by Turd Ferguson
TF Metals Report
I don’t know about you, but ole Turd is sure getting sick and tired of these FOMC statements being some sort of be-all-end-all for the “markets”. And with gold UP nearly $300 or 30% since The Fed raised the Fed Funds rate back in December, maybe we should all be pulling for higher rates anyway?
But, man, this crap is getting old. The FOMC rolls out a statement (the Fedlines) at the conclusion of each meeting and then releases the actual minutes of the meeting three weeks later. First of all, why the delay? I can understand not having the complete minutes available right at the conclusion of the meeting but we’re supposed to believe that The United States Federal Reserve actually needs three full weeks for some clerk to cobble together the minutes for public release? That’s freaking absurd!