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IMF Now Ready To Slam The Door On The U.S. And The Dollar

IMF Now Ready To Slam The Door On The U.S. And The Dollar

by Brandon Smith of alt-market.com

As I write this, the news is saturated with stories of a hostage situation possibly involving Islamic militants in Sydney, Australia . 1,832 more words

Fed says it will be 'patient' about future interest rate hikes

The Federal Reserve adjusted language about when it will consider raising interest rates, although the central bankers said it didn’t signal any change in policy. 425 more words


Bank stocks rise on Fed tide — for now

Bank stocks rose Wednesday on the Federal Reserve’s signal that it could raise interest rates next year — but no more than the broader market. 233 more words


December 17, 2014

Stocks opened sharply higher today (Dow +102 pts; SPX +.78%). The energy sector is leading, up over 4% in early trading. Again, oil and volatility are the watchwords. 431 more words

Investors bet Fed will delete 'considerable time' rate phrase

Nearly seven of 10 investment clients polled by Barclays believe the Fed will “lift” the phrase “considerable time” from its statement describing the timing of rate hikes. 196 more words


Fed to walk ‘tightrope’ at meeting’s end

When the Federal Reserve breaks the huddle from its last policy meeting of the year today, it will be a “tightrope moment” for the Janet Yellen-led Fed, whose job is to “condition” markets for a coming rate hike next year without “freaking out the markets,” says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com. 222 more words