Which Central Bank Is the Most Likely to Restart Quantitative Easing?

There is a subtle fight taking place between world central banks, but don't expect to hear a word about it at the Jackson Hole meeting this week. That fight is about increasing -- or at least maintaining -- public trust. In a world of fiat currencies, credibility is the new gold.

This is why there is all this talk now about exiting, winding down and tapering of asset purchases. Central banks that keep buying their countries' own bonds -- as well as other assets, such as equities in the case of the Bank of Japan, corporate bonds for the Bank of England and the European Central Bank, and mortgage-backed securities for the Federal Reserve -- cannot do so indefinitely. People will see through the ruse, eventually....695 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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