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We Have Reached a Major Turning Point in Central Bank Intervention

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Candice writes for several publications, including The Christian Post, Red State, The Black Sphere and Patriot Update. She is the Science & Tech Editor at the Minority Report Blog and the founder and Editor-in-Chief at Front Lines. She's also the founder of Candice Lanier's Tech News and works as a computer consultant. Additionally, Candice is an antiques dealer.

Zero Hedge – I believe we are at a major turning point for the financial system.

For nearly four years, the entire financial system has been held together (just barely) by extraordinary interventions on the part of the world’s Central Banks.

These interventions have resulted in capital fleeing the markets (hence the low trading volume), moral hazard becoming the norm and a marketplace in which hope of more intervention has a greater impact than the actual intervention itself.

The problem with this, from day one, was that eventually we would reach the point at which additional intervention no longer had any effect. This would come about due to:

 

  1. Investors having grown so accustomed to Central Bank intervention that they no longer respond to additional measures.
  2. Central Banks facing a problem so massive that it is beyond their power to stop it.

Few people understand just how close we came to #2 early this past summer. Indeed, there was a brief period there, where we were literally on the verge of systemic collapse courtesy of the Spanish banking system imploding.

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