"I have never been more in the dark," writes Caroline Baum of the Fed's new transparency. Fed...

"I have never been more in the dark," writes Caroline Baum of the Fed's new transparency. Fed funds futures are pricing in hikes in 2013 even as the Bank of Bernanke pledges to sit on rates through late 2014. Inflation isn't paying attention to the Fed either, remaining above 2% even as the bank's models predict otherwise.

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  • bbro
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    Quit focusing on Bernanke.. Caroline...he would love to raise rates if
    the economy is picking up speed....
    22 Mar 2012, 12:56 PM Reply Like
  • DaLatin
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    As a detractor of Ben and someone who sees the destruction he has caused; I will say one thing. He sees the real economy we actually have and knows higher rates will crush the slight improvement. His numbers don't jive with the Gov's stooges #s they have put out.


    As King Ben B sees the real economy by looking at real #s the Fed has and it's not picking up ,but, showing real problems coming.The problem Ben has now is he is trying to play in the political world even though the Fed is supposed to be above it or neutral. Ben is clearly slanting his comments to be taken politically.He is delibrately goating Republican's and they want him tried for treason as Gov Perry had stated. Crazy comment yes. But, in reality a true statement. History will take a long time to show it,but, will !


    I say listen to FedX 's Mr Smith ! Were slowing !


    Don't be fooled by the wonderful run up in the market.
    Take your profits and don't for May to run away !


    Asia an EU including Germany are in the doldrums and Greece will fail some time in the near future. Even IMF's Laguard is warning. Listen !


    The facts are out there for all to see. Somehow some who have a specific political leaning spin all comments in favor of dreams !
    22 Mar 2012, 09:58 PM Reply Like
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