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  • Destruction of the US Dollar

    10/15/2012 2:04:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | October 14, 2012 | Roger O'Daniel
    The picture below shows $15 trillion dollars worth of $100 bills on $10 million dollar pallets stacked on top of each other over an area that is one third larger than a regulation football field. An electronics van is parked between the stack and the Statue of Liberty. A single $100 million dollar pallet rests in front of the truck’s cab. See it?Recently, I reported that the Federal Reserve Bank (FED) secretly gave ten trillion dollars of interest-free loans to over a dozen European banks to shore up the Euro and keep them financially solvent. I later found out that...
  • Bernanke: Fed Could Act Again to Stimulate Economy

    04/26/2012 3:25:28 AM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 25, 2012 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    After its bond-buying programs expired, the Fed in September began a $400 billion program dubbed Operation Twist. Under that program, the Fed is not expanding its portfolio but instead selling shorter-term securities it owns and buying longer-term bonds to keep their rates down. The program is scheduled to end in June. On Friday, the government will issue its first estimate of economic growth for the January-March quarter. Many economists are predicting an annual growth rate of 2.5 percent — better than they had expected when the year began. Ben Bernanke AP Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke... View Full Caption But...
  • The Fed's "Operation Twist". Europe And America. Grim Economic Prospects

    03/31/2012 2:33:22 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    TMO ^ | 3-31-2012 | Bob Chapman
    The Fed's "Operation Twist". Europe And America. Grim Economic Prospects Politics / US Economy Mar 31, 2012 - 12:03 PM By: Bob Chapman Seven months after the official announcement on 9/21/11 of “Operation Twist” not much progress has been made at the long end of the market to reduce yields. The yield on the 10-year T-note has gone from 1.88% to 2.3% and the 30-year bond went from 3.03% to 3.41%. The episode has been marred by hedge fund and sovereign selling, which has left the short end a little higher, but the long end much higher. The question now...
  • Stocks plunge after Fed announces stimulus steps

    09/21/2011 2:46:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/21/11 | Chip Cutter and Francesca Levy - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve did what investors expected — it said it would buy Treasury bonds to help the economy. Stocks then plunged because investors saw a grim forecast behind the Fed's plans. The Fed said Wednesday it would buy long-term Treasurys and sell short-term ones to help the economy regain momentum. It surprised investors when it said it would include more 30-year bonds in its purchases than expected. Financial analysts said stocks dropped as investors came to the conclusion that the Fed expects the economy to take years to recover. "It's being viewed as perhaps an...
  • Wall Street sinks after Fed statement cites "risks" (Fed's $400B "Operation Twist" Worries Market)

    09/21/2011 2:16:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 09/21/2011 | Chuck Mikolajczak
    Stocks tumbled on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said there were "significant downside risks" to the economy even as it took another stab at boosting growth. The Fed, as expected, said it would buy more long-term Treasury securities in an effort to lower borrowing rates. But investors worry the Fed's latest plan will have little effect on lending in an economy that appears to be stagnating. The Fed's $400 billion plan, dubbed "Operation Twist" by market participants, is the latest in a series of steps aimed at reviving an economy that has struggled to rebound from the 2008 financial crisis....
  • Fed decides on $400 billion bond swap (Operation Twist)

    09/21/2011 11:57:08 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 5 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 9.21.11 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday, acting in the face of a weak economic outlook, decided to start a program to twist the yield curve by swapping shorter-maturity government securities for longer-dated ones. In a statement, the Fed will buy $400 billion of Treasury securities in the 6-30 year range and sell an equal amount of maturities of 3 years or less. The Fed also announced a new plan to purchase agency mortgage-backed securities with proceeds of maturing securities.
  • Fed could launch 'Operation Twist' instead of QE3 - The Buzz

    08/19/2011 5:07:55 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 08/19/11 | Paul R. La Monica
    Fed could launch 'Operation Twist' instead of QE3 - The Buzz Paul R. La Monica, On Friday August 19, 2011, 1:03 pm EDT The Federal Reserve may have one last thing it can do to help stimulate the economy that wouldn't necessarily be considered "treasonous" by a certain presidential candidate. Time for Ben Bernanke to put on his dancing shoes? With the global financial markets convulsing yet again, some experts are suggesting that the Fed could try and calm things down by bringing back a tool it used in the 1960s called "Operation Twist." That name was partly a reference...