The Daily Dose: Entirely Predictable Confusion

Ever since Fed chief Bernanke's press conference last week, the stock market has been exhibiting highly irrational behavior: The proprietor of stock prices, Mr. Market, has generally had no clue on the fair value of its products.

But, while this is disturbing, the confusion is of no grand shock, considering the increased internal turmoil at the Fed that is bound to display in its next round of minutes. Remember, Fed members are beginning to disagree with the Bernanke Doctrine not because he is a lame duck, but because the doctrine is proving to be lame policy. To me, this imparts significant risk on the early stages of a Janet Yellen Fed chairmanship, as it appears she will (if appointed) carry the Bernanke playbook under her arm while those around at the table challenge the game plan. Buckle up for a crazy first quarter!...559 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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