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Weak Bounce Wednesday - Dammit Janet, We Need You!

Phil Davis | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

"The Future is ours so let's plan it If there's one fool for you then I am it I've one thing to say, and that's Dammit Janet, I love you!...

The Fed Threatens To Raise Interest Rates, Which Could Be A Big Mistake

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business

The Federal Reserve has lost its patience with interest rates. Let's hope it doesn't lose the economy in the process.

The Fed Moves the Goal Line

Michael Farr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

I believe that the Fed has overreached in its monetary policy not just in response to the latest crisis, but pretty consistently over the 15-20 years. In an effort to lessen the effects of (inevitable) economic downturns, the Fed (and other central banks) has caused extreme financial distortions and dislocations.

Tantrum Time at the Fed?

Michael Farr | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

The Great Recession was thwarted, but not conquered, by gobs and gobs of cash supplied by our Central Bank and others. It may be that all of the intervention will make a positive difference. If it doesn't, it will prove to have been an expensive error.

Come on Baby, Let's Do the Twist

Michael Farr | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

The Fed has become somewhat impotent and should pass the buck to Congress. If only Congress would answer the phone.

Those Wall Street Bonuses Come at a High Price

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

The Federal Reserve policy of keeping its target rate near zero is intended to allow banks to recapitalize, but it has the effect of taking money from the elderly and others living off their savings, and transferring that money to the banks.

Fed Gaining Complete Control Over Money Supply

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

We may now be abdicating complete control of our money supply to the government.

Why The Rate Cut Was Important To Main Street

Vince Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vince Farrell

The Federal Reserve lowered the Fed Funds rate on Wednesday to 1%. The move was widely expected but it's still important for a few reasons.