Prins explains, "So, when the Fed says they are going to remove assets from their $4.5 trillion book by not reinvesting the interest payment...the reality is they haven't really done that. They have reduced their book by about $10 billion off of $4.5 trillion since they mentioned they were going to start 'tapering."
The media discusses this as a major tightening move. Somehow all of our economies have finally worked because of central bank activity. Growth is real. It's all positive. The markets are evidence of that because of the levels they are at; and, therefore, these central banks, starting with the Fed, are going to reverse course of these last 10 years.
"The reality is if you look at the actual activity of the central banks, beyond the Fed raising rates by a little bit, there hasn't been and there isn't being a reversal of course because they are scared to death that too much of a reversal is going to cause a major crash throughout the financial system.