Friday, July 13, 2012

Pimping the Fed, Fast Money with no Brakes

Heh! Does that thing have a Hemi?

Funny how the Fed is now pimping themselves as the savior of the stock market.    Egotistical pat on the back?  Or just a primer for the Dem incumbent election year run?    Justification for QE, perhaps.

This article from "Fast Money"--still can't believe they continue to use that name.

Market Savior? Stocks Might Be 50% Lower Without Fed

Published: Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 3:15 PM ET
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By: John Melloy
Executive Producer, Fast Money & Halftime

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A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York suggests that the bulk of equity returns for more than a decade are due to actions by the US central bank.
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Theoretically, the S&P 500 [.SPX  1349.95    15.19  (+1.14%)   ] would be more than 50 percent lower—at the 600 level—if the bullish price action preceding Fed announcements was excluded, the study showed.
Posted on the New York Fed’s web site Wednesday, the study sought out to explain why equities receive such a high premium over less risky assets such as bonds.
What they found was that the Federal Reserve [cnbc explains] has had an outsized impact on equities relative to other asset classes


Trying to convince people that raping the currency that they have most of their savings in is actually good for you.  

TLT looks tasty for a short soon.


  1.  WMT,TGT,KSS are expected to make 10% more on eps... assuming, it's all from old customers, and not any new ones coming into the market, it'll cost 10% more to buy your usual stuff. so inflation at the stores is 10% for next year.
    I'll take that! its better than the 40% increases I saw on some of my store bought items last year.

  2.  hey Z long time no see....indeed, the pimpsters who claim 2or 3% inflation....just amazing.   

    Funny "Ill take that" indeed the only option is to stop buying anything and that may not work too good unless you grow your own food

    TSA = Tomato Surveillance Agency....future TSA job --monitor home gardens to charge tax on domestic production

  3.  the Tomato Surveillance Agency, rofl!


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