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52 min ago | CNN

The bond market is panicking

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

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5 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Bank of Israel Chair Named One of World's Best

Flug was one of seven bankers to get an A rating from Global Finance . Other bankers accorded the honor include the heads of the central banks of India, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, and Taiwan.

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9 hrs ago | KEPR CBS 19

Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: "Considerable time." The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed's first increase in interest rates since it cut them to record lows in 2008.

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11 hrs ago | News Max

WSJ: Yellen Pursues Consensual Strategy Similar to Bernanke's

While many monetary policy experts feared that Janet Yellen would play the role of ideologue as Federal Reserve Chairman, shoving her dovishness down the throats of fellow Fed policymakers, that hasn't turned out to be the case at all. Rather, she has copied the consensual approach of her predecessor Ben Bernanke, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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11 hrs ago | MarketWatch

Markets Blog: Nasdaq down sharpy in spite of stock-market bounce

Stocks are trading sideways, mostly in the red. Dow seems to defy the general trend though .

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14 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Fed Policy Gives The Impression That The Central Bank Loathes The American Worker

The opinions here expressed strictly are my own. I serve as senior advisor, economics, for American Principles in Action and advisor to and editor of the Lehrman Institute's The Gold Standard Now .

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15 hrs ago | News Max

El-Erian: The Federal Reserve and 'Language Tantrums'

Tuesday was supposed to be the kickoff of a straightforward, two-day policy meeting for the "steady as she goes" Federal Reserve. Instead, recent data releases have turned the gathering into a cliffhanger for markets and a challenge for a central bank that has struggled before to effectively and ably communicate tricky policy transitions.

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15 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Grand Central: Dollar Doomsayers Have Gotten the Fed All Wrong

Let's ponder for a moment those many critics of the Federal Reserve who have argued with great certainty for several years that low interest rates and gargantuan central bank bond-buying programs would lead to a collapse of the dollar. Boy, have those predictions been wrong.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Yellen Seeks Interest-Rate Consensus

As vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen was an unabashed advocate of easy money who pressed colleagues to embrace her view. As chairwoman she has taken a much different approach, becoming a restrained consensus seeker modeled after her predecessor, Ben Bernanke.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Seeking Alpha

The Fed's (VERY) Big Bets

There can be little argument that the U.S. Federal Reserve saved the banking system and in the process, the global economy, during the credit crisis. In an intense time with the financial system seemingly coming apart at the seams, Bernanke & Co.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

UCLA: Interest rates to rise in...

In this May 8, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appears before the Senate Budget Committee to examine the nation's economic and fiscal outlook, on Capitol Hill in Washington. This week's Federal Reserve meeting is the third at which Yellen will preside as chair since succeeding Ben Bernanke in February.

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Washington Examiner

Window closing for Obama to fill Federal Reserve board

With Congress running out the few legislative days it has before the November elections , Obama has not nominated candidates for the two open positions on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. If Republicans take control of the Senate, Obama's ability to appoint his preferred candidates would be limited.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Reuters

Emerging-market currency turbulence picks up, options markets flash red

The cost of hedging against sharp fluctuations in many emerging-market currencies jumped to multi-month highs on Wednesday, and derivatives markets indicate that bets against them are on the rise as the dollar strengthens. A rising dollar and higher Treasury yields are spooking investors engaged in dollar-based carry trades - borrowing at low interest rates to invest in a higher-yielding, riskier asset.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Seeking Alpha

The Depressive Tale Of Nominal Yields

It is easy to get carried away with modern finance, diving into the immense flourishing of finance that has taken place. Conceptions have become far more complex, sometimes unnecessarily so, leading to impairments in distinguishing forest and trees.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Investopedia

Alan Greenspan: 19 Years In The Federal Reserve

If Alan Greenspan could stand in front of a TV camera today and say, "The economy is going down in a huge flaming pile just like the Hindenburg," the chances are good the economy would tank within the hour. This power is the result of the position he held for 19 years under four different presidents.

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Financial Planning

Big Banks Headed Straight for Another Bailout

Why Clients Need Help With Family Governance Many clients don't know this area of expertise exists, but they know they need help with it, says Paul Pagnato, whose Pagnato-Karp Group works with UHNW families. Here's how advisors can help clients with family governance.

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MarketWatch

Morgan Stanley economist: No hike till 2016

While most Federal Reserve watchers are comfortable with the forecast of a first rate hike sometime in the middle of 2015, there are some notable outliers. One of them is Vincent Reinhart, a former top monetary policy expert at the U.S. central bank and now top U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley.

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Wall Street Journal

Have Markets Become More Dovish Than the Fed?

Fed officials want to keep market expectations on interest rates aligned with their own to avoid surprises that could trigger market turmoil. Investors may be growing a little too comfortable with the prospect that Federal Reserve officials will leave interest rates near rock-bottom lows for the foreseeable future, according to a research note from the San Francisco Fed published Monday.

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MSN Money

Fed policy has netted $1 trillion in bond returns

If you agreed with all the academics, billionaires and politicians who denounced Federal Reserve monetary policy since the financial crisis, you missed $1 trillion of investment returns from buying and holding U.S. Treasuries. That's how much the government bonds have earned for investors since the end of 2008, when the Fed dropped interest rates close to zero and embarked on the first of three rounds of debt purchases to resuscitate an economy crippled by the worst recession since the Great Depression.

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Bloomberg

Fed Seeks to Calm Congress Demand for More Oversight

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has tried to repair damaged relations with Congress during her first seven months in office. The fix-up isn't going very well.

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