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Schooled in the short run, central banks struggle with a long-term role

By Howard Schneider JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - Schooled in economic thinking that confines monetary policy to the short run, central bankers gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, are grappling with a singular change: whether they can...Show More Summary

Top Fed Officials Field Questions From Activists Unhappy Over Monetary Policy

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At a "listening session" at the Fed conference in Jackson Hole, liberal groups warn about the impact on poor and minority communities of raising interest rates too quickly.

Risks Of Loose Money - Exposing The Link Between Monetary Policy And Social Inequality

Submitted by Claudio Grass via, It has been almost eight years since former U.S. President George W. Bush warned the world that “ without immediate action by Congress, America could slip into a financial panic andShow More Summary

Upcoming Challenges for Federal Reserve Policy

Central banks are responsible for determining the monetary policy by setting the interest rates to balance investments and savings, which helps to keep economies fully employed and inflation stable. The natural rate is the interest rate...Show More Summary

New Home Sales Surge Could Cause Second Housing Bubble

A new home sales surge, which jumped to a nine-year high as a result of stagnating low mortgage rates and a lack of monetary policy change by the Federal Reserve, may not be as rosy as it is being portrayed. The Census Bureau released this bit of faux-optimism for the United States economy in their... Show More Summary

Is The End Nigh? Former FOMC Member Warns "The Fed Is Vulnerable"

Authored by former Fed member Kevin Warsh, originally posted op-ed via The Wall Street Journal, The conduct of monetary policy in recent years has been deeply flawed. U.S. economic growth lags prior recoveries, falling short of forecasts and deteriorating in the most recent quarters. Show More Summary

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (spy, spx, qqq, dia, aapl, ko, pep)

Here is what you need to know. The Fed's Jackson Hole Symposium begins. This year's conference, entitled "Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future" will be highlighted by Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Friday speech that is expected to lay the groundwork for Fed policy going forward. German business confidence weakened in August. Show More Summary

Central bankers eye public spending to plug $1 trillion investment gap

By Howard Schneider JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming(Reuters) - While markets wait for Janet Yellen's latest message about the direction of monetary policy, the Federal Reserve chief and her colleagues already have one for politicians: the U.S....Show More Summary

The Federal Reserve And Black Unemployment

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) that determines U.S. monetary policy met in July. Its job is to weigh the state of the American economy, both the labor market and inflationary pressures to set policy. In an interesting...Show More Summary

The Schizophrenic Fed

Central bank policy is center stage this week as the world turns its attention to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The symposium hosted by the Kansas City Fed has become the prime venue for discussing monetary policy.

The Federal Reserve and Black Unemployment

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) that determines U.S. monetary policy met in July. Its job is to weigh the state of the American economy, both the labor market and inflationary pressures to set policy. In an interesting...Show More Summary

Federal Reserve under growing pressure to reform system, goals

By Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve has two guiding goals when designing monetary policy: maximum employment and stable inflation. But as the country's central bankers converge for their annual symposium...Show More Summary

Monetary Policy in a Low R-star World

Monetary Policy in a Low R-star World John C. Williams FRBSF Economic Letter 2016-23 | August 15, 2016       Central banks and governments around the world must be able to adapt policy to changing economic circumstances. The time has...Show More Summary

The US Dollar Index Should Get Stronger Into Jackson Hole Speech (Video)

By EconMatters We think the U.S. Dollar is undervalued going into this week on a short term basis, and should move back above 95 going into Jackson Hole`s annual monetary policy symposium Thursday and Friday. We also think that the market...Show More Summary

The Fed's biggest conference of the year kicks off on Thursday — here's what to expect

The biggest monetary policy conference of the year, the annual Jackson Hole Symposium, is set to take place at the end of this week. For central bank enthusiasts, this is like the Olympics. Or something like that. At any rate, this is...Show More Summary

A top Wall Street strategist explains why everything about markets seems broken right now

"The market is broken." This sentiment has become more or less the received wisdom in the investing world over the last several years. Nearly a decade of crisis-era monetary policy, coupled with political inaction across the developed...Show More Summary

Drama Kings: SF Fed’s William Hawkish On December Rate Increase (Prob Rises Above 50%)

I remember Alan Meltzer’s speech at the National Association of Realtors calling for Fed transparency and adhere to a monetary rule (like a Taylor Rule) to give everyone an idea of what is happening with regard to monetary policy. Instead,...Show More Summary

Why Rothschild is Shifting From US Dollars to Gold, 'Other Currencies'

The Western central bankers are conducting "the greatest experiment in monetary policy" history with consequences impossible to predict, Lord Rothschild writes, warning that the world is now in "uncharted waters."

Rothchilds Buying Gold On "Greatest" Money "Experiment" In "History The of World"

The Rothschilds are buying gold through their investment house RIT Capital Partners and Lord Jacob Rothchild is warning about the results of “the greatest experiment in monetary policy in the history of the world”. British investment banker Lord Jacob Rothschild is buying gold. Show More Summary

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