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Apparently only now figuring out the lessons of duration, Fed staff conclude the central bank...

Apparently only now figuring out the lessons of duration, Fed staff conclude the central bank stands to lose a lot of money should the economy improve and rates rise. The losses may prove politically challenging as annual profit remittances to Treasury of close to $100B would dry up for several years.
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  • wyostocks
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    Well Duh?
    These people actually get paid to do what they do? Seems like the inmates are running the asylum.
    30 Jan 2013, 12:39 PM Reply Like
  • Drew Robertson
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    Umm that would be a small price to pay if the economy comes back to a recognizable version of normal.
    30 Jan 2013, 12:43 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Ben said he could get out in 15 minutes....no really....they won´t talk about the losses...but I also expect rates will not go up as long as they keep buying everything.....that is until they hit the wall so to speak
    30 Jan 2013, 01:03 PM Reply Like
  • rambler1
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    How else can it end but bad with the Fed & government guiding it.
    30 Jan 2013, 01:45 PM Reply Like
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