Pensions & Investments
Aksia: Hedge fund managers optimistic about markets, but concerned about tapering
Hedge fund managers mostly are confident that financial markets globally will function adequately in 2014, but as a pack believe Federal Reserve Bank tapering poses the biggest risk next year.
Greenspan vs.Taylor, a battle of the monetary-policy titans
On Tuesday night, CNBC anchor Larry Kudlow somehow arranged a live televised debate between Stanford economist John Taylor and former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan about alleged monetary-policy missteps in the run-up to the financial crisis Taylor, a leading expert of Fed policy, has long laid the blame for the housing bubble at the feet of ... (more)
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Why The Fed Will Keep Markets Guessing On Taper
If you follow the markets closely, you have probably asked yourself at some point why does the Fed keep sending mixed messages ? If we think in extremes, we can understand the Fed's rationale.
Regional News Stories: Federal Reserve Bank Researchers See...
The nation's unemployment rate could fall below 7 percent in under two years, according to an economic forecast developed in Cleveland.
The Fed: Fed's Bullard floats idea of small taper in December
The best move for the Federal Reserve given improving jobs numbers but slow inflation readings might be a small December taper, an official said Monday in key comments ahead of next week's meeting.
Wall Street Journal
Central Station: Post-Payrolls Take on Taper
Federal Reserve officials go into their pre-meeting "blackout" period tomorrow in which they stop speaking publicly and start intense negotiations about what to do at their Dec. 17-18 policy gathering.
Import restrictions could help curb economic woes
The chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank is creating 85 billion electronic public dollars per month in investment banks.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Uncertainty hinders U.S. economy, investment: Greenspan
The U.S. Federal Reserve's expansionary monetary policy to some extent has boosted U.S. economic growth, but the U.S. economy and business owners are confronted with great uncertainty due to political brinkmanship, says former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The Fed Is Playing Chicken With Your Savings; Don't Say You Weren't Warned
The Federal Reserve Bank has been a major factor in fixed income markets since it began its controversial program called "Quantitative Easing" or QE.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Dallas Fed report argues that water markets would help Texas with shortage
Texas' ongoing water scarcity could hold back the state's economic growth, economists with the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas say in a new report.
Wall Street Journal
Unemployment Won't Hit 6.5% Until 2015, Fed Research Suggests
A new paper from researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland could assuage the concerns of some market participants who still doubt the Fed's commitment to keep rates low even after the recovery picks up steam.
The Fed: Time for Fed to put taper on table, Lockhart says
Consideration of whether to scale back the pace of asset purchases should be "on the table" in December and at other upcoming Federal Reserve policy meetings, said Dennis Lockhart, president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank on Thursday.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
College of Staten Island gets visit from vice president of Federal Reserve Bank
Thomas C. Baxter Jr., executive vice president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, shared his perspectives about "Leadership, Ethics and the Rule of Law" with College of Staten Island School of Business students and faculty last month.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Hartford Courant
Fed should give more detail on rate hike plans: Williams
Concerned that investors are still not getting the Federal Reserve 's message that interest rates will stay low even after the Fed stops buying bonds, a top official of the U.S. central bank on Tuesday called for the Fed to provide more details soon on what would lead it to eventually raise interest rates.
Gross Says Central Bank Cash Influx Raises Global Assets' Risk
Pacific Investment Management Co.' s Bill Gross , manager of the world's biggest bond fund , said the unprecedented cash added to the financial system by central banks is raising the risk of a slide in global asset prices.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Fed unlikely to redraw markers for rate hike
Federal Reserve policymakers have cooled to the idea of explicitly raising the bar on future interest rate hikes, a sign the U.S. central bank is angling for a return to more subtle -- and familiar -- ways of explaining how it plans to steer the economy.
New York Post
Yellena s classmate a shockeda at her spectacular rise
She's about to become one of the most influential financial leaders in the world, but a classmate who sat in front of Janet Yellen at Brooklyn's Ft.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Our economic times: Deflationary fears creep into economy
The rate of change in the Personal Consumption Expenditures Index, the most commonly tracked benchmark by the Federal Reserve Bank, rose 0.9 percent in September, compared to a year earlier, well below the two percent Fed target.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Lamar Daily News
High school students learn about economy in Federal Reserve Bank leadership program
Las Cruces members of the Student Board of Directors of the El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas pose for a photo with their parents.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen
President Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday.