FOMC Speech

I simply cannot muster the interest to listen to or read this testimony. Can’t even feign it.

Would someone please do me a favor and let me know if there is anything significant in it? 

Thanks . . .

The economy and financial markets
Chairman Ben S. Bernanke
Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate
Federal Reserve, February 14, 2008

Category: Federal Reserve

Housing and Monetary Policy

Category: Currency, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Real Estate

Real Retail Sales Growth Fall to 2003 Levels

Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Economy, Inflation, Retail

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Category: Investing, Politics

Open Thread: No Free Lunch?

Category: Economy, Politics, Taxes and Policy

Me Media: Prediction Markets in the NYT

Category: Markets, Politics, Psychology

Builders: No Soup for You! Come Back One Year!

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Politics, Real Estate

Retail Sales Show Inflation, Not Growth

Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Retail

WTF Headline of the Day: “Dow 18,500? Believe It”

Category: Earnings, Economy, Investing, Markets, Psychology, Valuation

1-888 Foreclose-B-Gone !

Category: Credit, Politics, Real Estate