Stocks have been going crazy since the Federal Reserve stepped in to once again help the banks meet their obligations. While Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has said the current operation is "not Quantitative Easing", whatever it is it is having a significant impact on attitudes towards risk in our financial
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The Federal Reserve has come under intense scrutiny, not only from our President, but also from the stock market bulls who are blaming them for the 2018 sell-off. Specifically they are going after Fed Chairman Jay Powell saying he “doesn’t understand how the markets work” or
It’s another week where the highlight will be the “much anticipated” Fed meeting. I’m not sure how we got here or what will happen to get away from this focus on the Fed, but it’s not normal for a central bank to
With so many market participants focused on Fed policies and their NEXT move, it is important to understand what the Fed can and cannot control. While the Fed sets SHORT-TERM rates and can use open market operations to control them, the free market sets LONG-TERM rates.