Thursday, December 18, 2008

fed fireworks end the year with a bang

so the fed put up their hands and admitted their inability to fix rates, opting instead for a range of between 0.00% and 0.25%. they said that the economy was in a terrible state and would be for 'some time' to come. they promised seemingly unlimited injections of cash to fix the problem. [gulp] we can only wait to see what 2009 brings...
the best round up of the fed's actions on Tuesday was in this Financial Times article: Fed slashes rates to near zero . I'd recommend watching the John Authers video report in the article. It's a clear concise (albeit sobering) rundown with a rather endearing touch at the end.

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