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Markets Queasy After Sick Janet Yellen Ends Live Speech: “Initial Reaction Was A Dive in Stocks”

Mac Slavo
September 25th, 2015
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It might be taken as a bad omen for the economy. Perhaps, it was the sign of a sick market.

Then again, the Federal Reserve is not too obvious with its hints about future policy and its effects on policy.

Nonetheless, during a speech where many were watching for news about a possible rate hike, Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen had a bizarre moment on stage where she stumbled over several words, then froze up as if she was having a stroke before appearing to nearly vomit and ending the speech abruptly. CNBC noted that she “appeared to pause and cough multiple times” and that “Yellen told officials at the event that she was light-headed.”

It was really quite startling. CNN Money posted: People are freaking out about this Janet Yellen speech, while Twitter took notice as well.

Yellen was escorted off stage and treated by a medic from the UMass campus where she was giving the live speech. Reports were quick to point out that Yellen was not hospitalized – lest further confidence be lost. “She’s fine…” was the quick response from officials, while she reportedly resumed her schedule.

“Chair Yellen felt dehydrated at the end of a long speech under bright lights. As a precaution, she was seen by EMT staff on-site at U-Mass Amherst. She felt fine afterward and has continued with her schedule Thursday evening,” the Fed said in a statement.

Zero Hedge reported on the strange occurrence, and posted the video of the final minutes of her speech, when she pauses, appears uneasy, and takes several moments to regain her composure, before ultimately deciding to “stop there” after burping or nearly vomiting twice.

Although her health reportedly improved after leaving the stage, it was enough to rattle the markets who see any slips as bad news for investors.

As Zero Hedge reported, the initial reaction was a dive in stocks (as the chart shows):

Beyond this temporary decline on the stock market, which lasted only a few minutes, the markets are spooked and have been for some time.

Already, stock futures dropped significantly ahead of her speech at University of Massachusetts Amherst and the market was down at closing.

There was some indication of changing Fed policy, and lots of mention about China’s devalued currency. “Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen said she expects a US interest rate hike by the year’s end,” the Business Times reported.

However, there remains a great deal of nervousness:

“Everybody right now has become a technical analyst because this market action is not predicated on economic news, earnings, or overseas action,” Pavlik said. “There’s just a general lack of confidence and people are confused and when that happens, they don’t buy stocks.” (source)

The Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing policy has severely strained investors who are earning little to no return on their money, while many understand that any increase in the interest rate – currently at or near zero – could also be devastating to the market and investors.

It is interesting that so many political faux pas and gaffes play into the news of the day.

Online commenters offered speculation that Yellen could have been poisoned or electronically attacked by an adversary such as China, who might seek to threaten or silence her before raising rates.

It left others speculating that she was having trouble holding it together under the weight of guilt about the negative impact that the Fed’s decisions have on the country. One commenter wrote: “She knows collapse of the bond/dollar bubble is right around the corner” while another said, “This woman knows damn well what is about to happen to the United States. The sh** is about to hit the fan very soon.”

Rightly or wrongly, Yellen’s ‘falter’ on stage could trigger further rumblings about confidence in the United States’ private central banks, and in world markets generally, which are now falling and could collapse with the right piece of bad news.

Things stand at a precipice, and the Fed is clearly not prepared to play chicken.

Read more:

The Federal Reserve Has Unleashed a “Virus Of Radical Monetary Policy”… and There’s No Going Back

Fed Tightening “Could Have Profoundly Destructive Consequences for Economies”

“Everyone Preparing for the Wrong Outcome”: Schiff Says QE4 is Coming, Not a Rate Hike!

Former SEC Director Warns Against Automated and Secretive Market “Rigged Against Retail Investors”

The Fed Can’t Fix It: “All That’s Left is a Reset, Shutdown of the System”

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Date: September 25th, 2015

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  1. john stiner says:

    The people in the markets probably took one look at this ugly bitch and the knee jerk reaction was to sell.

  2. john stiner says:

    If raising the rates from ZERO to 0.25% is going to cause a market crash, then the market is nothing but a fraud to begin with.

    In the late 1980s the rates for home mortgages was about 14%. Now they are 3% to 5%.

    How is our economy going to function if rates go back to the 1980s levels?

    We are screwed.

  3. The Prophet says:

    Boehner is leaving. That’s good. Who are we going to get next? There is no savior in that party.

    • passinwiththewind says:

      Yellen is spokesperson for the Axis of Evil…Banksters. All these evil workers are knowingly doing the work of satan.

      No wonder they feel sickly. They are sick to the core. They have sold their very souls to be a part of an evil empire that causes people pain, and suffering.

      article says,
      “…. in world markets generally, which are now falling and could collapse with the right piece of bad news.”

      That is a profound statement because that is all that it would take. Imagine if the headlines read “Hundreds of thousands Die in Earthquake”: that’s all it would take. Especially if it were Tokyo or the Gay Bay.

    • watchman says:

      I predict we’ll see more rats jumping ship because they know what’s coming.

    • john stiner says:

      Boehner was the opposite of a savior. he was not a Conservative and he was complicit with Obama’s agenda.

      I am sure there will be a governmnet shut down coming, so double check your vacation plans if you are going to a National Park. They are the only things that actually get shut down.

    • Enemy of the State says:

      Bail , Bail

      rats ,, rearranging the chairs on a ship that is sinking fast

  4. ColoradoKid says:

    Holee cow, she was seizing up all over the place.
    Its painfully obvious she didn’t write that speech…

  5. 2isone says:

    A seizure or stroke? Can’t imagine the inherent stress of that job.

  6. harry says:

    what u see is just exactly what u r getting….

  7. “Yellen faltered at end of her speech. Last page was agonizing. I don’t think she felt well but she seemed better when she left the stage.”

    Imagine my surprise! What I see is a cunt trying to contain her laughter!

  8. watching and waiting says:

    No one here should be surprised by any event that occurs in the markets or with key people.

    It is the reason why we prep.

    Imagine the knee jerk response of the market. Oh, how fragile the system is.

  9. Braveheart says:


  10. MAJIK8BALL says:

    The swindlers are going to play deathly ill and vanish. Because the jigs up!

    • john stiner says:

      I don’t know how these people live with themselves. I would fell terrible if i had to lie to someone.

      I would rather be cheated than to cheat someone else. The guilt would be too much for me, not to mention the wrath of God.

  11. Sailing Jim says:

    Conscience got your tongue??

  12. Kfilly says:

    I wish she would have passed away! Oh wait, that is too kind of a punishment for a Satanic tyrant like her. The people should be able to give her a swinging good time.

  13. SoapDish says:

    Stocks seem to be up by the last time I took a look? All smoke and mirrors, lead the sheeple into believing that all is well in the neighbor-hood.
    I just wish that people would quit putting dates on when this is going to happen or that is going to happen.
    TPTB will continue this can kicking till they feel that complete control is theirs.
    Just when you think it can take no more? Everything keeps ticking along piece by piece, bit by bit…….

  14. citizen says:

    I’m really not too worried about the stock market. But this put my radar on full alert.
    A government shutdown Oct. 1 could immediately suspend or delay food stamp payments to some of the 46 million Americans who receive the food aid.

    The Agriculture Department said Tuesday that it will stop providing benefits at the beginning of October if Congress does not pass legislation to keep government agencies open.

    “If Congress does not act to avert a lapse in appropriations, then USDA will not have the funding necessary for SNAP benefits in October and will be forced to stop providing benefits within the first several days of October,” said Catherine Cochran, a spokeswoman for USDA. “Once that occurs, families won’t be able to use these benefits at grocery stores to buy the food their families need.”

  15. The Prophet says:

    She was coughing up a rat she ate. Lizard woman.

  16. Stolz Vorfahren says:

    Something is happening to the tribe of Satan. First Lloyd Blankfein and now this midget bitch. God please don’t cause them natural death since many innocents blood have been shed by them on the planet and they must face a painful death by those remaining.

  17. slingshot says:

    Best case of stage fright that I have seen in awhile.

  18. Night Breaker says:

    Prophet Where is HCKS when you need him ? LOL

    Wrote a long post on preparedness never got posted , most of my posts are not posting .
    Nothing controversial in them just good tips .
    May go the way of Be Informed , this site is becoming really erratic .
    Time is to short to waste time posting stuff that never gets read .
    Keeping prepping guys hopefully see you all on the other side of this .

    God bless and good luck .

    Semper Fi

  19. Cat Herder says:

    Most likely it was a minor stroke-the classic sign of that is light-headed, nausea, verbal motor skills gone to crap and then subside.
    Lack of hydration can trigger stroke of this type-especially since she’s getting up there in years. However, she knows that the system that she inherited is screwed, and to try and squeeze more bucks out of the *choke-gag-ack!!* middle class (or what’s left of it) will probably result in the biggest middle finger upraised since 1776.
    My $00.25 worth.

  20. J Wellington says:

    That is one of our fearless leaders?

  21. No joke says:

    Janet felt ill because she was ” lite headed”, I think she has been lite headed most of her life then.

  22. Grandma says:

    Maybe she was feeling sick, I don’t know but I’m suspicious of everything these days. Could she have been reading something she didn’t want to read out loud? Reminds me of Hillary when she so called fainted and hit her head when she was called to speak in Congress about Benghazi.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Me thinks she needs to get a new set of love eggs… BZZZZZZZZ.

  24. aljamo says:

    The only time a politician is telling the truth is when they are calling another politician a liar.

  25. TheGuy says:

    Deals with the stress well, I see.

    Stress? WHAT STRESS? Is… something wrong??


  26. Silver Buck says:

    My favorite time of year, ” Hunting Season” and I’m hesitant to leave the majority of my prep’s. never felt this way before.

  27. Texasprepper says:

    October 1st, SNAP benefits could run out of funding. Let the games begin, I’M locked and loaded. Started inventoring my preps today. What I thought would take a few hours is going to take 2 or 3 days. Have been adding to them for years and have accumulated a lot more than I thought. I’m feeling better about where I’m at but there is ALWAYS more that needs to be done.
    Semper Paratus

  28. Charley Waite says:

    That moment when the enormity of it all hits you……


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