FOMC, Bernanke Say No To Tapering In June 2013 Meeting But Markets Tank Anyway

This Could Be A Buying Opportunity For Equities In The Intermediate Run: Ben Bernanke and the FOMC kept interest rates the same and won’t be changing the current asset purchase program also known as QE infinity.  Bernanke was clear that the ‘downside’ risks were less great than a few months ago but if economic conditions[…]

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Fed’s August 2012 Beige Book Say’s Unemployment “Holding Steady or Growing Only Slightly” – No Easing Is Bad Signaling

Fed’s August 2012 Beige Book Say’s Unemployment “Holding Steady or Growing Only Slightly” – No Easing Is Bad Signaling: The Fed’s Beige Book for the month of August 2012 was unusually weak.  Although some of the data showed strength compared to the prior Beige Book, most of the trends haven’t changed and the all-important jobs[…]

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June 2012 Unemployment Report Shows Dismal 80,000 New Jobs Added

June 2012 Unemployment Report Shows Dismal 80,000 New Jobs Added: June 2012 jobs growth was exceptionally low.  May 2012 unemployment came in at 69,000 and June followed the lackluster growth with and addition of 80,000 new jobs added.  We believe this increases the likelihood the Federal Reserve Bank will add more liquidity in the financial[…]

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The June 2012 Unemployment Report Is The Most Important Data Point That Could Lead To QE3

The June 2012 Unemployment Report Is The Most Important Data Point That Could Lead To QE3: Last time we told our readers to stay focused on an unemployment report, markets fell sharply after the news was announced.  Since then an extended ‘Operation Twist’ occurred which we predicted, China lowered interest rates for the first time[…]

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Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged March 13, 2012: Stocks Breakout of Rangebound Trading – NASDAQ Clears 3,000

Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged March 13, 2012: Stocks Breakout of Rangebound Trading – NASDAQ Clears 3,000: The Federal Reserve bank left rates unchanged today but changed their language regarding the U.S. economy.  We have claimed for the last few weeks that the economy has been getting stronger and today the Fed acknowledged that the U.S.[…]

Market Looking Forward to “Operation Twist” But What About Europe?

Market Looking Forward to Operation Twist But What About Europe? “Operation Twist” and/or additional easing could mitigate European contagion effects. The Federal Reserve will begin a special two day session this week with the intent of finding new ways to help the U.S. economy grow.  The market is expecting some easing measures but not necessarily[…]

Economic Data Points Released Today Show Mixed Results: The Fed Gets More Time?

Economic Data Points Released Today Show Mixed Results: The Fed Gets More Time? Economic data may make Fed decision easier. Today is an economic data intensive day as more reports on the overall health of the U.S. economy were released but showed mixed trends leaning towards some further weakness. Private Sector Jobs Fall ADP released[…]

The Fed To Pay Treasury Record $79.3 Billion: The Dollar & Libya Crisis Brings New Questions

The Fed To Pay Treasury Record Surplus: The Dollar & Libya Crisis Bring New Questions. How Long Will The Libyan Conflict Last? What is/should be the goal? The Federal Reserve made a record amount of money in 2010. The financial crisis may have been bad for the economy but the Fed made money.  The Federal[…]

A Global Story: Chile, Germany Schaeuble Comments On Bernanke

Chile and Germany are Growing – Schaeuble Comments on $600 Fed Purchase Chile is on the move. Economic activity in Chile is growing and a new report from the Central Bank of Chile showed the monthly index for economic activity grew faster than expected in September.  The index of economic activity increased 6.5% on an[…]