Tag Archives: QE3

ReutersVideo: Impact of QE3 one week later…

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QE3 Will Complicate Global Food Crisis

There is no doubt in our minds that some of the QE3 liquidity will leak into agricultural commodities.  In addition, a portfolio reallocation will take place as investors look to protect their purchasing power through buying finite “things.” This will … Continue reading

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Swan Dive!

The mutilation of savers and the working class continues.   QE3+ Fiscal Cliff =  More Jobs? The Nasdaq is up over 20 percent this year and we just got another monetary blast.  Who would of thunk it?  Think Kafka, folks. (click … Continue reading

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U.S. Employment Situation – August 2012

Given the President’s demeanor during his acceptance speech at the DNC last night, which seemed a little drained and down to us,  we suspected the employment numbers would disappoint this morning.  He had a heads up on this morning’s punk … Continue reading

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Fed Ready to Fire Up the Printing Press

As we assess the benefits and costs of alternative policy approaches, though, we must not lose sight of the daunting economic challenges that confront our nation. The stagnation of the labor market in particular is a grave concern not only … Continue reading

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Can You Hear That?

The horn of QE3 ready to leave dock… Participants also exchanged views on the likely benefits and costs of a new large-scale asset purchase program. Many participants expected that such a program could provide additional support for the economic recovery … Continue reading

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Mo’ Stim’ Can’t Save Apple

Jon Hilsenrath’s the Fed’s coming with more (mo) stimulus (stim)  WSJ story in the last 1o minutes of trading couldn’t save Apple from the wrath of Mr. Market in after hours trading.  The stock is getting spanked, down $33 plus … Continue reading

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Chop Shop Market

Choppy markets. After yesterday’s huge reversal and the blowout in Italian and Spanish sovereign spreads this morning, this was the day they could have broke the market. No so.  After some early weakness, the S&P500 traded straight up to close … Continue reading

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Dude, Where Is Food and Crude?

Now these are the tax cuts we like!   Especially because the big flop in food prices directly benefits the poor (x/ farmers) more than anyone else. Thus far, these are relative price shifts and and not a sign of general … Continue reading

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‘Toon of the Day: Fed Prepares for QE3

As equities and commodities continue their slide and expectations of QE3 increase, thought we’d repost a cartoon from last year. At least this type of QE directly puts money into the hands of (some) consumers and will quicken inflation.  And … Continue reading

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