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Posted: 2018-02-24 01:29:27

Posted: 2018-02-24 00:10:13

Why would banks/governments want to get rid of cash?

- Prevent hoarding of cash
- Force people to put money in banking system
- Prop up fractional reserve banking system
- Easier for governments to track purchases
- Allows banks to have negative interest rates
- Prevent bank runs
- More money for bail-ins
- Credit card transaction fees
- Gather purchasing data
- Avoid tax evasion (black market transactions)
- Collect bank account fees
- Prevent bank robberies
- Easier to move to a government backed cryptocurrency

How do banks/governments prevent use of cash?

- Ban large denominations
- Ban cash for certain transactions
- Difficult to withdraw large sums of cash from bank
- Difficult to transfer money overseas
- Propoganda (cash is only used for drugs, bribes, illegal activity)
- Fewer ATM machines
- Inflation

What are advantages of cash?

- Can be used when there is no power, no cellphone service
- Cash is accepted everywhere, by everybody
- Cannot trace transactions
- Not vulnerable to bail-ins
- No need to have a bank account
- No transaction fees

How to defend against war on cash?

- Gold, silver
- Cryptocurrency
- Bartering
- Hoard cash
- Convert to other currency

The Global War on Cash
The War On Cash
The War on Cash: Transparently Totalitarian
The US government's war on cash

Posted: 2018-02-21 23:46:18

Posted: 2018-02-21 22:21:03

On Jan 3, the Fed reported the interbank lending level had crashed to 13.237. Since then, they've discontinued the interbank loan chart and ERASED the Jan number. Fortunately, I captured the chart here. Why would they discontinue the chart? Why would they erase the data? Why would the Fed cover it up? Is there a major crisis that they don't want us to know about?

Posted: 2018-02-19 23:39:27

Negative bond rates penalizes savers and rewards debtors.

Governments and central banks do not want anyone to save their money. They are forcing everyone to spend it. If you save it, you will get penalized.

People are willing to have negative rates because they fear anything else is too risky. Stocks, real estate, non-government bonds, and bank deposits are all too risky.

There is no other place to park large sums of money except in government bonds.

Governments can have their balances reduced by lending out money.

In a deflationary environment, -1% yield would be a good deal for investors.

Weakens the currency to make exports more profitable for the country.

Speculators can make money in a bond that is falling more negative or bet the currency would rise.

Negative rates has had no effect on increasing velocity of money.

Encourages retail investors to pull their money out of the financial system.

There has never been negative governmental bond yield in the history of the world.

Over $10 trillion invested in negative bond yields.

Countries with negative bond rates: Japan, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Sweden

Negative bond rates are a sign of desperation of central banks and that they are losing control.

Could be a leading indicator of a massive deflationary event.

Who Buys Bonds With A Negative Interest Rate? - Planet Money
Negative yield bonds: Here's who's buying - CNBC
Why Would Anyone Buy Negative Interest Rate Bonds? - Motley Fool - Globe and Mail
Who Wants To Buy Europe's Negative Interest Bonds? - Forbes
Why do investors buy negative yield bonds? - Financial Times
Why the Bond Market Is Yielding Negative and What Negative Yields Mean for You - Pimco
Negative Interest Rates - Bloomberg

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