Cramer Explodes : Bernanke Has No Idea How Bad It Is - Fed Leaves Rates Untouched (Technorati) Technorati | (Del.icio.us) Del.icio.us | (Digg) Digg | (Blinklist) Blinklist | (Comment) Comments (6)

Usually CNBC's Jim Cramer, host of the popular "Mad Money" show, is passionate about what he says, whether it be his current stock picks or general market commentary. Today is the 9th consecutive meeting that the Fed has left rates untouched. Jim predicts a rate cut in October. The next Fed meeting is planned for September 18th, 2007.

The video below is of Mr. Cramer at seemingly at his witts ends with respect to Bernanke's "by the books" approach to handling federal monetary policy issues. What is tricky in my opinion is that either way you argue the rate debate there is strong points for both sides. Some would argue higher rates could destroy the housing market and start the economy into a downward spiral. Lower rates could help fuel the inflation concerns. Some, as seen below, feel more strongly than others.

I would love to hear your reactions to Jim's concerns and what you think the fed will do come mid-September.

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6 Comments - Post your comment below.

Aug. 8, 2007

I'd like to start by saying that I am no fan of Cramer, not even a little.

I have held similar views to what he expressed regarding Fed policy since late last year. That doesn't mean that he and I are correct. I've been trying to position myself for something quite severe.

The Fed policymakers are never going to say we're headed for recession or worse. It would become a self-fulfilling prophesy. Their statements will always be on the rose-colored side and they will react too slowly to avoid conveying panic.

Cramer alluded to the Great Depression. If he is being honest about his feelings and not just acting, then he's expecting things to get quite bad. I don't know and I'm not sure anyone can really KNOW.

Be Prepared.

Aug. 8, 2007

Kramer unstates the current equity condition. Past loose lending policy, set by the Fed, applied not only institution to consumer but also institution to institution. The fall out is going to kill equity investors in the end. Fixed income investing in the market is like catching a falling axe. We have only just started to see the first drops of blood of a terminal patient. I cashed out at 14000 due to an excessively euphoric market. This combined with the current debt to equity ratio smells too much like 1929.

Set em right Jim and don't let up! Wish I could have you on my side when I address the Social Security and Medicare unfunded issue with my congressman. They just don't get it!
Sincerely, Dave

Aug. 11, 2007

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Sep. 24, 2007

Jim Cramer............

It looks to me like that lady wants to shoot herself.

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Dec. 4, 2007

Only time will tell. It's my understanding that the rest of the world will not get pneumonia when America coughs. So, would it be better to invest more outside the US than inside?

Dec. 19, 2007

I like watching Cramer, but I think sometimes he should give benefit of the doubt with regards to the Fed. They are obviously privy to information he's doesn't have access to.

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