To CBDC or Not to CBDC?

To CBDC or Not to CBDC?

Count me as bemused by the idea of issuing a central bank digital currency. The rough idea is to let citizens directly hold electronic currency issued by their central bank—the Federal Reserve in the US, the Bank of Canada in Canada. Citizens could then use the...
The Fed Can’t Tighten

The Fed Can’t Tighten

Gold’s recent selloff looked familiar in that it resembled the types of gold selloffs that occurred when the Fed talked about tightening its loose policy for years in the mid-2010s. It sure talked a good game. But, when it came time to really test how much tightening...