PRE MARKET NOTES ON MARKETS/VIRUS

The people who have enabled/created all the leverage, debt and deficits are at it again.

https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/monetary20200323b.htm

So just create more money out of thin air. The kitchen sink and the kitchen now thrown in.  Just know we have been highlighting for years that every time markets would get in trouble, these same people gave the world easier money. We doubly highlighted what Powell has done since Christmas 2018 until recently. Our quote that “there would be no amount of printed money too high and no number on yields too low” has come into play. Yes…the problem is still everyone’s solution. The fed created this web that we are all in.

Yes…we know the virus. But we believe there is no way it would have been this bad if central banks stayed out of the way and politicians actually respected the tax payer by not running massive deficits. But we will never know this.

Futures have rallied from down 800 to up 600. As we write this, the DOW is up 300+.

We are now hearing the administration is thinking the cure is worse than the virus. The president just put out this tweet:

“WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”

Many believe the reaction has gone too far. We do not think them wrong. We do not think them right. We will just leave you with our same thoughts: THE VIRUS IS THE ECONOMY NOW. THE VIRUS IS RUNNING THE ECONOMY NOW, RIGHT OR WRONG!

We can rifle off all kinds of record bearish sentiment numbers. Eventually, there will be a big short-covering rally because of those numbers and because of how stretched markets are to the downside. Expectations that legislation will also come sooner rather than later to backstop industry may move the needle. Maybe that will do the trick.

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    Paul W Pease says:

    I was thinking about all this money printing and where it goes. Since oil is purchased in US dollars and our US Dollars are outperforming most other currencies it seems we might have a small bailout of our own. The Saudi Riyal is roughly tied to the US Dollar and stays pretty flat. Also, because other countries buy US dollars with their currency they buy at hiigher and higher prices (per their own currency). If tons of other currencies are in possession of US Federal Reserve, and tons of US dollars are in possession of Saudis. Couldn’t we wait a little bit for the economy to “dip” below other countries, watch our fiat drop a fair amount, buy our money back from the Saudis as a hedge, then dump everyone’s currency back into the market just as we begin to roll into recovery? Our currency would be building energy to move to the upside and we would already have substantial gains in those other currencies (which we could give up by burning most of the US Dollars we buy with the other countries currencies and decreasing supply). Decreased supply would add more demand and higher prices. Add to that the improving economic conditions and we could just do that over and over until we remove the debt. It can’t be that easy though…what am I missing ?

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