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Global Debt with Negative Rates Reaches $12 Trillion

By admin / July 5, 2016

QUESTION: Dear Mr. Armstrong, I am really confused regarding long-term interest rates – I had thought they were controlled by the markets – but it seems at time that the central banks control them by buying the governments debt. Can you shed some light on this? Can the central banks just keep printing and buying […]

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There is $12 Trillion in Debt Yielding Negative Rates Globally

By admin / July 5, 2016

QUESTION: Dear Mr. Armstrong, I am really confused regarding long term interest rates – I had thought they were controlled by the markets – but it seems at time that the central banks control them by buying the governments debt. Can you shed some light on this? Can the central banks just keep printing and […]

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Free Market v Central Bank

By admin / July 5, 2016

We are beginning to see interest rates rise globally in the free market. After BREXIT exposed the crisis in Europe, the rates began to rise in the peripherals. That will move closer toward the core. The Fed will respond only when the capital sees what is unfolding in Europe and shifts to the States. The […]

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Yellen Says Interest Rates Will Go Higher

By admin / June 6, 2016

Janet Yellen’s remarks today confused the people who think the world turns on the Jobs numbers since they remain clueless with respect to the changing trend in employment. They do not take into consideration the technology shift, so they are still trying to trade from 20th-century concepts. Yellen gave an outlook of the U.S. economy […]

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Confused Confidence

By admin / May 1, 2016

QUESTION: Hi Marty! I am reading and studying your blogs and Socrates for quite some time and I would really like to thank you for all the insights! Some days I listen to bloomberg radio for knowing what ‘they’ are saying about the market developments. As I am not an experienced trader as you are, […]

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The ECB – A Victim of its own Ignorance?

By admin / March 11, 2016

“Rates will stay low, very low, for a long period of time and well past the horizon of our purchases,” Draghi declared. “From today’s perspective and taking into account the support of our measures to growth and inflation, we don’t anticipate that it will be necessary to reduce rates further.” The ECB cut its main interest […]

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