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This piece in the NYT made me smile: While Mr. Bernanke will remain a full-time fellow at the Brookings Institution, the new role represents his first somewhat regular job in the private sector since stepping down as Fed chairman in January 2014. His role at Citadel was negotiated by Robert Barnett, the Washington superlawyer who also […]

Bernanke Suggests Fed Abandon Fed Funds Rate, Keep Balance Sheet Large

The Federal Reserve may want to change the way it controls short-term interest rates and maintain a larger asset portfolio than it did before the financial crisis, former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday.

Higher Ed Roundup: Week of April 7 - April 11

Student Aid Bill Approved by House Committee Fed Chairman Rebuffs Calls from Pro-FFEL Lawmakers for Lender Bail Out Settlement Doesn't Stop Sallie's Online Presence, Chronicle Investigation Finds Student Aid Bill Approved by House Committee The...Show More Summary

Can't Wait To Read Bernanke's Memoirs? Here Are All The Timeless Statements By The Former Fed Chairman

In lieu of a market wrap piece today, because frankly there was no "market" to speak of, just a couple of made by/for HFT stop hunts, we will instead pay homage to the man who made all this commentary on farcial, broken markets possible. Show More Summary

Former Fed Chairman Starting 'Ben Bernanke's Blog'

Carolyn Kaster/AP By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is getting a new title -- blogger. The man who spent eight years as the head of the nation's central bank carefully watching his everyShow More Summary

#AskBen: Welcome To Twitter @BenBernanke

The comments on Ben Bernanke's blog posts at the Brookings Institutions may be filtered, but as of moments ago anyone will be able to praise the former Fed chairman for "bailing out the world" and being so very "concerned about America's seniors" in person, courtesy of what appears to be Bernanke's legitimate first ever Twitter account. So, is it time for #AskBen? #AskBen Tweets

Former Fed Chairman Bernanke gets a new title: Blogger

Bernanke is now a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, which made the announcement on Monday

Former Fed chairman starting ‘Ben Bernanke’s Blog’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is getting a new title — blogger. The man who spent eight years as the head of the nation’s central bank carefully watching his every comment is writing “Ben Bernanke’s Blog,” where he’ll be free to air his opinions on matters of economics and finance. Bernanke [...]

10 things you need to know before European markets open

Good morning! Here are 10 things you should know before markets open. A regional Fed chairman said that summer is the right time to think about raising rates. Federal Reserve policymakers should not wait too long to raise interest rates, a top US central banker said on Thursday. Show More Summary

Breaking Bad (Debt) - Episode One

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, “At this juncture, the impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the subprime market seems likely to be contained.” – Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, Congressional...Show More Summary

Yellen Defies Congress, Defends Greenspanian General Counsel Scott Alvarez After Elizabeth Warren Grilling

Elizabeth Warren subjected Fed chairman Janet Yellen to one of her fiercest interrogations ever in Congressional hearings yesterday.

Stocks In Holding Pattern Following Blow-Off Top, Oblivious Of Fed's Warning Of "Stretched" Valuations

Following the first of two Janet Yellen testimonies to Congress, the market read between the lines of what the Fed Chairman said when she hinted that "the Fed needs confidence on recovery and inflation before beginning to raise rates"...Show More Summary

Clinton Works to Hone Economic Message

“Hillary Clinton has been consulting with an array of economists and academics—including liberal Joseph Stiglitz, former Fed chairman Paul Volcker and new faces outside the traditional orbit of Democratic policy experts—as she prepares for a likely presidential campaign that would [...] The post Clinton Works to Hone Economic Message appeared first on Political Wire.

Janet Yellen Saves The Day: Stocks Soar After Fed Chairman Tells Democrats To BTFD

Because everyone knows you BTFD when Janet Yellen speaks (and Sell The Fking Shit out of precious metals in the middle of surging currency volatility and monetray policy chaos...) Thank The Market Gods for Janet Yellen... Stocks were rescued back above their 100DMAs to prove everything is fine... Show More Summary

Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board

Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84.

US needs a path out of here

Those who were expecting a powerful policy initiative from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke at the Jackson Hole Conference on Friday were bound to be disappointed. Monetary policy has done just about all it can do. There is always room for fine–tuning, but the gaping policy shortfall is in fiscal policy, not monetary policy. It's clear what should be done. Show More Summary

Why can't Ben Bernanke refinance his mortgage?

The former Fed chairman says his inability to refinance his mortgage signals 'excessive' standards

Even Ben Bernanke Can't Refinance His House!

I feel Ben's pain, though I'm pretty sure he didn't feel mine. Bloomberg reports that even the former Fed Chairman doesn't get a break with the banks: Ben S. Bernanke said the mortgage market is so tight that even he is having a hard...Show More Summary

If Ben Bernanke can’t refinance his home, what does that say about mortgage lending?

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has a new job at a think tank, makes $250,000 a speech, and has a lucrative tell-all book in the works, but he and his wife were recently turned down when they tried to refinance...

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