Spread Thin – How the Fed Manipulates Financial Spreads

by Alex Barrow
Financial Sense

“The Fed is manipulating markets…”

“Central Banks are destroying capitalism…”

“Yellen has distorted true price discov… yada-yada-yada”

We’ve all heard the constant chorus of central bank bashing. The ridicule comes from a diverse crowd, ranging from retail Joe Schmoes to prominent hedge fund managers… and I admit, Fed economists make for easy targets.

But I figured some of you may want to know; Is this rancor justified… or are central banks just a popular scapegoat for traders who’ve continuously been on the wrong side of markets?

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