Congressman Ron Paul released this statement this morning. I think he is absolutely correct in this. I couldn't have said it better if I was divinely inspired:
The Dow is up 400 points at this moment. Folks, do NOT misunderstand. This huge stock market rally today is a bet on INFLATION, not prosperity! This is an unprecedented intervention in the global financial markets by the central criminals -- also known as bankers -- as a panic move to stop what could be an imminent global banking meltdown.
This stock market rally is not due to expectations of renewed recovery. It is an oversized bet on massive inflation that will be the natural consequence of the excessive money creation and debt monetization that is being created.
Central banking and other monetary policy authorities are desperately trying to prevent what they see as certain calamity without such broad, coordinated, and extreme measures. What they fail to see in this short-sighted strategy is that with each succeeding threat of catastrophe, the magnitude and impact of it increases. They are just kicking the can down the road, with a bigger and more leaden can reappearing each time they do it. Don't be surprised if we see runs on banks before this crisis is resolved. They are already seeing bank runs (I've seen the photos) in parts of Europe right now just like the ones in the classic Jimmy Stewart movie, It's a Wonderful Life!