Trump on 831 Stock Market Drop: Fed Has Gone Crazy

President Trump speaks to reporters while departing for travel to Iowa from the White House in Washington

Trump on 831 Stock Market Drop: Fed Has Gone Crazy

The Federal Reserve can likely stop raising USA interest rates once they reach about 3 per cent, as long as inflation remains around 2 per cent and the economy is doing well, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans suggested on Wednesday. "So you can say that well that's a lot of safety actually, and it is a lot of safety, and it gives you a lot of margins, but I think the Fed has gone insane".

"Actually it's a correction that we've been waiting for a long time, but I really disagree with what the Fed is doing", Trump told reporters before a political rally in Pennsylvania.

Trump said Tuesday that the economy is enjoying "record-setting" numbers and "I don't want to slow it down even a little bit, especially when we don't have the problem of inflation". The Fed has "gone insane", he said. The S&P 500 was down 1.9 percent, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq saw losses of 2.3 percent.

Last week's jump in yields followed strong USA data but many analysts have been anticipating a change in the dynamics in the bond market due to expectations that central banks in Europe and Japan will soon phase out bond-buying programmes.

Stocks have been under pressure since the yield on 10-year US Treasury bonds jumped above three percent last week, a sudden move that raised fears of an overheating economy, speeding inflation and more aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate increases.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped almost two percent at the open and extended losses to below the three-percent mark, as traders fretted about surging interest rates and an ongoing trade spat.

As for whether Wednesday's overall market drop could signal an end to broader economic growth, Benedict says there won't necessarily be long-term affects if the markets can stabilize before the losses grow more severe.

Adams said investors have concerns about their future profitability, too, making technology stocks more volatile in the last few months. The criticism is also unusual given that Jerome Powell, the Fed chairman, was appointed by Mr...

"Clearly stocks are spooked by higher rates and maybe some inflation that seems to be creeping in", said Michael Farr, CEO of Farr, Miller & Washington. As stocks go down, tech goes down more than the stock market, ' she said.

On Wednesday, the Dow fell 831 points, or 3.1 percent, to 25,598.

"It's shifting the tectonic plates", said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at Cresset Wealth Advisors. Berkshire Hathaway dipped 4.7 percent to $213.10 and reinsurer Everest Re slid 5.1 percent to $217.73.

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