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Market Noise and Fed Messaging

Michael Farr | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

So far this year, the mid-cap banks are outperforming their behemoth cousins, and we now may know why. The big question, though, is how detrimental have these new regulations been to the economic recovery?

"FedUp" Activists Identify the Source of Economic Pain -- The Federal Reserve

Jerry Ashton | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

For the first time since the '30s, the 99 percent stood up and pointed out the real culprits -- Wall Street and the politicians they own. People listened, they heard, and began to believe.

Why Equities Sold Off Despite a Dovish Fed

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Equities sold off while the yield curve flattened as a result of a selloff in shorter maturities. Why?

Fed Trims Stimulus Again

Reuters | Ann Saphir and Krista Hughes | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

(Recasts first graph, adds comment from Yellen, market comment, adds bullets) * Fed drops unemployment threshold for path of rates * Monthly bon...

Yellen Nails The Economy's Biggest Problem

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.28.2014 | Business

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen might not know what is causing a massive income inequality problem in this country, or how to solve it. But at leas...

Mother Nature Clouds the Outlook

Michael Farr | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

How much of the slowing can be blamed on Mother Nature? Nobody knows for sure, of course, but there is enough reason to believe that the brisk pace of growth recorded in the second half of 2013 will not be sustained in 2014.

Mark Gongloff

The Fed Was Constantly 'Behind The Curve' During The Financial Crisis, New Transcripts Show

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Fed Officials Agreed On Cuts To Stimulus

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials agreed at their January meeting that further gradual reductions in their stimulus would be appropriate a...

Surprise Fed Jobs Report Is Extremely Misleading

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business

People have been buzzing about a new study suggesting the U.S. job market is in better shape than we think. If that doesn't sound right to you, that's...

The VIX Also Rises

Michael Farr | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The more people working, earning income and spending, the greater the economic benefits. The masses move the needle, not the 1% at the top.

To Paraphrase Mark Twain -- The Reports of America's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Edward Goldberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

The re-emergence of the United States as the growing -- not declining economic power (a pattern that has happened several times before) -- will have tremendous ramifications throughout the world.

Stocks Slide As Fed Trims Stimulus

AP | STEVE ROTHWELL | Posted 01.29.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock investors had plenty to dislike on Wednesday. Disappointing earnings from some big U.S. companies, ongoing jitters in emerg...

Zach Carter

Key Republican Rips Income Inequality, Calls For New Stimulus

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair sharply criticized Congress for failing to approve economic stimulus measures, saying elected lawmakers wh...

Fed Taper Begins -- What Happens Next?

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Investors have responded favorably to the outcome of today's highly-anticipated Federal Reserve policy meeting, and rightly so. Here are four key takeaways that speak to more than this afternoon's impressive market moves; they also shed light on what may be ahead.

The Stock Market Is Loving Ben Bernanke Right Now

Reuters, | Posted 12.18.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced it would begin scaling back its stimulus by $10 billion...

Zach Carter

Jeff Merkley Wants You To Know He Stood Up To Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) told HuffPost that he sees the finalization of regulation that banned Wall Street speculation with taxpayer m...

The Globalization 5 -- How Globalization Changed America in 2013, and What It Might Mean for 2014

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Welcome to the age of Central Bank Power. Since the 2008 crash, the U.S Federal Reserve Bank has become a new type of global hegemon.

JPMorgan, Fed Battled Over Controversial Business

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

By David Sheppard and Josephine Mason LONDON/NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve was pressing JPMorgan Chase & Co to dist...

Sacred Economics vs. Financial Tyranny

Kabir Helminski | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Kabir Helminski

Jesus threw the banksters out of the temple and proposed the forgiving of debts. People of good faith must try to understand this system of debt-enslavement and organize to end it.

Banks Threaten To Charge You For Saving Money

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business

In an effort to protect their record profits, banks might soon charge you for the privilege of having a savings account. I know what you're thinkin...

Central Bankers Considering Larry Summers' Desperate Idea For Ending The Depression

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

If you think people who save money are being punished by low interest rates, wait until they have to deal with negative interest rates. Slashing ra...

The Fed Isn't Ready To Stop Feeding The Economy Easy Money

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy still needs support from the Fed's low interest-rate policies because it i...

Yellen for Fed Chair

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I've found her analysis of the problems in the recent and current economy uniquely clear and persuasive. It's not over 'til it's over, and it hasn't started yet, but I suspect she'll be approved by the Senate.

The Truth Behind Emerging Economies: Colombia Case

Felipe Ángel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Felipe Ángel

America's financial and economical decisions will have an effect on emerging economies in the times to come. The reversal of flows will destabilise emerging economies, and an effort to attract investment will have to be made in order to keep the increasing growth rates in the GDP.

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.