Charting The Death Of The Saver
Euthanasia of the rentier appears to be increasingly the modus operandi of the central planning caste of the world.
As we noted previously, Bernanke's (and now Yellen's) plan to exterminate savers is wholly unsustainable, The Fed's insistence that "our savers collectively have to hold all the assets of the economy and a strong economy produces much better returns in general" must be juxtaposed with comments from a money manager that "I don't think that's a fair-trade" for money intended to be invested safely."
By removing the last shred of hope for a rise in savings rates anytime soon, the Fed is once again creating the potential for major unintended consequences as the collapse in interest income for US savers from the 2008 peak forces them to extend duration (TSYs), lower quality (corporate bonds), and/or increase leverage/risk (equities).
No matter how hard they herd the masses, the elderly (and still working) respond, "At our age, we can't be a risk taker anymore."
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