Palisade Radio, Released on 10/23/19
Michael says the “Fed has no idea what they are doing.” Last year they said they would be quietly conducting quantitative tightening to lower their balance sheet and would be raising rates. Then a year later, having never reached 3.5%, they are now sending rates much lower. Their quantitative tightening program blew up the junk bond market, and now they are back to monetizing the debt just like any other banana republic would do. However, this time, they don’t want to call it QE because they have different “reasons” for doing it.
Time Stamp References:
0:55 – What is the Fed doing?
3:20 – Record market conditions.
7:20 – What happens when bonds are negative.
12:10 – Protecting your savings.
Michael Pento is a specialist in Austrian economics and is the President of Pento Portfolio Strategies. Prior to starting Pento Portfolio Strategies he served as a senior economist and VP of the managed products division of another well known financial firm. Michael has also created ETFs and UITs that were sold throughout Wall Street. Earlier in his career, he worked on the floor of the NYSE. He is the author of The Coming Bond Market Collapse: How to Survive the Demise of the U.S. Debt Market.