Friday, November 11, 2011

Jim Grant: The Fed & Europe Have Nationalized the Bond Yield Curves

Bloomberg's Deirdre Bolton (whom The Doc will be attempting to hire, as soon as finances/ revenue allow) intereviewed  Jim Grant today, who had this to say about the global QE spigots:

"The ECB has expanded its balance sheet mightily under Trichet. We have a new leader and we have a new imperative. I dare say Europe is going to print money.
The Italian yields did not fall on their own. It raises questions of overall integrity of market prices. In the US the Fed has nationalized the yield curve. In Europe much the same is going on: the SNB is expanding its balance sheet at astonishing rates of speed. The world over there is seeing immense money printing and there is a huge race to debase on the behalf of the sponsors of paper money."

What's that you say Jim? QE to Infinity...AND BEYOND!!!  ?