Is the Fed increasingly monetizing government debt? Axel Merk

Is the Fed increasingly monetizing government debt? Axel Merk, Merk Investments 
December 3rd, 2013

Fed Chair Bernanke vehemently denies Fed “monetizes the debt,” but our research shows the Fed may be increasingly doing so. We explain why and what the implications may be for the dollar, gold and currencies.

 


What is debt monetization? A central bank is said to monetize a government’s debt if it helps to finance its deficit. The buying of Treasuries by the Federal . . .

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