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What is Helicopter Money?

What is Helicopter Money ? Why the Central bankers are using the term so frequently now?blog

The instant reference that can be drawn towards the Hollywood/Bollywood, kind of Robbin hood stories where the hero/villain throws money from the helicopter in the villages. Jokes apart

Getting back to economics “Helicopter money” is the term economists and market-watchers use for an aggressive form of monetary stimulus — the government’s power to print money — to try to spur growth and get inflation higher. There had been buzz that the Bank of Japan could move in that direction, but it elected to take only a smaller action. The bank did say it would do a “comprehensive review” of policy in the months to come that could presage more coordination between the bank and the Japanese government. Continue reading

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Continuing with market forecasting – The strongest predictor of rising into the ranks of superforecasters is perpetual blogbeta, the degree to which one is committed to belief updating and self-improvement. It is roughly three times as powerful a predictor as its closest rival, intelligence.

To paraphrase Thomas Edison, superforecasting appears to be roughly 75% perspiration, 25% inspiration.

Here is a philosophic outlook, about superforecasters and they are rare breed:

CAUTIOUS: Nothing is certain

HUMBLE: Reality is infinitely complex  Continue reading

The FOMCwas one of the biggest event that I use to trace continuously while trading commodities futures. The event

held yesterday and the minutes released Wednesday cover the July 31-Aug. 1 policy meeting. The Fed releases the minutes of its private discussions three weeks after each meeting. The policy committee will next meet Sept. 12-13.

Early reaction in the stock and bond markets was positive but muted. The price of gold, Continue reading

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