Federal Reserve

$9 Trillion in Stimulus Injections: The Fed’s 2020 Pump Eclipses Two Centuries of USD Creation

Since September 2019, research shows the Federal Reserve has pumped over $9 trillion to primary dealers by leveraging enormous emergency repo operations. A recently published investigative report shows the U.S. central bank submits the daily loan tally, but the Fed will not provide the public with information concerning the recipients. Estimates say, in 2020 alone, …

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Bitwise Bitcoin Fund Doubles to $9M as Investor Fears Grow Over Runaway Inflation

Accredited investors worried about out-of-control inflation have poured millions into Bitwise’s bitcoin fund as a means to preserve the value of their portfolios. An amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week showed the asset manager had raised, in total, just under $8.9 million for its Bitcoin Fund, which provides accredited U.S. …

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US Federal Reserve Actively Working on Digital Dollar

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors and several Federal Reserve Banks are actively working on the digital dollar. Legislation has proposed that each American could have an account at the Fed for transacting in the central bank digital currency. Several Digital Dollar Initiatives The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Loretta J. Mester, …

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Federal Reserve Bank reveals details of digital dollar research

The President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has revealed details of the Fed’s ongoing research into a potential digital dollar.  Speaking in a keynote address on September 23, Loretta Mester emphasized that the Federal Reserve has been exploring central bank digital currencies (CBDC) since before the pandemic, noting that its Board …

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UK Mulls Over Negative Interest Rates, US to Keep Near Zero Rates for Years

The Bank of England is now seriously considering implementing negative interest rates while the U.S. Federal Reserve has pledged to keep interest rates near zero for years. Some analysts say even the Fed will soon consider negative interest rates. Meanwhile, many expect a boost to the price of bitcoin. Central Banks Mull Over Negative Interest …

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Report: Market Valuation of 14 Banking Giants Shed $635 Billion This Year

The world’s largest banks lost a considerable amount of market valuation amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report that estimates financial incumbents lost $635 billion. Between December 2019 and August 2020, the market caps of 14 major banking institutions lost upwards of 30-50% during the time period. A newly published report written by …

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First Mover: Bitcoin Investors the Sane Ones as Federal Reserve Cheers Inflation, Price Nears $11K

One of the interesting things about cryptocurrency investors is they really do look at the world very differently from many of their counterparts in traditional finance.  The thinking goes something like this: The efforts of governments and central banks to repair the economy are doomed to fail, and likely to make the situation worse. There is …

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Macroeconomic Trends Boost Bitcoin and Gold, US Dollar Index Shows Bearish Double-Top

According to a number of reports and commentary from financial analysts, the world is “drowning in U.S. dollars” after the Federal Reserve decided to pump billions of dollars into the hands of 14 central banks via liquidity swaps. Moreover, recent technical analysis shows the dollar’s trade-weighted index chart indicates the USD might be in for …

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$1 Trillion in Housing Bonds: US Real Estate Crisis Held Back by Fed’s Mortgage Purchases

The U.S. real estate market is facing a conundrum, as there’s now a tidal wave of renters who can’t pay rent and a massive number of mortgage defaults stacking up like never before. Amid the looming real estate chaos, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) enacted public health emergency powers to stop landlords …

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