Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Markets Cheer Rate Cut!

Stock markets are cheering 0.5% rate cut by US federal reserve but i believe Fed must have punished defaulters of subprime mortgage borrowers and lending institutions by raising interest rates rather than cutting them. Instead Fed has revisiting same starting point which started this whole cheap credit phenomenon across all asset classes. By printing more and more dollars, Fed is again pumping more cheap money into the financial system and re-assuring the market participants that in any adverse event like default mess the fed will bail them out by printing more money, thus inviting more defaulters to do default at will and get away! That's the way systemic problems linger on and system makers continue to drag them for their pity interests like to help very large lending and investment banking institutions.