They have no choice but to keep interest rates low and continue the Ponzi scheme. China I knew that was possible as short interest was around 50% the whole time. The Fed also sells MBS outright from time to time. I really only understand about 20% of it but it is good and valuable education. MB, you stole that from Alexander Hamilton. Assets declined from 24% of GDP in Jan 2016 to 17% at the low point in Jun 2019. They quietly reworked the “penalties” and the transparency as to who is using the window. And to reduce the massive income gap. Powell: we don’t think there is any relationship between low interest rates and asset prices, investors are bidding up asset prices in response to vaccine success. When a correlation between interest rates and economic growth is found, it is not more likely to be negative than positive. The specific interest rate targeted in open market operations is the federal funds rate. You forgot energy,transportation(tolls,licenseplaye=registration/auto insurance,buses,cabs)and food inflation.You will notice not Only Higher food prices,but shrinkflation as well as lowered quality-fattier/tougher meat,more salt and sugar in prepared items while reducing protein or fruit/veg. The 26-year-old rapper, just on the other side of her debut studio album … It unwound its repo positions last June. Having followed the minutes of the FED leading to the last crash, my money is on dumb as rock when it comes to anything that their precious stupid formulas cannot explain. This shrinks the funds that banks have available to lend. Analyst on NPR just explained in response to questions if ZIRP was inflating housing prices on the peasantry, that Fed’s stratergy is to make the prices go up because the will make more want to sell which makes the price go down. Such a move could cement the theory that the Fed will not allow negative interest rates…that is unless they get forced via a future unexpected crisis. And to dupe the ignorant into compromising positions. Still, that’s not stopped the likes of Bank of America Corp. and Societe Generale SA from recommending steepeners this year on expectations that stimulus by both the government and central bank will bolster the economy and boost yields. US debt rating should do well enough if the publicans can raise revenue. All else equal, that should bolster demand for Treasuries, lowering yields -- and make steepeners a riskier place to be through at least the year-end. The Fed has signaled that it expects to keep its key short-term rate at a record low between zero and 0.25% through at least 2023. Go research it. If there were some dealers in the area where you could buy silver coins over the counter, I would do so immediately. A better bet on tongue depressors and lithium. Step4. Hahaha… I mean, who isn’t paying $1.1 million for a $1 million house because you might get a vaccine in the next 3-9 months that might allow you to resume pre-pandemic life to a small degree. But these survivors come out of this with much more debt, so they will have to increase prices to deal with that debt load. I saw a video of a robot recently that can dance, so why not flip burgers? Lower than $15/hr wages is a primary reason robot burger-filppers have not become more widespread. Minimum wage should be more than $20 p/hour. You forgot that part. You would think that the Swiss Franc would be falling against the US Dollar but that is not the case. Ya want a Nobel Prize in Political Science or Sociology? No, I meant what I said. So where was the flight to safety? DEBT accumulation via QEs (growing balance sheet) hurts economic growth, along with decrease in the velocity of money. 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