The biggest news today comes from China, which has announced it will “slow or halt" US Treasury purchases.
This is the so-called NUCLEAR option: the threat by China to stop buying US debt. And it’s an absolute game-changer.
Yields on the 10-Year Treasury spiked on the news as investors dumped Treasuries.
This could very well be what bursts the EVERYTHING Bubble.
As I explained in detail in by bestselling book The Everything Bubble: The Endgame For Central Bank Policy, the Fed dealt with the 2008 meltdown by intentionally created a bubble in US Treasuries.
This was a continuation of the Fed's policy every since the US reached the point of debt saturation in the late '90s. From this point onwards, the Fed's #1 priority was maintaining the debt bubble and avoiding debt deflation.
This has resulted in the Fed intentionally creating asset bubbles to deal with each crisis.
In the late '90s we had a bubble in Tech stocks, called the Tech bubble.
When this bubble burst, the Fed intentionally created another bubble in housing/real estate.
This represented a move up the asset class "food chain." Real estate is a far less liquid, far more senior/systemic asset class for the US financial system.
That Housing Bubble burst in 2008. And so the Fed intentionally created yet another asset bubble, this time in US Treasuries (via ZIRP and QE).
And because these bonds represent the “risk-free” rate of return for the US financial system, when the Fed did this, it created a bubble in EVERYTHING (including stocks).
And now that China is threatening to dump US Treasuries, this could be what bursts the Everything Bubble.
The time to prepare for this is NOW before disaster hits.
On that note, we are putting together an Executive Summary outlining all of these issues as well as what’s in terms of Fed Policy when The Everything Bubble bursts.
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Chief Market Strategist
Phoenix Capital Research