Dalio: Fed Has Raised Rates to “A Level That Is Hurting Asset Prices”; Paul Tudor Jones Blames the Tax Cut for Rate Hikes; “We’re in a Global Debt Bubble”

Ray Dalio: Fed raised rates to the point where they’re hurting asset prices from CNBC.


  • Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio argues the Fed has raised rates to a point where they’re hurting asset prices.
  • The central bank needs to start looking at monetary policy’s impact on asset prices before economic conditions, Dalio says.
  • Dalio also laughs off the notion that the Fed needs to raise rates so it would have room to make cuts if the economy were to take a major downturn.


Paul Tudor Jones: We are in a global debt bubble from CNBC.

  • “From a 50,000 feet viewpoint, we’re probably in a global debt bubble,” says Paul Tudor Jones, who is famous for making big macro calls. “Global debt to GDP is at an all-time high.”
  • The investor added that some “scary” moments may come in the corporate bond market.
  • Jones also said the Trump administration’s corporate tax cut from late last year could hurt investors down the road as the Federal Reserve keeps raising rates.


Warren: Fed Is Making the Exact Same Mistakes Now That Led to the 2008 Crisis


  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren charged Thursday that a buildup in leveraged loans is threatening the economy in the way subprime loans did leading up to the financial crisis.
  • She criticized the Federal Reserve for “dropping the ball” then and said the same situation is unfolding now.
  • A potential presidential candidate, Warren’s comments were directed at Fed Vice Chair Randal Quarles during a hearing Thursday.