Additional Covert QE On The Way?

Wed, May 16, 2012 - 3:59pm

An alert Turdite sent me an email last evening where he connected some dots about additional quantitative easing. I've been thinking about it off and on today and I've concluded that it deserves a discussion here.

Before we get started and, as background, please take a few minutes to watch this video:

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"IMHO, QE3 is presently being implemented via the Chartering of NEW Bank Holding Companies in the United States which will utilize Chinese held U.S. Treasuries as their BASE Capital.
-The Chinese held US Treasuries will be utilized as BASE CAPITAL upon which to create TRILLIONS of digital FRN via fractional reserve.
While these Treasuries were held outside of the U.S. Banking System FRN could not be created via fractional reserve; -but, now these Treasuries WILL be used as a basis to generate digital FRN out of thin air.
IF China holds $1.2 Trillion of U.S. Treasuries....
...THEN $1.2 Trillion in U.S. Treasuries = the possible creation of $10.8 Trillion new digital FRN via fractional reserve banking.
Sounds kinda like a money printing scheme doesn't it?
-NO 'Dollar of Capital' rule as Our Host would say...
Sounds a tad inflationary doesn't it?
THIS is exactly how the U.S. Banks Counterfeited FRN and ramped up inflation during the housing bubble.
-It is going to be done again with the help of the Chinese.
The Chinese ARE NOT going to 'dump' their Treasuries: the Chinese are going to print Trillions of digital FRN and go on an unprecedented .GOV/FED sponsored Leveraged Domestic Buying Binge!"

This rather interesting idea seems to have been generated by this little-noticed story from last week.

The banks in question are: (from the article)

  • China Investment Corp., or CIC, and other Chinese entities were permitted to acquire an 80% stake in New York's Bank of East Asia (U.S.A.) NA. CIC manages a portion of China's huge foreign exchange reserves.
  • Separately Wednesday, the Fed also allowed the Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. to establish a branch in New York and the Bank of China Ltd. to have a branch in Chicago.

Now, for those of you unfamiliar with fractional reserve banking, I suggest you watch this:

Fractional Reserve Banking

Whether it's overt or covert QE, growth of the money supply equals growth of debt and vice versa. And, as you can plainly see on this chart, rising debt causes equally rising gold prices.

Put it all together and what do ya do? BTFD and keep stacking.


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May 16, 2012 - 4:00pm



May 16, 2012 - 4:05pm

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Silver Danny
May 16, 2012 - 4:07pm

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Big L
May 16, 2012 - 4:10pm

Was there ever any doubt?

I mean really? It's the ONLY option.



May 16, 2012 - 4:14pm


I believe that the treasuries held by China are held in custody by the Fed. Rickards detailed this fact in his recent book. For those of you unfamiliar with the book, Rickards participated in a DoD exercise wherein they ran a simulated financial war games. One option was China liquidating their treasury stack, but since they are held in custody at the Fed, they (Fed) would simply not allow the Chinese to do this.

So how exactly would that work in practice. The whole premise falls apart if the banks don't physically or digitally in this case hold the treasuries in their own balance sheet.

Glad to see you are contributing fatwah against the 1st's started with you, but has now grown to 50 people on my ignore list.

May 16, 2012 - 4:20pm


Lol. 50 people on ignore? It's going to get lonely in Turdville. A town of one doesn't a Turdville, make. Maybe you won't read this. I was first once.

StevenBHorse recaptureamerica
May 16, 2012 - 4:25pm

You are on my list ...but since you addressed me personally

I did read your response. I was hoping to get a thought about the content of my post, not my poking at bellyacre. But alas, you didn't disappoint.

My being a supreme dickhead should not be open for discussion, it's just something that you have to live with.

May 16, 2012 - 4:27pm


Nice Chess move ...

Take your crappy US paper (sorry... Tier 1 assets) and create banks inside the offending economy and use the very fractional reserve system to INSTANTLY let you leverage the value of those assets 10 times so you can instantly BUY hard assets including PM's, Land and companies...and anything you like ...the whole while laughing as the very process of buying these assets drives UP these hard asset's prices further increasing the value of the assets you are leveraging...which allows u to buy more. It also leaves you OWNING hard assets at 10 cents on the dollar. So long as you don't ask to be a primary end up being one of largest banks in the world based on capitol that you own....and all that is before you leverage those FRN's you basically can buy US paper for free to seem like nice guys offering a helping hand. If you are smart enough to do thinks they are not going to just buy whatever the US fed "suggests".

End game...the servant is now the master

The East is going to BUY the west.


(stack baby stack!!!...this is from a country that WANTS it's citizens to own PM's and they are only just starting to buy!)

May 16, 2012 - 4:30pm


take your IRA move it to TDAmeritrade or Schwab or somebody.

then buy what paper[sprott?] u want if/til things get shakier.

then/if cash it in, pay the tax, buy phys.

course u can just cash it in, tax it, n buy the phys.

i'm not there yet on the total collapse deal, tho its highly possible.


May 16, 2012 - 4:41pm


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