How many times can the exact same headline move the market?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by bonds, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. bonds


    I thought the markets were supposed to be smart?

    Fed Sees Action if Growth Doesn't Pick Up Soon
    The Wall Street JournalBy Jon Hilsenrath | The Wall Street Journal – 3 minutes 53 seconds ago

    Federal Reserve officials, impatient with the economy's sluggish growth and high unemployment, are moving closer to taking new steps to spur activity and hiring.

    Since their June policy meeting, officials have made clear—in interviews, speeches and testimony to Congress—that they find the current state of the economy unacceptable. Many officials appear increasingly inclined to move unless they see evidence soon that activity is picking up on its own.

    Amid the recent wave of disappointing economic news, conversation inside the Fed has turned more intensely toward the questions of how and when to move. Central-bank officials could take new steps at their meeting next week, July 31 and Aug. 1, though they might wait until their September meeting to accumulate more information on the pace of growth and job gains before deciding whether to act.

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    Fed officials could take some actions in combination or one after another. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, in testimony to Congress last week, listed several options under consideration, including a new program of buying mortgage-backed or Treasury securities, new commitments to keep short-term interest rates near zero beyond 2014 or an effort to push already-low benchmark short-term interest rates even lower.
  2. Ash1972


    Time to learn about MARKETS. The news doesn't move the market. Market moves determine which stories are reported.

    "News? Show me what the price did and I'll tell you the news!" - Bernard Baruch