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Negative Interest Rates

Hiding in Plain Sight: Janet Yellen's Policies Should Make Her Ashamed

Sue Veres Royal | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Sue Veres Royal

Simply put, the Fed pulled off a magic trick that would leave Houdini gasping. Janet Yellen and the Fed took the made-up money and bought Wall Street assets that would have otherwise crashed and gave money to Wall Street banks that would have otherwise gone bankrupt...with no strings attached.

Negative Rates: Central Bankers Worldwide Embrace Race to the Bottom

Sol Palha | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business
Sol Palha

The Fed is stuck in between a hard place and a grenade, given this option, they will choose the hard place as unless one is looking for a one-way to ticket to nowhere one will not pick the grenade. The Fed has nowhere to go; there is only one option available inflate the money supply or die to try to.

Brand Damage From Brexit

Ira Kalb | Posted 08.29.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

It's two months after the Brexit vote, and the financial damage is continuing. According to Reuters, New York just passed London as the number one pla...

When Interest Rates Become Negative

Dr. K.C. Ma | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Dr. K.C. Ma

Denmark homeowners are now receiving checks each month because their mortgages have negative interest rates. A negative interest rate means the lender...

When Experts Get Stunned: Fed Tightening Cycle May Stimulate Inflation

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

The Federal Reserve's core guiding belief is that economic stimulus boosts economic growth, thus increasing employment opportunities, payrolls, tax revenues, corporate profits, retirement security and Wall Street wealth.

Negative Interest Rates set to Propel the Dow Jones to the Stratosphere?

Sol Palha | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Sol Palha

Every man must patiently bide his time. He must wait -- not in listless idleness but in constant, steady, cheerful endeavours, always willing and fulf...

Testy Tuesday - S&P 2,000 & Nikkei 17,000 Yet Again

Phil Davis | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Unchanged! That was the monetary indecision by the Bank of Japan early this morning and the Dow Futures (/YM) are down 130 points from their hig...

Europe, Japan and the Fallacy of Negative Interest Rates

Richard Finger | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Richard Finger

Working too many hours in a light deprived office painted mental hospital beige can skew the judgement for even the most talented. Econometric forecas...

Financial Reform Is Working

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The critics of the financial reform Dodd-Frank Act are fond of saying that it doesn't work -- some going so far as to say that the financial system is just as much at risk as it was in 2008, if not even more so.

Super Tuesday Turnaround - China Props Us Up Again

Phil Davis | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

700Bn Yuan! Relax, it's only $106Bn but still, a nice boost from the PBOC this morning as the dropped reserve requirements by another 0.5%, free...

Central Bankers Considering Larry Summers' Desperate Idea For Ending The Depression

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

If you think people who save money are being punished by low interest rates, wait until they have to deal with negative interest rates. Slashing ra...