Tag - monetary policy

4 Reasons the Economy Will Crash Within the Year

Stock markets are always a trailing indicator of the health of the economy. They very often remain elevated even after the onset of a recession, only really falling into the depths once the existence of a recession is fully realized. But the behavior of stock markets today is nothing...

Bank of England Move Means We’re Entering a Brave New World

Along with George Orwell’s 1984, Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel Brave New World depicted the extent to which future governments would attempt to dominate society. But increasingly the warnings from Orwell’s and Huxley’s novels are not being heeded, and in fact many question whether the powers that be aren’t using...

What the Federal Reserve Is Doing and How It Affects Your Retirement

Most investors know by now that the Federal Reserve has intervened heavily in the US economy over the past several weeks. What they may not realize, however, is just how deep that intervention has become, and how that will affect their retirement. Much of the mainstream media lauds the Fed’s...

How to Protect Yourself Against a Global Recession Sparked by the Coronavirus

With the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus around the world, billions of people are taking steps to prevent themselves from succumbing to the virus. But their health isn’t the only thing at risk from COVID-19. Their investments are suffering as well.Stopping the spread of the virus has prompted governments...

What Is the FOMC and How Does It Affect Your Investments?

Many investors have undoubtedly heard of the Federal Reserve System, even if they may not know exactly how it operates. But fewer have heard of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which actually makes the monetary policy decisions that the Fed carries out.The FOMC consists of the seven members...