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Is the Federal Reserve Finally Being Forced to Consider Main Street?

How can the Federal Reserve help Main Street? The conventional wisdom is that zero-interest rates help Main Street by lowering the cost of borrowing. Zero-interest rates incentivize speculation, not investment & have also stripped savers of billions of dollars in interest. They can lower the cost of commodities & goods by strengthening the U.S. dollar via raising rates.

After a Collapse in Commodity Prices, What Next?

It is true that commodity prices may remain under pressure for a long time to come. But for companies in the resources space from E&P firms to miners, commodity prices don’t matter – margins do. If costs of extraction come down and commodity prices do as well, a company can still earn a substantial profit.

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