Large intraday trading swings may likely become the new normal as we continue through this asinine economic experiment. Or perhaps these are the foreshocks to something much larger awaiting us over the horizon. Such volatility of course is not new, as this is something that has been witnessed from time to time over the last few years. But today was clearly a case in point. The Nasdaq Composite was down nearly 4 percent earlier in the day’s trading session, only to close down 0.5 percent. Much of the bounce-back came off of the statements made this morning by Jay Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, as he was giving testimony before the Senate Banking Committee.
Continuing with the same narrative of remaining accommodative for as long as it takes, evidently is what the markets wanted to hear to cause a frenzy of late-day buying. The question is of course, how much longer can this go on before the system reaches exhaustion? If bond yields are any indicator, then we may not be too far from that point. Powell remains committed to the Fed’s policy of purchasing $120 billion per month in Treasuries and mortgage-backed-securities through the remainder of the year. This will take their balance sheet to levels around $8.5 trillion. Questions and comments were made about inflation as well, and the Fed Chair nonchalantly swept them under the rug as not of major concern and that if inflation does occur that there will be plenty of time to contend with it and that the Fed has the requisite tools to manage it properly. Talk about a bunch of hogwash. Inflation is here, it has been here, and it is only going to get worse as we make our way through this decade. Stay diversified, stay vigilant, and stay with The Kapital News. #Economy #Debt #Inflation #USA #EndTheFed #Revolution #Liberty #bananarepublic #FireCongress #Recession #Depression #Fraud #Leadership