Jim Grant: Stocks Are Set for Big Fall, Thanks to the Fed

Posted: 2/24/2014 8:44:38 EST

The Federal Reserve's massive bond buying and near-zero-interest-rate monetary policy has set up the stock market for a big fall, said Jim Grant, founder and editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer.

"My fear is because that interest rates are suppressed, therefore earnings are inflated," he told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Monday. "So when rates go up … the 'hall of mirrors' is shattered and we look at each other and see what actually is real rather than what the Fed wants us to believe."

If it were up to him, Grant said, the Fed would not have intervened at the time of the 2008 financial crisis because the markets and wages should have been given a chance to hit rock bottom.



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