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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.

Fed Makes Further Cut To Stimulus Program

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2014 | Business

By Jonathan Spicer and Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced a further $10 billion reduction in its mo...

Federal Reserve Looks To Support Economy With Less Drastic Measures

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

(Mark Felsenthal) - The Federal Reserve, facing rising global financial strains and recession fears, is poised to increase downward pressure on lo...

In The End, Fed's Bond-Buying Likely Helped Economy

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — It would drop interest rates and lift stock prices. It would ignite inflation. It was useless. Opinions of the Federal Reserve's p...