|The True State Of The Economy Is Shrouded In Mystery
On the other side of this argument are those of us who have a problem with current Fed policy and claim that after more than six years of expanding money supplies and dropping interest rate the economy has not fared as well as many in government represents. We that object with what has been done, loudly state that in the future both the economy and society will pay dearly for the sins of the Fed and that no options exist to get out of the box they have put us in. The fact is low interest rates have punished the very people who have done the right thing by saving and sacrificing to put away money for future needs. It must be noted savers have been encouraged and forced to take on risky investments as they search for higher yields that are unavailable in safer more conservative options.
This debate continues to polarized those who study the economy and play in the dangerous land of investments. Meanwhile the failure of a crash to materialize and bring markets back to reality over the months and years is causing a breaking in the ranks. We have reached the point where many of the nonbelievers in current policy are capitulating and joining with those who live by the mantra "don't fight the Fed". This song of the market sirens that promise both wealth and profit has lulled many into complacency. Each day more investors surrender to lure of the markets and buying into what they had only a short time ago seen as the dark-side. Those who remain firm in their beliefs point to this as another sign we are nearing the top a place where all bulls are fully invested, this "all in" situation is a common sign of a market top.
Do not expect this to be resolved and either faction to accept defeat or to admit they are wrong until the economy reveals the truth and abundant solid undisputed growth is evident or we have sunk into a mess so dire that financial Armageddon is upon us. Our current perplexing economic state continues to confound and confuse. It seems every time the numbers fail to meet expectations or fall short those in power or the media raise the bar and crank out the fairly dust, some hype, or spin a tale of coming promises and stories of better times soon to come. This has postponed the day of reckoning and a resolution as to the debate. The conundrum we face is how to resolve this mess in the least damaging way. To those of us who doubt the numbers a massive problem exist on how to exit the current path.