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

By admin / August 20, 2019

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 encourage banks to lend money to businesses. Nobody thinks about letting businesses bypass the banks mainly because the banks are in such a vulnerable state because Europe […]

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World of Central Banks

By admin / August 14, 2019

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 governments will tell people what’s coming or they will pretend everything is fine until everyone ‘lose shirt’? MM ANSWER: No. Just about every intelligence agency also tunes in. That […]

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Can the US Government Really Force the Dollar Lower?

By admin / August 12, 2019

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 successful? How much do they have in the Exchange Stabilization Fund? Do they have a defense plan to limit and control capital flows coming in? Thanks, RM […]

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Can the Fed really Control the Economy?

By admin / August 7, 2019

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Summers-Economy-Not-Predictable.mp4 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 knowledge,” as F.A. Hayek, said, that they can regulate the economy like turning up or down the thermostat? I know you don’t agree with this, Martin, but then, […]

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Central Bankers on Their Knees Pleading with Politicians

By admin / July 17, 2019

Our confidential sources are reporting that the Fed, ECB, and BoJ have agreed to lobby politicians in an attempt to warn them that they cannot continue propping up the world economy. The ECB, in particular, has been keeping the EU on life support and they have no room to lower interest rates to try to […]

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Rise in the Euro – Interesting Times Ahead

By admin / June 26, 2019

QUESTION: Was not this move you have been talking about to happen right after the EP elections? What has changed? “While everyone will focus on interest rates, at the end of the summer we will see a refocus back on the structural problems in the Euro.” SM ANSWER: Nothing. What is happening is that we […]

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The Central Banks are Trapped – the End of Economics as we have Known it

By admin / June 21, 2019

Draghi has come out and said that is inflation will not pick up, he will do even more Quantitative Easing. I warned that the central banks, particularly the ECB, are trapped. They simply cannot return to any normal economic model without blowing up the entire Eurozone. This is becoming extremely serious. The only option for […]

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Central Banks Buying Equities

By admin / June 20, 2019

QUESTION: Central banks around the world are currently purchasing equities. If they continue to purchase equities, will we ever have a significant market downturn again? What happens when central banks acquire enough shares to control corporations? PE ANSWER: Yes. The central banks have been buying equities to try to diversify their balance sheets as they […]

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BIS – The Central Bank of Central Banks

By admin / June 5, 2019

  QUESTION: Could you please tell us more about the bank of the national banks (BIS) located in Swiss? Many thanks for your information. I love to read your blog first thing in the morning!!! JS ANSWER: The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) was originally established to handle the reparation payments of Germany. It was […]

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