All posts in " Federal Reserve "

Could the Fed Ever Exit the Repo Market?

By admin / January 13, 2020

It is stunning how after more than three months, the analysis on the repo market is still nowhere close to reality. I believe that those in the trenches are, like me, afraid to really explain what is taking place for fear they will be blamed for creating a financial panic. The popular explanation in September […]


Repo Crisis for Year-End

By admin / December 31, 2019

  The Repo Crisis for year-end has had the Fed pumping in a staggering amount of about $234 billion into the repo markets. They are exchanging high-quality capital for cash to suppress market volatility and maintain the central bank’s overnight funds level, which is used as a benchmark for multiple other short-term interest rates within […]


Why the Fed Is Not Lowering Rates

By admin / December 12, 2019

  COMMENT: Thanks so much for your explanation of the Repo Crisis which is now self-evident that the Fed has reversed course and did not cut rates. You are always on the cutting edge and your contacts are revealed in your analysis. PV REPLY: The central bank has been in control of short-term rates, not […]


Is it Our Time to Rock & Roll?

By admin / September 13, 2019

QUESTION: Marty, Sometime you compare today’s financial markets and economy to what was going on in the mid to late 1920s . Woodrow Wilson is even referenced concerning the flight of capital and of course that flight came to the United States. You also say that the global markets and economy are unlike anything in […]


Can the Fed really Control the Economy?

By admin / August 7, 2019 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, […]


The US Treasury Does Have the Constitutional Right to Mint Coins

By admin / July 16, 2019

QUESTION: Marty, You are wrong. The US Treasury can create the money as the Constitution says it can. Article I, Section 8, Clause 5. The Congress shall have the Power to coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures. To coin is used as a […]


Why Are Equities so Disconnected from Economics?

By admin / July 12, 2019

Normally, equity valuations reflect the present value of future cash flows that are primarily a function of current cash flows, growth expectations, and then the discount rate. Most fundamentalists will look at the cash flow generation in both the short and long-term. With equity valuations at their record highs, investors, in theory, are showing confidence […]


Trump’s Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton & Gold

By admin / July 8, 2019

QUESTION: Hello Where do you guys see as the next World economic conference in 2020?. Will there be another one in Asia? or Europe? Also, I wanted to try to give this question to Marty, although I never had the luck to get his response… more than once. “Trump just announced to nominate Judy Shelton […]


Is the Fed the Only Means of Creating Money?

By admin / June 20, 2019

QUESTION: I am confused. Is it true that only the Federal Reserve can create money and not the Treasury? HB ANSWER: It all depends upon your definition of money. If you are asking about paper currency, then the answer is yes. If you are speaking of “elastic money,” which really is just book-entries, then that is […]

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