For most of the world, the past decade’s monetary and fiscal experiments are viewed as failures. See, for instance, French support for the EU project crumbling on both left and rightand Why were smart people suckered by Abenomics?
So what do the best and brightest now running global economic policy do when their experiments don’t work? Apparently they double down, repeating the experiment with an even bigger dose. In Japan:
BOJ Needs Massive Move to Shock & Awe, $2 Trillion Investor Says
(Bloomberg) – The Bank of Japan could announce a ‘massive stimulus program’ as the nation seeks to reach a 2 percent inflation target, according to UBS Wealth Management.’It is how much they do, and whether they can create that kind of shock and awe at this point in the cycle,’ said Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, in a Bloomberg Television interview, on Monday. ‘They could announce a massive stimulus program both on the monetary and fiscal side or they could end up reducing their inflation targets. Right now, it looks like they are going to use more stimulus. ‘
Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said over the weekend in the U. S. that the central bank won’t hesitate to boost monetary stimulus if needed, and there is ample space for additional easing. He also said at the Federal Reserve’s annual policy retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that the central bank will carefully consider how to best use policy to achieve its price stability target.
This post was published at DollarCollapse on AUGUST 29, 2016.