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Fed's Rosengren: Global Economic Weakness Argues for Rate Rise Caution

``Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said Tuesday that global turmoil argues in favor of being cautious about starting the process to normalize monetary policy, in a speech that emphasized central-bank interest-rate increases likely would come at a slow pace.''

The U.S. Economy Has Become Less Interest Rate Sensitive

This is from "Has the U.S. Economy Become Less Interest Rate Sensitive?," by Jonathan L. Willis and Guangye Cao of the KC Fed:... IV. Conclusion Although monetary policy is an important tool for promoting price and economic stability, its...

Showdown in Jackson Hole: The Fed Challenged on its Own Turf in Wyoming by Group Likely to Finally Start Dismantling it

A powerful combination of people has finally come together to present a real challenge to the Federal Reserve’s death grip over monetary policy. Every year, the Federal Reserve holds an

Here's the important stuff that happened in Jackson Hole this weekend

The tone of the Kansas City Fed's Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole was hawkish. In other words, the consensus at this gathering of world central bankers is that the Fed should feel free to begin tightening monetary policy with rate...Show More Summary

The Fed and Inequality: It Can Make a Huge Difference

The NYT had an interesting piece noting criticisms from the left and right directed at the Federal Reserve Board over its monetary policy decisions. It concludes with a comment from Princeton University professor and former Fed vice-chair...Show More Summary

Inflation Is Low? Let's Tighten Monetary Policy Anyway.

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer comments on inflation and monetary policy: The Federal Reserve’s No. 2 official said there is “good reason” to think sluggish U.S. inflation will firm and move back toward the U.S. central...Show More Summary

STANLEY FISCHER: These 7 charts give me 'good reason to believe' inflation will move higher

Stanley Fischer isn't worried about the low inflation we're seeing in the economy. Importantly, he doesn't believe we need inflation to heat up to a 2% pace for the Fed to start tightening monetary policy with interest rate hikes. That's...Show More Summary

Waiting for the Fed Rate Rise: Beware Careless Talk

Monetary policy should be based on long term factors, not a quick fix for sudden market movements.

China's central bank likely to ease policy again by end-December: Reuters poll

By Sumanta Dey (Reuters) - China's central bank is highly likely to ease monetary policy again by the end of this year, according to economists surveyed by Reuters, as it seeks to support a rapidly cooling economy and calm financial markets. Show More Summary

Notes on the FRBKC Jackson Hole 2015 Economic Policy Symposium...

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Research Director Troy Davig and President Esther George have come up with the right topic for their program this year: [Inflation Dynamics and Monetary Policy]( More Summary

"Central Bankers Look Naked... & Investors Have Nothing Else To Believe In"

Via RBS' Alberto Gallo, "Policymakers responded to the financial crisis with easy monetary policy and low interest rates. The critics — including us — argued against 'solving a debt crisis with more debt.' Put differently, we said that QE was necessary, but not sufficient for a recovery. Show More Summary

New York economy a bright spot: Fed's Dudley

Central bank policymaker's speech fails to comment on monetary policy, national economy.

Fed's Dudley, mum on market turmoil, talks regional U.S. economy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An influential Federal Reserve official did not comment on monetary policy or the U.S. economy, according to text of a speech on Wednesday that addressed the economic recovery in his region of the country. New York...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know before European markets open

Good morning! Here's what you need to know. Chinese stocks opened up. Fresh from two days of utter carnage, further monetary policy easing from the PBOC and restrictions on some forms of futures trading, Chinese stocks have opened Wednesday’s...Show More Summary

China Devalues Yuan To Fresh 4-Year Lows, Probes Securities Firms, Restricts Futures Trading As Margin Debt Drops CNY1 Trillion From Peak

The Asia morning begins mixed in stock markets, The PBOC explains itself "this is not a shift in monetary policy," - except it is the first such set of measures since 2008, further deleveraging as China margin debt drops CNY1 Trillion...Show More Summary

The Fed's Disturbing Monetary Policy Options

Samuel Rines Economics, United States "Being concerned with the global economy makes the Fed’s task, which is already difficult, impossible. And, in the case of lifting off its zero interest rate policy, there do not appear to be any good choices." All eyes were on a September rate hike (and some still are). Show More Summary

Forget the Sept. '15 Fed Tightening – There Has Been a Stealth Tightening Since Sept. '14

The late, great Milton Friedman used to preach that you don’t assess the degree of monetary policy restriction or accommodation by the level and movement of interest rates but rather by the behavior of monetary quantities.

Bridgewater's Dalio: Next big Fed move will be to ease, not tighten

By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund, said the firm believes the next big move by the U.S. Federal Reserve will be to loosen monetary policy, not tighten it. Show More Summary

Will stock swoon delay a hike in interest rates?

One casualty of the selloff on Wall Street may be Fed plans to start normalizing monetary policy this year

The global market meltdown has been years in the making

We're now starting to see the consequences that stem from the use of global monetary policy as a currency war weapon.

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