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Do you feel like the Federal Reserve has run out of options to prop up an unstable U.S. economy?

Robert Wiedemer


Aftershock Investor
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Video Transcript

I've talked before about how the Fed is between a rock and a hard place. That's because they've printed so much money already that it's hard to print more. In fact, they want to try to do something different. They want to try to pull the money out essentially and that's what happened recently when the Fed announced that it was likely to hike interest rates. So, somewhat negative news, but at least they're getting back to normalcy. Instead, they surprise the market, hopefully a positive surprise because the market had been kind of rattled by China, that it wouldn't increase interest rates. That's positive news. Instead the market went down; it went down a lot. Imagine what would have happened if they'd raised interest rates. Well, that's not good for the market either. So, this is a good example of how the Feds getting increasingly caught between a rock and a hard place... is the market is acting kind of poorly either way, because the market is sort of starting to realize a bit that... "Hey, this isn't going to work," and that's how your going to start to tell this is breaking down. For the Feds to be in a rock and a hard place at either way they turn, it's bad news.