Crush the Street has been on top of the story for years, but now an investing magnate is chiming in on the Federal Reserve’s disconnect from fundamental economic realities – and what could be the U.S. dollar’s last gasp as the world’s reserve currency.
Stanley Druckenmiller, the chairman and CEO of Duquesne Family Office, did not mince words in his recent commentary as he ratcheted up his criticism of a central bank that refuses to let up on the fiscal accelerator pedal.
Undoubtedly referring to Chairman Jerome Powell and other members of the FOMC, Druckenmiller called the current policy regime “certainly the most radical policy by a long shot” that he had ever seen.
Even as America’s GDP and retail sales figures normalize, Federal Reserve policy remains as accommodative as ever – meaning, the Fed is continuing to keep government bond yields ultra-low while letting inflation run hot even when it’s not necessary.
“I can’t find any period in history where monetary and fiscal policy were this out of step with the economic circumstances – not one,” continued Druckenmiller in his scathing commentary.
Courtesy: St. Louis Fed
The chart shown above, which comes from the Fed itself, bolsters Druckenmiller’s point. If the onset of the Covid-10 pandemic was an excuse for the Federal Reserve to ramp up its pace of asset purchases, that excuse is wearing thin and the Fed’s policy hasn’t adapted to changing circumstances.
The math is unsettling: in six weeks last spring, the Fed purchased more Treasurys than it had done during the nine-year period from 2009 to 2018.
93% Of Investors Generate Annual Returns, Which Barely Beat Inflation.
Wealth Education and Investment Principles Are Hidden From Public Database On Purpose!
Build The Knowledge Base To Set Yourself Up For A Wealthy Retirement and Leverage The Relationships We Are Forming With Proven Small-Cap Management Teams To Hit Grand-Slams!
Now, the Federal Reserve is expected to conduct $2.5 trillion of quantitative easing, even after Covid-19 vaccine confirmation and after retail sales are back to normal. In light of all this, Druckenmiller rightfully called the current Fed policy “totally inappropriate.”
Next, Druckenmiller turned his attention to the U.S. dollar. In a previous speech, Druckenmiller warned that we’ve crossed the Rubicon, meaning that we’ve reached a point where there’s no turning back.
Now, Druckenmiller is reaffirming his thesis that the dollar is about to lose its status as the world’s reserve currency. At the core of his concerns is America’s mounting debt level:
Debt ceilings have become meaningless, and even more so in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic as cranked-up spending policies have added $4.7 trillion to America’s national debt in 13 months, now putting the total at a whopping $23 trillion.
As Druckenmiller points out, the federal government will have to pay interest on this massive debt load. Down the road, “the interest expense alone will be close to 30% of GDP every year,” Druckenmiller predicts.
“That’s basically what we just spent on the Covid emergency in the last year,” he added. “There is no way we can afford to have 30% of all government outlays be toward interest expense, so what will happen is the Fed will have to monetize that.”
It’s ultimate manifestation of the globalists taking full control of the monetary system – and naturally, the middle class will be financially enslaved and indebted to the government as consumers’ purchasing power dwindles to nothing.
“It will have horrible implications for the dollar… It’s more likely than not, within 15 years we lose reserve currency status.”
Druckenmiller couldn’t be any clearer than that. The dollar’s days are numbered – and 15 years might sound like a long time, but the deterioration in the years leading up to the dollar’s final collapse will be acutely painful.
Expect more influencers in the realm of finance to sound the alarm bells on the dollar’s inevitable demise – but don’t expect the government to listen and take action, until it’s too late.
Governments Have Amassed ungodly Debt Piles and Have Promised Retirees Unreasonable Amounts of Entitlements, Not In Line with Income Tax Collections. The House of Cards Is Set To Be Worse than 2008! Rising Interest Rates Can Topple The Fiat Monetary Structure, Leaving Investors with Less Than Half of Their Equity Intact!
Protect Yourself Now, By Building A Fully-Hedged Financial Fortress!
Legal Notice: No matter how good an investment sounds, and no mater who is selling it, make sure you’re dealing with a registered investment professional. Use the free, simple search at investor.gov
We are not brokers, investment or financial advisers, and you should not rely on the information herein as investment advice. We are a marketing company. If you are seeking personal investment advice, please contact a qualified and registered broker, investment adviser or financial adviser. You should not make any investment decisions based on our communications. Our stock profiles are intended to highlight certain companies for YOUR further investigation; they are NOT recommendations. The securities issued by the companies we profile should be considered high risk and, if you do invest, you may lose your entire investment. Please do your own research before investing, including reading the companies’ SEC filings, press releases, and risk disclosures. Information contained in this profile was provided by the company, extracted from SEC filings, company websites, and other publicly available sources. We believe the sources and information are accurate and reliable but we cannot guarantee it.
Please read our full disclaimer at CrushTheStreet.com/disclaimer