Comments on: Fed tells markets: There is no certainty http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/09/20/fed-tells-markets-there-is-no-certainty/ A clear-eyed view from Zachary Karabell Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:10:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/09/20/fed-tells-markets-there-is-no-certainty/#comment-870 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:06:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=317#comment-870 How many QEs have we had already? Have they improved our economy? Who benefits most from the QEs? Follow the money – and you might come to the conclusion that we are “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome”.

Of course, we are entering the holiday season and many companies will take on temporary help. That might improve the unemployment figures for 3-4 months. Then the government will give a big “whoopee” and cry victory. But the affects of holiday hiring will not last.

Manufacturing dropped in September in the US and meanwhile orders have poured into the EU and China. How many orders came from the US to China? We are importing much more than we are exporting – not good in the long run.

The Fed now is not seeing much improvement even into 2014 – so it is again time to wait and watch.

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By: jvo http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/09/20/fed-tells-markets-there-is-no-certainty/#comment-866 Sun, 22 Sep 2013 02:58:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=317#comment-866 Seems to me that the Fed statements were just trial balloons. They must have realised ,from the results,that they cannot control the bond markets.
Expect a strong market reaction on Monday.

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By: ptiffany http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/09/20/fed-tells-markets-there-is-no-certainty/#comment-865 Sat, 21 Sep 2013 22:02:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=317#comment-865 Contrary to the deeply held belief on the part of the Wall Street Casinos, the Fed was not created to support their interests and the “Analysts” of these Casinos have vastly different interests than those of the Fed in supporting the US economy not the gambling houses. In fact, Bernanke has telegraphed this numerous times when he has pointed out that only the Plutocrats, those profit-making investors and gamblers among the One Percenters, are coming out ahead because of the Fed’s expansion of the money supply that has propped up the stock and bond markets to the detriment of millions of responsible investors and savers who depend on modest interest payments that are now essentially zeroed.

THE PLUTOCRACY RULES ! ! !
“Let them [the Pee-Ons] eat cake [or something far less nourishing and tastful].”

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By: SaveRMiddle http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/09/20/fed-tells-markets-there-is-no-certainty/#comment-863 Sat, 21 Sep 2013 17:20:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=317#comment-863 I suspect Ben’s decision to wait hinged mostly on the debt ceiling battle and the potential Republican search for as many scape goats as possible.

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By: Mandeville http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/2013/09/20/fed-tells-markets-there-is-no-certainty/#comment-862 Sat, 21 Sep 2013 13:12:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/edgy-optimist/?p=317#comment-862 What isn’t transparent is that the FED works for the administration and was told not to taper. In fact, the reason Bernake is going is because he spoke of tapering. The Dems want to float their sinking ship through the next couple of election cycles. The might not even taper much when things visibly improve. They seek a booming economy in 2016, however artificial.

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