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March 18, 2022 | The Fed’s Balance Sheet: $8.8 Trillion and Rising

Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell is a real estate analyst and economist. He's been publishing The Campbell Real Estate Timing Letter since 2002. His book (Timing the Real Estate Market) presents a clearly defined method for predicting the peaks and valleys of real estate cycles.

Fed La-La-Land

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in 2010:  I think we would like to bring the balance sheet back to something…under a trillion dollars…

Ron Paul: A trillion dollars?

Bernanke. Or less, yes.

Real World

The Fed’s balance sheet was $8.8 trillion on March 9, 2022 – more than double what is was in March 2020.

Massive Fed intervention in the U.S. economy is a big reason why housing prices rose at the fastest two-year rate of growth in history.

You would be wise to remember there’s no free lunch in economics.  Someone has to pay.

 

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