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Wednesday - December 12, 2007
As I predicted last Friday, the Fed voted yesterday to cut the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 4.25%. Although the initial reaction was not positive, I think there are several benefits going forward:
Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
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