“There is no group arguing that the Fed has gone too far. There is a broad consensus that if the data shows rising operating rates, further moves will be needed.”
“Perhaps it's a function of the fears that (Fed Chief Alan) Greenspan has already gone too far (with interest-rate hikes) and the worst news is yet to come.”
“Thus far, the Fed seemingly has no bite. Normally, when the Fed has raised short-term rates, long-term yields have also risen. Not this time.”
“There is no operating manual that says what a neutral fed funds rate is, but the Fed knows that it's higher than 3 percent,”
“It's not a swap event. It's a Treasuries event. This confirms that the Fed is in no hurry to stop. That should flatten the curve. Then, we'll see whether the swap curve will follow.”
“Expectations of Fed action have gone though the roof. The market is looking for two 25-basis-point moves and one 50-basis-point move before the presidential election.”
“It was a very strong report. It shows the rate hikes engineered by the Fed so far have had little or no impact so far in slowing the economy.”
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