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Old 05-10-2006, 03:30 PM   #1
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Federal Funds Rate Prediction Year-End 2006

Where Will The Fed stop?
Currently 5% for those blissfully ignoring the news/markets and enjoying their retirement or pre-retirement life....
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Re: Federal Funds Rate Prediction Year-End 2006
Old 05-10-2006, 04:42 PM   #2
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Re: Federal Funds Rate Prediction Year-End 2006

as Yogi Berra said: "I never make predictions, especially about the future", but at the moment the futures market suggests 5.25%

there is something rather perverse about predicting the FFR ... it will clearly depend on what happens, and we've no way to know. If all goes to hell in a handbasket (as the gold bugs suggest -- oops, that'll get me in trouble), or something shy of that, the rate could well be down. If inflation kicks in big-time (as the gold bugs suggest -- there I go again!) it could well be higher.

how about predicting the 10yr treasury? it's a better indicator of the market. my guess ... 5.25 +/- .25

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I dunno-- might be too subtle for this crowd.

Never mind. Guess what Google's top hit is...
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I dunno-- might be too subtle for this crowd.

Never mind. Guess what Google's top hit is...
not ashamed to admit... too subtle for me
I give up what is google's top hit?
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not ashamed to admit... too subtle for me
I give up what is google's top hit?
No, no, youngster, that's OK, don't get up. Here, let me take care of that for you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ans...and_Everything
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