Because China announced the mother of all tapering. China finally came out and admitted that a further expansion of their foreign currency reserves is no longer in China`s interest. Now, expanding their foreign reserve currency reserves has not been in China`s interest for a long time, it is just that now they finally came out and publicly admitted it. Now, what does it mean?
If China isn`t going to expand its balance sheet anymore because its not in their interest, it means it has to stop buying Treasuries. It has to stop buying mortgage backed securities, the same securities the Federal Reserve is buying and is threatening to taper off
Peter Schiff is a well-known commentator appearing regularly on CNBC, TechTicker and FoxNews. He is often referred to as "Doctor Doom" because of his bearish outlook on the economy and the U.S. Dollar in particular. Peter was one of the first from within the professional investment field to call the housing market a bubble. Peter has written a book called "Crash Proof" and a follow-on called "The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets". He is the President of EuroPacific Capital, which is a brokerage specializing in finding dividend-yielding, value-based foreign stocks.