Skip to comments.'Main Street' More Pessimistic on Economy than 'Wall Street'
Posted on 09/20/2011 7:44:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Nearly half of CNBC's audience expects the Federal Reserve to announce another quantitative easing program , a much higher proportion than the number of Wall Street professionals who think that's likely. 'Main Street' is also more pessimistic than 'Wall Street', with a majority expecting the U.S. to fall back into a recession .
For the first time, CNBC viewers and CNBC.com users were able to answer some of the same questions we've been putting to the pros in our monthly CNBC Fed Survey. Almost 5000 people took the opportunity to share their forecasts.
In our unscientific online survey, 48 percent of you say there will be another QE program from the Fed in the next 12 months. Only 34 percent of the professionals in our Fed survey think that will happen.
That doesn't mean 'Main Street' wants more QE. Fifty-seven percent of you say the Fed's monetary policy has been "too accommodative," with only 28 percent calling it "just right." Wall Street pros are almost equally divided on the question with 39 percent saying "too accommodative" and 40 percent responding "just right."
We also asked both groups whether the U.S. economy will go into a recession over the next twelve months. Our 'Main Street' responders see an almost 60 percent probability of a double-dip. 'Wall Street' thinks there's only a 36 percent chance of that happening.
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at this point the Fed is more concerned with propping-up Obama’s friends in Europe than whatever might happen to us out here on Main Street.
That’s because Main Street has to live more closely with the reality of this current economy.
one problem in sending a message is that Republicans and their various candidates forget history!! What made the Reagan revolution in his second term was the rise of small business - milions and millions of companies.
Main Street is where the “Real World” copes with reality hour by hour 24/7/365.
Wall Street is the home of the “Ivory Tower residents”. It is the land of grand pronouncements, wonderful theories, pipe dreams, and myriad excuses when things “don’t work out.”
Main Street is where 6 inches of snow on the wrong date can wreck a business’s entire season. Everything has an affect of Main St, especially the idiocy emanating from Washington.
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