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A significantly different market landscape greets investors this week, courtesy of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to buy up U.S. Treasury securities.
For one thing, market players will have to deal with a rapidly declining dollar. For another, commodities have started rising for the first time in nine months. If that were not enough, equities have been putting in a rally that had the MSCI all-country world stock index flirting last week with its best monthly gain in a decade.
It has prompted researchers at the Swiss bank UBS to recommend increasing exposure to so-called risk assets; in this case, Asian and Japanese equities and U.S. high-yield bonds.
Originally posted by wonderworld
I worry about the petro-euro being next. Is the Federal Reserve’s running to the safety to buy more us debt as a safety net?
The next bubble to burst will be the treasuries bubble. Can you imaging if everyone left the safety of treasuries to began buying stocks again. The bubble would burst.
I think there is a more sinister plan behind this. Even the safety of Vangaurd was in jeopardy causing everyone to run for treasuries. Luckily China is still buying them to keep our butts afloat but what if the bubble burst and they come to collect
I think the consequences down the road, will result in all Nations becoming bankrupt and require a one world monetary system using credits.
Simply devalue all currencies and problem solved. Something tells me we may be seeing a global flag in each Nation, rather our traditional ones.
Since it’s posted on Bloomberg we have a huge problem. Things are happening so quickly. The G20 has big plan ahead. NWO, for starters.
I’m off to the survival store again and also may buy another can of Spam.
GENEVA, March 23 (Reuters) - The world is in a dire economic crisis, but no recovery is possible until the financial sector is cleaned up, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.
The crisis will push millions into poverty and unemployment, risking social unrest and even war, and urgent action is required, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sent the dollar tumbling with comments about China’s ideas for overhauling the global monetary system, only to drive it back up by affirming that it should remain the world’s reserve currency.
Geithner was initially asked at a Council on Foreign Relations event in New York about proposals from People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan for a new international reserve currency. He said “as I understand his proposal, it’s a proposal designed to increase the use of the IMF’s special drawing rights. And we’re actually quite open to that.”