Red Pill / Blue Pill: Change Your Investing Perspectives Now

Would you like to see the financial system for what it really is, or what the financial media and textbooks tell you it is supposed to be?

From the iconic scene in the Movie, The Matrix, the choice of which pill to take offers very different outcomes. One, a life lived in harsh reality but where the individual can think and act independently; and the other, a computer simulation of a comfortable life, but bereft of the ability to think and act of one’s own volition.

The same choice is offered here. Would you like to see the financial system for what it really is, as opposed to what the financial media and textbooks tell you it is supposed to be?

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What You Need To Know About The Repo Market 2

The Repo market is the largest market that people do not know exists

While all Treasuries can be used as collateral, they are not all made equal.

At least from the perspective of what serves as the best, and most widely accepted forms of collateral.

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What You Need To Know About The Repo Market 1

The Repo market is the largest market that people do not know exists

What is money? This is not as simple a question as it may seem at first glance.

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How Is Money REALLY Created? Why QE Does NOT Work

QE prints reserves which does not reach the broader economy because reserves are not lent out. QE does not work

Modern monetary policy is based largely around Central Banks expanding/contracting the amount of Reserves in the banking system.

This is done through smaller open market operations to influence overnight interest rates for borrowing/lending Reserves, and larger operations like QE.

But this doesn’t work!

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How Is Money REALLY Created? Banks Do NOT Lend Reserves

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The Fractional Reserve Banking (FRB) model is very deeply ingrained in today’s mainstream economic thinking.

This model is taught in introductory macroeconomic classes across the globe, and has been for years. Which means that every graduate, regardless of their degree, has at least heard about this if they took intro econ classes.

That’s a lot of graduates.

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