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I’m Positive Negative Interest Rates Won’t Work

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Jun 17, 2019

There is much talk in the financial press about Central Banks imposing ‘negative interest’ rates—which adds yet another oxymoron to a list that includes ‘Great Depression,’ ‘jumbo shrimp,’ and ‘open secret.’

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I’m Positive Negative Interest Rates Won’t Work

Are Interest Rates Heading Up?

The Federal Reserve, a.k.a. “the Fed,” has kept the federal funds rate at zero for seven years now. But after a strong monthly jobs report in October, where the economy created 271,000 new jobs and the unemployment fell to 5%, the Fed may finally be ready to raise it.

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The Fed Balance Sheet Reduction Schedule

Is the Reduction of the Fed’s Balance Sheet a Ticking Time Bomb? Two Financial Heavyweights Weigh In

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Jun 11, 2019

A dispute is brewing in the financial press between two financial heavyweights: Paul Sheard, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of S&P Global, and Urjit Patel, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

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Buying Gold: Trick or Treat

Tax Cuts, the U.S. Congress, and the New Tax Bill

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Jun 11, 2019

Apparently, the Congress does not know who benefited from QE nor do they understand how the Federal Reserve reduces their balance sheet. Because if they did, there is no way they would support this tax bill.

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