The "Gnomes of Zürich" Created a Financial Nightmare

Michael E. Lewitt writes: On Halloween, the Bank of Japan unleashed a massive quantitative easing program that included the purchase of bonds, stocks and ETFs in a desperate attempt to revive the terminally ill Japanese economy. This coincided with the end of the Federal Reserve’s third round of QE in October.
At that point, the world entered the terminal phase of central banking that unleashed heightened volatility in stocks, bonds and currencies.