Posts filed under “Federal Reserve”

Category: Federal Reserve, Real Estate, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Central Bank Smackdown

Central Bank Smackdown By John Mauldin July 5, 2014     BIS: The Opening Riposte Yellen’s Counter-Riposte The Coming Liquidity Crisis A Few Thoughts on the Nonfarm Payroll Number Nantucket, New York City, Maine, San Antonio, and China(?)     Smackdown: smack·down, ˈsmakˌdoun/, noun, US informal 1.  a bitter contest or confrontation. “the age-old man…Read More

Category: Employment, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

A Limited Central Bank

A Limited Central Bank by Charles I. Plosser, President and Chief Executive Officer As the Fed begins its 100th anniversary year, I believe it is entirely appropriate to reflect on its history and its future. At the same time, we need to reflect on what I believe is the Federal Reserve’s essential role and how…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Chair Janet L. Yellen: Monetary Policy and Financial Stability

Chair Janet L. Yellen: Monetary Policy and Financial Stability At the 2014 Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C. July 2, 2014   It is an honor to deliver the inaugural Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture. Michel Camdessus served with distinction as governor of the Banque de France and was one of…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

What Is the St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index?

For the week ending June 6, the St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index (STLFSI) rose to -1.256 from -1.289. The latter is currently the lowest level on record for the index, which goes back to December 1993. The recent increase in the index was the first in the past five weeks, and the index has…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Federal Reserve

June 24, 2014 Just Because the Fed Is Doing the Right Thing Now Is No Guarantee It Will Continue to Do So The Fed is continuing to slow the growth in the amount of credit it is creating. In December 2013, the year-over-year growth in the sum of Fed outright holdings of securities and its net repurchase…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve

Monetary Policy in the United States: A Brave New World?

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Rising Interest Rate Risk at US Banks

Rising Interest Rate Risk at US Banks William Bednar and Mahmoud Elamin Average interest rate risk in the banking system has been increasing since the end of the financial crisis and is almost back to its pre-recession level. But the increase has not occurred uniformly at large and small banks. At big banks, risk, while…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

Impact of Fed Tapering Announcements on Emerging Markets

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Think Tank