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The Desperation of Quantitative Easing

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The BP Gulf disaster is turning the fundamental assumptions of the oil industry upside down. Major oil companies with deep pockets at risk are rushing to offload their existing offshore leases and partnerships in producing wells to avoid BP’s potential $30 billion hickey. Liability caps are nothing more than wishful thinking. The birth of a new distressed junk market. New life for the once moribund natural gas market. Look for $100/barrel by year end. One topic that has caught the mainstream media's attention is the recent surge in Direct Bid take down participation in Treasury auctions, which as we pointed out previously (
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More quantitative easing ahead? | Financal Advisor
Very quiet day today in currency trading. Both in movement and in volume. This extended across other financial markets as well. Seems that everybody is waiting for the decision from FOMC. What exactly are markets, and players, waiting to see? More rate cuts are unlikely, we are so close to 0% that making this number would be only a sign of desperation. What is possible, however, is more of quantitative easing from the FED. Whether it is renewed bond purchasing, or another scheme of this sort, it would amount to turning the presses on. We will have to wait to see if the FED will demonstrate its independence, or will respond to ... market research, surveys and trends
QE 2.0 Or QE 1.999: GSEs And FHA Are Preparing Auto-Refi Program ...
The BP Gulf disaster is turning the fundamental assumptions of the oil industry upside down. Major oil companies with deep pockets at risk are rushing to offload their existing offshore leases and partnerships in producing wells to avoid BP’s potential $30 billion hickey. Liability caps are nothing more than wishful thinking. The birth of a new distressed junk market. New life for the once moribund natural gas market. Look for $100/barrel by year end. The main story making waves this afternoon is the presentation by St. Louis Fed's James Bullard titled " Seven Faces of The Peril " in which the Fed president ... market research, surveys and trends

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On the Fed's Shift to Quantitative Easing « naked capitalism
,” discusses the Federal Reserve’s move to quantitative easing. There has been some mention of this in the media, as a Bloomberg story from last week indicates, but it hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. The use of quantitative easing is an extreme move, a sign the Fed is desperate. Some quick background from the Bloomberg piece : The Federal Reserve’s efforts to rescue the U.S. from financial collapse risks the eclipse of the central bank’s benchmark interest rate as the most important signal of monetary policy. Record injections of liquidity have driven the overnight lending rate between ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
2010: 'The Year of Severe Economic Contraction' by Mike Whitney
Upbeat reports in the financial media, belie the effects of the ongoing credit contraction. Massive injections of central bank liquidity have prevented the collapse of financial markets, but have done little to ease the deleveraging of households or stimulate activity the broader economy. The crisis has stripped $13 trillion in equity from working families who now find their access to credit either cut off or severely curtailed by the same banks that received hefty taxpayer-funded bailouts. The fiscal ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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INFORMATION RESOURCES

Pictet Asset Management—Monthly Global Outlook
Jun 1, 2010 ... as a populist act of fiscal desperation, reminded investors the dangers .... As the momentum provided by quantitative easing policies fades, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Comment File 10-01
quantitative easing, which effectively operated as a real-live Rumanian Box. ... Treasury bonds a desperation move, since Washington's demand for cash was ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Managing Openness: Lessons from the Crisis for Emerging Markets
May 10, 2010 ... rates were not accompanied by aggressive quantitative easing. .... on additional leverage in their desperation to maintain normal returns. ...
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Inform reader on what the Feds Announcement Wednesday Means For Gold.
he surprise move to quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve yesterday caught the market unaware. The $300 billion bond purchase sent gold prices jumping $50 an ounce and must have given a few gold bears a nasty awakening. Gold prices will surely now go higher as the market digests what the start of printing dollars means for the USA. The Bank of England started printing money a week earlier and its success in lowering yields perhaps encouraged the Fed to take this step into the abyss. Inflation objective? For an inflationary abyss is what opens up if these central banks have got their calculations wrong. Or is it that the ...
For smart people only, when will we start to see inflation ...
I own a crap load of real estate that is mostly income producing and I want us to have inflation because I feel like I could benefit from it being that I own real estate. My grand father said he made a lot of money when Carter was in office because all of his warehouses and office buildings in D.C. went up with inflation and rents went up as well. Being that he was locked into a 30 year or 15 year note it made making the payments a lot easier. I am about 75% leveraged on about 5,000,000 worth of real estate and think that inflation may be a good thing for me. Shouldn't we see inflation with all this money printing? ...