by Mark O’Byrne, Gold Core:
The taper caper continues and for the second time in three months, world markets are braced for the possibility of a slight reduction in the size of history’s greatest and most radical monetary experiment.
The Federal Reserve’s open market committee closes its meeting today and decides whether to start to taper the nearly $20 billion per week, or $85 billion per month, it creates each month in order to buy U.S. bonds.
The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet is set to exceed a whopping $4 trillion today, prompting warnings its ultra loose monetary policies are inflating asset price bubbles and will lead to a devaluation of the dollar and significant inflation in the coming years.
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