Beat the Press
The Federal Reserve Board Responds to Bankers
The Washington Post had an article on grassroots efforts to try to influence the Federal Reserve Board's decisions on monetary policy.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
The American banking system might not last until Monday
For example, consider this really striking bit of history: "The then Federal Reserve Chairman made a phone call to the Bank of Japan Governor on that critical Friday night in August of that year."
Fri Aug 15, 2014
A conversation with John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco
John Williams is in charge of the largest territory -- and the largest economic unit -- in the Federal Reserve System.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
UPDATE 2-U.S. farmland values steady to higher in Plains, Midwest -Fed
Farmland prices in the U.S. Plains and Corn Belt states were steady to higher in the second quarter despite lower grain profits as crop prices fell, according to Federal Reserve Bank quarterly surveys issued on Thursday.
U.S. Fed buys $7.9 bln of mortgage bonds, sells $200 mln
The Federal Reserve bought $7.870 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities in the week from Aug. 7 to Aug. 13, more than the $7.648 billion purchased the previous week, the New York Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Signs Of The Fed's Era Of Secrecy Coming To An End
The Federal Reserve increasingly is attracting scrutiny across the board. Now add to that a roller coaster of a thriller, using a miracle of a rare device, shining a light into the operations of the Fed - that contemporary riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigm a: Matthew Quirk's latest novel, The Directive .
COLUMN-Are too-big-to-fail banks being cut down to size?
The massive $16-billion mortgage fraud settlement agreement reached by Bank of America and federal authorities - only the latest in a string of such settlements - makes it easy to lose sight of what good shape banks are in.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Federal Reserve Bank of New York -U.S. Monetary Authorities Did Not...
Release date- 07082014 - The U.S. monetary authorities did not intervene in the foreign exchange markets during the April-June quarter, the Federal Reserve Bank of meeting.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Are banks looking at a shrunken future?
Amid the hundreds of billions of bad-credit write-downs and the multibillion- dollar settlements with government watchdogs since the 2008 financial collapse, it's easy to lose sight of what good shape banks are in.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Fed Watch: Fed Hawks Squawk
Fed Hawks Squawk, by Tim Duy : How much leeway does Fed Chair Janet Yellen have in her campaign to hold interest rates low for a considerable period after asset purchases end later this year? If you listen to Fed hawks, you would believe that she is quickly running out of room.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Territorial Bancorp Inc. Declares Dividend
The increase in the size of our loan portfolio has been a major contributor to our net interest income growth for the three months ended , 2014.
Metcalf Bank acquisition of Bank of Belton requires patience
Metcalf Bank recently filed a new application with the Missouri Division of Finance to acquire Bank of Belton in a deal that has been ongoing for about four years now.
Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: Dump these investments from your portfolio now
Remember in December 1996 when then-chairman Alan Greenspan said stocks were in the grip of "irrational exuberance" ? The S&P 500 WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath offers analysis on the Federal Reserve's move to continue to scale back its purchases of mortgage and Treasury bonds to $25 billion a month.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Fed nods to firmer prices yet still focused on labor weakness
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday reaffirmed it was in no rush to raise interest rates, even as it upgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy and expressed some comfort that inflation was moving up toward its target.
Fed taper continues, on pace to end in October
With the announcement, the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee will now purchase $25 billion a month in bonds to stimulate the economy and is expected to further ratchet down purchases with the expectation of ending the controversial program late this year.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
2nd opinion: Biotech, Net stock P-Es not sky high
After Fed warning on expensive valuations of small biotech and Internet stocks, one Wall Street guru weighs in with a second opinion.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Fighting the Fed
The US Federal Reserve is battling with members of Congress over a proposed law, the Federal Reserve Accountability and Transparency Act , that would require the Fed to use a formal rule to guide monetary policy.