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Federal Reserve Interest-Rate DecisionóLive Analysis
Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/21/2018

Posted on 03/21/2018 11:31:15 AM PDT by Sopater

Join us for all the news and analysis of the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate decision and economic projections Wednesday, along with Jerome Powell’s first press conference as chairman.

(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bonds; fed; interest; stocks
Live analysis on the ongoing Federal Reserve meeting
1 posted on 03/21/2018 11:31:15 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

It annoys me how all these clowns have to do is “talk” and my life savings waxes and wanes in response to their words.


2 posted on 03/21/2018 11:32:34 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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I guess you could be thankful you live in a country where you can actually have life savings? As in, thank goodness you don’t live in Venuela, Russia, or a host of other countries.

I wonder what the average ‘life savings’ of an average Brit is, these days.


3 posted on 03/21/2018 11:35:46 AM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Sopater

Is he speaking yet? The Dow’s dropped 50 points in the last couple of minutes.


4 posted on 03/21/2018 11:41:38 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority STILL Stands With TRUMP!)
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Make that 75.


5 posted on 03/21/2018 11:42:13 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority STILL Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: pgkdan

I believe that he was just taking the podium as I was posting this thread.


6 posted on 03/21/2018 11:51:54 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Jane Long

I suppose you have a point, but I don’t like to count my blessings based on how miserable everyone else is.


7 posted on 03/21/2018 11:54:22 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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A free market system would have no such thing as a central bank that could set interest rates.

What you are watching is the oligarchy fixing the economy to their own benefit and everyone else’s detriment.


8 posted on 03/21/2018 12:00:54 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 0)
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To: thoughtomator
A free market system would have no such thing as a central bank that could set interest rates.

What you are watching is the oligarchy fixing the economy to their own benefit and everyone else’s detriment.


"Attempting to fix the economy", I would say. All they are doing is putting off the inevitable. Just because someone is damning up the river for their own benefit, you can't stop the waters forever.
9 posted on 03/21/2018 12:06:17 PM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

bttt n save


10 posted on 03/21/2018 12:08:44 PM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: thoughtomator

Riddle me this...Why are higher interest rates good for the stock market? They aren’t and yet any news propels this fake Stock Market higher. Inflation should be good for Gold and yet the Cartel that controls gold and silver prices keeps them depressed. Also, higher debt costs balloon US borrowing costs which increases the deficit. Screwy world where up is down and down is up.


11 posted on 03/21/2018 12:17:24 PM PDT by Metrobank
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Riddle me this...Why are higher interest rates good for the stock market? They aren’t and yet any news propels this fake Stock Market higher. Inflation should be good for Gold and yet the Cartel that controls gold and silver prices keeps them depressed. Also, higher debt costs balloon US borrowing costs which increases the deficit. Screwy world where up is down and down is up.

I'll try to take a swing at your question...

Why are higher interest rates good for the stock market? They aren’t and yet any news propels this fake Stock Market higher.

Higher interest rates are certainly NOT good for the stock market, but with the Fed in charge of interest rates, they use the excuse that they are raising interest rates because the economy is doing so well. It is the misguided belief that (a) they are telling the truth as to why they are raising interest rates, and (b) that the economy is good, that causes investors with "dumb" money to invest in the stock market, thinking that they are following the lead and advice of the "experts".


12 posted on 03/21/2018 12:29:39 PM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Metrobank

Higher interest rates are good for lenders (bond buyers in particular given the vastly greater size of the bond market relative to the stock market) and bad for borrowers.

We do need higher interest rates than we have now - much higher. Near-zero interest rates aren’t normal and real negative interest rates destroy capital investment. But having a cabal of insiders decide is not the way it should happen - the market should set interest rates based on supply and demand only.


13 posted on 03/21/2018 12:30:00 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 0)
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To: thoughtomator
What you are watching is the oligarchy fixing the economy to their own benefit and everyone else’s detriment.

Exactly--while pretending to be acting in the public interest--they are sociopaths, pure and simple.
14 posted on 03/21/2018 12:30:19 PM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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