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TerdFerguson
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The ECB . . . .stumbling through the dark since 1998. The most slow, slow-motion disaster of all time!!!!

Can the US keep chugging (also slowly, but at least we're moving)???

3/10/2016 11:52:46 AM

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There will likely be an increase in the Fed rate tomorrow.

Apparently mortgage rates have already increased half a percentage point since October, due to flight from U.S. treasury bonds.

Does anyone know what would have initiated this flight, since it appears to have begun prior to the election?

12/13/2016 12:40:07 PM

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My guess is the Peter Schiff/ZeroHedge/[insert flavor of the week inflationista here] acolytes saw an upward trend in CPI and PCE and proceeded to shit their pants, because hyperinflation and a debt meltdown are always right around the corner!!!

12/13/2016 1:10:35 PM

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There's speculation that President Trump's fiscal stimulus could trigger inflation and stoke a rise in interest rates.

Any thoughts on how much inflation to expect and how high interest rates could increase in the near future?

[Edited on January 25, 2017 at 11:12 AM. Reason : ]

1/25/2017 11:12:30 AM

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Highly dependent on what his stimulus end up looking like, I'd say. If it's 75% tax breaks I wouldn't expect much unless it's just absolutely huge and cuts well beyond infrastructure.

If it's direct payment infrastructure spending, then yea, I'd say inflation picking up is absolutely a possibility, although I have no real way of speculating by how much.

Obviously there is also the real possibility of Trump policy affecting energy prices or prices on imported goods, which is kinda an unpredictable variable.

1/25/2017 12:03:59 PM

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Bump so we can talk about anything other than Trump

DAMMIT JANET


[Edited on March 16, 2017 at 8:11 AM. Reason : A whole 1%, look at us go!!!!!!!!!!!]

[Edited on March 16, 2017 at 8:12 AM. Reason : Headed for the stratosphere y'all ]

3/16/2017 8:10:01 AM

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WoooWoooo



Sky is the limit, we're taking off

3/31/2017 6:04:01 PM

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/02/02/fed-limits-wells-fargos-growth-citing-consumer-abuses/302973002/

Where has this Janet Yellen been the last 4 years, dang. she coulda been crackin a lot of skulls.

2/3/2018 8:23:48 AM

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Ay-yo, mark it down that you heard it here first.

Fed Rate cuts starting in September or October. Continued cutting at random throughout 2020.

By the end of 2020 we will be damn close to a zero fed rate again and the QE conversations will be alive once again!!!

I pray the end of this cycle doesn't nut kick the country so hard that we get to QE, but I do think we will be damn close, both because the market has come to expect/rely on FED intervention and because this Powell guy seems easily manipulated by the president and political sphere.

7/11/2019 8:24:09 AM

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https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-07-16/central-bankers-are-sick-of-rescuing-the-world-economy-alone

What a terrible look. Consider that:

-3/4 of these central bankers were beating the austerity drum 10 years ago when we REALLY could have used some stimulus.
-in the US case, we are running $1trillio/year deficits at the peak of a business cycle. You’re asking to expand the budget in that environment? We are in fiscal stimulus mode right now.

7/16/2019 5:16:15 AM

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