What if the Fed throws a QE equity-ramp party and the fireworks fizzle?
Starting with the time, QE1 was a 13-month pump, so note the beauty in the Fibonacci sequence occurring; 13, 8, 5, 3. Thus, the current 3-month rally would already have achieved its target based on this metric. For the point moves and percentages, continuing along in the sequence would target about a 20% rally for the current QE3 pump, with about a 250-point move off the 1270-ish bottom which places price in the 1520's target area. "Don't fight the Fed" is the mantra, but the current rally appears far along already.
While Fed money printing doesn't make it to the marketplace, Federal government spending does, and Fed monetizing makes it so that Treasury borrowing doesn't negatively impact treasury markets and so Treasury rates don't increase.Fed directly enables the Treasury to spend its 8% GDP of borrowed money each year. That money goes right into the economy, no ifs, ands, or buts. And we know Bernanke is forever talking about how effective "fiscal policy" is - and he's enabling it directly through his monetization.
The Federal government gets to borrow half a trillion effectively for free in perpetuity as the Fed effectively says, "Don't worry about $500 Billion of that 'fiscal cliff.'"
We are like passengers on the Titanic ten minutes after its fatal encounter with the iceberg: though our financial system seems unsinkable, its reliance on debt and financialization has already doomed it.We cannot know when the Central State and financial system will destabilize, we only know they will destabilize. We cannot know which of the State’s fast-rising debts and obligations will be renounced; we only know they will be renounced in one fashion or another.
The process of the unsustainable collapsing and a new, more sustainable model emerging is called revolution.Rather than being powerless, we hold the fundamental building blocks of power. We need neither permission nor political change to liberate ourselves. A powerless individual becomes powerful when he renounces the lies and complicity that enable the doomed Status Quo’s dominance.
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