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  • sendtodrew sendtodrew Jun 26, 2013 4:13 PM Flag

    Are You Kidding Me

    The only hope the Fed has to rescue the economy is to keep the spread wide in order to save bank profit and bank balance sheets

    And its going to be a long, long time, if ever, the USA gets under 6.5% unemployment...and then it will only be because of expansion of the disability roles...which means lots are still unemployed. Only worry with AGNC is if she gets near an inverted yield curve...and we are a LONG, LONGGG WAY of from that ladies and gentleman.

    BUY ALL YOU CAN NOW and ride this Fed put protected high divedend paying stock into retirment. :)

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    • I am the real Dr. Klumps. Of course the FED is going to continue QE, otherwise the economy will plummet back into recession, just look at todays' Q1 GDP numbers.
      QE can and will continue for years, just look at Japan.

    • You are not looking at reality. The FED has already turned around banking and prevented massive job loss, actually they used QE to transition millions of employees from high paying jobs to low paying and they are finishing up with federal employees last. This is pretty much done, QE was 100% intended to bring unemployment down, one of the ancillary effects was the low interest rates allowed asset bubbles to build to enormous levels. The FED job is to maintain full employment ( unemployment around 3%-4%) and try to address economic issues if they affect jobs. Now that those problems are solved, the NEXT BIG PROBLEM is half of the taxpayers are retiring and the rate of return on safe assets is TOO LOW, and hence almost every pension fund is underfunded along with Social Security. The Gov. needs huge increase in tax revenue and QE easing didn't bring in any new businesses to USA, in fact manufacturing is still moving out along with profits and gains. The only sure way to raise taxes, is to raise interest rates very high, so that all the savers will pay regular income taxes on the savings accounts, dividends, etc. Retirement plans will generate enough pension payments to fulfill their promises and the IRS will get regular income taxes on that income. THIS IS A NO BRAINER, IT HAPPENED IN 1977-1983, WHEN THE BOB HOPE GENERATION RETIRED IN A 6 YEAR PERIOD.

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      • You are not looking at reality. The FED has already turned around banking and prevented massive job loss, actually they used QE to transition millions of employees from high paying jobs to low paying and they are finishing up with federal employees last. This is pretty much done, QE was 100% intended to bring unemployment down, one of the ancillary effects was the low interest rates allowed asset bubbles to build to enormous levels. The FED job is to maintain full employment ( unemployment around 3%-4%) and try to address economic issues if they affect jobs. Now that those problems are solved, the NEXT BIG PROBLEM is half of the taxpayers are retiring and the rate of return on safe assets is TOO LOW, and hence almost every pension fund is underfunded along with Social Security. The Gov. needs huge increase in tax revenue and QE easing didn't bring in any new businesses to USA, in fact manufacturing is still moving out along with profits and gains. The only sure way to raise taxes, is to raise interest rates very high, so that all the savers will pay regular income taxes on the savings accounts, dividends, etc. Retirement plans will generate enough pension payments to fulfill their promises and the IRS will get regular income taxes on that income. THIS IS A NO BRAINER, IT HAPPENED IN 1977-1983, WHEN THE BOB HOPE GENERATION RETIRED IN A 6 YEAR PERIOD.

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • The unemployment problem is nowhere near being solved. Nor is it likely to be for a long time. There is NO reason savers have to be guaranteed safe high interest rate investments at the expense of the economy. Anyone who wants higher yields is going to have to be willing to take some risk and that is as it should be.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • You are not looking at reality. The FED has already turned around banking and prevented massive job loss, actually they used QE to transition millions of employees from high paying jobs to low paying and they are finishing up with federal employees last. This is pretty much done, QE was 100% intended to bring unemployment down, one of the ancillary effects was the low interest rates allowed asset bubbles to build to enormous levels. The FED job is to maintain full employment ( unemployment around 3%-4%) and try to address economic issues if they affect jobs. Now that those problems are solved, the NEXT BIG PROBLEM is half of the taxpayers are retiring and the rate of return on safe assets is TOO LOW, and hence almost every pension fund is underfunded along with Social Security. The Gov. needs huge increase in tax revenue and QE easing didn't bring in any new businesses to USA, in fact manufacturing is still moving out along with profits and gains. The only sure way to raise taxes, is to raise interest rates very high, so that all the savers will pay regular income taxes on the savings accounts, dividends, etc. Retirement plans will generate enough pension payments to fulfill their promises and the IRS will get regular income taxes on that income. THIS IS A NO BRAINER, IT HAPPENED IN 1977-1983, WHEN THE BOB HOPE GENERATION RETIRED IN A 6 YEAR PERIOD.

        Sentiment: Sell

 
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