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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

David Stockman Warns The Market's "Chuck Prince Moment" Has Arrived... "Only More Dangerous"

On July 10, 2007 former Citigroup CEO Chuck Prince famously said what might be termed the “speculator’s creed” for the current era of Bubble Finance. Prince was then canned within four months but as of that day his minions were still slamming the”buy” key good and hard:

“When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated. But as long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance. We’re still dancing,” he said in an interview with the FT in Japan.

We are at that moment again. Only this time the danger of a thundering crash is far greater. That’s because the current blow-off top comes after nine years of even more central bank policy than Greenspan’s credit and housing bubble.

The Fed and its crew of traveling central banks around the world have gutted honest price discovery entirely. They have turned global financial markets into outright gambling dens of unchecked speculation.

Central bank policies of massive quantitative easing (QE) and zero interest rates (ZIRP) have been sugar-coated in rhetoric about “stimulus”, “accommodation” and guiding economies toward optimal levels of inflation and full-employment.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

David Stockman has been saying this same crap since 1989. It's just like Al Gore saying the east coast was supposed to be under water 10 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Just because Stockman's predictions haven't come true yet, doesn't make them less viable.
He is correct entirely.

The Fed and other Central Banks have destroyed all price discovery.
All markets are rigged casinos.

Just like Mr. Stockman has said for many, many years.