Quantitative Easing

Quantitative easing is a monetary policy tool used by a central bank to try and stimulate an economy when the economic cycle is far below optimum levels. Central banks increase the quantity of money in the financial system through quantitative easing by purchasing securities, such as treasury bonds, to increase the price of assets; this will lower prevailing yields and entice investors into other areas that might be more beneficial for an economic rebound. One worry with quantitative easing is that the increase in the supply of money might lead to inflation, or the overall increase in the price of goods.

Disturbing Trend Found in Friday’s Employment Numbers

By Monday, October 5, 2015
Friday’s Employment NumbersThis past Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported only 142,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in September. And August’s figure was revised lower from 173,000 previously reported jobs created to an actual number of only 136,000 jobs. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, October 2, 2015.) Overall, September’s jobs.

Gold Price Forecast: Collapse of U.S. Dollar Could be the Catalyst for Soaring Prices

By Sunday, September 27, 2015
Gold-price-forecastU.S. Dollar Collapse Could Send Gold Prices Through the Roof Looking at gold prices today, investors didn’t really seem to get the whole story last week. The U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise interest rates not only reflected lackluster economic growth, but also suggested a weak paper currency. When people finally realize.

Federal Reserve: Alan Greenspan’s Warning from 1998 Holds True Today

By Friday, September 25, 2015
U.S._EconomyAlan Greenspan’s 1998 Statement Haunting Janet Yellen Today When Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan made a famous speech in 1998, no one knew how relevant it would be to Janet Yellen in 2015. Greenspan’s warning that the U.S. economy would suffer from global turmoil appears prophetic nearly two decades later. In a speech.

EUR-USD Exchange Rate: This Could Depreciate the Euro Another 20%

By Friday, September 4, 2015
EUR-USD Exchange RateOn Thursday September 3rd, the EUR-USD exchange rate plunged as much as 1.26% from 1.1233 to 1.1091. Why? The European Central Bank (ECB) just unveiled a revamp of its quantitative easing program. ECB president Mario Draghi said in Frankfurt that the Governing Council has now raised the purchase limit of any give bond from 25% to 33%. .

Marc Faber: Gold and Silver Only Protection from ECB’s Quantitative Easing

By Friday, September 4, 2015
GoldJust one day before the European Central Bank declared an expansion of their stimulus program, Marc Faber was on Bloomberg TV arguing that rogue central banking will cause an economic collapse. He argued that “easy money” policies are dangerously irresponsible, and investors should be wary of assets whose value depends on more.

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