Here we present the results of the Sept. 29ASIE-News survey.

Subscribers toASI’s E-Newsletter may have noticed the addition of a weekly survey to the news features section. Here we present the results of the Sept. 29 survey.

Do you feel interest rates are artificially low?

Yes: 48.529%
No: 51.471%

Is it time for the Fed to boost rates?

Yes: 25%
No: 75%


”The Fed has been printing money at a blinding rate, and refuses to staunch the flow of spending.”

“The economy is still weak and needs low interest rates to support it.”

“I feel the economy is not strong enough for the Fed to increase interest rates.”

“The recovery is just starting and looks like it is going to be slow. Why rein it in already?”

“While interest rates are artificially low, I feel that this action is still warranted. It will probably be so going into spring of 2010.”