Five Years After A World Economic Meltdown, BIS (Bank of International Settlements) Ex-Chief Economist Warns “It’s Worse This Time”

| September 15, 2013

It’s concerning how so many people now think that “things are different this time”!  But since complacency has hit an all time record, it’s unlikely to end well. The Swiss-based BIS `bank of central banks’ said a hunt for yield was luring investors en masse into high-risk instruments, “a phenomenon reminiscent of exuberance prior to the global financial crisis”. The former chief economist […]

How LIBOR Sets Interest Rates

| August 8, 2013

Did you ever wonder just what LIBOR stands for…….well now you know! Until July 2012, the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) was the biggest little number that nobody outside finance understood, and yet it touched the lives of virtually everybody. LIBOR is an interest rate that gets calculated for ten currencies and fifteen borrowing periods […]

Case-Shiller Real Estate Prices Continue To Fall Even With Record Low Interest Rates!

| February 28, 2012

There is no housing recovery as of yet….that according to Case Shiller. The Case Shiller housing index just showed a 8th consecutive month of home price declines. During this time we’ve had one of the most favorable winter buying periods ever, caused by favorable weather conditions accross the United States with one of the warmest winters on record (other then in Alaska). And let’s not forget the record low interest rates on mortgages. Anyone […]

Bill Gross’ Explains The FOMC Decision

| January 25, 2012

Bill Gross of PIMCO explains Fed decision on Tweeter

Fed Cuts Growth Outlook, Remains Cautious

| January 25, 2012

The FED keeps stretching things out…one take is they are worried about other things not openly discussed…and, maybe worried about the thought that normal things might not go as planned either (but hope springs eternal)!  FED Summary:  No QE3; ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy) Extended Thru 2014 FED EXPECTS TO MAINTAIN `HIGHLY ACCOMMODATIVE’ MONETARY POLICY FED SEES `EXCEPTIONALLY LOW’ RATES THROUGH AT LEAST LATE 2014 FED TO […]

Bill Gross Of PIMCO Says Interest Rates Will Stay Low For A Long Time

| December 2, 2011

Bill Gross of PIMCO says (despite today’s positive unemployment news) things continue to be bad, and interest rates will likely stay at record lows for another four years. From Bloomberg: Pacific Investment Management Co.’s Bill Gross said U.S. employment growth won’t prevent the Federal Reserve from signaling that borrowing rates will remain lower longer than policy makers have already indicated. […]

Can Interest Rates Go Any Lower?

| September 17, 2011

So far the record low interest rates have only kicked the can down the road by allowing desperate debt to prolong its misery.  History will likely show this to be a catastrophic economic mistake.  In the process, we have destroyed the retirement class by forcing them into higher risk assets.

U.S. Mortgage Rates Fall To Lowest On Record

| September 15, 2011

The average rate for a 30-year fixed loan dropped to 4.09 percent in the week ended today from 4.12 percent, Freddie Mac said in a statement. That’s the lowest in the company’s records dating back to 1971. The average 15-year rate fell to 3.30 percent from 3.33 percent.

Bank For International Settlements Warns Of Higher Interest Rates

| June 28, 2011

Interest rates are at record 100 year lows, but even so, the world is sporting an unusually slow learning curve!  Logically speaking, if interest rates were to climb,  it would be “lights out, game over” and the mother of all depressions.  Something to think about since no one else seems to be interested. BIS is warning of higher rates […]

Bill Gross Of PIMCO: U.S. Policy Prompts Dollar Questions

| June 8, 2011

Bill Gross has been on a roll talking about this……….Governments such as the U.S. are intentionally keeping interest rates artificially low to help reduce record debt levels, setting up investors up for a “pocket picking.” The U.S. has done little to reduce the size of the excess liabilities accumulated, Pimco wrote in what it called […]

Michael Pento From Europacific Capital….Interviewed By King World News

| May 25, 2011

From King World News……Michael Pento Of Europacific Capital…non-financial debt as a percentage of GDP is now 244%, it has never been higher!  QE2 is done, if interest rates rise it’s game over.  “I just want to highlight some things that Jim Bullard said (President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve):  You have to remember that he […]

Q&A With Jim Grant Of Grants Interest Rate Observer

| May 22, 2011

One has to respect Jim Grant’s views….we couldn’t have said it better ourselves! From AP: A graduate of Indiana University, Grant, 64, was a Navy gunner’s mate before starting his journalism career at the Baltimore Sun in 1972. He then joined the financial weekly Barron’s before starting Grant’s Interest Rate Observer in 1983. As stocks […]

Jim Grant Explains Why QE3 Is Coming

| April 21, 2011

Jim Grant ranks in the top tear of analysts covering interest rates…..right at the top of the list with Bill Gross, the founder of PIMCO (the worlds largest bond manager). From his latest Grant’s Interest Rate Observer: “Almost 30% of the respondents to a poll conducted by UBS a few weeks back said they anticipate a […]

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