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  • Fed hikes rates, points to two more increases by year's end

    06/14/2018 7:33:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/14/2018 | Jeff Cox
    The Federal Reserve hikes its benchmark short-term interest rate a quarter percentage point. The Fed says in a statement that economic growth has been "rising at a solid rate," an upgrade from "moderate" in May. The central bank points to two more hikes, which would bring the 2018 total to four increases. The Federal Reserve hiked its benchmark short-term interest rate a quarter percentage point Wednesday and indicated that two more increases are likely this year. The move pushes the funds rate target to 1.75 percent to 2 percent. The rate is closely tied to consumer debt, particularly credit cards,...
  • Federal Reserve & NWO Deep State Unmasked by Trump Investigations

    05/28/2018 7:39:23 AM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    Waking up from the nightmare that wasn’t a dream… What do you really know? We live in a world where we have trusted those with positions of power to do the right things for their people and nations. That power turned into an addiction and it hasn’t stopped and most don’t understand it. Governments, religions, territories, banks, all created and set up to keep the power in the hands of few, and the masses enslaved with the illusion of freedom. Around the world protests and cries against corruption at the highest levels rings out and yet nothing is done. In...
  • The Syrian Conflict Is A Distraction From A Secret War

    04/20/2018 7:39:38 AM PDT · by Sopater · 12 replies
    Alt-Market ^ | 4/18/2018 | Brandon Smith
    Back in March 2010 I published an article titled 'Will Globalists Trigger Yet Another World War?' under the pen name Giordano Bruno describing what I felt would be the most effective triggers for a new global conflict. In that article I pointed to Syria as the primary powder keg, followed in close second by Iran and Yemen. This was written well before the Syrian civil war was engineered by establishment interests. I focused on potential false flags that could be used as a rationale by the U.S. or Israel to invade the region, thereby giving Russia and China reason...
  • Fed’s Neel Kashkari Demolishes Claims of U.S. Labor Shortage

    04/19/2018 5:52:37 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN CARNEY
    Neel Kashkari has become the Federal Reserve’s foremost skeptic of the notion that the U.S. is experiencing a severe labor shortage. Kashkari, who is the president of the Minneapolis Fed, points to the lack of significant upward pressure on wages as evidence debunking the claims that the U.S. lacks workers. The logic is pretty simple: if the supply of labor is so limited relative to demand, the price of labor should be swiftly rising. The fact that the price of labor is not rising much suggests that perhaps labor is not in as short supply as some employers and special...
  • Sound Money Bill in Congress Would Define Dollar as Unit of Gold

    04/05/2018 9:08:42 PM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 April 2018 | Alex Newman
    Legislation introduced in Congress recently would define the U.S. dollar as a fixed amount of gold, a move that supporters say would help stabilize the monetary system while protecting savers, workers, and investors from the ravages of inflation. If signed into law, the bill would also restrict the ability of the controversial Federal Reserve System to confiscate the American people's wealth and manipulate the economy by expanding the currency supply. President Donald Trump has publicly supported the idea of returning to a gold-backed dollar, but the prospects for the new legislation remain uncertain. The legislation, H.R. 5404, would “define the...
  • H.R.5404 - To define the dollar as a fixed weight of gold.

    03/28/2018 11:33:11 AM PDT · by MNDude · 113 replies
    Sponsor: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] (Introduced 03/22/2018) Committees: House - Financial Services Latest Action: House - 03/22/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. (All Actions)
  • Whatever Jerome Powell said, Wall Street heard ‘rate hike’

    03/01/2018 9:53:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/01/2018 | John Crudele
    Jerry Powell apparently doesn’t get it. The new head of the Federal Reserve isn’t supposed to imply that he doesn’t work for Wall Street. And he’s not supposed to say, as he did the other day in front of Congress, that “we don’t manage the stock market — we manage stable prices and maximum employment.” That’s not what Wall Street and the stock market want to hear. And that was proven by the fact that the stock market dropped sharply on Tuesday when Powell was speaking. And Powell’s comments were one of the reasons Wall Street’s pros couldn’t get a...
  • Powell hints that the Fed will raise interest rates 4 times in 2018

    02/27/2018 8:36:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 02/27/2018 | Myles Udland
    Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell moved markets on Tuesday in his first appearance before lawmakers on Capitol Hill since his confirmation. In response to questions from Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Powell hinted that more aggressive action on raising interest rates from the Fed could be warranted this year. “At the December meeting, the median [FOMC] participant called for three rate increases in 2018,” Powell said. “Now since then, what we’ve seen is incoming data that suggests a strengthening in the economy.” Following this comment, stocks — which had been higher as Powell began speaking and answering questions — moved lower...
  • New Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to Testify Before Congress on Capitol Hill

    02/27/2018 5:58:10 AM PST · by neverevergiveup · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 26, 2018 | Nick Timiraos
    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell heads to Capitol Hill this week for his first public appearance since being sworn in as the central bank’s new leader earlier this month. He starts Tuesday with the release of his prepared testimony at 8:30 a.m., EST followed by his appearance before the House Financial Services Committee starting at 10 a.m.
  • The Democrats Threaten to Take Trump Down and They Do It Openly

    02/06/2018 1:08:36 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    I am aware of the fact that other things are happening besides the Trump-Russia investigation and the now-declassified FISA memo which sparked outrage in leftist circles. The stock market’s wild ride is giving investors high blood pressure and huge amounts of stress, yet there’s not much to say about the issue, except from what I’ve already told you back in January: “All bubbles in the economy are owned by the Federal Reserve, who is now slowly pulling the life support from the US economy by raising interest rates. ZIRP (zero interest rate policy) is now over, so is Quantitative Easing...
  • The Era of Easy Money Is Ending, and the World Is Bracing for Shocks

    02/06/2018 1:33:07 PM PST · by posterchild · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb 6, 2018 | Peter S. Goodman
    Mere days ago, in what feels like a different era now, the biggest thing that people in control of money appeared to fear was complacency. Stock markets in the United States were surging, enthralled by the regulation-slashing, tax-shrinking predilections of President Trump. Every major economy in the world was expanding. The worst that could happen, the money masters averred, was that investors would be lulled into reckless investments, taking on too much risk in the belief that the dangers of the marketplace had been tamed. As it turns out, the dangers were already at work. A decade-long era of easy...
  • Jay Carney Claims Obama Never Boasted About Stock Market...Then Backtracks

    02/05/2018 3:28:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    With the stock market nearing correction territory Monday, former Obama White House Press Secretary Jay Carney suggested on Twitter that President Trump should have learned something from his predecessor and be careful not to tout optimistic looking stocks. It is just too risky.The Dow Jones plunged almost 1,600 points and essentially erased its gains for the year. It was the worst loss in six and a half years.The Obama administration, Carney claimed on Twitter, was careful to never boast about the stock market as Trump has often done. Good time to recall that in the previous administration, we NEVER boasted...
  • Selloff in equity futures, Asian markets continues

    02/05/2018 11:26:29 PM PST · by socialism_stinX · 25 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/5/2018 | Reuters
    U.S. S&P 500 futures,the world's most liquid, tumbled as much as 2.5 percent to 4-month lows in Asian trade on Tuesday as the sell-off triggered by worries about inflation showed no sign of abating, indicating Wall Street could be set for another brutal day. Futures fell to as low as 2,542, the weakest levels since early October, and 11.7 percent below their record peak of 2,878.5 touched on Jan. 29. S&P futures were last down 1.6 percent while Dow futures were last down 2.2 percent. The slide added to sharp falls over the past week. The S&P 500 index and...
  • The Federal Reserve May Secretly Want to Sink the Record-Breaking Stock Market

    02/05/2018 7:33:21 PM PST · by familyop · 83 replies
    TheStreet ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | Scott Gamm
    A big Federal Reserve meeting is coming up. Here is one thing that could happen if the Fed gets too aggressive. Despite its independence, the Federal Reserve may quietly want a bear market that takes down a president that loves tweeting about the stock market. Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, told TheStreet the "[Janet] Yellen put" in the markets could expire under President Trump. "I don't know if the Fed has much love for Trump," he said, adding that the Fed had the markets' back during the Obama Administration. "Maybe the Fed would be happy to see a...
  • Shekel, Euro, pound down - dollar up

    02/05/2018 2:12:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/18
    The official value of the shekel slipped an average of .023 percent on Monday in mixed trading against the featured currencies on the Bank of Israel's foreign-exchange list. The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.442, up .35 percent from Friday, while the Euro declined .056 percent to 4.2819 shekels, and the pound sterling was set at 4.8348 shekels, down .932 percent ...
  • Dangers of Government Control

    01/02/2018 9:31:44 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    We are a nation of 325 million people. We have a bit of control over the behavior of our 535 elected representatives in Congress, the president and the vice president. But there are seven unelected people who have life-and-death control over our economy and hence our lives -- the seven governors of the Federal Reserve Board. The Federal Reserve Board controls our money supply. Its governors are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate and serve 14-year staggered terms. They have the power to cripple an economy, as they did during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Their...
  • Judd Gregg: Elizabeth Warren and the CFPB

    12/07/2017 6:45:16 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/17 | JUDD GREGG
    Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill ... The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was inserted in the bill, which passed on a partisan vote. All the Democrats voted for it. ... The power invested in the director of the CFPB was, and still is, unencumbered by any limiting authority of those elected to govern. He is a person who under Dodd-Frank answers to no-one. His agency receives its funding without any limitation or congressional oversight, as it has a “put” to the unlimited resources of the Federal Reserve rather than the congressionally-appropriated budget. The director of the bureau is essentially an unelected,...
  • Will Washington Ever Learn? Apparently Not

    11/28/2017 4:55:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    The messiness of the long-proverbial "mess in Washington" stands out this post-holiday week like a picked and evacuated turkey carcass. To itemize: 1) The tax debate, so-called. 2) The furor over who's to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- assuming you've heard of this enterprise, which is disliked by many on account of its claimed self-sufficiency and virtual non-accountability to the rest of the government. If we didn't know before that the federal government is too big for Republicans or Democrats, either one, to bring under control, my, oh, my, we should know it now. Let me rehearse the...
  • Fed officials fear financial market 'imbalances' and possibility of 'sharp reversal' in prices

    11/22/2017 11:12:44 AM PST · by John W · 15 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jeff Cox
    Federal Reserve officials expressed largely optimistic views of economic growth at their most recent meeting, but also started to worry that market prices are getting out of hand and posing a danger to the economy. Minutes from the Oct.31-Nov. 1 Federal Open Market Committee meeting indicate members with almost universally positive views on growth – the labor market, consumer spending and manufacturing all were showing solid gains. While there were disagreements on the pace of inflation, and even a discussion about changing the Fed's approach to price stability, the sentiment otherwise was largely positive. Moreover, they said the picture could...
  • Will Trump Stop Washington from Kicking the Can Down the Road?

    11/01/2017 11:04:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2017 | Brian Garst
    For years, both Republicans and Democrats alike have played "day of reckoning" politics with America's fiscal and monetary policy. Racking up over $20 trillion in debt—$13.7 trillion of which came under just the past two administrations alone—artificially inflated economic data like the GDP and the official employment rate, the costs of government meddling can only remain hidden for so long.Thanks to the reckless spending and money printing policies of the past decade, we now have a federal bill that will be very difficult to pay off, a Social Security system that is projected to go insolvent in just 15 years,...