Fed Stimulus – Where Has It Gone?

The Fed embarked on multiple stimulus efforts in the wake of the 2007-2008 financial crisis. In addition to lowering the Fed Funds Rate (FFR) to near zero, the Fed embarked on something termed Quantitative Easing. Essentially, this involved direct large-scale purchases of various assets, with the goal of controlling even long-term interest rates. The purpose […]

Goldman Sachs – Increasing U.S. Debt Poses Fiscal Dangers

Last week, I penned a quick article suggesting that not everyone is getting rich off the stock market. It highlighted the most recent NY Fed report which featured, among other things, that U.S. household debt reached an all-time high in Q4 2017, some 17.9% above its most recent trough in Q2 2013. Further, that the […]

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