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History teaches us that the Federal Reserve has been the root cause of our biggest, most harrowing financial problems
The Fed chief reinforces the notion that, in the wake of the central bank's zero-percent interest rate policy, the 'verbiage standard' is all that remains.
From bond markets to Chinese stocks to the Fed to gold, Wall Street is dialing up the chaos in a big way.
Bond investors still have the power to stifle the Fed, although they may do it much more quietly than had been expected.
As Japan's problems continue, investors worldwide are still largely convinced central bankers are in control. They're not. The market is.
Cracks have appeared in the Japanese bond market, and potentially ours as well, as the world's finances may be reaching critical stress-points.
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