Posts filed under “Bailouts”

Category: Bailouts, Economy, Employment, Think Tank

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Think Tank

Tracking Recent Levels of Financial Stress

Tracking Recent Levels of Financial Stress Amanda Janosko Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 01.17.14     The Cleveland Financial Stress Index (CFSI) has trended down throughout the fourth quarter of 2013 and early this year, indicating a reduction in the level of stress in the US financial system. During the federal government shutdown in October…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

The Best Gummint Housing Program You’ve Never Heard Of

Of all of the various government housing programs run by various federal agencies — Federal Housing Administration, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Housing and Urban Development and, of course, Fannie Mae — HARP is the most effective and efficient one out there. Odds are you have never even heard of the Home Affordable Refinance Program. And…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Real Estate

Happy 100th Birthday, Mother Merrill. We Miss You

click for bigger graphic Source: Bank America     Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith turns 100 today. At least, she would have been, if she was a standalone entity, and not a government rescued TBTF entity, forced into a shot-gun wedding with Bank of America. I have a warm place in my heart for…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Digital Media, Investing, M&A

The Federal Reserve: Looking Back, Looking Forward

The Federal Reserve: Looking Back, Looking Forward Chairman Ben S. Bernanke At the Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania January 3, 2014       In less than a month my term as Fed Chairman will end. Needless to say, my tenure has been eventful–for the Federal Reserve, for the country, and…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

When Might the Federal Funds Rate Lift Off?

When Might the Federal Funds Rate Lift Off? Computing the Probabilities of Crossing Unemployment and Inflation Thresholds (and Floors) Edward S. Knotek II and Saeed Zaman       The Federal Open Market Committee has been providing guidance to help markets anticipate when it will begin raising the federal funds rate target. The most recent…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve

Has the Fed Stabilized the Price Level?

Has the Fed Stabilized the Price Level? Marc P. Giannoni and Hannah Herman Liberty Street Economics, November 27, 2013     The Federal Reserve Reform Act of 1977 established the monetary policy objectives of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates. The goal of “stable prices” has long been understood to mean a…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Bullard on the Taper: “Everything is on the Table”

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard talks about the potential for a reduction in the Fed’s bond buying, asset prices and the U.S. economy. Bullard speaks with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”


Source: Bloomberg Nov. 20 2013

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Video

JPMorgan and Uncle Sam Now Partners in Pillaging of America


Source: Yahoo Finance

Category: Bailouts, Media, Video