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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 Feb 9, 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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The Risks of Quantitative Tightening

Why Tax Cuts, Combined With the Federal Reserve Reducing Its Balance Sheet, Is So Risky for Our Economy

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Feb 4, 2019

The 1% got $4 trillion of help from the Federal Reserve during QE. The bill for that support, which comes due just as the Fed reduces its balance sheet, just got sent to the middle-class through this new tax bill.

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The Federal Reserve’s Balance Sheet Troubles

Is It a Smart Idea to Reduce Taxes If a Big Buyer of Your Debt Stops Buying?

You have probably heard conversations where people worried about what would happen to interest rates if China stopped buying our government debt.

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Is It a Smart Idea to Reduce Taxes If a Big Buyer of Your Debt Stops Buying?

I’m Positive Negative Interest Rates Won’t Work

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Economy, Markets, and Interest Rates - Last updated Feb 12, 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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