Blog/Central Banks

Is the Fed Monetizing Debt with the Repo Market? Or is this the Mother of All Financial Crises?

QUESTION: There are people claiming that Fed cannot buy directly from the Treasury and they are buying the same day issue in this Repo Crisis so that means they are [...]

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Lagarde – ECB – Euro

The central banks are keenly aware that they cannot stimulate economic growth, although they will not state that publicly. The wheel of fortune has completed its [...]

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Central Banks Pre & Post-1971

QUESTION: You commented that the central banks had a difficult position when they were on the gold standard compared to post-1971. Could you explain that [...]

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Central Banks Trapped by Their Theories

QUESTION: Hi Martin, I can understand how JP and EU backed themselves into a corner with negative rates. Happy to give them the benefit of the doubt when this all [...]

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RISK – Banks – Bailouts – Conflicts in Laws

QUESTION: Dear Martin Armstrong, In your  blog post “Liquidity Crisis & the Pending European Banking Crisis”  Posted Oct 2, 2019 ” you write [...]

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ECB Will Lend to Banks Long-Term in Hopes They Will in Turn Lend Again

Come September, Draghi at the ECB will make loans to Eurozone banks on a long-term basis at rates less than the short-term lending window. The objective is to [...]

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World of Central Banks

QUESTION: Hello, you said central bankers attend your conference and it means they know what’s coming. I guess they talk to governments and I wonder if [...]

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Can the US Government Really Force the Dollar Lower?

QUESTION: Hi Martin, What tools do the US have to TRY and manipulate their dollar lower (other than cutting interest rates) and in your opinion would they be [...]

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Can the Fed really Control the Economy?

QUESTION: This whirligig talk of whether the Fed cuts rates by 25 or 50 basis points is carnival-level absurdity. Does the Fed have the “pretense of [...]

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Did the Fed Begin Secret Bailouts in 2007 Before Anyone Knew of the Pending Crisis?

  When the GAO report came out on the Quantitative Easing by the Federal Reserve, it uncovered a secret $16 trillion feeding tube from the Fed structured as [...]

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