Today King World News spoke with a legend in the business who helps oversee more than $188 billion, and what he had to say about central banks and the inflation/deflation debate was fascinating.
“Central bankers own a printing press and are determined to prevent us from having deflation.” — Rob Arnott, oversees $188+ billion
Legend Rob Arnott, whose firm helps to oversee $188 billion globally, says deflation is not in the cards.
Markets Surprise Us
Robert Arnott: “The markets by their very nature surprise us, so it makes complete sense to have your inflation hedges in place pretty much all the time. But isn’t it marvelous when you can put them in place on the cheap at a time when people are not the least bit afraid of inflation risks? And that’s more or less where we are now.
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Central Banks Will Prevent Deflation
Robert Arnott continues: “Large swaths of the population are just as concerned about deflation as inflation. Well, let me tell you, central bankers own a printing press and are determined to prevent us from having deflation. They can prevent deflation. All they have to do is run the printing press hard enough. Look at Japan. They have powerful deflationary pressures, and they’ve been able to prevent deflation by simply running the printing press hard enough. So if central banks can and will prevent deflation, then at some point inflation does crop up and then the question is, ‘Do central bankers today have a stiff enough spine to intervene and crush inflation before it gets ugly?’ I’m not at all sure that the central bankers at the head today will do so…To continue listening to the remarkable KWN audio interview with legend Rob Arnott CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE BELOW.
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