Comments on: The surprising value of not tapering http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/19/the-surprising-value-of-not-tapering/ 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: Elke Perdomo http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/19/the-surprising-value-of-not-tapering/comment-page-1/#comment-55290 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:20:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22511#comment-55290 easy, restrained and stylish

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By: 2Borknot2B http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/19/the-surprising-value-of-not-tapering/comment-page-1/#comment-48144 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:20:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22511#comment-48144 Casinos really like it when you keep putting dollars in the slot machines, it pays out nicely for the house and a few winners.

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By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/19/the-surprising-value-of-not-tapering/comment-page-1/#comment-48137 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:16:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22511#comment-48137 “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome” – sure, the stock market benefits but how many average working people have big investments in the stock market? Plus, many of the major corporations on the board have outsourced their labor and built factories in other countries, so how does that help our workers? Or our tax base, since these corporations get tax breaks we can only dream of?

Follow the money – to the banks and the stock market. Interest rates so low that it is not worthwhile putting your money in a savings account. This affects many who have depended on the interest in the past.

Another QE just tells me our economy is NOT improving – if it were, there would be no reason for another QE.

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By: lambertstrether http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/19/the-surprising-value-of-not-tapering/comment-page-1/#comment-48129 Sat, 21 Sep 2013 17:19:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22511#comment-48129 http://www.correntewire.com/there_is_mor e_than_one_way_to_burn_down_the_reichsta g

What if the debt crisis is not brinkmanship? What if the kleptocracy wants a default? …

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By: Missinginaction http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/19/the-surprising-value-of-not-tapering/comment-page-1/#comment-48127 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:01:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22511#comment-48127 Uhhh…..What lesson did we learn on Friday?

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By: Badbisco2 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/19/the-surprising-value-of-not-tapering/comment-page-1/#comment-48126 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:52:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22511#comment-48126 Then what we’re seeing is what you might call Felix’s Folly, his never-ending effort to explain complex daily market movements with simplistic explanations that lead to easy judgements and recommendations. I don’t know what we thought Felix’s willingness to simplify complex issues was on Wednesday, but in light of this terrible article we might need to revise our guesses: Felix’s willingness to simplify complex issues in order to make unsupported assertions is, I suspect, much larger than most of us would have pegged it at.

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By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/19/the-surprising-value-of-not-tapering/comment-page-1/#comment-48125 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:49:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22511#comment-48125 I second spectre. Haven’t we covered this ground before? Day by day market swings are pretty random, NOT a meaningful representation of changing expectations. Your daily market report is typically nonsense.

P.S. The Efficient Market Hypothesis is bunk.

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By: tom_the_bear http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/19/the-surprising-value-of-not-tapering/comment-page-1/#comment-48124 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:19:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22511#comment-48124 Fantastically daft.

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By: rp1 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/19/the-surprising-value-of-not-tapering/comment-page-1/#comment-48123 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 06:05:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22511#comment-48123 So we should just drive up asset prices with no concern for what may happen in the future? Wow, it’s so amazing nobody ever thought of that. Oh wait, Alan Greenspan did in 1995. And when the stock bubble popped the Fed had to hold its foot on the gas to get the economy out of recession, which created a housing bubble, which when it popped lead us to the current mess.

These serial bubbles do nothing but enrich the wealthy and the financial sector at the expense of the middle class. How does anyone not see that?

The wealthy largely collect rents, and the financial sector doesn’t invest in productive capacity which makes society richer. America is getting _poorer_ by directing all of these resources away from its citizens and towards speculative activity. Doesn’t anyone understand that?

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By: CDN_Rebel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/19/the-surprising-value-of-not-tapering/comment-page-1/#comment-48122 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:22:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22511#comment-48122 @spectre855 Look at the chart of Wed’s market: there is a 1% spike exactly as the announcement is made, otherwise trading was flat all day…

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