“Of all the many ways of organising banking, the worst is the one we have today.” Mervyn King
Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 26, 2015
In the movie All The President’s Men, a source of reporter Bob Woodward nicknamed “Deep Throat” informs him that to solve the mystery of Watergate he needs to follow the money. To understand how the stock market can almost triple in value during a period of mediocre economic growth (2008-2015), one must do the same.
The most important financial story since the financial crisis has been the Federal Reserve and their unconventional monetary stimulus called quantitative easing nicknamed, QE. Many in the financial press call it printing money as opposed to new money, but rarely are the mechanics and implications for the average person discussed or understood.
“New money,” is money added to the economy without money being yanked from someone else’s account. Moreover, the role commercial banks play in creating new money is either ignored or misunderstood.
However, without a clear picture of the role the Federal Reserve and commercial banks play in creating this new money, any attempts to improve current financial conditions or rebuild the middle class will fail; and the economy will continue to lurch from financial bubbles to recessions.
Tim Hayes is affiliated with Cambridge Investment Research (member FINRA/SIPC) and Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. Cambridge is an independent broker-dealer for financial professionals dedicated to offering unbiased investment advice to clients. Investment advisory services are offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Federally Registered Investment Advisor.