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Do investors like bad news?

By Holden Lewis ·
Monday, July 22, 2013
Posted 9 am ET

Sometimes it seems that investors get a kick out of lousy economic news. Greg McBride, Bankrate's senior financial analyst, explains that it's about investors' addiction to what the Federal Reserve is providing.

Also in this podcast:

  • Economist Robert Brusca wonders whether it's a good idea to install a window into the sausage factory that is the Fed's monetary policy process.
  • Janna Herron, Bankrate's credit card analyst, explains what's wrong with free money.

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Is the economic recovery at risk?

We ask economist Robert Brusca whether growth is stalling. Bankrate's Greg McBride tells us how the Federal Reserve's strategy has affected investors.


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