>HOLDING MONEY THAT LITERALLY EVAPORATES, EVEN BEFORE INFLATION
TIME TO DUMP ALL UR EUR CHF SEK
>.001 BTC WAS DEPOSITED INT YOUR ETH SHILL ACCOUNT
GO WITH USD HOLDING FOR NOW
CRYPTOCURRENCIES ARE STILL SCAM CENTRAL UNTIL THEY SHAKE OUT PROPERLY, RIDICULOUS RISK PROFILE
BANKS BASE THEIR RETAIL RATES AND FEES OFF THE BENCHMARK RATE
TO HOLD FRANCS OR EUROS AT MANY BANKS NOW YOU ARE SUBJECT TO NEGATIVE INTEREST RATE PASSTHROUGH, IE CHARGED RATHER THAN PAID TO KEEP YOUR MONEY WITH THEM
AS RATES STAY NEGATIVE OR GO DEEPER IT WILL GET WORSE
IF FED FUNDS RATE CHANGED DIRECTION AND WENT NEGATIVE, AMERICAN BANKS WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW SUIT AND CHARGE THE CUSTOMER TO HOLD USD, OR EAT THE LOSS WHICH BANKS AREN'T IN THE HABIT OF DOING
Even in countries with negative interest rates, banks aren't actually charging customers just to keep their money there. That would cause a run on banks. Instead, banks are charged by the central bank for the money that they keep there. The idea is usually that instead of hoarding money, it'll encourage banks to lend more.
>banks aren't actually charging customers just to keep their money there
"Banks cannot currently pass on negative deposit interest rates to their household customers," Prendergast explains, "so they need to claw back margins in other areas."
Despite the assurances of central banks, ordinary businesses and people sometimes feel the pinch. Germany's Deutsche Skatbank reportedly is levying a 0.25 percent charge on deposits greater than 500,000 euro. Several Danish banks are charging depositors to hold their money.
The Federal Reserve has not yet determined whether it would be able to legally implement negative interest rates in the U.S., Chair Janet Yellen said.
"I would say that remains a question that we still would need to investigate more thoroughly," Yellen said Wednesday in response to questions from the House Financial Services Committee in Washington. "I am not aware of anything that would prevent us from doing it, but I’m saying we have not fully investigated the legal issues -- that still needs to be done."
"I do not expect that the FOMC is going to be soon in the situation where it’s necessary to cut rates," Yellen said during her testimony. The possibility of negative rates is "something that, in light of European experience, we will look at, we should look at -- not because we think there is any reason to use it, but to know what could potentially be available."