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More to Sell-Off Than Potential June Rate Increase

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

A market in transition can mean only one thing in our current environment. A potential top and the beginning of a bear market or longer-term correction.

What Did Janet Yellen and FOMC Comments Mean?

Harlan Green | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

The moment that the Federal Reserve's FOMC meeting ended, and its comments were released, interest rates rose. Why?

Mark Gongloff

The Fed Was Constantly 'Behind The Curve' During The Financial Crisis, New Transcripts Show | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business

Federal Reserve policy makers were repeatedly caught by surprise as the economy and financial markets collapsed around them in 2008, according to newl...

Good News/Bad News Economy Threatens a 2013 Taper

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

I went back and listened to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke's opening statement at his press conference last week and it is clear that he has no commitment to tapering any time soon.

Esther L. George Is the Lone Hero Within the U.S. Federal Reserve

Sheldon Filger | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Sheldon Filger

The recent conclave of the Fed's FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) that met and rendered a decision has sent the Dow Jones index soaring to record...

Is Another Emerging Market Crisis Brewing?

Nick Beecroft | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Nick Beecroft

Should we worry about potential contagion to weak eurozone peripheral countries? I don't think so, as the current account balances of Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain have all virtually improved to zero, compared to India's 4.8 percent deficit.

Managing Expectations--Why Fed Austerity Now?

Harlan Green | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

It seems that Ben Bernanke's Federal Reserve has lost its nerve. Last week's FOMC meeting confirmed that its Open Market Committee has decided to end...

Not in Kansas Anymore: Monetary Policy Demystified

Diane Swonk | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Diane Swonk

This report takes a closer look at monetary policy, what the FOMC is trying to accomplish, where voting members are in the process and ultimately, how far we have traveled from "home."

Fed Issues Dire Warning

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve stuck to its plan to buy $85 billion in bonds each month to push down borrowing costs and prop ...

Be Bullish! Bernanke Has Spoken!

Michael Farr | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

On the heel of Cypriot bank-deposit delirium, we suspect that the U.S. central bankers had more than enough concern to hold firm to the seemingly limitless flow of monetary easing.

The Fed Still Controls Everything

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Stock Market Misunderstands Fed Minutes, Panics

Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

The stock market is having a not-very-good day, all because of a little misunderstanding.

Fed Underplayed Severity Of Situation Just Ahead Of Massive Crisis, New Docs Reveal

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business

If you want to feel confident that the Federal Reserve knows where it's going as it steers the world's biggest economy, then you probably should not r...

The Secret Rulers Of The World

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

11 Lies About The Federal Reserve

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business

The Federal Reserve has a lot of haters, and those haters are spreading some rumors. Texas Governor Rick Perry echoed many conservatives' sentimen...

Fed Says Economy Is Slowing, Won't Do Anything About It

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy is losing strength and repeated a pledge to try to boost growth if hiring ...

Mark Gongloff

WEAK: Fed Does Absolute Bare Minimum For Economy | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

The Federal Reserve is failing to achieve both of its legally mandated goals, full employment and stable prices. And yet it chose on Wednesday to do t...

The Fed Shows a Steady Hand in Stormy Seas

Richard Barrington | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Disturbing as some of the March economic data has been, it is just one month, and that does not constitute a trend. It would be unsettling to the economy and the financial markets if the Fed shifted direction with every twist and turn in monthly data.

Bernanke: Fed Can't Handle Taxmageddon

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Ben Bernanke warned the Federal Reserve would be powerless to keep the economy from disaster if Congress fails to keep the country from falling off wh...

Is the Federal Reserve Coming Clean?

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Since the Fed wants to turn over a new leaf, why not ask for the transcripts of the meetings from 2007-2010? Let's just accelerate the timetable, and let everyone know what really went down at those meetings during the crisis of 2007 and 2008. And we got them. And we'll show you just what we got.

The Fed's New Transparency: Too Much information?

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

A series of inaccurate forecasts could make people doubt the ability of the FOMC. Opinions on the new reporting detail will vary, but ultimately the verdict may lay in the hands of whoever eventually succeeds Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman.

Federal Reserve Update: November 2011

Richard Barrington | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

At this point, Ben Bernanke is like a poker player who has already drawn his last card and pushed his remaining chips into the center of the table: all he can do now is watch how the game plays out.

Fed: Strengthening Economy Staves Off Need For New Actions

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve sketched a bleaker outlook Wednesday for the economy, which it thinks will grow much more slowly and face highe...

Shahien Nasiripour

Federal Reserve Risks Being Seen As Constantly Bailing Out Traders, Fed Official Says | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Investors will likely view the Federal Reserve's recent decision to keep short-term lending rates near zero for the next two years as part...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Federal Reserve Admits Economic Recovery Is Slowing, But Announces No Bold Moves In Response | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

UPDATE: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that the Federal Reserve's monetary policy will remain essentially unchanged, even ...