by Gordon T. Long, Gold Seek:
CENTRAL BANKERS FIGHTING AN UNPRECEDENTED GLOBAL SLOWDOWN
The mainstream news sources seem determined to ignore the extent of the global slowdown in trade. Whether exports, imports, industrial production or whatever your preferrred metric, the facts are undeniable. Nevertheless, the mainstream media chooses to refuse to cover it. It begs an obvious question of – why?
What needs to be understood about the global economic slowdown is that it stems from economic activity in the two engines of world activity which are now stalled. China and America (“Chimerica”) are slowing rapidly as a result of an inability to fundamentally sustain their current credit expansion rates. Desperate attempts by both countries have been unsuccessful in altering the downward trajectory which is steadily gaining momentum.
A POTENTIAL GLOBAL RECESSION – Act Now Or Perish
The Central Bankers of the world are acutely aware of this fact and know how devastating a global recession would be in the current highly indebted and over leveraged financial environment. Though Central Bankers programs have been unsuccessful they have fully understood since the year beginning market drawdown that they must act – and fast!
The US Economic Output Composite Index illustrates how the time had come in Q1 2016 relative to previous intervention programs.
CALL TO ACTION – Failed Central Bank Policy Dictated “More of the Same!”
The Central Bankers reacted and reacted forcefully beginning in Q1. They have taken “liquidity pumping” at $180B / month to levels more than double those during QE3 with more promised to soon come from the BOE, ECB and BOJ.
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