The Fed's Laughable 2014 GDP Forecast Over Time

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What is there to add here: clearly the central-planning academics at the Marriner Eccles building are doing a great job at pushing the Russell 2000 to, well, 2000. Oh wait, this was an article about the Fed's GDP "forecast." Lol.

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Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:18 | 4870656 order66
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Free money is all that matters.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:21 | 4870666 NoDebt
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Free isn't good enough any more.  Pretty soon they're have to pay banks to take it.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:26 | 4870686 buzzsaw99
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already done that. it's called interest on borrowed reserves.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:27 | 4870692 Rainman
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she gonna bitch slap all ya with that intellectual property'll see.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:41 | 4870762 Harbanger
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Are you referring to outcome of the Alice court case?

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 21:47 | 4871998 philipat
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And we are supposed to take seriously their "Hawkish" increased forecasts for 2015 and 2016? What a Shit Show this has all become...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:34 | 4870727 aVileRat
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Well she did say that Fed was concerned about capital formation aka: people building new companies and hiring 

eh, nothing much else to say today.


Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:27 | 4870685 NEOSERF
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Confidence is all that matters...spin a story of unicorns and rainbows so the Fed can sneak out the back door with their bond purchase exit.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 16:29 | 4870992 Anusocracy
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All hail the dart throwing monkeys!

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:33 | 4871365 Catflappo
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What's more - when they first started putting out the forecasts it was was before 'QE4eva'.


So they added another trillion to QE and still they couldn't even get the line to go flat, let alone slope upward!?!

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:18 | 4870657 Honey Badger
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Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:27 | 4870690 101 years and c...
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why the downward revision?  do they expect winter to last until sept and then el nino to kick in during Q4?  what's changed?  im so confused by the monkeys.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:19 | 4870661 NoDebt
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Its weird how the preditions for 2014 drop so dramatically once we're actually in 2014.

It's almost like a..... like a pattern or something.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:22 | 4870669 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Next you're gonna tell me the deficit isn't really going to shrink over the next decade! Blasphemy!!!!

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:24 | 4870678 madcows
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It really is a religion, isn't it.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:27 | 4870688 frankTHE COIN
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It's just like when I visit a new girl I met.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:29 | 4870698 buzzsaw99
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i seem to remember they were going to raise rates in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014...

i seem to remember we were going to pull out of afghanistan in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014...

you mean like that?

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 16:45 | 4871043 NoDebt
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Yeah, pretty much exactly like that.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:20 | 4870664 pods
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There's the hockey stick!  It just needed to be upside down.


Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:22 | 4870670 lasvegaspersona
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Not to worry though, they can always recycle those 4% figures when they are doing 2015.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:23 | 4870671 lasvegaspersona
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...we're gonna need a higher estimate...(like in the Jaws movie...OK it wasn't that funny)

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:23 | 4870673 madcows
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FED's closed door meeting content:

Incomes are down. Inflation is up.  The middle class is doing all it can to survive.  They're taking out loans at a record rate.  We've achieved our goal of 99% enslavement.  It's time to throttle this down and move in to phase II of the take over.  We haven't achieved our full goal of owning the world, yet.  Don't lose focus now.  OK, high fives all around.  Starting tomorrow, we move into operation Shake Down.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:30 | 4870703 buzzsaw99
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it's like you were there

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:27 | 4870693 Bill of Rights
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"and subprime mortgage loans in default will not affect overall economic conditions"....

Now about those modification resets. Remember the FED is terrible at calling these markets if they're saying all is well, run for cover.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:28 | 4870695 orangegeek
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And so nothing until earnings/buyback season.


big POMO day tomorrow - should add more beating to any bears out there


GDP for Q2 will be negative, but that doesn't matter - we are going higher

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:28 | 4870697 valley chick
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WTF?!  What for fed news that is bullish?

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:33 | 4870716 Inthemix96
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Tell you what, I cant handle this heat wave us poor northern English fuckers are putting up with this week.

I am sick and tired, of feeling ill and fatigued.


GDP?  Fuck off and talk sense.  These fucking 'Forecasters', what the fuck they produce?  Forecastulisms?

#Fucking talk sense cunts.


Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:57 | 4870731 Everybodys All ...
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There is absolutely nothing bullish in their statements and yet the markets continue higher on hope and change I suppose. The change I see is the loss of free markets and the hope must be that no one notices.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:42 | 4870767 walküre
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Q1 was negative, Q2 is negative. The numbers were discussed here last month.


Fed is lying. What else is new?

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:58 | 4870848 GS-DickinDaMuppets
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WTF.  DOW up almost 100 points - I wonder what kind of trading volume the day will close with.  


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