Comments on: Can the Fed raise rates earlier than expected? http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/can-the-fed-raise-rates-earlier-than-expected/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mitch http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/can-the-fed-raise-rates-earlier-than-expected/comment-page-1/#comment-3486 Wed, 01 Jul 2009 15:19:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/can-the-fed-raise-rates-earlier-than-expected/#comment-3486 You can track the near-term Fed Funds futures through your Reuters 3000 Xtra. Type “FEDWATCH” in a quote screen.

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By: Cezmi Dispinar http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/can-the-fed-raise-rates-earlier-than-expected/comment-page-1/#comment-3476 Wed, 01 Jul 2009 09:20:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/can-the-fed-raise-rates-earlier-than-expected/#comment-3476 I think its to early to expect raising Fed Funds Rate. Overnight Repo rates are evolving significantly lower than at the beginning of the year. O/N rate on general collateral as of yesterday: 0,02%, in comparison to the Target Fed Funds : 0,125%.

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By: Don the libertarian Democrat http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/can-the-fed-raise-rates-earlier-than-expected/comment-page-1/#comment-3461 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 21:24:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/can-the-fed-raise-rates-earlier-than-expected/#comment-3461 I see Quantitative Easing differently than you do. The Fed should keep rates very low as a disincentive to buying US Treasuries. We want investors to buy stocks and corporate bonds. In other words, the Fed is fighting the Flight To Safety. I would also like longer term interest rates to remain in the 3% to 4% range, with a slowly rising arc. In fact, that’s what I think has occurred and worked.

Inflation is a problem going forward, but not a monetary one. Bernanke will do what he has to do. He has a lot of time to decide this issue. He would only do what you’re suggesting if he felt that, politically, we were heading for a fiscal train wreck. The real issue is the commitment of our country to attacking the debt in the future. Just my view.

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By: Adam Sharp http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/can-the-fed-raise-rates-earlier-than-expected/comment-page-1/#comment-3454 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 20:24:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/can-the-fed-raise-rates-earlier-than-expected/#comment-3454 Makes sense. But 1% seems unlikely any time soon. I don’t think they buy their own fluff, and are starting to realize just how bad things are.

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By: CNBC http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/can-the-fed-raise-rates-earlier-than-expected/comment-page-1/#comment-3449 Tue, 30 Jun 2009 19:05:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/06/30/can-the-fed-raise-rates-earlier-than-expected/#comment-3449 Just to let you know CNBC created an online special report that highlights key moments of the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression. There is an interesting section on Alan Greenspan where he defends his actions, answers his critics and explains his philosophy.
If you’re interested you can find the link here: http://bit.ly/tFlyJ
Thanks!

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