47 Total Quotes

John Lonski Quotes

I think that the Fed might view the latest decline in the dollar exchange as substituting for the stimulus that would otherwise would be supplied from a Federal Reserve rate cut,
John Lonski
#Decline

Unless there is some indication of a much higher-than-expected rate of inflation or an economy much stronger than realized, the Fed will probably lift fed funds by no more than 25 basis points in June.
John Lonski
#Economy

[Greenspan] believes that the economy will be brisk enough to require more in the way of rate hikes if inflation is to be contained. At the same time, the Fed must be careful not to tighten so aggressively so that it does not risk bursting regional home price bubbles.
John Lonski
#Economy

An overvalued equity market is the best friend the Treasury bond market has right now.
John Lonski
#Best Friends

It gives the Federal Reserve more leeway to cut rates. But I don't believe that a BOJ rate cut means that a Fed rate cut impends.
John Lonski
#Believe

Largely because of the hunkering down related to this Iraq uncertainty,
John Lonski
#Iraq

It gives the Federal Reserve more leeway to cut rates, ... But I don't believe that a BOJ rate cut means that a Fed rate cut impends.
John Lonski
#Believe

This largely explains why the credit market shrugged the number off. And the LEI up three-tenths (of a percentage point) shows the economy isn't in danger of slowing anytime soon.
John Lonski
#Credit

This largely explains why the credit market shrugged the number off, ... And the LEI up three-tenths (of a percentage point) shows the economy isn't in danger of slowing anytime soon.
John Lonski
#Credit

Investors do not believe that the Brazilian crisis will spread up to Mexico and thereby present a very real danger to the U.S..
John Lonski
#Crisis

The earlier talk of housing entering into a decline was far too premature.
John Lonski
#Decline

The Dow breaking above 11,000 might be a nice holiday present for the U.S. economy in that it should boost the confidence of both consumers and businesses and lay the basis for a livelier-than-expected 2006.
John Lonski
#Economy

Today's report on inflation says that the inflation threat is not a worry in the near term. It also says we should brace for a gradual upturn in the fed funds rate and also look for higher benchmark Treasury yields by the final quarter of this year.
John Lonski
#Inflation

No quick recovery. It's going to be a struggle for the U.S. economy to get back up to its trend rate of growth.
John Lonski
#Economy

That's a prime example of where higher energy prices can rein in core [non-energy] inflation.
John Lonski
#Energy

What we are seeing is a relatively low level of unemployment claims.
John Lonski
#Unemployment

It's possible that if businesses feel more confident about the future, given that the Dow has broken above 11,000, they might be more inclined to step up capital spending, undertake more in terms of product development, including R&D, all of which would add to employment.
John Lonski
#Future

The underlying theme (in the Fed's statement) is the same but the Fed added the statement on the potential for higher inflation risks in order to reassure global investors that the Fed very much remains committed to pursuing price stability,
John Lonski
#Potential

The big surprise here is that even if we take out auto dealership and gasoline station sales, we're still up by one percent, ... This is a summary of consumer spending that is replete with unexpected vigor.
John Lonski
#Sales

It looks as though core inflation is back, ... We have the core CPI now growing at an average monthly rate of roughly 0.3 percent thus far in 2004. That adds up to a rate hike happening sooner rather than later.
John Lonski
#Inflation

The U.S. economy is slumping,
John Lonski
#Economy

I think people believe (Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan) is not going to shock the market with a half-point rate hike, ... There's no reason to shock the credit market and the economy with a half-point rate hike.
John Lonski
#People

The bond market is not happy that the equity market's having all the fun.
John Lonski
#Fun

A bigger-than-expected jump in durable goods could remind investors that overseas growth is accelerating.
John Lonski
#Growth

There's no indication that the two rate hikes of 1999 have succeeded in slowing the economy, ... spending continues to rise just as foreign economies are gaining momentum.
John Lonski
#Economy

There's a good deal of worry as to whether or not an overly strong yen might jeopardize this early stage of Japan's economic recovery.
John Lonski
#Worry

If it turns out that a number of overseas economies mimic the very strong economy now being reported by Korea, we could be looking at a surprisingly steep upturn in Treasury bond yields later this year.
John Lonski
#Economy

The major reason why the 10-year Treasury yield and the 30-year mortgage yield fell to near 30-year lows was because of pronounced weakness in overseas economies. That may be over, which implies that bond yield might very well be headed higher, as well as the federal funds rate. . . The sooner we get back on a normal course, the better.
John Lonski
#Reason

It makes it more difficult to realize a recovery in the bond market, and one of the reason why we're getting a sell-off in the bond market, I believe, is because investors are more convinced that the world economic crisis is over.
John Lonski
#Reason

I think what you do see is somewhat of a reversal of that flight to quality, of that strong extraordinary aversion to risk,
John Lonski
#Quality