Q & A Saturday – Who Stopped the Yellen?

Welcome to our Q & A Saturday video.

In these Q & A Videos we will answer your questions about real estate.  Any real estate related topic from questions about selling your house, buying a house, real estate investor questions, land lording questions, local market questions and many others things are all fair game. 

Today’s question is “Who Stopped the Yellen?

Janet Yellen Portrait - MA and NH Real Estate

In this video Shaun discusses the recent Federal Reserve decision to not raise interest rates and why they made that choice.


Some of the main points covered in this video are:

1)      Why the Fed decision was not surprising.

2)      Problems with unemployment and participation.

3)      The US dependence on exports and the world economy.

4)      Looking at you China!

5)      Other economic concerns that may have factored in.

6)      Will they raise rates before the end of year?


There has been talk about when the Federal Reserve would raise rates for years now.  They have made indications that they are more confident in the economy and that day is destined to come sooner rather than later.  However they once again decided that the economy is too fragile to risk disrupting things.  I agree with the decision as I would say that things are the house of cards built on artificially low interest rates.  I won’t go into all the detail from the video but there are many reasons to agree with this thought.


Hope you enjoyed the video and leave any other questions you have about the topic below or any other topics you would like to see covered in future videos.  I encourage anyone that has things they would like to talk about to let me know what they are.  You can always fill out a contact us form here and put Q & A in the subject, just leave a comment with your questions below here, send an email to info@masshomesale.com, or post it on our Facebook page or Twitter account.


Resources mentioned in the video and some other useful resources and good articles:

–          Bloomberg Article comparing current conditions with past economies when there were rate hikes in the 90s and 2000s

–          Another Good article from the NY Times on the Fed’s decision









(Image Credit: Janet Yellen official Federal Reserve Portrait via Wikipedia)



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