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Jim Sinclair’s Commentary

Monetization of market-less bankrupt debt with no guarantee of recovery in value is the ULTIMATE ACT OF INFLATION, in this case, the US dollar.

Axiom: To monetize debt is to inflate currency


What Does Monetize Mean?

1. To convert into money.
2. To convert from securities into currency that can be used to purchase goods and services.

Investopedia explains Monetize…

For example, you’ll often hear Internet marketers talk about "monetizing website visitors." This is another way of saying that the marketers are trying to figure out a way of making money from website visitors, such as through advertising, ecommerce, etc.

New York Fed Begins Purchases of Agency Mortgage Debt (Update1)
By Craig Torres

Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) — The Federal Reserve Bank of New York started buying mortgage-backed securities today as part of a $500 billion program to support the U.S. housing market.

The New York Fed “began purchasing fixed-rate mortgage- backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae,” the Fed bank said in a statement released by e- mail. “Selected private investment managers are acting as agents of the New York Fed in these purchases.”

The central bank didn’t disclose the amount of the purchases, saying such details will be available on the New York Fed’s website beginning Thursday, Jan. 8, and will be updated each Thursday.

The Fed chose BlackRock Inc., Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Pacific Investment Management Co. and Wellington Management Co. to manage the $500 billion purchase of mortgage- backed securities it plans to complete by June.

The collapse of U.S. mortgage finance last year led to the worst credit crisis in seven decades and triggered writedowns and losses at financial institutions exceeding $1 trillion.

The central bank has expanded credit by $1.3 trillion over the past year through programs extending liquidity to banks, bond dealers and other financial institutions. The Fed plans to create money to purchase the bonds, boosting bank reserves.