It has been close to 4 banking days since Fed cuts its interest rate by 50 basis point to 4.75%. There has been assumptions as whether will Fed reduce its interest rate at their next meeting scheduled on 31 October’07. Man would suggest that Fed will maintain a look and see policy as the market would need some time to adjust to the IR reduction.
The sloop in the housing industry over in the United States is undeniable. If the Fed gets it just right, the economy will slip through this crisis and keep expanding with only modest inflation, making investors happy. If the Fed's rate cuts are too little, too late, recession fears will return, sending another cold wind through credit markets and the stock market. If the Fed cuts rates too much, inflation could loom.
On the local front, KLCI marks an overall satisfaction improvement and currently stands at 1324.47 pts influenced by the overall surged on Wall Street’s stocks.