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The futures market is in a bear market.
Market analysts and analysts at the FOMC met in Washington on Wednesday for a fourth meeting of the central bank’s meeting that was meant to help them gauge the state of the global economy.
The Fed has been cautious in its forecasts, often relying on short-term data to make their assessments.
But a report released Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office said the Fed’s current plan to buy trillions of dollars of bonds, which is in effect until 2020, would have a negative effect on the economy and lead to the unemployment rate increasing to 5.1 percent by 2030.
“The Fed’s decision to buy bonds without any inflation expectations is likely to cause a downward shock on the overall economy, and may increase the likelihood of further deflation in the future,” said the CBO report, which found that the Fed would need to buy $1.5 trillion more in Treasuries to get inflation to 2 percent.
Many economists believe the Fed is trying to make a comeback after a recession in the late 1990s, when it bought $1 trillion in TreAsuries in an attempt to prop up the economy.
The Fed recently announced that it would buy $25 billion more in Treasury bonds to shore up the banking system, which has been battered by the financial crisis.
The Federal Reserve has also taken another step to stabilize the economy by raising interest rates twice in two years, with the first rate hike on March 3.
Economists expect the central banks bond purchases will continue in the months ahead, even though it is not clear if the Fed will continue to make those same purchases after the election, when Republicans control the White House and Congress.
Bond purchases have also boosted the stock market.
The S&P 500 has risen nearly 200 percent this year.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained almost 2,000 points, while the Nasdaq has climbed more than 600 percent.
The S&am futures market fell more than 4 percent on Wednesday after the CBO said that the cost of producing new oil rigs could rise significantly, increasing the risk of price volatility.
The CBO said the rise in costs was largely due to the rise of shale oil production, which accounts for about a third of U.S. oil production.
The U.K. has also announced plans to raise its energy taxes, which will be the first in a series of new taxes to be introduced by the government.
The price of gasoline has dropped by more than 15 percent since the end of February, while many gasoline stations have closed in the U.D.S., according to the National Retail Federation.
Some states, including Texas and Illinois, have introduced their own bills that will require businesses to provide health insurance, and a number of states have considered legislation to ban fracking and other unconventional oil and gas production.