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Federal Reserve – serves as the central bank of the U.S. Dual Mandate – Maximum Employment, Price Stability (low inflation) QE3 - $85 billion a month in Treasury Bond and mortgage-backed securities Keeps interest rates low by encouraging banks extend loans Hopes to encourage growth through investment due to low interest rates CNBC poll – economists expected tapering by $15 million a month
NO TAPERING!! $85 billion a month treasury and mortgage bond buying program to continue Inflation in control and unemployment too high Fiscal tightening in Washington remains a significant obstacle Dow and S&P 500 soar to record levels
Fed Keeps Bond Buying Program Intact Wed 18 Sep 13 | 2:00 PM ET
Measure of the change in the average price level of a fixed basket of goods and services purchased by consumers Actual: 0.1% Consensus: 0.0% to 0.3% Prior: 0.2% The latest consumer inflation numbers are tame and will not be pressuring the Fed to taper in a hurry – Bloomberg.com
Actual: 309,000 Consensus: 320k to 350k Prior: 294k Issues in California and Nevada led to an undercount in previous period Employment situation – October 4th
This is incredibly wimpy – David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist at JPMorgan Funds The idea that the economy is still too weak to taper and market goes up has its limits. If we keep going we are taking away from future returns. - Leon Cooperman, manager of the Omega Advisors The Fed understands, as the market seems not to, that the current 'recovery' could not survive without continuation of massive monetary stimulus," - Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital
With a weak economy the Fed delays move to withdraw stimulus When will they reduce the amount of bond purchases? How much of a reduction is expected?
Most powerful economic policy-making job Head of central banking system Manages monetary policy Bernankes term ends in January President appointment with Senate approval Search for new successor
Announced withdrawal from consideration Former Treasury Secretary Considered Obamas top choice Favors deregulation Market reacted positively on Monday
Last Friday (9/13) – Last Monday (9/16) Summers announcement led to positive market opening Monday Dow Futures jumped more than 160 10-year Treasury Note Yield fell to 2.82 percent
Expected to lead Fed More dovish (continue stimulus) Favors regulation Guide towards economic recovery Must decrease unemployment and enhance job growth
Yellen expected to keep interest rates low Resulting in continued investments in stocks
Out with: Alcoa (AA), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Bank of America (BAC) New companies: Nike (NKE), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Visa (V) Last change happened a year ago
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer retiring Microsoft (MSFT) increased divided 22% (now at 28 cents per share, quarterly) Announced new $40 billion dollar stock buyback plan