If the economy is so strong, why would the geniuses at the fed need to pause their tiny .25 basis point rate hikes? if it's due to the world economy slowdown, that's not a good thing. in the meantime, national debt approaching $22,000,000,000,000...markets have been hung up on every word from the fed since 2008, and it's not natural. it's not a free market system. markets are trapped. maybe that was the fed's plan all along?