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Negative interest rates and gold

  The reason for persistent strength in the price of gold can be found in the changing relationship between time preference for monetary gold, and a new round of ... Read More
european economy

Something Huge Just Happened In Europe

Critics of modern monetary policy have been predicting that the day would come when a central bank would cut interest rates (or at least promise to), and the financial ... Read More

The Terrifying Truth About Negative Interest Rates

Pushing interest rates below zero is both an act of desperation and something that in theory should have a huge, immediate impact of the behavior of borrowers and savers. ... Read More
Central Banks

What Else Can Central Banks Do?

Central banks all over the world took dramatic actions during the Great Recession and its aftermath. For example, the US Federal Reserve took the “federal funds” interest rate down ... Read More
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The ECB and John Law

Last week, the ECB extended its monetary madness, pushing deposit rates further into negative figures. It is extending quantitative easing from sovereign debt into non-financial investment grade bonds, while ... Read More
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Economists warn of risks from negative interest rates

Economists at a key central bank organization are warning of potential risks from the negative interest rates in place in Europe and Japan. Central banks in the eurozone, Denmark, ... Read More

Negative Interest Rates Are Here

Not so long ago, a bank was by definition a business that took deposits from customers, paid them for the use of their money, and lent the cash to ... Read More
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NIRP, its likelihood and effect on commodities

In last week’s article I pointed out that negative interest rates should lead to a general shift in consumer preferences from money towards essential goods. Central bankers may wish ... Read More
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Is The Age Of Negative Interest Rates Ending Already?

History teaches that long trends end only when everyone is finally convinced that they’ll keep going. Maybe no trend in modern times has been as convincing as interest rates. ... Read More
hedge funds

We’re All Hedge Funds Now

As negative interest rates spread from Switzerland, Japan and Germany to the rest of the developed world, people with money to invest face some life-defining choices. Retirees who need ... Read More
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