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EU Parliament & How they Protect the Bankers

By admin / September 10, 2019

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Bloom-UKIP-on-Banking.mp4   A number of people have asked me to comment on Bloom’s speech on the floor of the European Parliament. He is incorrect in attributing the insolvency of the European banks to fractional banking. They have blown themselves up because of derivative exposure, not actual lending. The US banks survived and have prospered BECAUSE […]

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Dollar Contagion & Trump

By admin / August 29, 2019

President Trump just does not understand the dollar. This old school idea that lowering the currency will increase domestic jobs and exports sounds logical, but the value of any currency is determined by the level of international confidence. It is absurd to think you can lower interest rates and the dollar will decline to support […]

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Private v Public Rate

By admin / August 28, 2019

QUESTION: I am a bit confused. You have forecast that interest rates will rise but official rates will decline. Exactly how does this materialize? Thank you GF ANSWER: People seem to look at just the official interest rates set by the central bank and assume what I am saying is wrong. They have to look […]

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The Biggest Bubble in Modern Financial History

By admin / August 26, 2019

QUESTION: You said before you were advising corporates to issue long-term bonds and lock in the low rates. Even the US Treasury seems to be following your advice and are looking at issuing 50 and 100-year bonds. Do you give governments the same advice? DK ANSWER: If asked, of course, I advise to issue long-term […]

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The Fed’s Real Crisis – To Cut or Not to Cut

By admin / August 20, 2019

  QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You seem to be the only person who distinguishes private interest rates v public. Has the marketplace gone insane along with Trump demanding 100 basis point cut by the Fed? I find it curious how they only quote the same people in the press who seem to preach the government position […]

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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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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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IMF Recommends “DEEP” Negative Interest Rates as the Next Tool

By admin / August 12, 2019

The IMF has continued to assume that the zero-bound on interest rates can be a serious obstacle for fighting recessions on the part of the central banks. The IMF maintains that the zero-bound is not a law of nature; it is a policy choice. The latest in the IMF papers argue that tools are available […]

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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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Real-World v Fake Central Bank Interest Rates

By admin / August 5, 2019

QUESTION: Socrates has been forecast that the free market rates are rising but the official central bank rates are still bearish overseas and neutral domestically. Is this the divergence you are forecast with respect to interest rates rising in the real world against the fake central bank rates? Thank you See you in Orlando BF […]

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