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Strategists see 10-year Treasury yields heading to 0.3% and 30-year rates falling to roughly half the current 1.2% level. They still don’t see a high likelihood of a negative Fed funds rate.

In the current situation, a rate cut ‘has less bang for the buck,’ says Loretta Mester of the Cleveland Fed

Yield-curve control is in effect: The US suffers the most spectacular labour market shock ever 2 weeks back to back and Treasury yields barely quiver. Why? Because, Fed is buying the market at an astonishing rate! @BChappatta 

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Last week, Boston Fed leader Eric Rosengren suggested that if his colleagues would have followed his lead last year on rate policy, some companies would have been better prepared to withstand the Coronavirus crisis.

People need to understand that the Fed has unlimited firepower to stimulate aggregate demand (AD) if it is willing and allowed to use it. (See ) After the induced economic coma is over, there is a chance very deep rate cuts will be needed go get AD right.

ICYMI: Fed getting involved in Treasury market in subtle way: U.S. rate strategist -

In the current situation, a rate cut ‘has less bang for the buck,’ says Loretta Mester of the Cleveland Fed

"In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Fed has already cut the interest rate on reserves to 0.10 percent, but it should cut the rate to zero before engaging in more QE."

Fed's Daly says goal is to make jobless rate spike temporary: CNN

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IFDP 2020-1276: Sovereign Risk Matters: The Effects of Endogenous Default Risk on the Time-Varying Volatility of Interest Rate Spreads via Fed

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The Federal Reserve must FINALLY lower the Fed Rate to something comparable to their competitor Central Banks. Jay Powell and group are putting us at a decided economic & physiological disadvantage. Should never have been this way. Also, STIMULATE!

Did you hear the latest con job? President Obama is now trying to take credit for the Economic Boom taking place under the Trump Administration. He had the WEAKEST recovery since the Great Depression, despite Zero Fed Rate & MASSIVE quantitative easing. NOW, best jobs numbers....

The Federal Reserve is derelict in its duties if it doesn’t lower the Rate and even, ideally, stimulate. Take a look around the World at our competitors. Germany and others are actually GETTING PAID to borrow money. Fed was way too fast to raise, and way too slow to cut!

Our pathetic, slow moving Federal Reserve, headed by Jay Powell, who raised rates too fast and lowered too late, should get our Fed Rate down to the levels of our competitor nations. They now have as much as a two point advantage, with even bigger currency help. Also, stimulate!

....ever. Had to rebuild our military, which was totally depleted. Fed Rate UP, taxes and regulations WAY DOWN. If Dems won in 2016, the USA would be in big economic (Depression?) & military trouble right now. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

The Fed should get smart & lower the Rate to make our interest competitive with other Countries which pay much lower even though we are, by far, the high standard. We would then focus on paying off & refinancing debt! There is almost no inflation-this is the time (2 years late)!

As your President, one would think that I would be thrilled with our very strong dollar. I am not! The Fed’s high interest rate level, in comparison to other countries, is keeping the dollar high, making it more difficult for our great manufacturers like Caterpillar, Boeing,.....

When Jerome Powell started his testimony today, the Dow was up 125, & heading higher. As he spoke it drifted steadily downward, as usual, and is now at -15. Germany & other countries get paid to borrow money. We are more prime, but Fed Rate is too high, Dollar tough on exports.

As I predicted, Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve have allowed the Dollar to get so strong, especially relative to ALL other currencies, that our manufacturers are being negatively affected. Fed Rate too high. They are their own worst enemies, they don’t have a clue. Pathetic!

At my meeting with Jay Powell this morning, I protested fact that our Fed Rate is set too high relative to the interest rates of other competitor countries. In fact, our rates should be lower than all others (we are the U.S.). Too strong a Dollar hurting manufacturers & growth!

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