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Category: Central Banks

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Politics

Friday, December 02, 2011

Ron Paul on the Origins of the Fed / Politics / Central Banks

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Federal Reserve cartelizes the banking industry, allowing individual banks to inflate together, earning them and the government enormous profits, while making sure that they are never held accountable for their fraudulent practices.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Central Banks Tackling Liquidity, Policy, Geopol and Solvency / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: Ashraf_Laidi

Today's coordinated central bank liquidity injections coincide with liquidity concerns (USD LIBOR nearing the highs of June 2010 at 0.53%); policy concerns (EFSF & austerity deadlock), geopolitical concerns (storming of UK Embassy in Tehran) and solvency concerns as signaled by implicit (voluntary) default from Greece.

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Politics

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's Time to Overhaul the Fed / Politics / Central Banks

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: The average American has no idea how protected the big banks in this country really are.

For the most part we don't even blink when we are lied to publicly by their CEOs.

Maybe that's because the biggest bank in the world, the U.S. Federal Reserve, which happens to be a creation of and 100% beholden to the banks that it is a master shill for, also lies to us and covers up Wall Street's misdeeds.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Has the Fed Run Out of Ammo? / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Federal Reserve has become more in interested in what it says about policy than policy itself...

IS THIS a sign the Federal Reserve has run out of ammo?

The latest Federal Open Market Committee minutes contain a whole section on 'Monetary Policy Strategies and Communication' (the FOMC had a presentation on the subject – to have been a fly on the wall...)

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Politics

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Symbiotic Relationship of Feds and Insiders / Politics / Central Banks

By: Bill_Bonner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYesterday when the markets closed the price of oil was only 66 cents shy of $100. What a come back. We expected oil, stocks and gold to sink down deep…and not come back for a long time. So far, we’re wrong a about that. People are still sending money to Wall Street to buy stocks and gold.

Where is all this money mail coming from? We don’t know exactly, but there are foreign stamps on many of the envelopes. Foreign stock markets are down. Many of the leading foreign bonds are down too. Investors look at Italy; they see Vesuvius. They look at France; they see Dunkirk. They look India; they see a Black Hole.

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Politics

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Central Bankers Abuse of Global Monetary System, The Rape and Pillage of Humanity / Politics / Central Banks

By: Rob_Kirby

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith a title like, the Rape and Pillage of Humanity, many of you are probably expecting this paper to be a story about greed, power, misplaced trust and abuse in College Football.  So if you thought that – you’d be wrong.

Instead, this is tale about greed, power, misplaced trust and abuse in our global monetary system – and what Central Bankers have done to it.  In short, they’ve taken us to the showers and had their way with us all.

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Politics

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ECB's Draghi Borrows Paulson’s Bazooka / Politics / Central Banks

By: Michael_Pento

The latest round of optimism on display late last week from Wall Street was based upon the supposed resolution--once again--of all Europe's problems. However, the sad truth is the move upward only brought the S&P500 near the unchanged mark on the year in nominal terms and much lower when adjusted for inflation.

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Interest-Rates

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Laissez-faire: The Best Fed Policy Is To Stand Pat / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: EconMatters

Operation Twist through 2012, and keeping the benchmark interest rate near zero to at least mid-2013.

Nevertheless, the more important (albeit coded) message is how much more pessimistic the Fed has gotten just within the past five months.  Below are the table from the Fed latest November economic forecast with the prior projection issued in June.

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Interest-Rates

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Jim Grant’s Best Moments on Money, Banking & The Federal Reserve / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: Aftab_Singh

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs many of you may already know, the other day Ron Paul expressly mentioned that he would pick James Grant of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer as chairman of the Fed if elected. We cannot conceive of a better candidate for that unfortunately frightful job! Jim Grant is just fantastically insightful when it comes to monetary matters and particularly knowledgeable on the history of money. So, for anyone that might be interested, here I present a short video of his best moments on money, banking and the Federal Reserve over the past few years. See below for the video:

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Interest-Rates

Friday, October 28, 2011

Money, Credit and the Federal Reserve Banking System, Robert Prechter Explains The Fed, Part III / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis is Part III, the final part of our series "Robert Prechter Explains The Fed." (Here are Part I and Part II.)

Money, Credit and the Federal Reserve Banking System
Conquer the Crash, Chapter 10
By Robert Prechter

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Robert Prechter Goes "behind the scenes" on the Federal Reserve / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis is Part II of our three-part series, "Robert Prechter Explains The Fed." You can read Part I here.

Money, Credit and the Federal Reserve Banking System

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Robert Prechter Explains The Fed, Part I / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe ongoing economic problems have made the central bank's decisions -- interest rates, quantitative easing, monetary stimulus, etc. -- a permanent fixture on six-o'clock news.

Yet many of us don't truly understand the role of the Federal Reserve.

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Politics

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Fed Twists, the Market Shouts / Politics / Central Banks

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Last week the Federal Reserve began the second incarnation of "Operation Twist", an attempt to drive down interest rates by purchasing long-term Treasury debt and selling short-term debt. This is just the latest instance of the central bank desperately flailing around doing something merely for the sake of doing something. Fed officials still do not understand – or admit – that the Fed itself caused the financial crisis by driving interest rates too low and relentlessly expanding the money supply. Thus, this latest action will just exacerbate the problem.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, October 06, 2011

How Ben Bernanke "F*d" the Banks and Fixed Income Savers at the Same Time / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHello Ben. It seems your ploy to hold interest rates at preposterously low levels has backfired into a run on Bank of America assets.

Bank of America Customer Frustration Grows

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Politics

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Rip-Off Conspiracy, the United States of Banks / Politics / Central Banks

By: Gary_North

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou probably missed any media coverage of the September 26 speech by Federal Reserve Board of Governors member Sarah Raskin. The media ignored it. You would be wise not to ignore it.

There were a few brief news reports about it. There was no detailed analysis. The media usually ignore speeches by any FED Board member other than Bernanke.

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Politics

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fed Counterfeiter's Cry: Trust Me! / Politics / Central Banks

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSarah Bloom Raskin is a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She is a lawyer. She is a banking lawyer and has earned her living for her entire career as a government banking regulator.

On September 26, she gave a Bernanke-imitating speech on the rotten job market: "Monetary Policy and Job Creation." Does it come as a surprise that she promotes monetary inflation as the solution to unemployment?

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Politics

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Fed's Ultimate Lie Exposed, Central Banks Are Not Banks / Politics / Central Banks

By: Michael_S_Rozeff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI am going to make a number of obvious statements that we all can agree are true, but what they add up to is a startling conclusion. What we call "central banks" are not banks at all.

What is a bank? I refer the reader to a straightforward but reasonably detailed answer here. A bank is a financial organization in which people deposit their money, we are told. This is true. A bank is a business, we are told. This is true. We are also told in this little essay that "each bank tries to make THEIR bank look better than all of the other banks by offering services that some other banks might not have". That is to say, banks compete in a market. This is true, conceptually at least, and also true to some extent in reality, although numerous banking laws seriously alter the market and the competition. But it is the pure idea we are after here, and in the pure idea a bank is a business that competes in a market.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Insidious Truth About Federal Reserve Policy / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: So far, U.S. Federal Reserve policy has done nothing to help the economy. To the contrary, it's actually been quite destructive.

Yet Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his cohorts will likely expand upon their ineffective policies next week by announcing a new "Operation Twist."

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Central Bankers' Next Panic Move / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSean Hyman writes: It may seem like panic in the stock markets just started this month, but the truth is governments and central bankers have been in "panic mode" since March. We just didn't see it in the markets until a few weeks ago. But if you look back, you can tell central bankers were panicking because they kept intervening to manipulate their stock or currency markets. Here's a quick play-by-play of those panic attacks and the real messages behind them:

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Synopsis of Bernanke's Speech at Jackson Hole, and What It Means / Stock-Markets / Central Banks

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhen listening to a speech like this, one has to remember who is speaking and under what conditions. A Fed Chairman has a thousand watt megaphone attached to his chest, and so he must speak quietly and calmly, in order not to disrupt markets and place the Fed in the middle of political controversies. Unless you have actually been close to or in a position of power, where your words carry great significance, it is all too easy to forget this.

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