The Federal Reserve has pursued the unprecedented monetary policy of lowering rates to zero and increasing their portfolio from 500 billion to over 4 trillion. But as the Fed reminds us, there is a cost.
It’s hard to overstate how much the petrodollar system benefits the US dollar. It’s allowed the US government and many Americans to live beyond their means for decades. And it’s the reason the media and political elite give the Saudis special treatment...
When will Central Banks stop doing this bubble strategy with Monetary Policy, it ends the same way every Bubble Monetary Cycle, in a Financial Market Crisis and Economic Crash. James Bullard`s dovish comments today inspired more bubble building, Central Bankers are so irresponsible and asleep at the wheel.
According to Mario Draghi, portfolio manager of the world's biggest hedge fund, it is not his gargantuan balance sheet equal to 36% of the eurozone GDP, nor the $14 trillion in global central bank liquifity that will be responsible for the next market crash, but that Donald Trump's deregulation of the banking industry has "sown the seeds of the next financial crisis."
"The point is a century of scientific mismanagement of the currency has pushed the economic, financial, and social order well past any rational limit. Total government debt and stock valuations are at all-time extremes. Something big is coming. You can guarantee it. But don’t blame Trump when the world ends. There ain’t a doggone thing he or anyone else can do to stop it."
OPEC Jawboning, Equities up in high liquidity environment, Import Taxes, Trump Optimism, and Geo-political tensions with Iran all propping up Oil, keeping it higher than the fundamentals of the market currently justify.