Wealthion, Released on 10/22/21
Perhaps no single institution has more impact on the global economy than the US Federal Reserve. And the $trillions in stimulus it and the other major world central banks have released since the COVID pandemic hit have made the system even more dependent upon its actions. Which is why our financial markets are understandably obsessed with a single question: What is the Fed likely to do next? To help us answer that, I’m thrilled that Danielle DiMartino Booth is returning to the program. Danielle is CEO & Chief Strategist for Quill Intelligence LLC, and was a former advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas — so she knows that institution, as well as the people running it, well.
Part 1 (part 2 below)
Here in Part 2, Fed-watcher Danielle DiMartino Booth explains why the Fed is guaranteed to make a policy mistake no matter what decision it makes here. Taper or tightening interest rates will lead to an economic slowdown or recession that will pop the current bubble in financial assets. A continuation or resumption of monetary stimulus will worsen the growing inflation problem. Markets will be the collateral damage to the Fed’s decision. Which is why Danielle recommend investors get defensive and, at the very least, start hedging any long positions they hold.
Danielle DiMartino Booth is CEO & Chief Strategist for Quill Intelligence LLC, a research and analytics firm. She spent nine years as an advisor to Richard W. Fisher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Danielle left the Fed in 2015 to found Money Strong, LLC, an economic consulting firm and launched a weekly economic newsletter She is the author of Fed Up: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America. DiMartino Booth began her career in New York at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse, where she worked fixed income and the public and private equity markets. Danielle earned her BBA as a College of Business Scholar at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.
Adam Taggart is the Founder of Wealthion. He is also Co-Founder and former President of Peak Prosperity. Adam is an experienced Silicon Valley internet executive and Stanford MBA. Prior to partnering with Chris Martenson (Adam was General Manager of our earlier site, ChrisMartenson.com), he was a Vice President at Yahoo!, a company he served for nine years. Before that, he did the ‘startup thing’ (mySimon.com, sold to CNET in 2001). As a fresh-faced graduate from Brown University in the early 1990s, Adam got a first-hand look at all that was broken with Wall Street as an investment banking analyst for Merrill Lynch. Most importantly, he’s a devoted husband and dad.