Bernanke Put Expiry-The next Black Swan event?
What will the Fed do this weekend? What if the Jackson Hole is another “promise you nothing” meeting? What if the Bernanke Put expires? From Biderman.
It is a bizarre stock market we live in when the wonder is who is gaming whom regarding the Fed this weekend. The Wall Street Journal’s John Hilsenrath today writes as if it is almost certain that the Fed will announce an easing in Jackson Hole. But maybe the Fed is gaming Hilsenrath’s reputation as the Fed’s unofficial mouthpiece to have him sell some more sizzle. Remember, Hilsenrath first promised a Fed easing in early June, which helped stop and reverse May’s sharp stock market selloff. Yet the Fed actually did nothing at the June meeting. Every few weeks since, seeming to coincide with a stock sell off, Hilsenrath writes another story promising an easing soon.