Urgente: La Fed baja los tipos de interés 0.75 puntos.
Medida de urgencia de “Helicóptero” Bernanke que no duda en seguir inyectando dinero para calmar a las bolsas, a los consumidores y en general, a la economía. Rebaja los tipos al 3.5%
Buena dosis de Valium para los mercados.
Resultado: Suben las bolsas y sube el euro. De Momento los futuros de la bolsa americana bajan, pero era lo esperado.
Texto completo de la FED:
“The Federal Open Market Committee has decided to lower its
target for the federal funds rate 75 basis points to 3-1/2 percent.
The Committee took this action in view of a weakening of the economic outlook and increasing downside risks to growth.
While strains in short-term funding markets have eased somewhat, broader financial market conditions have continued to deteriorate and credit has tightened further for some businesses and households. Moreover, incoming information indicates a deepening of the housing contraction as well as some softening in labor markets.
The Committee expects inflation to moderate in coming quarters, but it will be necessary to continue to monitor inflation developments carefully.
Appreciable downside risks to growth remain. The Committee will continue to assess the effects of financial and other developments on economic prospects and will act in a timely manner as needed to address those risks”