Markets are soaring, the economy isn’t. From equities to homes, bonds to cryptocurrencies… asset prices have roared to unprecedented levels over the last year – even as the world has suffered history’s biggest and fastest downturn.
This disconnect is – at least partly – the result of a multi-decade effort to crush financial volatility. In repeatedly choosing to combat chaos through massive intervention efforts, seemingly well-intentioned governments and central banks have fundamentally changed how traders, investors and speculators react to uncertainty.
In this webinar, we explore the unintended – and unforeseen – economic consequences, looking beyond falling productivity, rising inequality, growing political strife, and increasing financial fragility to expose the darker reality behind today’s artificially-managed financial markets.