Proof It Is Rigged: “Fed Moved 93% of Entire Stock Market Since 2008”

fed_roulette_wheelBy Mac Slavo

Fact: The Federal Reserve has screwed over the country.

Monetary policy has been the single most important factor in the economy for some time.

A new analysis from economist Brian Barnier shows that while future GDP, household debt from credit cards and tech accounted for past bubbles in American history, the bubble that has risen since Obama became president is due to one – and only one – factor: the Federal Reserve.

And the private banking cartel – which masquerades as a public government institution – has become plenty controversial for its ties to elite hidden agendas and its debasement of the economy.

However, few Americans realize just how huge – and detrimental – this institution has become.

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the Fed, then chaired by Ben Bernanke, began an unprecedented quantitative easing (QE) program that literally changed everything.

During the last eight years, monetary policy has completely upended the economy, and concentrated wealth into fewer and fewer hands, while making it more and more difficult for ordinary people to stay afloat. This intervention has gone way, way too far and has driven up a particularly unstable bubble that is ready to burst.

Through QE and bond purchases, the Fed managed to double the S&P 500 value, while more than doubling its own balance sheet in the process.

Yahoo! Finance reported:

The factors behind that and previous bubbles can be illuminated using simple visual analysis of a chart.

The S&P 500 (^GSPC) doubled in value from November 2008 to October 2014, coinciding with the Federal Reserve Bank’s “quantitative easing” asset purchasing program. After three rounds of “QE,” where the Fed poured billions of dollars into the bond market monthly, the Fed’s balance sheet went from $2.1 trillion to $4.5 trillion.

This isn’t just a spurious correlation, according to economist Brian Barnier, principal at ValueBridge Advisors and founder of What’s more, he says previous bull runs in the market lasting several years can also be explained by single factors each time.

As the financial crisis reached a fevered pitch in 2008, the Federal Reserve took to flooding the financial market with dollars by buying up bonds. Simultaneously, interest rates fell dramatically, as bond yields move in the opposite direction of bond prices. Barnier sees the Fed as responsible for over 93% of the market from the start of QE until today. During the first half of 2013, the Fed caused the entire market’s growth, he said.

Barnier, who compiled this data analysis, dubbed this the “Era of the Fed” – as this ill-reputed institution has been more responsible than any other factor (including the 2008 financial crisis) for how bad the economy has gotten for average Americans, college-graduates seeking careers and small businesses.

48c5dfe0-e7c1-11e5-a8e9-dd8641559b60_a-ErasThe above chart is simplified from others before it to show that the Fed was the single most important factor during the last era – overlapping Obama’s presidency – and that a staggering 93% of the economy has been dictated by the Federal Reserve. See the Yahoo! article for more data and charts.

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As many analysts have discussed before, this unprecedented intervention has distorted and warped the American experience. Savers, pensioners and investors have all take harsh blows as the interest rate has been held at zero – and even dipped into negative – forcing some customers to pay for deposits and others to take a haircut on their life savings and retirement packages!

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12 Comments on "Proof It Is Rigged: “Fed Moved 93% of Entire Stock Market Since 2008”"

  1. No surprise I’m sure the fed is the main manipulator. Which begs the question – how much in hedge funds does the U.S. have squirreled away.

  2. By Constitution, the Federal Reserve should never existed. It is only a cartel of bankers.

  3. FYI. QE stands for Queen Elizabeth. Her vizier Rothschild owns the FRBNY. Think about it.

  4. I prefer to look at the bright side…forces other than the Fed moved the market 7%! Lets strive for 8% you slacker Americans!!! U-S-A! U-S-A!

  5. The FED owns it all.
    Lock, stock and barrel.
    Google: “Ming the Mechanic:
    The unknown 20 trillion dollar company”

  6. Kennedy tried to have US currency printed. Well he did have it printed and they murdered him

  7. Craft is king, they are not selling anything but interest, and they know it’s just a matter of time until we figure that out. Triple everyones wages , pay off our ‘debt’. Real people earn real value, make real products, produce real food, exchange real services, got it ? get it ! <3

  8. The above story and all the information on the Internet about the fed…is disinfo…

  9. The federal reserve is an effect of the system…not the cause of the system

    You all have been crying about the Fed as the cause…for decades and decades

    Any of you have the solution or the replacement for the FED or are you all nihilists

    If by Constitution you say that the FED should not have existed…then the entire world as you see it today is existing illegally

    Or should not exist…me…you…you all…forget it…and eliminate the fed from the equation of civilization and that is total annihilation.

    You all are trying hard to annihilate the world…but what happens when the people in happy land begin to wake up and realize…it’s them…or you…and they are the foot…and you are the ant

    How is that going to work?

    Put more thought into your garbage out.

    • The “Federal Reserve” issues the State Currency from an entirely private platform. Does that not concern you?
      The Fed sets interest rates and controls the entire country’s money policy . . . . .from their Private Banking perspective. That does not bother you?
      Then, do some research on the incredibly corrupt and clandestine origins of the Fed and the methods used to graft this enormous, resource stripping Parasite into the controlling apex of the government and …..if you are then still not concerned . . . you certainly have to be a Paid Shill.
      For the record – the population of a country must have legitimate money issued, and monetary policy set, by a non-profit Public Institution that is Benevolently aligned to economic growth. Exactly the opposite to the Malevolent “Fed” Parasite.

  10. 1971…The NASDAQ was turned on…the worlds first electronic digital computerized stock exchange

    or video game…that pays you to play if you are good at playing video games

    now all the stock markets globally are inter networked electronic digital computerized video games


    What would be unrigged?

    The history of stock markets is the history of civilization

  11. Same thing is happening in the EU where Draghi is buying state bonds and lowering interest rates. Pensions are cut in the process.

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