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The Fed takes a long-term view of its record $4.3 trillion balance sheet

Plus: Deutsche Bank economist wants the Fed to raise rates now, stock buybacks push markets to the sky, beating short-sellers at their own game, and how not to get burned by pot stocks

Jun 11, 2014 @ 8:02 am

By Jeff Benjamin

  • The Fed will sit on its record $4.3 trillion balance sheet for the time being. Unprecedented just got more unprecedented as the quantitative easing experiment continues. Testing new tools

  • Deutsche Bank's LaVorgna says the Fed needs to start raising rates in order to catch up to the economy. As usual, the Fed is comfortably behind the curve. 'I would have raised rates years ago'

  • Stock buybacks are driving the stock market. Closing in on the Dow at 17,000

  • With short-selling on the rise, some stocks are set up for big cover. Playing short-sellers against themselves. Six stocks the bears might be misreading

  • The hype is building around pot stocks, which means caution is advised. Still on shaky legal ground

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