It’s hard to overstate how important it is that despite massive, massive, intervention from the Bank of China and huge political pressure from Beijing the Chinese market continued and continues to sell off. This is the first instance of a central bank post-2008 really losing control. And this is happening in the world’s second largest economy and arguably the world’s chief engine of growth.
Please let this sink in: a Central bank, indeed, one of the largest, most important Central Banks, has officially “lost control.”
This will not be a one-off event. With the Fed and other Central banks now leveraged well above 50-to-1, even those entities that were backstopping an insolvent financial system are themselves insolvent.
The Big Crisis, the one in which entire countries go bust, has begun. It will not unfold in a matter of weeks; these sorts of things take months to complete. But it has begun.