Unprecedented money printing
Unprecedented money printing

Great post from Barry:

Living In A QE World

All Central Bank Balance Sheets Are Exploding Higher, Or Engaged In QE

The degree to which central banks around the world are printing money is unprecedented.

The first eight charts below show the balance sheets of the largest central banks in the world. They are the European Central Bank (ECB), the Federal Reserve (Fed), the Bank of Japan (BoJ), the Bank of England (BoE), the Bundesbank (Germany), the Banque de France, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and the Swiss National Bank (SNB).  Noted on the charts are significant events or growth rates.

His charts tell the story for each the world’s 8 largest central banks individually and in combination. If you are interested, read the whole thing. The implications are enormous. Our view of the most likely outcome is detailed here. At some point the world’s major central banks will suffer from indigestion after eating so many toxic securities. At that point we will enter a new world.

For a light hearted and informative parable of how we for here, have a look at: Mad meat! how securitized lending collapsed the financial system. Barry’s charts show just how many toxic sausages our central bankers have consumed.