The Fed Induced Farce

The Japanese continue to redefine insanity as they wallow in their second decade of recession while debasing their currency and rolling out QE 9 – because it will surely work this time. The Chinese “miracle” is coming apart at the seams as their debt based mal-investment is revealed by the crash in global trading. Their solution is for the government to buy stocks and bad debt, while executing short sellers. Brazil is on the verge of revolution as their oil/commodity based economy implodes. Russia has been in recession for over a year as $40 oil doesn’t pay the bills. And lastly, the EU continues to crush their citizens with negative interest rates, debasement of the Euro, suicidal immigration schemes, and an ever growing mountain of unpayable debt, in order to prop up their mega-banks and the corrupt political establishment.

When every country in the world debases their currency in order to boost exports, the USD appears strong. It’s like being the best looking horse in the glue factory. The problem for the Fed and the mega-corporations in the S&P 500 is that a strong dollar makes our exports much more expensive to foreigners and reduces their profits from their overseas markets. You won’t see the talking heads on CNBC, Fox, or CNN truthfully analyzing the impact of a 25% increase in the value of the dollar. But it seems the buyback happy CEO’s of the S&P 500 conglomerates have used the strong dollar as their excuse de jour for their profits falling. Good old globalization has not only resulted in millions of good paying jobs being shipped to foreign lands, it has now made the S&P 500 corporations dependent on foreign markets for 30% of their sales and 40% of their profits. The continued appreciation of the dollar will result in lower profits for our mega-corporations, which will prompt the CEOs to fire more Americans and ship their jobs to the Far East, while ramping up the billion dollar buybacks of their stock. It’s the American way.

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