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Timing the Market: Predicting When the FED Will Act Next (Feb 12)
There is likely to be more easing this year, probably in late Q1/early Q2 2012 as the officially acknowledged CPI figure drops below that deemed politically acceptable. I expect that commodity prices will continue to be the biggest beneficiaries from the easing and will move in advance of the easing. This will itself present problems further down the road as the commodity price increases feed through into the official CPI measure, at which point “inflation” will become the major political concern again and policy will have to become more restrictive. This will spell danger for the future.
UPDATE: Ironic timing (via Bloomberg)...*VENIZELOS SAYS GREECE FACES CHOICE OF STAYING IN EURO OR NOT, *GREEK DEBT SUSTAINABILITY NO WAY NEAR 120%, DE JAGER SAYS, and *ECB SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO REDUCTION OF GREEK DEBT, JUNCKER SAYS
Greek Deal Done? Not So Fast Says IMF
* IMF SAYS IT'S NOT FORCING AUSTERITY ON GREECE AS TALKS CONTINUE - BBG
* RICE SAYS IMF "WELL AWARE HOW DIFFICULT' IT IS FOR GREECE - BBG
* IMF'S RICE SAYS IMF MINDFUL OF `HARDSHIPS' IN GREEK PROGRAM - BBG
* RICE DECLINES TO SAY WHAT IMF SHARE OF NEXT GREEK LOAN WILL BE - BBG
But the most ominous of all:
* IMF SAYS 'PRIOR ACTIONS' LIKELY TO BE REQUIRED BEFORE FUND OK OF NEW GREEK LOAN PROGRAM - DOW JONES
Calm Before The Storm? Credit Plunges As VIX Futures Jump Most In 2 Months