In my view the FOMC post meeting statement was largely as expected.  Yes there was a nominal knee jerk reaction as some thought the Committee would be more dovish because of recent equity volatility but I ask rhetorically does or should the Fed react to...

The FOMC statement is made at 2:00 P.M.  To write the incredibly obvious, all will dissect every word in an attempt to gain insight into the Fed’s thinking, a thinking which in my view is all over the map.  As noted several times, the members...

The two day FOMC meeting commences today.  It is widely expected the FOMC will announce a complete halt to its monthly asset purchases with holdings peaking at $4.3 trillion.  Since 2009, the Fed’s balance sheet has ballooned over 700%.  Will the Committee comment about the...

Markets were initially nervously quiet and volatile, volatility the result of considerable anxiety surrounding the constant headlines of war and disease, possible slowing global growth, monetary policy uncertainty, all amplified by the lack of leadership.  The popular averages were relatively unchanged before the Canadian shooting,...