Sunday, September 21, 2014

Chart du Jour: Goldman on 150 Years of Monetary Policy Highlights

Via ZeroHedge:
While everyone debates if the Fed will, once again, be wrong in its forecasts about a rate hike cycle starting some time in mid-2015 (spoiler alert: it will be), we decided to take a look in the other direction.

The chart below shows the key global events that have influenced monetary policy for the 4 major legacy central banks: the US, UK, Germany and Japan since the mid-19th century....MORE
On the far left side of the chart you'll note the 1869 occurrence known as 'Black Friday'.
Here is a musical analysis of that event from Steely Dan along with some pics that seemed relevant in 2008:

The song refers to Black Friday, September 24, 1869 when an attempted corner of the gold market by James Fisk and Jay Gould was broken by the Federales.
When Black Friday comes
I'll stand down by the door
And catch the gray men
When they dive from the fourteenth floor
When Black Friday comes
I'll collect everything I'm owed
And before my friends find out
I'll be on the road
When Black Friday falls you know it's got to be
Don't let it fall on me...