Open Thread: Falling Dollar, Rising Gold, Oil, Inflation

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 | 07:30 PM

Now that the currency traders have weighed in on the Fed Cut, perhaps a rate cut is not the salve many are hoping / begging for.

With Oil breaking $80 today, and Gold scoring higher, the question before the house is as follows: What are the repercussions of more rate cuts? If the Fed does take rates down to 4.25%, or even 4.0%, what happens to the following:

-US Dollar, Euro, Yen


-US Treasuries


-Real Estate (global)

-US Equity Markets

-Soft commodities (Wheat, Corn, etc.)

Two articles might be relevant in coloring your discussions:

Forecasters Increase Odds Of Recession Over Next Year (free WSJ)

Oil Rises to Record $80.18 on Larger-Than-Expected Supply Drop (Bloomberg) 

What say ye?



please steer clear of politics and ad hominem attacks . . . PLAY NICE

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 | 07:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (71) add to | digg digg this! | technorati add to technorati | email email this post




In my opinion, if the Fed cuts its pushing on a string.

The dollar will continue lower and we'll be in a recession by next year.

The stock market will end 2008 lower. And investors will be surprised that the S&P 500 will close down this year too.

Half the 12,000+ hedge funds will go out of business, because the vast majority of them are not adding any vale.

Posted by: Christopher Laudani | Sep 12, 2007 7:43:49 PM

The comments to this entry are closed.

Recent Posts

December 2008
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      


Complete Archives List



Category Cloud

On the Nightstand

On the Nightstand

 Subscribe in a reader

Get The Big Picture!
Enter your email address:

Read our privacy policy

Essays & Effluvia

The Apprenticed Investor

Apprenticed Investor

About Me

About Me
email me

Favorite Posts

Tools and Feeds

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Add to Google Reader or Homepage

Subscribe to The Big Picture

Powered by FeedBurner

Add to Technorati Favorites


My Wishlist

Worth Perusing

Worth Perusing

mp3s Spinning

MP3s Spinning

My Photo



Odds & Ends

Site by Moxie Design Studios™