2013-02-24 —

``... sophisticated market operators' immediate focus is to gauge when global "risk on" might be imperiled by the Fed's backtracking from its $85bn monthly money printing operation.  Upon deeper inspection, however, one can see a central bank institution that's flailing.  They've opened the money printing Pandora's Box -- without a doctrine, a strategy or even a consensus view for how to approach its latest experiment with "open-ended" quantitative easing.  I believe the decision to proceed with aggressive liquidity creation was based more on global systemic issues than the U.S. jobless rate.  But in reversing last year's potentially destabilizing global "risk off," the Fed and global central bankers incited a historic period of "risk on" excess and attendant fragilities.  Now they're stuck.''

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