by Jeff Berwick
Throw every “norm” out the window. This Keynesian, central banking world has everything so distorted that nothing makes sense anymore.
There are currently more than $7 trillion in bonds, worldwide, offering a negative interest rate. Wrap your head around that! People are actually paying trillions of dollars to give their money to mostly bankrupt governments with the promise they will receive less at a later date.
Treasury Bonds used to be described as having a “risk-free return.” Now they are “return-free risk”.
This system is so backwards, inside-out, manipulated and bankrupt that what once used to be seen as “prudent and sound” is very obviously risky.