"The public doesn’t realize it yet, but many of the businesses that shut down over the past couple months are not coming back."
"And it only took a little more than one year to do it."
"The return to “infinite” QE could potentially inflate the dollar, burst asset bubbles, and threaten the long-term safety of the economy."
"Welcome to United States of Japan."
"Bottom line, the Fed has started up the “money printing press” again, and in an attempt to curb market panic, has essentially cut rates to zero. But that hasn’t worked out well so far, because the market is still in panic mode."
"An event that has a 1% chance of occurring but would cause a massive loss of wealth should not be ignored."
"History shows that the most effective way to protect the environment is via a system of private property rights and free markets. Private property owners are better stewards of the environment than are government bureaucrats because private property owners have greater incentives to maintain the value of their property. This is why the greatest pollution in history was in the communist countries of the 20th century."
"The Fed and media are vehemently defending the latest round of repurchase market (“repo”) operations and T-bill purchases as “not QE.” Before the Fed even implemented these new measures, Jerome Powell was quick to qualify their actions accordingly: “My colleagues and I will soon announce measures to add to the supply of reserves over time,” “This is not QE.”"
The issue of Fed vs President is not going away – while the market broadly believes Powell’s and the Fed’s independence is sacrosanct, and Trump can’t sack him, it damages the credibility of the Presidency that Trump still tries to bully the Fed. But – critically - it shouldn’t have that much effect on markets, because we all know that’s just the way it is...