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7 HOURS AGO - Zero Hedge

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Jim Grant On Complexity: The Hidden Cost Of Central Bank Actions

Authored by Jim Grant of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, Central banks are printing rules almost as fast as they’re printing money. The consequences of these fast-multiplying directives — complicated, long-winded, and sometimes self-contradictory — is one topic at hand. Manipulated interest rates is a second. Distortion and mispricing of stocks, bonds, and currencies is a third. Skipping to the conclusion ...

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10 HOURS AGO - Zero Hedge

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QE’s Seeds Are Already Sown

Submitted by David Howden via Mises Canada, The Federal Reserve has finally ended its quantitative easing programs. Since the financial crisis of 2008, the Fed has pursued what seemed like an endless policy of asset purchases. As recently as September 2008 the monetary base in the US was just a hair over $800 bn. Today this figure is just shy ...

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OCT 29, 2014 - TheStreet

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Fed's Bond Buying Ends, but Rates Could Stay Low for Years

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Six years after the Federal Reserve rode to the rescue during the financial crisis, the central bank is ending its bond-buying program in October. While Fed Chairman Janet Yellen and the other Fed members don't plan to push interest rates higher soon, will the bond market do it for them? Not likely. As the Fed stops ...

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OCT 29, 2014 - Zero Hedge

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The One Table That Explains Why There No Longer Is Any Treasury Liquidity

Earlier today, former CLSA strategist Russell Napier mused about the centrally-planned capital markets, pointing out the historic move in bonds in the morning of October 15 about which he said: On the 15th of October 2014, as this analyst celebrated his 50th birthday, volume in the US Treasury market surged, suddenly and without warning, to a record high. Old timers ...

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OCT 28, 2014 - Business Insider

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These Charts Show How QE Rescued America From The Great Recession

In the dark days of 2008 following the collapse of Lehman Brothers it looked to many like the global economy was facing an economic collapse on a scale not seen before in living memory. In November of that year the Federal Reserve undertook its first round of unorthodox policy in the form of large scale asset purchases, commonly called Quantitative ...

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