the last time the Fed Tapered QE, in order to anticipate…
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Will Gold Crash Again?

There are now reasons for concern that Gold could soon experience another serious correction as it did following its peaks in 1975, 1980 and 2011 when its price fell 45%, 62% and 42%, respectively. First, the Fed is very likely to taper Quantitative Easing next year.  When it does, if not before, the price of Gold…
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Interview: Inflation, Liquidity and MMT

I was recently interviewed by Andy Tanner for the Cashflow Academy podcast. Whenever I speak with Andy, I always end up feeling smarter and happier.  It’s impossible not to be inspired by his enthusiasm for learning and teaching.  I believe you will enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Topics include: Why doing fundamental analysis on…
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