Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Fed is worried about a slowdown in hiring and the stock market responded accordingly.
U.S. stocks and Treasury prices dropped Tuesday after Federal Reserve policymakers said they were worried about a slowdown in hiring and appeared to resist buying more bonds to help the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average was down as much as 133 points after the Fed released minutes of the March meeting of its Open Market Committee, which sets interest rates and monetary policy. It had been down 45 points before the minutes were released.
The Dow bounced back by the close to a decline of 64.94 points, or 0.5 percent, at 13,199.55. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 5.66 points to 1,413.38. The Nasdaq composite index dropped 6.13 to 3,113.57. It was the fifth loss for the Nasdaq in six trading sessions, but the index remains up almost 20 percent for the year, compared with 12 percent for the S&P.
A decision by the Federal Reserve will help drive gold prices today . . . and likely your dollar lower tomorrow.
Gold edged up on Tuesday in holiday-thinned trade on the back of a weaker dollar but remained in a tight range as investors awaited cues on the outlook of the US economy and potential policy moves in the world's largest economy.
Investors are looking for clues on policy direction from the minutes of the last US Federal Reserve policy meeting, due on Tuesday, although Fed officials on Monday signalled little appetite for further monetary steps to stimulate US growth in an economy that is gradually strengthening.
US factory orders due later in the day, as well as a key US employment market report scheduled for release later in the week, are expected to provide some indication on the well-being of the US economy and the necessity for further monetary easing.
Breaking US Dollar Collapse News
What's Behind the Decline of the US Dollar?
The U.S. dollar's downward slide is accelerating as low interest rates, inflation concerns and the massive federal budget deficit undermine the currency. - Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2011Interestingly, the Federal Reserve is responsible for, or an active participant in all three of these factors.