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The dollar dropped to an 11-week low and government bonds rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut its base rate to a range of zero to 0.25 percent. The central bank said it would employ "all available tools" to battle a year-long recession.
Enjoy the rally in the S&P 500 while you can, said Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management, adding that it could last weeks if not months. But trading in the index will be "choppy," Locke said.
Global markets had mild gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut rates to a range of zero and 0.25 percent, as many anticipated. Experts told CNBC that recent market volatility will continue for some time.
The Fed's historic assault on the financial crises cheered stock investors Tuesday and could carry the market higher Wednesday.
With interest rates near zero, and the Fed making plenty of money available, it should be stimulating the economy, but it isnt. That's because those who matter--the banks and consumer--choose to hoard the money instead of lending or spending.
In the boring world of Fed statements, this one was an eye-opener, indeed potentially historic. It was different in tone AND content from other Fed statements. How different? Traders on the floor looked a bit confused as they tried to parse through a lot of headlines that sounded very different from previous statements.
As expected, Goldman reported significantly losses in Principal Investments (including $961 million from losses in commercial real estate), and a $631 million loss due to the decline in value of their investment in International and Commercial Bank of China.
Investors were cautious on stocks but sold the dollar Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's rate decision. Experts interviewed by CNBC see safe havens like gold and the greenback losing their appeal.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and FTSE-100 are struggling near key resistance levels that could scupper any chances of a late Santa rally, Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist from ODL Securities, told CNBC.
Trading was cautious Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to cut interest rates again as well as hint at future monetary policies to stabilize the economy. CNBC's experts anticipate the Fed will cut rates to 0.5 percent or lower, but their focus has turned to alternative measures the central bank can take to give the economy a boost.
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The Federal Reserve will again lower interest rates on Tuesday to fight the deepest recession the U.S. has known in years, and may also announce some "unconventional" measures.
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As the debt-laden U.S. consumer grows more and more reluctant to spend and Europeans are cutting down on consumption, the world looks to China for salvation. But experts interviewed by CNBC explain why China will not save the global economy from recession.
Gold has reached a good base of $730 and it looks likely to break out of that negative trend, Robin Griffiths, technical analyst at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC.
Stocks could chug higher this week, delivering that evasive Santa Claus rally, but it will all depend on whether investors are comfortable with the status of the auto-industry bailout. Plus, let's hope the Fed doesn't deliver any holiday surprises.