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  • Fed's Jerome Powell to speak amid issues with QE acceleration, China, protests, riots & Twitter wars.

    Powell to speak amid issues with QE acceleration, China, protests, riots & Twitter wars. On Friday, May 29, at 11:00 AM ET. Webcast.....
  • Federal Reserve Announces Major Interest Rate Reduction as a Result of the Wuhan Coronavirus

    03/15/2020 2:47:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2020 | Beth Bauman
    During a press conference on Sunday, President Donald Trump announced that the Federal Reserve is taking drastic action to cushion the economy from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak that has become a pandemic. According to Trump, the Federal Reserve will drop the interest rate to near zero.  "The effects of the coronavirus will weigh on economic activity in the near term and pose risks to the economic outlook. In light of these developments, the Committee decided to lower the target range for the federal funds rate to 0 to 1/4 percent," the Federal Open Market Committee said in a statement. "The...
  • The stock market’s huge rally to start 2020 means it will take the average worker a record 114 hours to buy one unit of the S&P 500 now at all-time high

    01/02/2020 1:20:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 01/02/2020 | Mark Decambre
    Stocks are lurching toward fresh records to commence the first trading day in 2020, but that advance has raised some questions about the run-up in values for broad-market U.S. equity benchmarks. Indeed, the S&P 500’s recent gains have taken it to its priciest level relative to its hourly cost for the average worker on record. By that measure, Tuesday’s climb by the S&P 500 SPX, +0.84% to a peak at 3,250.04 would mean that the average employee, at an hourly wage of $28.29, would need to work 114.88 hours to buy a single unit of the index, representing one of...
  • Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq on track for fresh closing records as investors shrug off Trump impeachment: What's Driving the Market?

    12/19/2019 1:35:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 12/19/2019 | Chris Matthews and Joy Wiltermuth
    Stocks were on track Thursday to set fresh closing records, unfazed by President Donald Trump’s impeachment and finding support in the interim U.S.-China trade deal and improvements in the global economic outlook. What are stock indexes doing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, rose 125 points, or 0.4%, to 28,364, while the S&P 500 index SPX gained 13 points, or 0.4%, at 3,204. The Nasdaq Composite index COMP added 51 points, a gain of 0.6%, at 8,879. All three major benchmark stock indexes set new intraday highs Thursday morning. On Wednesday, the Dow and S&P 500 snapped a five-day winning...
  • NY Fed To Extend Operations To Pump Money Into Markets Through Nov 4

    10/04/2019 4:17:16 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/04/19
    <p>New York (AFP) - The New York Federal Reserve Bank said Friday it will continue to inject billions into the US financial plumbing on a daily basis through November 4, extending the operations by three weeks.</p> <p>The effort, begun in mid-September, is aimed at preventing a spike in short-term interest rates, the New York Fed said in a statement.</p>
  • Fed Admits Failure of ‘Plan A’ to Control Money Market Rates, Shifts Back to Repos ...

    09/20/2019 11:35:56 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 119 replies
    WolfStreet.com ^ | 20 September 2019 | Wolf Richter
    Fed Admits Failure of ‘Plan A’ to Control Money Market Rates, Shifts Back to Repos (which was ‘Plan A’ till 2008) The hullabaloo in the repo market torpedoed the function of Interest on Excess Reserves and forced the Fed to go back to the future. With its announcement this morning, the New York Fed confirmed that the Fed’s Plan A of manipulating the federal funds rate into its target range – now between 1.75% and 2.0% — has miserably failed, and that it will switch to Plan B to control short-term interest rates. But this Plan B used to...
  • Trump Calls On Federal Reserve To Cut Interest Rates

    08/19/2019 10:26:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    AP via Yahoo Finance ^ | 08/19/19 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    President Donald Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by at least a full percentage point "over a fairly short period of time," saying that such an action would make the U.S. economy even better and would also "greatly and quickly" enhance the global economy. In two tweets Monday, Trump kept up his pressure on the Fed and its chairman Jerome Powell, saying the U.S. economy was strong "despite the horrendous lack of vision by Jay Powell and the Fed." Powell is Trump's hand-picked choice for the top Fed job. He said Democrats were trying to...
  • Inflation Target Regrets

    10/10/2018 12:28:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 09, 2018 | Michael Pento
    For years central banks had been keeping rates near 0%, or below, and at the same time printing over a hundred billion dollars’ worth of fiat currencies each and every month to purchase bonds and stocks. That is all changing now. ... fourteen major global central banks are either in the process right now, or have indicated that they be will next year, in the process of raising interest rates. At the same time, QE on a global net basis will plunge from $180 billion per month at its peak during 2017, to $0 by December…and will then go negative...
  • The Federal Reserve is setting America up for economic disaster

    09/19/2017 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    I recently had the opportunity to read "The Creature from Jekyll Island" by G. Edward Griffin, a prodigious tome dealing with the circumstances surrounding the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. I was taken aback by some of its provocative assertions. America joined World War I largely to help a few bankers profit off the war (despite a long-standing Monroe doctrine that prohibited our involvement in European affairs) The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was supported by international financial interests in order to destabilize Russia and steal the wealth of the Russian people; and So-called "foreign aid" is merely a...
  • Grave Danger Elite Bankers Might Make Trump Fail

    01/12/2017 12:35:01 PM PST · by BDParrish · 42 replies
    USAWatchdog.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Greg Hunter
    Financial expert Lior Gantz says there is good news and bad news for the economy with the election of Donald Trump. Gantz explains, “If he changes the equation, it could cause a lot of inflation in the U.S. U.S. banks are so liquid and have so much excess cash because of TARP programs and QE programs that this could prompt them to start lending, and lend to the wrong people. It could prompt the government to start issuing increased food stamps, universal unemployment checks and all kinds of stuff that can create large inflation in the U.S. So, that is...
  • "He (Trump) Won Because The Elites Want Him There, The Global Economy Will Collapse"

    11/10/2016 11:14:21 PM PST · by Perseverando · 67 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 10, 2016 | Melissa Dykes via The Daily Sheeple,
    While many of us in the alternative media and especially those researchers of Clinton crimes are breathing a big fat sigh of relief that anybody but Hillary is headed to the White House in 2017, Brandon Smith of Alt Market is warning us all not to get too comfortable… and with history on his side here, we should listen to him. Despite what looked like a rigged, fraudulent Hillary win orchestrated from the top down with the entire establishment machine behind her, Trump won the election. In an election year that would have otherwise seen record low voter turnout, the...
  • What the Fed Hasn't Fixed (and Actually Made Worse)

    08/20/2016 2:31:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 18 August 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    The Fed has not only failed to fix what's broken in the U.S. economy--it has actively mad those problems worse. The Federal Reserve claims its monetary interventions saved America from economic ruin in 2009, and have bolstered growth ever since. Don't hurt yourself patting your own backs, Fed governors past and present: it's bad enough that the Fed can't fix the economy's real problems--its policies actively make them worse. After seven long years of politicos and the financial media glorifying the Federal Reserve's policies as god-like in their power and efficacy, let's take a quick look at the results of...
  • Lost Faith In Central Banks And The Economic End Game

    04/08/2016 3:38:14 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 5 replies
    Alt-Market ^ | 6 Apr 16 | Brandon Smith
    We live in strange economic times, stranger perhaps than at any other point in history. Since 2007-2008, the globally intertwined and dependent fiscal system has suffered considerable declines in every conceivable area. Manufacturing around the world is in a slump, from Japan to China to Europe, with the minimal manufacturing accomplished in the U.S. also fading. Consumption is falling, most notably in petroleum and raw materials. Employment is truly dismal, with the U.S. posting over 94 million people as “non-participants” in the national work force. High paying jobs are disappearing, and the only jobs replacing them are in the...
  • Hedge Funds Pulled Short Oil Positions Just Before Rebound: Bloomberg

    01/26/2016 11:49:37 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    barrons ^ | 1-25-2016 | Teresa Rivas
    Computer automated hedge fund strategies weren't the only winners amid recent volatility. Hedge funds also appear to have timed oil’s recent slump and rebound. That's according to Bloomberg's Moming Zhou, who reports  that hedge fund significantly curbed their bearish positions in crude oil just after it fell to a 12-year low last week -- and then rebounded in its biggest jump since 2008. While oil had a brutal start to 2016 after a disappointing 2015 showing, many are coming around to the idea of a recovery in prices, as Citi argued it could be the trade of the year, some...
  • Oil crash sends Dow diving 500 points

    01/20/2016 10:13:11 AM PST · by Signalman · 33 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 1/20/2015 | Matt Egan
    The Dow plunged 540 points on Wednesday after crude oil plummeted another 7% and crashed below $27 a barrel. The S&P 500 slumped 3.5% to its lowest intraday level since October 2014. The Nasdaq is down another 3.5%. It's the latest blow in what's already been the worst start to a year on record for the stock market. The Dow is now down more than 11% in 2016. "Despite improving valuations, global equities continue to get hammered," Bespoke Investment Group wrote in a client note. The firm said the appetite for risk remains "awful." Turmoil in China and the crash...
  • Fed Officials Worry Interest Rates Will Go Up, Only to Come Back Down

    12/13/2015 1:51:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated Dec. 13, 2015 2:16 pm | Jon Hilsenrath
    Federal Reserve officials are likely to raise their benchmark short-term interest rate from near zero Wednesday, expecting to slowly ratchet it higher to above 3% in three years. But that's if all goes as planned. Their big worry is they'll end up right back at zero. Any number of factors could force the Fed to reverse course and cut rates all over again: a shock to the U.S. economy from abroad, persistently low inflation, some new financial bubble bursting and slamming the economy, or lost momentum in a business cycle which, at 78 months, is already longer than 29 of...
  • Quantitative Easing and GOP Fear

    11/01/2015 4:18:26 PM PST · by celmak · 41 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 10/30/15 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is Bill in Warner Robins, Georgia. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello. CALLER: Rush, quantitative easing and the threat of stopping it or tapering off, I think, is the reason why Republicans are afraid to have a government shutdown. I think either explicitly or tacitly, the Republicans have been told that the Fed would stop quantitative easing, 'cause it's the quickest and most direct way to go ahead and illustrate the impact of the federal government on the citizenry if you have the stock market takes a major hit. That's the only reason why I...
  • Rattled investors brace for big week as Federal Reserve considers rate increase

    08/31/2015 3:55:28 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 30 August 2015 | Rupert Neate
    After a tumultuous week on the world’s stock markets, investors will be focused on Wall Street Monday ahead of another set of economic reports likely to steer the Federal Reserve’s decision on whether to raise interest rates for the first time in almost a decade. The markets open Monday as investors digest news that the Fed is still actively considering a September rate hike. In a speech on Saturday, Stanley Fischer, the vice-chair of the Fed’s Board of Governors, suggested inflationary pressures could soon lead to an increase. His comments are likely to add to the volatility of already skittish...
  • The Central Bankers’ Malodorous War On Savers

    08/28/2015 8:23:19 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 10 replies
    David Stockman's Contra Corner ^ | August 28, 2015 | David Stockman
    To wit, artificial suppression of free market interest rates by the central bank is designed to cause households to borrow more money than they otherwise would in order to spend more than they earn, pure and simple. Its nothing more than a modernized version of the original, crude Keynesian pump-priming theory—–except it dispenses with the inconvenience of getting politicians to approve spending increases and tax cuts in favor of the writ of a small posse of unelected monetary mandarins who run the FOMC and peg money market interest rates at will. But the whole enterprise is a crock. The consumer...
  • Former Fed Official’s Sage Comments: Investors ‘hooked on the heroin of quantitative easing’

    08/27/2015 6:37:53 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 13 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | 26 Aug 15 | Andrew Moran
    Former Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher made sound remarks when discussing the current market meltdown with CNBC on Tuesday. Although he is incorrect in his assertion that the United States central bank will do what’s right for the national economy and avoid monitoring daily activity reports, he was right that investors are addicted to easy money from quantitative easing, otherwise known as QE. “I don’t think there is a single member of the FOMC that’s going to react to one day’s market activity,” Fisher told the business news outlet. “Nobody on that committee would like to see that continue,...