Posts filed under “Federal Reserve”

Does the Federal Reserve Staff Still Beat Private Forecasters?

Category: Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

Its all fun & games until someone loses an economy!

Source: Bianco Research This month, 1,865 pages of FOMC transcripts from 2008 were released to the public. Bloomberg studied the transcripts, finding on average about 25 references to laughter per meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. This was almost half of the 45 giggles per FOMC meeting in 2007. Continues here

Category: Federal Reserve, Hedge Funds, Really, really bad calls

Slides From the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Money, Liquidity and Welfare

Category: Currency, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

When Will the Fed End Its Zero Rate Policy?

When Will the Fed End Its Zero Rate Policy? Jens Christensen FRBSF Economic Letter, February 10, 2014     U.S. Treasury yields and other interest rates increased in the months leading up to the Federal Reserve’s December 2013 decision to cut back its large-scale bond purchases. This increase in rates probably at least partly reflected…Read More

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

Lessons from the Taper Tantrum

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Fed is Too Focused on Wealth Effect, Equity Markets

  “When will these guys ever learn that maybe, just maybe, these Fed policies aimed at targeting asset prices at levels above their intrinsic values is probably not in the best interests of the nation?” -Dave Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin, Sheff   Not long ago, I was listening to former Federal Reserve…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Philosophy, Really, really bad calls, UnGuru

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Quantitative Easing in Japan: Past and Present

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Your New 2014 FOMC !

FOMC Hawk Dove Spectrum   I always enjoy the intro of all the players in the Superbowl (though not as much as Key & Peele’s). Perhaps it is time to review all the players in the FOMC, given upcoming personnel changes. Michael Hanson at Bank America Merrill Lynch notes some of these changes continues here…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Federal Reserve