In case you missed it, bond investing legend Bill Gross has just provided the most damning evidence that various Fed easing efforts have been worse than useless. You'd think all of this helicopter dropping of cash would encourage more investment which in turn would generate more jobs, but capital expenditures Stateside are actually dropping like a rock even if real interest rates are well and truly negative:
I'll leave Bill Gross to deliver the coup de grace:
All of the money being created and freed up is elevating asset prices, but those prices are not causing corporations to invest in future production. Admittedly, the chart shows this downward spiral has been underway for decades, but financial repression and quantitative easing were supposed to be the extraordinary monetary policies that kick-started the real economy in the other direction. They have not.Is it any surprise that, for more sensible young Americans, the "American Dream" is to leave America? Take your money and go--everyone else already did.