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Originally posted by polanksi
Talk about rational expectations. The Fed doesn't need to change the interest rates just the fear that they might has taken care of it. I think we are closer to stagflation than a recession. Stalled economy (due to Fed?) and inflation cost of oil and all related products. All they need to do now is increase the money supply and watch the whole house of cards come down.
Originally posted by JIMC5499
Ever think that the market might just be correcting itself? If you are worried, just shift your investments to commodities or the bond market. I can remember the first time the Dow topped 1000, 5000 and 10,000. Even in the bleak days of 1987 the market still bounced back. I think that this is just a result of the instant communications that we have today. Twenty years ago news of an incident somewhere in the world took time to reach us and then it took time to make a change in your investments, so as a result people tended to be patient. Today I can change my portfolio 20 times between breakfast and lunch. To me this makes things more volitile.