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The Expanding Role Of The Federal Reserve.

The Expanding Role Of The Federal Reserve.

Today, many remain concerned about the great concentration of wealth and influence that the Federal Reserve Board wields today. Beginning with the Great Financial Crisis of 2008, it has been the Fed which has become the chief weapon used to stave off recession. Almost over-night it has become accepted economic doctrine that the Fed's new strategy of “stimulating” the economy through vast purchases of financial assets would somehow translate into increased economic activity. And thereby stave off a recession or depression.

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W're Now In  A Long Term Market.

W're Now In A Long Term Market.

And so, when I was recently talking to a group of investors, it came as no surprise, that their basic question was: when will this disruption in the markets, be over? And why not? For over a decade, investors have become used to a market, which basically went in just one direction. Up.

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What Is The Bond Market Saying?

What Is The Bond Market Saying?

But there is another, much larger part of the financial markets. And that is the bond markets. You may be interested to know that at last measure the US Bond Market stood at just under $43 Trillion Dollars, nearly 50% larger than the stock market. And unlike the stock market, this number is likely understated. You see bonds are rallying right now. And the price of the bonds are hitting all time highs. Anyone in the bond market currently is quite happy.

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Should the Government Buy Stocks?

Should the Government Buy Stocks?

We all know that Stock Market Crashes are bad. Investor wealth is destroyed. People can end up on the Street, And the “Social Net” can be stretched to breaking. So why not have the government, or more specifically the Federal Reserve Bank, step in and buy stocks. That would support the markets and help avert a crash? It was a question that recently came up in a discussion between Janet Yellen, the recently retired Chairman of the Fed, and several Kansas City Bankers.

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