“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.”, John Templeton
The Internet believes that interest rates and inflation are rising because the Fed overstayed its welcome. That explanation keeps everything easy, but it's wrong. The Fed has been extremely accommodating in the past. The Fed adopted easy monetary policy during The Great Depression, and extensive periods of QE after 1995. Inflation and interest rates fell during them.
Why are they rising today? Confidence. Confidence entered a bear phase in 2020. We talked about it. I screamed about it. Watch what happens when the decline in confidence accelerates and lingers for years. Oh, but we can't talk about that. The public; therefore, remains oblivious to the real risks unfolding.
The The $200 US Economy & Stock Report 10/21/21, a series of videos, discusses why traditional textbooks should be thrown away, and the public doesn't understand the changing relationship between stocks, bonds, and the economy.
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