The Federal Reserve has distorted the economy and financial markets beyond recognition. From Sven Henrich at northmantrader.com:
First they dismiss you as a conspiracy theorist then they join you. The secret is out, the Fed is busted: Central banks have distorted asset prices far above the economy.
I’ve been harping about the market cap to GDP ratio for a while and even called the Fed’s asset price distortion operation a direct threat to the economy.
Now it appears the IMF agrees:
“This disconnect between markets and the real economy raises the risk of another correction in risk asset prices should investor risk appetite fade, posing a threat to the recovery”
Posing a threat to the recovery. This was precisely my point on CNBC Fast Money last week: