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Operation Twist

The Federal Reserve Declares Independence

Diane Swonk | Posted 10.26.2012 | Business
Diane Swonk

Will open-ended easing work? Fed Opens Door on New Era In an unprecedented move, the Federal Reserve voted to expand its balance sheet by $40 billio...

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.

Mark Gongloff

WEAK: Fed Does Absolute Bare Minimum For Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Fed Continues To Twist Noting Economy Needs Further Support

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is trying again to jolt the American economy out of its stalled recovery. It's extending a program that aims to...

Let's Do The Twist

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Thing One: Fed Prepares Money Cannon: We now come to the part of our program where the Fed starts blasting money into the stands with one of those t-s...

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.

How Bernanke Ruined the Stock Market's Week

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

The Federal Reserve's latest attempt to revive the economy--the so-called Operation Twist--received a resoundingly negative reaction upon its announcement on September 21.

'Operation Twist': What Is It? How Could It Help? But Why Will It Not?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As the U.S. launches $400bn 'Operation Twist' in a desperate attempt to kick-start the economy, concerns arise over how effective this will be.

Reuters Analysis: The Consequences Of Fed's Twist On Pension Funds

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve's 'Operation Twist' to bring down bond yields and stimulate the economy is likely to cause pain for the nation's largest pensi...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Fed Launches Stimulus To Abate 'Continuing Weakness' In Labor Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve has unleashed another creative attempt to stimulate the economy, moving to increase its holdings in long-term securities in order ...

Fed Expected To Reach Half A Century Back Into Their Playbook

AP | PAUL WISEMAN and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it will shuffle $400 billion of its portfolio to try to drive down long-term interest rates and ...