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Draghi CARES About Europe's Inequality -- But Don't Touch Monetary Policy To Fix it!

Income inequality has grown among euro zone countries since the global financial crisis and some measures also show divergence between the bloc's richer and poorer members, a source of tension for the 19-member currency bloc. "Is this...Show More Summary

The Forward Guidance Paradox

Alex Haberis, Richard Harrison and Matt Waldron at Bank Underground: The Forward Guidance Paradox: In textbook models of monetary policy, a promise to hold interest rates lower in the future has very powerful effects on economic activity and inflation today....

The Real Reason For The Fed Hikes (And The Only Things That Will Stop Them)

Authored by Craig Wilson via The Daily Reckoning, Jim Rickards joined Boom Bust and host Lindsay France to discuss the latest monetary policy moves from the Federal Reserve. While the interview was held prior to the Federal Reserve’s quarter point hike to interest rates, all of the core items covered are even more relevant now. Show More Summary

Fed is Careening Into Housing and Stock Bubble... Look Out Below! - Ben Hunt

What has happened (and apologies for the ten dollar words) is that the Fed's reaction function has flipped 180 degrees since the Trump election. Today the Fed is looking for excuses to tighten monetary policy, not excuses to weaken.Show More Summary

Fed Losing Control: 100% Proof That A Massive Economic Meltdown Is Closer Than You Think

This past Wednesday we heard from the Federal Reserve with regard to monetary policy, and as I predicted they did raise the federal funds rate 25 basis points however, instead of yields rising, they are dropping. More than a year and...Show More Summary

Josh Hendrickson reviews The Midas Paradox

Josh Hendrickson has a very good review of my Great Depression book, published in the Journal of Economic History.  Here is one part of the review: The role of monetary policy expectations is central to the modern New Keynesian model. Forward guidance has been a tool of monetary policy in the aftermath of the Great Recession. […]

Rickards: The Real Reason for the Fed Hikes

The Federal Reserve has shifted gears and is now on course to maintain a rate hike monetary policy. Jim Rickards' explains why the Fed may raise into a recession sooner, than later... The post Rickards: The Real Reason for the Fed Hikes was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Indonesia to hold neutral monetary policy stance

Jakarta - Indonesia ’s central bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged as expected and signaled it will maintain its neutral stance if inflation and the currency remain in line with forecasts. Governor Agus Martowardojo and his...Show More Summary

Financial Indicators In The Calm Before The Storm

The Fed’s announcement that it will soon begin to shrink its balance sheet is the most important step the Fed has taken with monetary policy since it first started outright purchases of Treasuries from Primary Dealers in March 2009. The...Show More Summary

World stocks rise after Greek deal, Japan rate decision

World stocks mostly rose Friday after Japan's central bank kept intact its ultra-lax monetary policy and Greece got a new deal to receive money and ease its debt burden. KEEPING … Click to Continue »

The pound is little moved early on Friday morning

LONDON — The pound is a little higher on Friday morning as investors continue to digest a hawkish interest rate hold from the Bank of England, which as expected, left monetary policy unchanged on Thursday. That means interest rates stayed...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know before European markets open

Good morning! Here's what you need to know. 1. Sterling surged to its highest in a week against the euro on Thursday after three members of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee surprised financial markets by voting for a rise in interest rates. Show More Summary

Bank of Japan keeps policy steady, upgrades economic outlook

The Bank of Japan has opted to keep its lax monetary policy intact, while noting signs of improvement in the world's third largest economy. A BOJ statement issued Friday said … Click to Continue »

The Controversy Over Inflation

“This is one of the most important questions facing monetary policy.”

The pound jumps as the Bank of England strikes a hawkish tone

LONDON — The pound jumped on Thursday lunchtime after the Bank of England held interest rates for another month, but struck a hawkish tone in doing so. The bank's Monetary Policy Committee voted 5-3 in favour of holding rates at their...Show More Summary

Here comes the Bank of England ...

LONDON — The Bank of England will announce the result of its latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting at 12.00 p.m. BST (7.00 a.m. ET) today. It is widely expected that there won't be any change to the bank's monetary policy, with interest...Show More Summary

Everything you need to know ahead of the Bank of England's June monetary policy committee meeting

LONDON — The Bank of England will on Thursday announce the decisions made at the June meeting of its Monetary Policy Committee, and it is likely to be a pretty straightforward, uneventful affair. It is widely expected that there won't...Show More Summary

Federal Reserve opts to hike key interest rate another 1/4 point

In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 1 to 1-1/4 percent. The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting some further strengthening in labor market conditions and a sustained return to 2 percent inflation.READ MORE www.metrointel.com

FOMC Statement: 25bps Rate Hike

Note: The FOMC also released an Implementation Note: Decisions Regarding Monetary Policy ImplementationFOMC Statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year. Show More Summary

When Will Janet Live Up To Her Reputation?

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, I am asking you to put aside all your notions about monetary policy for a moment, and think about the next couple of points with an open mind. Forget about scary Central Bank balance sheets. Show More Summary

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