There is a lot of lip service being paid to the upcoming stock market crash that we're supposed to expect once the Federal Reserve starts raising rates.
Every time we get close to a regularly scheduled Federal Reserve statement, financial pundits pontificate about the nuances of what the Fed Chair might say, not say, or imply.
It's like clockwork.
But one theme remains constant: any tightening of the Fed's easy monetary policies will spell impending doom for the easy-money-addicted stock market.
The only problem, though, is that historical facts just don't support the fear. In fact, there are opportunities for investment out there no matter what rates do... Full Story
FOMC Meeting Today Saves Big News for Next Month
The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting today went according to plan, as the Fed will continue to taper bond purchases and is maintaining hushed tones on interest rate increases after the third round of quantitative easing (QE3) ends.
As far as monetary policy is concerned, nothing changed.With business as usual at the Fed, here are the key takeaways from today’s Fed meeting…
The Real Reason the Federal Reserve Is Afraid to Raise Interest Rates
When the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the U.S. Federal Reserve meets next week (Sept. 16-17) to consider when it should raise interest rates, it will have a huge disincentive to do so.
And we're not talking about what you'll hear in the mainstream media about whether the unemployment rate is finally low enough, or whether U.S. economic growth is finally strong enough to warrant tightening monetary policy.No, what the Federal Reserve fears most is a problem of its own creation...
Fed Policy Failures Leave $10.8 Trillion Under the Mattress
Despite billions in bond-buying "quantitative easing" and near-zero interest rates courtesy of recent Fed policy, Americans have stashed $1.8 trillion in low-yield accounts since the QE program started in 2008.
It's a failed stimulative policy that has left a shocking $10.8 trillion on the sidelines. But when it comes to investing in stocks in particular, the news gets even worse.This trend is truly ominous…
Stock Market News Today Headlined by FOMC Minutes and Big Box Retailers
Stock market news, Aug. 20, 2014: U.S. stocks roared again Tuesday, buoyed by strong earnings reports and a slew of positive economic data.
The positive data and strong earnings reports overshadowed any concerns about ongoing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine, Israel/Gaza, and Iraq. Yesterday, the Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next week to discuss ways to resolve the problems plaguing Eastern Europe.Here's what you must know about the stock market today to start profiting...
Fed Taper Will Highlight Today's Uneventful FOMC Meeting
The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting will end today (Wednesday) with a statement release at 2 p.m. EDT, though it's not likely that the markets will be spooked by what has become a very predictable central bank.Here’s what we can expect from today’s Fed meeting…
FOMC Meeting Minutes Reveal End Date on Quantitative Easing
The minutes from last month's FOMC meeting show that the Fed expects to end its bond-buying program by October. Just a few months ago the Fed said it could start raising interest rates six months after QE ended.But that's not what the FOMC minutes are telling us...
The Biggest Stories Moving the Dow Jones Industrial Average Today
Dow Jones Industrial Average today, June 19, 2014: U.S. markets soared on Wednesday after the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) June meeting. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.58%, the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.59%, and the S&P 500 jumped 0.77% to a record close.Here are the top stories affecting the stock market today (Thursday)…
FOMC Meeting: Watch for "Half-Baked Data" Supporting Lower Rates
The U.S. Federal Reserve will convene its two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting today (Tuesday), its fourth of the year and the third with Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen in charge.
The FOMC is expected to announce a further reduction in the Fed's ongoing asset-buying program, but the real question is where short-term interest rates are headed.Here's what to expect...
Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Moving on These Top Stories
Dow Jones Industrial Average today, June 17, 2014: The stock market close on Monday found the Dow Jones Industrial Average in positive territory after a late rally pushed stocks higher. The markets had been trading down through midday, as concerns over the crisis in Iraq continued to mount.Here's what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Ends Week on a Bullish Note
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined slightly by 0.19% to close at 16,300.45; for the week ending today (Friday), March 21, 2014, the Dow gained 1.45%, or 232.83 points.
The S&P 500 hit an intraday all-time high before falling to close down 0.29% at 1,866.60. The Nasdaq fell 0.98% to finish at 4,276.79. Silver prices recovered after a tough response from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Wednesday.
Here's a recap of today's top stock market news.To continue reading, please click here...
Post-Market Report: Dow Jones Industrial Average Soars on Philly Fed Manufacturing News
The markets roared today after the Philadelphia Federal Reserve announced better than expected news in its area manufacturing figures.
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 108.88 points to finish at 16,331.05. The Nasdaq increased 11.68 points to finish at 4,319.29, while the S&P 500 added 11.24 points to close at 1,872.01.To continue reading, please click here...
Today's FOMC Meeting: Data-Dependent and Dovish
The end of today's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting included fresh dovish language in its policy statement - but the market-friendly attitude failed to excite investors who were hoping for more.
As widely expected, the U.S. Federal Reserve announced it will stay the course on its bond tapering. Anticipated - but not as expected - the policy statement shed some light on eventual interest rate hikes.To continue reading, please click here...
Dow Jones Industrial Average Falls After Yellen's First FOMC Meeting
The markets crumbled today after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) indicated a dovish approach to economic policy. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 114 points to finish at 16,222. The Nasdaq slumped 25 points to finish at 4307, while the S&P 500 lost 11 points to close at 1860.
The FOMC moved the goal posts on Wednesday, altering its view of when the central bank should raise interest rates. At its first meeting with new Chair Janet Yellen at the helm, the committee elected to trim its asset-purchasing program (quantitative easing) by another $10 billion to $55 billion per month.To continue reading, please click here...
The Five Most Ridiculous Revelations from the Fed Hearings
On Friday, the U.S. Federal Reserve released the transcripts from its vital meetings over the state of the U.S. economy from 2007 through 2009.
The transcripts provide a staggering glimpse into the world of a central bank in crisis, or at least the inability for all parties concerned to grasp the problems at hand.
Here are the five most ridiculous takeaways from the Fed Reports.To continue reading, please click here...
- FOMC Meeting Today: How the Taper Is Affecting Markets The Federal Reserve went forward with its taper plans yesterday, announcing it would reduce its bond-buying by $10 billion per month. But that is no guarantee the Fed will continue to taper, especially if the economy falters. And now that the Fed has a new chief in Janet Yellen, we could be in for some surprises this year...