Sep 05

FYI.


Trump Slams Yellen: The Fed Has Created A “Stock Bubble” And “A False Economy” To Boost Obama:

One month ago, Donald Trump urged his followers to sell stocks, warning of “very scary scenarios” for investors, and accused the Fed of setting the stage for the next market crash when he said that “interest rates are artificially low” during a phone interview with Fox Business. “The only reason the stock market is where it is is because you get free money.”

Earlier today, speaking to a reporter traveling on his plane who asked Trump about a potential rate hike by the Fed in September, Trump took his vendetta to the next level, saying that the Fed is “keeping the rates artificially low so the economy doesn’t go down so that Obama can say that he did a good job. They’re keeping the rates artificially low so that Obama can go out and play golf in January and say that he did a good job. It’s a very false economy. We have a bad economy, everybody understands that but it’s a false economy. The only reason the rates are low is so that he can leave office and he can say, ‘See I told you.'”

He then lashed out at Yellen, whom he accused of having a political mandate when conducting monetary policy: “So far, I think she’s done a political job. You understand that.”

On whether we can have a rate hike in September: “Well, the only thing that’s strong is the artificial stock market. That’s only strong because it’s free money because the rates are so low. It’s an artificial market. It’s a bubble. So the only thing that’s strong is the artificial market that they’re created until January. It’s so artificial because they have free money… It’s all free money. When rates are low like this it’s hard not to have a good stock market.

His conclusion: “At some point the rates are going to have to change.”

Indeed they will, and that’s precisely what almost every bank, from Goldman yesterday to Citi today, and many others inbetween, have been warning about in recent months.

Until recently, Trump’s latest anti-Fed outburst would have been swept under the rug as just another example of the deranged ramblings of an anti-Fed conspiracy theorist (trust us, we’ve been there). However, considering the spike in anti-Fed commentary in recent weeks coming from prominent, and established institutional sellside analysts all the way to the WSJ, it may be that Trump was once again simply saying what everyone else thought but dared not mention.

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2 Responses to “Trump Slams Yellen: The Fed Has Created A “Stock Bubble” And “A False Economy” To Boost Obama”

  1. squodgy Says:

    Erm…..

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-29/just-spotted-front-new-york-fed-again

  2. squodgy Says:

    Of course, he’s right. We all know it, we’ve watched the manipulations.
    We’ve seen the Shipping Activity Index (BDI) sat in the gutter.
    We’ve seen Caterpillar report 5 consecutive years of continuous order book drops.
    We’ve watched the food stamps grow to one third of the population.

    All these show total disconnect from Wall St & the Fed bullshit manipulation
    Stocks prices continuously rise as a result of false purchases by the banks and buy backs by the Companies…..but activity, earnings and returns are rubbish.

    Now the truth outs. We are slap bang in a depression & Trump has been set up to take the fall for it.

    Yet, being an astute businessman, he knew all this already, and his crowing is equally false. He knew he was going to be the scape goat.

    http://wolfstreet.com/2017/02/19/2016-sp-500-earnings-back-at-2011-levels-as-stocks-ballooned-87-percent/

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