More from Hilsenrath: Markets may not have to wait until the end of July FOMC meeting as...

More from Hilsenrath: Markets may not have to wait until the end of July FOMC meeting as Bernanke may "lay down his own markers" in Congressional testimony on July 17 and 18. The Fed may be interested in switching asset purchases to MBS as some research says it would be more effective at lowering a broad range of interest rates than buying Treasurys. (previous)

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  • montanamark
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    of course - theres 10 mins left to scare shorts, jon
    6 Jul 2012, 03:51 PM Reply Like
  • untrusting investor
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    They may have to file insider trading charges against Hilsenrath unless he can prove his non factual rumors and speculations. The man needs to provide direct quotations and verifiable source information. Anything else is just pure rumor and idle speculation.
    6 Jul 2012, 09:12 PM Reply Like
  • azblackbird
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    The boy who cried wolf... give me a fricking break. Are the sheep really that gullible?
    6 Jul 2012, 04:05 PM Reply Like
  • Losing Paper While Gaining ...
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    6 Jul 2012, 04:43 PM Reply Like
  • Spencer Knight
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    There's a novel idea. Let's do everything we can to suppress interest rates even though businesses are satisfied with the status quo. It only hurts investors, but I guess the job of policy makers is to hurt the populace as much as they can. Nobody really wants to retire before 80 anyways.
    6 Jul 2012, 04:56 PM Reply Like
  • Metals are Precious
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    Are we still allowed to retire??


    7 Jul 2012, 12:20 PM Reply Like
  • Ray Lopez
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    I think the theory is to give banks money--that's why, in an unprecedented move, banks get 0.25% interest rate from the US Treasury / Fed for holding US government paper. Why lend money if you can get a safe 0.25% free?
    7 Jul 2012, 04:08 PM Reply Like
  • Ben Bernankes friend
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    So were waiting for him to say there is moderate growth, we see headwinds, and we are hear to easy if Obama wants us to.


    Now you all don't have to watch in a few weeks.
    6 Jul 2012, 07:24 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Clark
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    Ben is still trying for a Viagra Moment, is he?

    7 Jul 2012, 06:14 AM Reply Like
  • srspa77
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    How about we QE you back to the streets of Princeton?
    7 Jul 2012, 09:31 AM Reply Like
  • WHN_fan
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    As everyone is well aware of, it's a race to the bottom from a currency devaluation perspective. We had quantitative or monetary policy easing from the ECB, English and Chinese banks last weeks. Been buying gold derivatives, gold producers and exploration stocks. If we do get QE3 then the upmove could be fast and furious as it was with the first two. If not, then we're still likely to go up but it will take longer. Been buying Allied Nevada, a cheap gold producer with a huge gold base. Also been buying Westhaven Ventures . If you have the tolerance for a grass roots exploration play, this one has management that's literally discovered billions of dollars in assets before. Mining hall of fame, Prospector of the year type of guys. High risk but very, very high reward.


    What are you guys buying? Always do your dd.
    7 Jul 2012, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • Metals are Precious
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    Very simple....PHYSICAL !!!!


    7 Jul 2012, 12:21 PM Reply Like
  • The Geoffster
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    I was going to buy some PMs in anticipation of the coming devaluation, but I'm an egalitarian at heart and don't want to prosper whilst others are suffering. Besides, I plan to run up all my credit cards, take out a home equity loan and go on a spending spree before declaring bankruptcy, claiming mental disability and trading my food stamps for drugs. I just hope there is a wealth tax on all you suckers so I will be able to keep up my parasite lifestyle.
    7 Jul 2012, 03:46 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    The Fed is already "reinvesting" in MBS. Look at their statements (cf. NYFed). If they increase purchases to a much greater extent, then they believe the MBS market (which is often discussed in these pages) is not able to absorb supply and function. Lower rates distort risk-reward and create systemic risks.
    7 Jul 2012, 04:22 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    BTW, Hilsenrath is a tool.
    7 Jul 2012, 04:26 PM Reply Like
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