financialsense.com / SY HARDING / 01/30/2015
The fears after 2001 were that the Fed’s easy money policies to pull the economy out of the 2001 recession, followed by even more easing, including the near-zero Fed Funds rate instituted after the 2008 financial meltdown, would result in runaway inflation.
Spiraling inflation was so sure to show […]
peakprosperity.com / by Adam Taggart / Friday, January 30, 2015, 6:27 PM
Early in my business career, I was faced with a challenge that gave me an appreciation for a critical lesson about life and business. It’s that oftentimes, even with the best of intentions, our actions create consequences completely different from what we […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 01/30/2015 19:05
In a somewhat stunning admission of the truth in central planning (that the Swiss just experienced first hand – and perhaps Venezuela has been experiencing for years), The Philly Fed’s Charles Plosser explains the following…
It may work out just fine, but there’s a risk to that […]
zerohedge.com/ by Nick Nanda And Kai Wu of Kaleidoscope Capital (pdf) on 01/30/2015 19:01
The Fed Is The New Value Investor
THE DEMISE OF HEDGE FUNDS
Something strange seems to be developing beneath the surface in markets since the financial crisis. Stocks, especially U.S. stocks, have delivered abnormally high returns. The S&P 500 […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / January 30, 2015
Thank you so much for sharing your insights via your website. I only recently discovered it and devour the writings daily. In the interest of full disclosure, I am not an economist nor do I pretend to be intelligent enough to portray any deep […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/30/2015 09:15
Having explained last month why he would not bail out the stock market again, (non-voting) Fed member Jim Bullard trotted out the usual vicissitudes this morning on Bloomberg TV trying to sound as upbeat and positive as possible: ECB QE is good for the US economy, […]
wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / January 30, 2015
The housing market has been healed by the Fed’s bold actions, we’re told incessantly. We’re also told that the Fed is still keeping an eye on it because it might not be healed enough. Prices have soared over the last three years, and in some cities, […]
jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 29 JANUARY 2015
Gold and silver were hit pretty hard this morning. I am sure you know this by now.
The Fed and their Banks could not abide a negative reaction to their latest policy pronouncement.
So the Gold and Silver futures were crushed, and handily so.
And stocks, which were selling […]
streettalklive.com / Lance Roberts / 29 January 2015
The Fed May Be Making A Mistake
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve made their latest monetary policy announcement. Janet Yellen, the current Chairwoman, made several statements that led the markets to believe that they remain on course for increasing the overnight lending rate this year.
*FED SAYS […]
davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by David Stockman • January 29, 2015
Call it 529 words of gibberish and be done!
All of the FOMC’s platitudes about the economy “expanding at a solid pace”, labor market conditions which have “improved further”, household spending which is “rising moderately” and business fixed investment which is “expanding” are not simply untruthful […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 01/29/2015 16:48
In a day in which silver was pounded the most since September 2013 without any fundamental reason to explain this weakness (aside for the extensively discussedPrecious Metals-USDJPY funding pair trade, so favored by the central banks to punish gold/silver while pushing risk higher), many are wondering: what […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 01/29/2015 15:53
The WTF moment has arrived: the moment when the Chair of the “independent” Fed tells an audience of Democrats, away from the public, just what her plans for monetary policy are in private:
YELLEN TOLD DEMOCRATS NO RATE INCREASE `IMMEDIATELY': SCHUMER
We knew some Fed member would […]
jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com / 29 JANUARY 2015
Stocks were in the dumps most of the day, despite the ‘better than expected’ new unemployment claims report that was probably some kind of seasonal anomaly, but let’s keep an open mind on that one.
Stocks found a footing and rallied into the afternoon, finishing in the green.
zerohedge.com / by Guy Haselmann via Scotiabank / 01/29/2015 12:56
Via Scotiabank’s Guy Haselmann,
Following the ECB meeting last week, news headlines summarized the initial market response with titles such as, ‘Markets rally as ECB bond buying plan exceeds all expectations’. Such characterization judged the plan only on its size and schedule […]
Alan Greenspan, Former Fed Chairman, Testifying to the House Oversight Committee on How He Got It Wrong, October 23, 2008
wallstreetonparade.com / By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: January 29, 2015
There is growing unease in stock and bond markets around the world that the current Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, […]
mauldineconomics.com / JOHN MAULDIN / JANUARY 28, 2015
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” says my friend Gary Shilling as he kicks off today’s Outside the Box. He’s referring to his investment themes for 2015. He first gives us 11 reasons to continue favoring long Treasury bonds. That’s an obvious play for him if […]
caseyresearch.com / Chuck Butler / January 29, 2015
In This Issue
* Fed drops “considerable time” phrase. * Where were the negative prints hiding? * RBNZ moves to a neutral bias. * India to have a Current Account Surplus?
And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts
Cheap Oil Helps India!
Good Day!… And […]
caseyresearch.com / Ed Steer / January 29, 2015
¤ YESTERDAY IN GOLD & SILVER
The gold price was under sporadic and quiet selling pressure during the Wednesday trading session, as the big traders had to be out of their futures contracts by the close of COMEX trading yesterday afternoon. The news, or lack thereof, from […]
gata.org / By Michael Flaherty / Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, on Wednesday re-introduced a bill that would expose the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy discussions and decisions to a congressional audit.
The Kentucky senator’s move to re-introduce the bill, along with 30 co-sponsors, comes as […]