FED really did it...

Day before yesterday, I wrote an article for US mortgage situation. Well, now, it gets even more interesting. As we heard in Peter Schiff show, FED really going to do it. Guess where those $19 billion will come from? Anyone? China? Taxes? Printing presses? Congrats Bernanke :-)
2007-08-10 16:42:08 NEW YORK (AP) - Responding to credit crunch fears in the stock market, the Federal Reserve of New York said Friday it would buy a total of $35 billion in mortgage-backed assets to inject more cash into the banking system. According to the New York Fed's historical data, which goes back to July 2000, the bank in that time has never accepted that much in mortgage-backed securities in a three-day repurchase agreement. When the New York Fed -- which carries out the U.S. Federal Reserve's market operation -- made its huge three-day repurchase of $81.25 billion the Friday following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, only Treasury securities were accepted and submitted. In a 'repo,' the Fed buys securities from dealers, who then deposit the money into commercial banks. In addition to the $19 billion in mortgage-backed securities, the Fed said it is also accepting eligible Treasury and agency collateral. The central bank did not comment on why it was accepting more mortgage-backed securities than usual, but it's possible that the Fed was trying to remove some of the stigma that these assets currently hold in the financial markets. The Fed announced the first repo of $19 billion at 8:25 a.m. EDT after the fed funds rate -- the rate banks charge each other for overnight loans -- surpassed 6 percent again Friday, above the Fed's target of 5.25 percent. The Fed's move pushed the fed funds rate down to 5.375 percent, still above its target. It announced a second repo of $16 billion at 10:55 a.m. EDT. The fed funds rate gauges how much demand there is for short-term money. If that rate greatly exceeds the Fed's target rate, the central bank puts money into the system to stabilize that demand. On Thursday, the Fed put a larger-than-normal $24 billion in temporary reserves into the U.S. banking system, following a huge $130 billion injection by the European Central Bank into its own system. The central bank in a short statement Friday said it would provide 'reserves as necessary' to help the markets and do what it can to 'facilitate the orderly functioning of financial markets.' Copyright 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved.


UK interest rate hike

VIDEO A must see video for UK interest rate hike...


Switzerland interest rates raised

Switzerland Central bank raised rates to 2.5%. 3% expected till end of the year. Congrats to all "borrowers" :)


Today Bank of England increased the interest rate to ... 5.50 Wow, now UK is the leader :-) This must have bad effect on UK realestate...


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Commodities investment guru Jim Rogers stepped into the U.S. subprime fray on Wednesday, predicting a real estate crash that would trigger defaults and spread contagion to emerging markets. "You can't believe how bad it's going to get before it gets any better," the prominent U.S. fund manager told Reuters by telephone from New York. "It's going to be a disaster for many people who don't have a clue about what happens when a real estate bubble pops. "Real estate prices will go down 40-50 percent in bubble areas. There will be massive defaults. This time it'll be worse because we haven't had this kind of speculative buying in U.S. history," Rogers said. "This is the end of the liquidity party," said Rogers. "Some emerging markets will go down 80 percent, some will go down 50 percent. Some will most probably collapse." read more here