Keith Hembre dumped bonds and bought stocks when the Federal Reserve announced its plan Nov. 3 to buy $600 billion of Treasuries. The rationale: to benefit from anticipated market gains on days of Fed purchases.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke tomorrow may disappoint stock investors betting on a commitment to step up stimulus. He has little choice, given rising consumer prices and a U.S. economy that is still growing.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke signaled that signs of deeper economic weakness would be needed to justify additional monetary stimulus, even as he said there’s an “unusually uncertain” outlook for growth.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke ’s push to jump-start the U.S. economy this week may weaken the dollar, forcing at least one other central bank to add its own stimulus to offset a rising exchange rate.
Federal Reserve policy makers meeting today may not be impressed enough with the surge in U.S. corporate profits to change their view that interest rates need to stay near a record low to keep the recovery going.