Posts filed under “Federal Reserve”

Whence Comes Central Bank Terms “Dove & Hawk” ?

Of doves, hawks and Mary Poppins

Category: Federal Reserve, Video

Dear Federal Reserve

Dear Federal Reserve: As we approach your last get together of the year I first want to wish you all great holidays and a happy and healthy new year. I also want to extend my utmost respect for the time you have given to public service in your contribution of what is the Federal Reserve…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

The U.S. Economy Upshifts

  “Read narrowly, the results show that some survey data suggesting weak post-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales was misleading at best.” — New York Times   No, this isn’t going to be a victory lap about the National Retail Federation and its always-wrong forecasts about holiday retail sales (that annual chest-pounding comes in January). Rather, this…Read More

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Investing

The Fed Spectrometer

  Federal Reserve Hawks vs Doves   click for ginormous infographic Source: Bloomberg Briefs   Text only version is here  

Category: Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates

Monetary Policy When the Spyglass Is Smudged

Monetary Policy When the Spyglass Is Smudged Early Elias, Helen Irvin, and Òscar Jordà FRBSF, 2014-35 November 24, 2014     An accurate measure of economic slack is key to properly calibrating monetary policy. Two traditional gauges of slack have become harder to interpret since the Great Recession: the gap between output and its potential…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Fed Policy and Stock Outlook

Fascinating stuff here: The Easy Money’s Been Made: Fed Policy and Stock Outlook Source: Bloomberg Chart of the Day

Category: Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Markets

Forward Guidance in Extraordinary Times, in Normal Times, and Betwixt the Two Loretta Mester, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, November 6, 2014   Good evening and thank you very much for the invitation to speak to the Money Marketeers.  I understand that a long line of Federal Reserve presidents and governors have…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Does Slower Growth Imply Lower Interest Rates?

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Yellen: Central Banking: The Way Forward?

At the “Central Banking: The Way Forward?”, International Symposium of the Remarks at the Panel Discussion on “Shaping the Future of the Macroeconomic Policy Mix” Chair Janet L. Yellen Banque de France, Paris, France November 7, 2014       Remarks at the Panel Discussion on “Shaping the Future of the Macroeconomic Policy Mix” I…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Fisher: It’s Very Dangerous to `Tamper’ With Fed

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher talks about the central bank’s independence, monetary policy and economy. Fisher speaks with Michael McKee, Stephanie Ruhle and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”


Source: Bloomberg Nov. 5 2014

Category: Federal Reserve, Video