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How the Next Fed Chair Should Transform the American Economy

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Since its inception, the Fed has ruined not just the U.S. economy, but also democracy.

The next Fed chair has the opportunity to fix the system and transform the economy. Here's how they could do it...

When Did the Federal Reserve Go Wrong?

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The Federal Reserve has made some incredible policy mistakes since its creation.

But many question whether the Fed has always been such a haphazard institution.

We have an answer...

Will We See Another Fed Interest Rate Hike in 2016?

As expected, the Federal Reserve didn't raise interest rates at this week's FOMC meeting.

The move has many investors speculating on if - or when - the next interest rate hike will happen.

Here are the chances of a rate hike occurring by the end of 2016...

I Called the Fed's Latest Fumble Back in January… Here's What's Next

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Following the June FOMC meeting, a CNBC journalist asked Janet Yellen why anyone should trust the Fed when it consistently declines to raise rates.

Her response was one for the ages. Here's what she said - and what it means for your money...

Whatever Janet Yellen Says Today, She'll Be Dead Wrong

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At 2:00 p.m. today, the U.S. Federal Reserve will release its infamous "dot plot" showing projected interest rates, along with economic forecasts and a policy statement.

Now, it should be noted that the Fed has a terrible forecasting record. Nonetheless, markets will continue to hang on every utterance of the gnomes in the Eccles Building. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said prior to May's disappointing jobs report that a rate hike would make sense "in the coming months."

After the May report, she started to backtrack. The Fed originally projected four rate hikes in 2016, but now we are more likely to see only one.

And we certainly aren't going to learn much of anything today - unless you think the opinions of people who are consistently wrong are worth knowing.

Eight years after the financial crisis, virtually all of the central banks are still engaging in crisis-era policies with little prospect of reviving economic growth.

But not the Fed...

The Fed is talking seriously about raising rates, something it should have done more than two years ago. But it is choosing an incredibly awkward time to get religion. And it is moving at the pace of a tortoise crossing the road to actually do something.

The truth is, no matter what Yellen decides, we're still up a creek without a paddle. She can tinker with interest rates all she likes, but she's waited too long. She can't fix the mess we're in.

And now is a terrible time to raise rates. Here's why...

You'll Be Shocked How Many Times the U.S. Fed Has Been Hacked the Last 5 Years

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The U.S. Fed has fallen prey to several "cyber espionage" attacks over the years.

Here are the details of this disturbing revelation, made public just today...

Dear Fed Policymakers: Please Heed Venezuela for Lesson in Hyperinflation


Hyperinflation is gripping Venezuela, and both its government and people are suffering.

The prices of even the most basic goods are skyrocketing.

To see just how bad hyperinflation is, check out how its affected the price of a Venezuelan hamburger...

We hope U.S. Fed policymakers take heed...

Here's Why the Bear Market Rally Could End Soon

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One current and three former members of the American branch of The Committee to Destroy the World - otherwise known as the Federal Reserve - met last week in a public forum to discuss their work.


What We Learned About Federal Reserve Interest Rates in Today's Minutes

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What we learned from the FOMC's March 15-16 meeting minutes is that policymakers are divided when it comes to the pace of hiking Federal Reserve interest rates and the health of the global economy.

Some are calling for an April hike, while others are leaning toward a more prudent approach.

Here's key details from today's release...

What This Week's Federal Reserve Interest Rate News Means for Markets in 2016

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After another dovish Federal Reserve interest rate statement from Chair Janet Yellen yesterday, global stocks and commodities are rallying.

Investors can now expect lower interest rates to last deeper into 2016.

Here's what that means for your money now....

Here's the Size of the Scam the Fed and U.S. Companies Are Pulling on Us

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Stocks have been on a tear. After looking weak in February, they've soared close to 13% in a matter of weeks.

So why does it all feel like a magic trick? Why isn't the market rally giving investors any solid feelings? Why is everyone so nervous?

I'll tell you what's going on, who's responsible, and what you need to do now. Let's get started...

How a Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hike Hands Over Billions to Big Banks

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Big banks around the world are secretly rooting for another U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike this week.

That's because every Federal Reserve interest rate hike causes an immediate spike in their income. Last year the U.S. Federal Reserve paid out $6.9 billion to the Big Banks, including more than $100 million to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) and more than $900 million to JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM).

Here's how this insanity started - and why it's bound to get worse...

Germany's "Yellen" Just Shamed the U.S. Federal Reserve

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Germany's finance minister just accused the U.S. Federal Reserve of destabilizing the markets with its commentary.

His warning comes just two days before the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in Shanghai, China.

Interestingly enough, when asked about Deutsche Bank's possible demise, Germany's "Yellen" was a little less outspoken...

How to Protect Your Wealth from Negative Interest Rates

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The negative reception NIRP is getting from a lot of economists, analysts, and ordinary Americans doesn't diminish the likelihood the Fed will resort to this disastrous policy if it sees an emergency on the horizon.

And as sure as the next emergency's coming, so are negative interest rates. But don't believe for a second NIRP's going to save us. It's not. It's going to hurt - a lot.

There are only a few ways to protect yourself from the NIRP monster, so listen up...

Negative Interest Rates Mean Your Government Is Betraying You

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Nearly 500 million people now live in countries with official negative-interest-rate policies, and the United States may be next.

Seven years of zero interest rates have already severely punished savers; negative interest rates will finish the job by confiscating their capital for the mere privilege of depositing it in a federally licensed banking institution.

Make no mistake. NIRP is a desperate, last-ditch measure, and it couldn't come at a worse time. Here's the deal.