Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fed on the Radar and More Thursday Evening Notes

* Topic I'll be taking up further: Surprising reason why physical exercise enhances mood and self-esteeem;

* Dollar up, stocks down, Treasury yields higher, commodities lower on surprise Fed tightening of discount rate

* Rise in Fed discount rate does not mean we'll see rise in Fed Funds rate;

* Concerns over rising debt levels, future inflation from a Fed member;

* Dangers of a slow Fed exit from mortgage debt;

* Dollar strength could affect company profits;

* Rising interest rates, debt levels in Columbia.