Former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke will be remembered by future generations as the guy who didn’t see a housing bubble while he was creating it. That is, unless he says something even dumber, like this...
Relevant or Irrelevant? The highly integrated nature of the global financial system was amply demonstrated, if we needed any reminder, by the turmoil in emerging market currency and bond markets in the wake of Fed Chairman Bernanke’s statements regarding the normalization of U.S. monetary policy, i.e., the “taper tantrum”. Following close on the heels of […]
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Beyond the dancing fountains of the Bellagio, in the gilded splendor of the Grand Ballroom, Bernanke will play to a full house at the SkyBridge Alternatives Conference on Wednesday: 1,800 hedge fund types who used to hang on his every word. Show More Summary
I must be fully on West Coast time, because these morning reads are coming out later and later each day: • Test drive of a petrol car (Tesla Club Sweden) • Bernanke Inc.: Lucrative Life of a Former Fed Chairman (Bloomberg) • Why words are the new numbers (Chicago Booth School of Business) • The Amazon Web Services IPO (Stratechery) •...Read More
Pacific Investment Management Co. said Ben Bernanke will join the bond giant as a senior advisor.
PIMCO Names Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke To Serve As Senior Advisor — PIMCO (@PIMCO) April 29, 2015 PIMCO: Dr. Bernanke will contribute economic expertise to firm’s investment process, engage with clients — PIMCO (@PIMCO) April 29,...Show More Summary
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 […]
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.
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
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
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
"Ben Bernanke's Blog" will cover economics, finance and baseball.
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
Bernanke is now a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, which made the announcement on Monday
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 [...]
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
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
Elizabeth Warren subjected Fed chairman Janet Yellen to one of her fiercest interrogations ever in Congressional hearings yesterday.
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