Bernanke versus Greenspan: 0-1

Publié le par Jean-Pierre Chevallier

Monetary aggregate M2-M1 increased by $49.7 billion during the week finishing on August 20.
M2-M1 only once increased as much: $51.1 billion after the September 11 (at September 19, 2001).
This very important increase means that Americans save much because they are afraid: they feel that their situation can worsen quickly in the near future.
In 2001, with Alan Greenspan, the Fed lowered its rates to 50 basic points three times: on September 17, on October 2 and on November 6… that avoided a recession.
Ben Bernanke does not want to adopt the same monetary policy as Alan Greenspan. He is wrongly. Greenspan was right.
The high rate of the Fed at 5.25%, higher than its neutrality at 4.25%, will cause a recession like it predicted Alan Greenspan… what confirms my previous analyses.



The variations of M2-M1 have been strong increasingly for these last years, which shows that Americans react more quickly compared to the variations of the growth and the risks of reversal of the markets,

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The variations of M2-M1 are strong increasingly especially since beginning 2007 because Americans feel that their situation can worsen quickly although they have high incomes and that unemployment is weak,
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The increase in M2-M1 has just leaped during this week finishing on August 20


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The variation of M2-M1 compared to the previous year is important : it has just leaped to 8,6%,

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As the GDP growth is inversely proportional to the variation of the free money supply, zero growth currently occurs, even a recession,
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The strong growth in the second quarter compared to the precedent at 4.0% in annualized rate is misleading, because it is only 1.9% compared to the second quarter 2006.
The growth rate in the third quarter appointed here is 1.7% compared to the third quarter 2006 i.e. 0.1 or 0.2% compared to the previous quarter in annualized rate.


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