posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 08:13 AM
a reply to: St Udio
Some Fed watchers are again predicting rates might need to be raised before the November 2020 election.
The early rate hikes in 2018 actually delayed the economic peak and inevitable subsequent recession for the US.
Without the early intervention, the 2019 economic numbers would have sky rocketed and forced massive intervention by the Fed in late 2020 causing a
deeper negative reaction in the markets near the election.
Fed is supposed to stay politically neutral.
IMHO the Republicans are going to have a strong US economy on their side for the election.
We aren't immune from a global meltdown in world trade though, and tariffs only help internationally when there is strong demand that cannot be