Wednesday, December 16, 2015

CNBC should get an award for archaeology for digging up so many neanderthals and parading them across its air

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I was having lunch watching CNBC (bad move, never do that) when the Fed raised rates today. First time in nine years. Then they had their panel of idiots, but one major idiot in particular, this guy named Scott Minerd who says that the Fed is going to have to drain $1 trillion from the banking system. The guy is a total idiot. CNBC should win some archaeology award for digging up these human neanderthals and putting them on their air. The Fed PAYS INTEREST ON RESERVES, SCOTT. That means no draining necessary. Why would banks lend  out below the funds rate? Reserve drains were from a time before the Fed paid interest on reserves. We're talking pre-2008. The Fed's OWN STATEMENT,which it released at the time of the rate decision, said it would keep doing what it's doing, that is, reinvesting principal payments and keeping holding sizable. Where do they get these idiots?

4 comments:

The Just Gatekeeper said...

You're right Mike, this whole thing is maddening. How the fuck do people who dont even bother to read the Fed's own literature get on TV as experts? If I could pick this shit up as an undergrad, these media analyst types have no excuse. Meanwhile, the egomaniacs at the Fed just love all this attention, for what amounts to a meaningless policy change.

Matt Franko said...

God she has been droning on now forever blah... blah... blah...

Matt Franko said...

Justin what is going on with the appropriations have they finally passed it or are we still on the f-ing CR?

Bob said...

Do not make investment decisions based on what you hear on CNBC.