Fed Ploughing a Deep Furrow of Confusion


By Marc Ostwald, Strategist at ADM Investor Services International Limited   If the FOMC’s objective was to convey confusion, it has succeeded, thereby ploughing a deep furrow of instability and destabilization, and shining a very bright light on the large debt and liquidity trap it and other G7 central banks have spent 7 years crafting. […] Read more »

The Pace Of Tapering By The Fed Under New Leadership

Fed Res Icon Fading

By Colin Cieszynski, Senior Market Analyst, CMC Markets Following the decision to commence tapering at the last meeting, this article looks what the possible outcomes from the forthcoming FOMC meeting could mean for market participants this year.   The article addresses: The key questions following the Fed meeting in December Why QE may be trimmed […] Read more »

Mr Bernanke Goes For Broke

Stephen Lewis, Chief Economist, Monument Securities   At his press conference yesterday following the FOMC meeting, Mr Bernanke was intent on pointing out that monetary policy is no panacea.  This has been his constant refrain recently, a plea for clemency perhaps in any judgment of the Federal Reserve’s limited success in meeting the terms of […] Read more »