The Fed's decision to delay the inevitable, the scaling back of its stimulus program, reinforces our view as to the relative shakiness of the US economy

The Fed's decision to delay the inevitable, the scaling back of its stimulus program, reinforces our view as to the relative shakiness of the US economy. Trillions of dollars worth of hand-outs, bail-out and stimulus to high-risk corporates that were deemed 'too big to fail' has led to the US market hitting record highs. But a booming sharemarket doesn't reflect a healthy and sustained recovery. The US is essentially a market that's been pumped to the max with Fed-administered financial steroids, but like the steroid-addicted athlete, exactly how sustainable is the performance and how dangerous are the unintended consequences?


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Gavin has been a senior resources analyst following the mining and energy sectors for the past 25 years, working with Intersuisse and Fat Prophets. He is also the Executive Director, Mining & Metals with Independent Investment Research (IIR).

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