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Inflation Risk: Awareness is Growing
Published by Philippe Herlin | Sep 16, 2020 | Articles 9547

The ECB is substituting for the market. It's simpler that way, no need to convince investors, you print money and it's done. In this scenario, we are de facto witnessing the merger of the Treasury and the Central Bank: the financing of the government's deficit is directly connected to the printing press, money creation is in free flow.

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Space Oddity & Helicopter Money
Published by Egon Von Greyerz | Aug 26, 2020 | Articles 7650

Since the end of 2006, the major central banks (Fed, ECB, BOJ & PBOC) have increased their balance sheets from $5 trillion to $25.5t today. The great majority of the extra $20t created since 2006 has gone to prop up the financial system. And even with these $20t the world economy is more rudderless than it has ever been.

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The Nightmare Scenario for the World
Published by Egon Von Greyerz | Aug 7, 2020 | Articles 11316

Obviously governments and central banks will desperately try to introduce resets, new digital currencies, do a bit of hocus pocus with debt to pretend it has disappeared. The US might even revalue its alleged stock of 8,000 tonnes of gold. But their bluff will be called. The effects of any measure governments take will only be temporary as the world realises that it really is bankrupt.

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