Buckle Up, Things Are About to Get REALLY Nasty
Stocks are imploding again.
The fact is that the Fed screwed up. And not the usual “we didn’t see the bubble” type of screw up they did in 1998 and 2006.
No, this is a multi-decade level screwup. The kind of thing that usually results in everyone being fired.
I’m talking about inflation.
It was obvious to anyone who isn’t a shill or blindly ignorant that inflation was a MAJOR problem as early as March of 2021. The Fed’s own research, in the form of the Beige Book, tells us!
If you’re unfamiliar with the Fed’s Beige Book, it’s a report the Fed publishes eight times per year.
In it, the 12 regional banks that comprise the Fed banking system present anecdotal information on the U.S. economy. The Fed retrieves this information via interviews and conversations with business leaders, market experts and other people at the frontlines of the economy.
You can think of the Beige Book as the Fed’s attempt at “outreach,” through which it gives business contacts and others the ability to tell the Fed what they are experiencing in the real world.
And throughout 2021, the comments captains of industry and managers made to the Fed were extremely inflationary. Emphasis are added in the quotes below.
The Fed ignored these warnings, claiming that inflation didn’t exist… or was transitory. So, the Fed was basically claiming that the people who actually run businesses and who were telling the Fed that costs were skyrocketing with either A) lying or B) idiots.
I should correct that last paragraph… the Fed didn’t just ignore those warnings… throughout that time period, the Fed printed $120 BILLION per month while keeping interest rates at zero.
And in fact, it didn’t STOP printing money until March of 2022… a full year later!
So now the Fed is attempting to play “catch up” by raising rates first at 0.25%, then 0.5%, and now 0.75%. As I write this, the Fed has rates between 1.5% and 1.75%.
Meanwhile, inflation is over 8%. And the yield on the 2-year U.S. Treasury which the Fed usually uses as a guide for where rates should be is at 3.2%.
And the Fed has yet to shrink its balance sheet, at all.
Stocks have already collapsed over 20%... and are about to break their bull market trendline from the 2009 lows.
What happens when the Fed is FORCED to raise rates to 5%? What happens when the Fed tries to shrink its balance sheet by $1 trillion?
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