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Dramatic and sustained stock market declines can feed into that outlook through a "wealth effect" if they begin to erode household and business confidence, and prompt consumers and investors to curtail spending.

Lately, those prices have been heading sharply lower, meaning the bonds' yields have been spiking. If it's trading at 110 percent of face value, it's got a "current yield" of only 3.64 percent and a "yield to maturity" (when it pays off at 100 and the 10 percent premium disappears) of even less. The S&P 500 index closed lower for a sixth straight day.

And while stocks could get a boost from strong corporate earnings, there are concerns the USA trade conflicts will start to undermine profits. Unemployment in September fell to its lowest rate in almost half a century.

High interest rates can create a crash because it slows down borrowing and the movement of money, and it slows down investment.

Stocks are in the midst of a scary October slump, sliding sharply because investors are anxious about rising interest rates. "The U.S. economy is doing very well".

While he refused to make specific comments about it, he argued that there was "no mixed message" between his reticence and the sharp criticism Donald Trump levelled at the United States central bank last week. (See also: The 2007-2008 Financial Crisis In Review). Trump has departed from that practice and has said he would not shy from future criticism should the Fed keep lifting rates. Even worker wages are finally showing signs of life after idling for most of the recovery that followed the housing crash.

For instance, the September U.S.jobs report, which came out on October 5, found the unemployment rate had dropped to 3.7 per cent, a almost 50-year low; wage growth also strengthened.

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And interest rates could go higher for a while, Mr. Powell insisted.

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In recent memory, no president has been so openly critical of the central bank. He was speaking on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund annual meeting in Bali, Indonesia.

A full term on the seven-member Fed board lasts 14 years - a lengthy period that was seen as liberating Fed officials from any fear that their rate decisions might cost their jobs.

"We saw the market go down and test various moving averages, various trend levels - and they tested successfully and bounced a little bit". An increase in interest rates makes debt more expensive, while a corresponding decrease can make it cheaper.

The Dow plunged almost 832 points on Wednesday, the third-worst point decline in history.

"There's really no new information in the market on the Fed or on trade for that matter". And I have a lot more to do if I want to do it and I don't want to do but they have to come to the table.

Overall, the "Bond King" is bearish on bonds, bearish on stocks. Now it's stalling, he blames the Federal Reserve for "going loco". One can argue that interest rates need to be raised, but that could be done through the free market.

Currency investors took shelter in the safe-haven yen, resulting in steep losses for Japanese exporters, with electronics giant Sony down almost five percent as blue-chip firms flashed red across the trading board. That would help the case for holding onto stocks. For almost a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve's policy of low interest rates kept bond yields low, which hurt savers and those looking to diversify their portfolio.

Rates took their latest spike higher amid a report Friday which showed the lowest unemployment rate in 49 years, along with rising wages.


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