Guest Post by Jesse
“I believe myriad global “carry trades” – speculative leveraging of securities – are the unappreciated prevailing source of finance behind interlinked global securities market Bubbles. They amount to this cycle’s government-directed finance unleashed to jump-start a global reflationary cycle.
I’m convinced that perhaps Trillions worth of speculative leverage have accumulated throughout global currency and securities markets at least partially based on the perception that policymakers condone this leverage as integral (as mortgage finance was previously) in the fight against mounting global deflationary forces.”
Doug Noland, Carry Trades and Trend-Following Strategies
The basic diagnosis is correct. But the nature of the disease, and the appropriate remedies, may not be so easily apprehended, except through simple common sense. And that is a rare commodity these days.
Like a dog returns to its vomit, the Fed’s speculative bubble policy enables the one percent to once again feast on the carcass of the real economy.
‘And no one could have ever seen it coming.’
Once is an accident.
Twice is no coincidence.
Remind yourself what has changed since then. Banks have gotten bigger. Schemes and fraud continue.
What will the third time be like? And the fourth?