Tuesday, September 13, 2011

@Three Moves to Make Before the Next FOMC Meeting

The decisions made at the next Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Sept. 20-21 could affect market performance for years to come.That's why investors should prepare ahead of time. Of course, there's no way to predict exactly what U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will do, but 20 years of experience in global markets suggest he's considering five alternatives drawn from a rapidly diminishing menu of options:
    * Eliminate interest paid on reserves.
    * Sell short-term securities while buying longer-term debt.
    * Target actual inflation.
    * Buy more assets outright in a program that would be somewhat like the $600 billion worth of Treasuries it bought as part of QE2.
    * And, finally, it could just do nothing.

Read More: http://moneymorning.com/2011/09/12/three-moves-to-make-before-the-next-fomc-meeting/

20 Signs Of Imminent Financial Collapse In Europe
Are we on the verge of a massive financial collapse in Europe?  Rumors of an imminent default by Greece are flying around all over the place and Greek government officials are openly admitting that they are running out of money.  Without more bailout funds it is absolutely certain that Greece will soon default on their debts.  But German officials are threatening to hold up more bailout payments until the Greeks "do what they agreed to do".

Read More: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/20-signs-of-imminent-financial-collapse-in-europe

S&P 500 May Plunge 21%, Bank of America Says
The benchmark measure of U.S. equities closed at 1,154.23 last week. Bartels, a New York-based technical analyst at Bank of America, said the index is at risk of falling to between 1,020 and 1,100, known to traders as Fibonacci levels that represent 50 percent and 38.2 percent retracements of the bull market since March 2009. Further losses that push the S&P 500 down to between 910 and 985 are a possibility, she said.

Read More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-12/s-p-500-may-plunge-21-bank-of-america-says-technical-analysis.html

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