Posts filed under “Federal Reserve”

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

Don’t Expect Job Data Alone to Persuade Fed on Rates

Source: NY Times

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

Expectations Stay Anchored in Spite of Declining Inflation

Expectations Stay Anchored in Spite of Declining Inflation Charles T. Carlstrom and Margaret Jacobson The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has stated that its long-run target for inflation is 2 percent. Inflation does and will always vary around that target, but some observers are worried that the recent decline we have seen in inflation is…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Inflation, 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

(With Reference to Peter Boockvar, the Book of Matthew, Sherlock Holmes, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and Denis Healey) Richard W. Fisher, President and CEO Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Remarks before the National Association of Corporate Directors Dallas · January 14, 2014 Speech in PDF     Thank you, George [Jones]. George is a…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Fed Tapering – Shades of 1937?

Fed Tapering – Shades of 1937? In the press conference immediately following the December 17-18, 2013 FOMC meeting, Fed Chairman Bernanke indicated that it was the FOMC’s current plan to have terminated Federal Reserve outright securities purchases by the end of 2014, commencing with a $10 billion reduction in securities purchases immediately after the December…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

What Caused the Decline in Long-term Yields?

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke At the Annual Monetary/Macroeconomics Conference: The Past and Future of Monetary Policy, sponsored by Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, San Francisco, California March 1, 2013   Long-Term Interest Rates I will begin my remarks by posing a question: Why are long-term interest rates so low in the United States and…Read More

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Is Monetary Policy Overburdened?

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank