Quantitative Easing: The Fed’s Big Lie

by Dave Kranzler of Investment Research Dynamics

“How do you print out of thin air $3 trillion and get it into the stock market this year without anybody seeing you do it? ‘Stock market’ meaning ‘stock market and other high risk/high yielding assets…’ The answer as it turns out is you don’t print $3 trillion, you print $6 trillion. You print a $3 trillion original, a master, and you print a $3 trillion clone right behind it.” – John Titus, Best Evidence

“QE is intended to to boost the amount of money in the economy by purchasing assets, mainly from non-bank financial companies. QE initially increases the amount of bank deposits those companies hold (in place of the assets they sell). Those companies will then wish to rebalance their portfolios of assets [i.e. reinvest the cash they receive from the  Central Bank via the QE transactions] by buying higher-yielding assets, raising the price of those assets and stimulating spending in the economy.” – Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin, 2014 Q1, “Money Creation in the Modern Economy

John Titus of Best Evidence has produced a must-watch video which explains how the Fed has, in effect, printed $6 trillion, or double the $3 trillion to which the Fed admits.  The analysis also explains why stocks are at all-time highs, bond spreads at all-time lows and why QE is doing very little to stimulate REAL economic activity.  By the way, the BoE’s proposition that rising financial assets stimulates spending in the economy is a complete load of bullshit. This is because 95% of all households have very little in way of financial assets.

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