quinta-feira, 13 de agosto de 2009

ECONOMIA A NIVELAR

O comunicado de ontem por parte da FED é bem claro: a economia Americana está começar a nivelar-se.

Eis os 2 primeiros parágrafos do comunicado:

"Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June suggests that economic activity is leveling out. Conditions in financial markets have improved further in recent weeks. Household spending has continued to show signs of stabilizing but remains constrained by ongoing job losses, sluggish income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit. Businesses are still cutting back on fixed investment and staffing but are making progress in bringing inventory stocks into better alignment with sales. Although economic activity is likely to remain weak for a time, the Committee continues to anticipate that policy actions to stabilize financial markets and institutions, fiscal and monetary stimulus, and market forces will contribute to a gradual resumption of sustainable economic growth in a context of price stability.

The prices of energy and other commodities have risen of late. However, substantial resource slack is likely to dampen cost pressures, and the Committee expects that inflation will remain subdued for some time.

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Não tendo dito nada de novo (Warren Buffett já tinha dito em Junho que a economia estava bastante parada, ou seja, sem contracção mas também sem crescimento), percebe-se a intenção da FED: querem passar um sentimento de optimismo porque sabem que a economia tem um elevado factor psicológico ou sentimental: os empresários só investem se estiverem optimistas, os consumidores só consomem se estiverem confiantes, ...

Cumprimentos,

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