Is the Fed Preparing to Asset-Strip Local Governments?

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks. Municipal bonds, long considered safe liquid investments, have been eliminated from the list of high-quality liquid collateral […]

Europe Considers Wholesale Savings Confiscation, Enforced Redistribution

GIH: Scary revelations coming from the EU, regarding ‘bail-in’ strategies funded by savers.  How this ‘confiscation’ of assets is to be structured and sold to the public (if they have a choice) remains to be seen.  But even having such a discussion should make anyone with any assets in Europe worry.  Cyprus was a ‘test […]