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Fed Interest Rates

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.

Fed Promises To Be 'Patient' About Raising Interest Rates

AP | By JOSH BOAK and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you didn't know about the lingering damage from the Great Recession, the U.S. economy would appear remarkably strong. ...

The Real Financial Monster: Low Interest Rates

Terry Burnham, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Terry Burnham, Ph.D.

The conventional wisdom: low interest rates are good for both economic growth and the stock market. Unfortunately for the conventional, the "wisdom" of low-rates-stimulate-growth omits three features.

Mark Gongloff

Fed Puts Economy At Risk By Letting Interest Rates Soar | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

Ben Bernanke could stand to take some advice from Ricky Roma: You never open your mouth until you know what the shot is. Roma, the smooth-talking s...

Fed To Continue Stimulus

AP/HuffPost | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it will maintain the pace of its bond-buying program to keep long-term interest rates at record ...

Bernanke To Congress: Don't Invade Fed's Privacy

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a wide-ranging defense Monday of the Federal Reserve's aggressive policies to stimulate the still-wea...

Quantitative Counterfeiting Forever

Michael Pento | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

Last week, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the central bank would launch an unprecedented form of quantitative easing. In other words the Fed will continue to counterfeit money until there is a substantial decline in the unemployment rate.

No Job Growth Under 'Regime Uncertainty'

Mary L. G. Theroux | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Mary L. G. Theroux

Washington needs to reverse the past decade's pattern of runaway federal spending and mounting debt -- settling monetary, tax, and regulatory policies to predictable, reasonable levels that encourage investment. That truly would get America back to work.

We Have Seen This Stock Market 'Horror' Movie Before

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Terry Connelly

Wise up, stock investors -- you are being had, again -- by some real pros that count on you having a short memory from the games they played the last two years, at just this time of the year. They, not you, made the money in the second half of the past two years.

Is the Economy Really Healing?

Michael Pento | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

Please don't believe the hype that the American economy is healing. While it is true that some data is showing improvement, the true fundamentals of the economy continue to erode. The only thing holding the economy together is the Fed's promise of free money forever.

Warm Days and Thunderstorms: Bond Prices Are Rumbling

Michael Farr | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

Interest rate movements affect almost every type of investment in some way, but bond investments will react with direct negative correlation. The rule for bond investing is that the lower the coupon and the longer the maturity, the more volatile prices will be.

Fed: Don't Get Too Excited About The Economic Recovery

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve on Tuesday offered only a cautious nod to the economy's improving prospects as it put a spotlight on lofty unemployme...

Shahien Nasiripour

We Dare You To Find A Lower Rate: Wall Street Borrowed From Fed At 0.0078 Percent | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- For the lucky few on Wall Street, the Federal Reserve sure was sweet. Nine firms -- five of them foreign -- were able to borrow between $...

Why Bernanke's Problems Are Obama's

Christopher Whalen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the wake of Institutional Risk Analytics' comment last week about the lack of ideas inside the Obama Administration for resolving the economic mess...

Bank Rates Have Little to Hope for From Fed Meeting

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

No organization gets more attention for doing nothing than the Fed. Has the Fed painted itself into a corner with these near-zero interest rates?