Liquidity & Asset Prices: Make Sure You Understand The Connection

Suddenly, the investment world has woken up to the importance of LIQUIDITY and its role in driving asset prices. Over the past week, Liquidity has been in the financial media spotlight like never before. The catalyst for this great awakening seems to have been a research report published by Deutsche Bank on September 1st, The “Great Accumulation” Is Over: FX Reserves Have Peaked, Beware QT – and the extensive publicity that report was given by Zero Hedge. (QT stands for Quantitative Tightening, by the way.)

This is an important breakthrough. In the twenty-first century, Liquidity is the most important single factor in determining whether asset prices move up or move down. This was a central theme of my first book, The Dollar Crisis, published in 2003.

Analyzing the impact of Liquidity on asset prices has been at the core of Macro Watch research from the beginning.   Over the past three years, I have uploaded 11 Macro Watch videos on this subject. Please find them listed below.

Liquidity has now begun to dry up and asset prices are falling as a result. It is important to understand the mechanics of what is happening.  I encourage Macro Watch members to make sure that they do. This would be a good time to log in and review some of the videos below.

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THE LIQUIDITY SERIES

Course One

Video 6: Foreign Exchange Reserves

Video 7: The Imbalance Of Payments & The US Economic Bubble

Video 8: Flaws In The Dollar Standard

 

Course Two

Video 9: Trade Deficits & Their Impact

 

Macro Watch: Fourth Quarter 2013

Video 3: Liquidity Part One: Foreign Generated Liquidity

Video 4: Liquidity Part Two: Quantitative Easing

 

Macro Watch: First Quarter 2014

Video 4: The Fed and Liquidity

Video 5: Liquidity Conditions in 2014 & Prospects For Asset Prices

 

Macro Watch: Fourth Quarter 2014

Video 2: The Outlook For Global Liquidity Points To Deflation Ahead

Video 4: FX Reserves, The Dollar Crisis & The Outlook For Global Liquidity

 

Macro Watch: Second Quarter 2015

Video 2: Liquidity Gauge Update

 

One comment

  1. Glad to hear you comment on the DB ZH QT article. It sounded right up your alley and I was/am eager to hear you current thinking moving forward as markets and the world remain, it seems, at a potential tipping point. I watched the two course after subscribing recently and would like to relay that relayed a great deal of valuable information in rational and well thought out way. Much appreciated and I look forward to future MacroWatch videos relating to evolving capital flow trend observations and predictions as events unfold. These times are most confusing to invest and protect one’s wealth. Money flows combined with macroeconomic trends (combined with many other interrelated factors in the complex system) seem key to asset allocation, which is my primary challenge. I am a confirmed non day trader, but understand in these volitile and non traditional times, Bogle’s long term buy and hold rule has caveats. Thanks in advance for helping me navigate through the headwinds and impending gales.

    Mark

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