The Fed Wants You to Be Poorer
The theory of the “wealth effect” says that people feel more financially secure when asset values are rising. That makes them more likely to spend. Ergo, if you want people to spend less, asset prices must fall. That’s a risky proposition. But with inflation running at the hottest pace in four decades — and with the gridlocked federal government about as effective as a wet paper towel — the Federal Reserve is taking that risk. As I’ll show you in just a moment, this gamble could have devastating consequences for Americans’ hard-earned wealth. But you don’t have to take it on the chin. Here’s how to make your wealth increase … even if the Fed does its worst.