Don’t Blame the FED

Published on
December 10th, 2018
6 minutes

Don’t Blame the FED

The One Thing ·
Featuring AK

Published on: December 10th, 2018 • Duration: 6 minutes

This week AK takes a look at everyone's favorite scapegoat- The FED.


  • JP
    Janusz P.
    27 December 2018 @ 22:42
    Great 5min entertaining, haven’t had that much laugh in a while. Awesome job AK! To all of you bashing this funny series, you don’ get the humor of it, but that’s ok. I’m sure you would prefer instead more „trade ideas” aka spoon feeding you with guessing game type ideas coming from advisory services that came to RV for advertisement but you are to blind to see the truth. You are uch more likely to benefit from this funny series than from those trade ideas. How? At least it will help you relax before the next trading session opens. And being relax it will help you see the market for what it really is.
  • MF
    M F.
    16 December 2018 @ 09:32
    WTF...i stopped watching after 1 min...Milton...this is not the kind of stuff i signed up for.
  • SG
    Suhail G.
    15 December 2018 @ 23:12
    I think AK does a brilliant job in his videos, distilling " sophisticated" ideas for a broader, and younger, audience. An important voice for RV, in my opinion.
  • JT
    Jimmy T.
    12 December 2018 @ 04:21
    Why do people not like these? They are hilarious and entertaining.
    • BC
      Burton C.
      15 December 2018 @ 05:26
      Right, a little humor, what's wrong with that
  • SM
    Stuart M.
    14 December 2018 @ 19:16
    OK, some comedy relief once in a while isn't bad.
  • AK
    Anthony K.
    13 December 2018 @ 19:27
    Is there a way to block him from my feed................
  • HJ
    Harry J.
    12 December 2018 @ 17:59
    Childish bull shit
  • HM
    Holland M.
    12 December 2018 @ 15:17
    What is this nonsense?
  • DV
    Dimitri V.
    11 December 2018 @ 21:28
    young Benihana was hilarious. Is that why markets are so choppy?
  • JL
    James L.
    10 December 2018 @ 17:05
    A sophomoric understanding of the Fed and banking more appropriate of, perhaps, a high school student. AK does not understand why the Fed took the steps it did (to bail out TBTF banks, large corporations and keep government debt costs at reasonable levels while public debt doubled). He has a mid-80s understanding of the Fed's tools (discussing reserve requirements, Fed funds and open market operations), but reserve requirements were neutered in a variety of ways (e.g., overnight sweeps, Cayman branches) decades ago. He does not mention the current mechanics of IOER or repo/reverse repo operations as mechanisms to control short-term rates. He fails to discuss the impact of Fed balance sheet reduction. Finally, he glosses over why rates are going higher (low rates were killing the banking system, pensions and insurance companies, and retirees) and fails to understand the irony of a Fed hiking rates in anticipation of cutting them, when the asset bubble they blew from last suppressing rates goes horribly wrong. Do better AK or find a topic you understand.
    • PD
      Peter D.
      11 December 2018 @ 16:20
      I just reread this. Great post. I think AJ's video was great for the audience that RV is trying to attract. However to compensate RV's core early audience and the Deep Divers they should get you to do a video here too.
  • JH
    Jesse H.
    11 December 2018 @ 14:45
    I love this - much needed comic relief!!
  • RV
    Richard V.
    11 December 2018 @ 13:14
    This guy is great!
  • SB
    Salvatore B.
    10 December 2018 @ 22:53
    I don't mind the video but I wish 20/20 was still around
    • CB
      C B.
      11 December 2018 @ 04:43
      Why stop at 20/20? What if the podcast was back with Grant! Those were the days...
  • MS
    Michael S.
    11 December 2018 @ 02:42
    I'm here for the deep dives but thought this was pretty entertaining for a 5 minute clip...plenty of high brow content on RV on a daily basis, no problem with mixing it up a bit...
    • CB
      C B.
      11 December 2018 @ 04:42
      Yes, for real, this was a hit.
  • CB
    C B.
    11 December 2018 @ 04:41
    When the Proles are laughing at this, then we’ll know the revolution is on!
  • EF
    Eric F.
    11 December 2018 @ 03:45
    5 fun informative minutes. Haters, just don’t.
  • DY
    Damian Y.
    11 December 2018 @ 01:30
    Very disappointing that RV is going down this path. Youtube has much better and interesting content about finance than this video.
  • FB
    Floyd B.
    11 December 2018 @ 00:31
    Good for an inexperienced investor but not very useful for me
  • as
    andrew s.
    10 December 2018 @ 22:12
    Wrong direction RV, content filler soon you become what you are trying to replace
  • JF
    Joseph F.
    10 December 2018 @ 21:44
    Good work AK.
  • sl
    suman l.
    10 December 2018 @ 21:42
    idk why lot of people are disliking this video. the video are ment for the people who are new to financial industry and trying to up level their education and understanding of econ and how it works and so on . its simple and informative for a newbie to understand what fed is , what it does and what it is supposed to do (even though I do not agree with it ) . it might feel like a waste of time to lot of ppl but you guys need to understand that all the real visionary are not at your level to understand everything . that's why real vision had lot of content to suit your level . do guys please enjoy it . stop the thumbs down and spread love Haha lol
  • KC
    Kirk C.
    10 December 2018 @ 19:37
    the idea that the fed could ever know what a neutral rate should be is just dumb
  • TB
    Terence B.
    10 December 2018 @ 17:03
    Waste of time