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Merrill Lynch RateLab: "Long Live The King (Bernanke)"

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Merrill's RateLab shares their most recent insight which is sure to spark some discussion.



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Thu, 08/27/2009 - 09:32 | Link to Comment Deficient Market
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Competence and Bernanke do not belong in the same sentence. Merrill could use a better grammar check software...

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 10:25 | Link to Comment topshelfstuff
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oh, come on, the guy is honest, an uncanny ability of forecasting economic issues, always does what's best for The People, not the few, not the big banks, and deserves More Powers, we can certainly trust him. just look at how great he predicted the past few years.

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 09:50 | Link to Comment Sancho Ponzi
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If Bernanke is to inflate his way out of this mess before Obama is up for re-election in 2012, he'll need an annual inflation rate of about 8% starting next year. Given the current state of the average American consumer, achieving that goal will be some trick.

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 09:56 | Link to Comment Anonymous
Thu, 08/27/2009 - 09:57 | Link to Comment Stuart
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And Rosie Shudders as the walls come tumbling down following his departure....

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 09:59 | Link to Comment Sancho Ponzi
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OT: The S&P 500 is sucked down to 1020 again

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 10:02 | Link to Comment Miles Kendig
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It is always a good thing to know the what, when & where various participant share doing what they do.  however, I have to ask if this post is part and parcel of some sort of equal time effort?


BTW, The FDIC headlines are green shoots or what?

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 10:29 | Link to Comment strommy74
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FDIC - everything related to banks are green painted, but it smells not so green...


Thu, 08/27/2009 - 16:12 | Link to Comment iknowNOW (not verified)
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Thu, 08/27/2009 - 10:29 | Link to Comment D.O.D.
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I was wondering if one of the leagal eagles might offer up some council on this.

Since the Federal Reserve is an independent institution, and not answerable, apparently, to the gov't.  Would there be any precedence to bring a civil class action suit against them for breech of contract, that being namely the strong dollar policy, but I also think there may be other breeches that may surface.

I would totally be willing to be lead plaintiff.

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 10:32 | Link to Comment waterdog
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No wonder they went belly up. Bernanke is not the world's expert on the great depression.

Ex- a has been
spert- a drip under pressure

Bernanke is not an economic historian.

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 10:44 | Link to Comment Takingbets
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Somehow I thought the decision to re-elect Bernanke was to take place this comming January? Was this announcement done early to keep the Chinese happy or something to that effect?

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 11:08 | Link to Comment waterdog
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I believe the early announcement was to remind everyone that Goldman was still in charge of the Fed and Treasury.

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 11:30 | Link to Comment Takingbets
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I just double checked my assumption and was right. Obama's decision was supposed to be made in January. Why the early announcement? Something smells here!!! I hope its Gangrene and sepsis forming in the legs of this absurd stock market rally!

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 11:28 | Link to Comment Assetman
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Given all of Uncle Ben's overt attempts to conceal information from the general public, his confirmation hearings are going to be interesting.

And what I mean by "interesting" is the take a few days off, stay at home watching C-SPAN all day "interesting".

BTW... do we have a joker face for Uncle Ben floating around???

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 10:45 | Link to Comment KidDynamite
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this embodies everything that's wrong with sell side research, and the lack of analysis that analysts do (or don't do)... the thesis "it's never different this time" is exactly why the bull case is wrong... because it IS different this time. the paradigm of borrow and spend to oblivion is dead.  mathematically...

Thu, 08/27/2009 - 11:20 | Link to Comment Anonymous
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