Dow drops: Is the Fed out of ammunition?

Trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange


USA Today reports the ‘market calm’ was shattered today:

September 9, 2016

The market calm on Wall Street was shattered Friday as stocks suffered their biggest slide since Brexit on fears an interest rate hike is around the corner.

The return of volatility was sparked by comments from  Federal Reserve Bank of Boston president Eric Rosengren that suggests a September rate hike might not be totally off the table. The so-called “hawkish” commentary follows the European Central Bank decision this week to keep rates at current levels — a disappointment to investors who thought additional stimulus was needed to get the eurozone economy moving again.

At the market close, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 394.46 points at 18,085.45 — its worst one-day drop since the 610-point slide on June 24 after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union — as investors fretted over the prospect of getting less support from the world’s central banks.

The broad Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed down 2.5%, ending a 52-trading day streak of not closing down 1% or more. The Nasdaq composite, which had its stretch of record closes snapped Thursday, fell 2.5%.

In a speech earlier Friday, Rosengren’s said: “My personal view, based on data that we have received to date, is that a reasonable case can be made for continuing to pursue a gradual normalization of monetary policy.”

Those words rattled investors who had pretty much written off a interest rate increase at the Fed’s Sept. 20-21 meeting following the weaker-than-expected August jobs report. Although Rosengren did not specifically mention September, his words leave the door open to a rate hike sooner than many investors expected. Low rates have been a key driver of higher stock prices.

Of course, often markets often rise as well. As I wrote late last year, it was likely we would have financial volatility in 2016 (see M&M: Expect financial volatility in 2016). And now we again are seeing it.

As far as ‘calm’ goes, the Bible warns that people should not think that things will continue to go on as they have:

1 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.  11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; (2 Peter 3:1-14)

Jesus also warned about those who apparently did not believe things would get bad (cf. Matthew 24:36-44) as well as Christians who thought they did not need to change their lives (Revelation 3:14-19).

What should seem bizarre to most people about today’s stock market drop is that the stock market is believed to have happened because many investors are concerned that the US Federal Reserve thinks that monetary policy should be normalized. Normalized is a disaster?

The reality, as many are aware, is that the financial markets have NOT been normal, but have been manipulated by the US Federal Reserve and other government-related entities.

If it were NOT for the Federal Reserve counterfeiting money (in programs like ‘quantitative easing) where it basically ‘creates’ money and then gets US Treasury pledges created, etc. the US stock market would have a much lower valuation.

Basically, because of manipulation of financial markets, many have invested in the stock market since banks, for example, are paying almost nothing in the way of interest (some banks in Europe charge ‘negative interest,’ which gets people to invest in almost anything since why put funds in a bank that will be reduced by the time you take them out).

What the US Federal Reserve, US government, and other entities have done in creating ‘money’ to keep interest rates down is wrong.

This diluting of the value of coinage/currency is condemned in the Bible, when it uses the old term ‘dross’ (money that has been debased):

4 Take away the dross from silver (Proverbs 25:4a).

22 Your silver has become dross, Your wine mixed with water. (Isaiah 1:22)

25 I will turn My hand against you, And thoroughly purge away your dross, And take away all your alloy. (Isaiah 1:25)

18 “Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; they are all bronze, tin, iron, and lead, in the midst of a furnace; they have become dross from silver. 19 Therefore thus says the Lord God: ‘Because you have all become dross, therefore behold, I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 20 As men gather silver, bronze, iron, lead, and tin into the midst of a furnace, to blow fire on it, to melt it; so I will gather you in My anger and in My fury, and I will leave you there and melt you. 21 Yes, I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst. 22 As silver is melted in the midst of a furnace, so shall you be melted in its midst; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have poured out My fury on you.’” (Ezekiel 22:18-22)

Although the Bible warns against using dross and diluting the money supply, modern ‘experts’ have a different view. The wrong views on economics will lead to economic problems and ultimately the total crash of the dollar of the USA.

This is NOT only happening in the USA:

September 9, 2016

Deranged Lunatics Have Taken Over the World

Is the Fed out of ammunition?

That’s the legitimate fear when the next crisis rolls in.

Basically, the answer is a resounding yes.

There’s no magic bullet in the Fed’s six-shooter that will fix their ineptitude when the next meltdown arrives.

The problem is that Yellen and Co. don’t believe that analysis. Neither do the inept academics running the other major central banks. They’re all too “smart.”

You see, they’re already planning the next great monetary experiment for the next rescue. And it just may blow the global economy to smithereens.

Stop the Insanity!

To get a sense of how unhinged and reckless central banking has become, consider what the Bank of Japan (BoJ) has launched …

After two decades of sluggish growth, the BoJ started its monetary manipulation bender by introducing zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) in 1999 — supposedly to fight deflation and promote economic growth.

It didn’t work. So while keeping ZIRP in place, they continued Dr. Frankensteining the Japanese economy…

How? The BOJ “invented” quantitative easing (QE) programs in 2001, through purchases of government bonds, asset-backed securities and commercial paper. …

And numerous Fed members, including Chair Janet Yellen, have admitted that negative interest rates are on the table, ready for deployment.

But that’s just the beginning of “fun with your money”…

On Wednesday, I told you about the little-known mathematical formula tucked away in a footnote of Yellen’s recent Jackson Hole speech.

Many believe this “magic formula” is what the Fed will eventually use to automatically determine future interest rates. And, of course, Yellen cited the formula lovingly in the small print.

Here’s why that should scare the hell out of you…

If the Fed had been following this formula during the last meltdown, they would have dropped rates to -9%. That’s -9%!

Consider that negative rates of just -0.4% in Europe are destroying the big banks and causing the Swiss and Germans to make a run on safes to hoard their cash.

Just imagine what –9% rates will do. That’s the level of psychopathy we’re dealing with here.

Many ordinary investors, as well as institutional ones, are getting hurt by improperly low interest rates. Negative interest rates will hurt even more. Those hurt also include those who are not investors as well.

There are more things that the Federal Reserve can do, but much of its ‘ammunition’ is more dangerous than most think (cf. Habakkuk 2:6-8).

Notice something that Jesus prophesied:

7 But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet.  8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:7-8)

We are having ‘troubles’ and the financial markets are being set up for even more severe troubles in the future. We are seeing happenings of the ‘beginning of sorrows.’

But many do not see it.

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