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Will the Federal Reserve ‘Go Nuclear?’

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 8th, 2012 9:32 AM |

Many market participants are hoping and praying that Ben Bernanke will save the day by implementing another round of quantitative easing. Having become addicted to the monetary ‘heroin’ provided by our central bank, those on Wall Street would love another ‘hit.’

Is this the right approach to curing what ails our nation’s economy? Of course not. I stated as much in a recent interview:

“The problems with the current Fed policy and fiscal programs implemented by this administration are that the MASSIVE structural issues eroding the foundation of our economy and society are not being confronted.”

So what might the Fed do? With the Fed’s ‘dope’ packing less and less of a punch, would they ‘go nuclear’? What’s that you say?  (more…)

Central Bankers’ Favorite Games: We’re Being Played

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 21st, 2012 10:30 AM |

War. Street hockey. Hide the belt. Kick the can. Flipping cards.

The games of my youth growing up in my neighborhood section of Boston provide very fond memories. The best part of these games was the simple fact that everybody was included, the rules were clear cut, and the older kids looked out for the little guys.

In a manner of speaking, the central bankers of today are similarly engaged in a few different games. What are the games being played on both sides of the Atlantic? Kick the can and charades. Regrettably, the central bankers are not playing by the rules as we defined them.


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