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Monetary Policy During the 1921 Recovery

Robert Murphy went after Barkley arguing in part: The economy had clearly bottomed out and was recovering before the Fed loosened up the monetary spigots, looking at various criteria. (I should admit that the argument for monetary stimulus does have some support if we look at interest rates, rather than monetary growth. Show More Summary

Commodity prices: Down in dollars, up in euros

Commodity prices have been falling in the US. This column argues that monetary policy has played a determining role in the falling prices trend. Monetary tightening is highly anticipated in the US, which is likely to raise short-term interest rates. Show More Summary

Inflation Reading Misses Fed’s Target for 31st Straight Month

Annual inflation, even beyond falling gasoline prices, slowed in November, a potential worry for Federal Reserve officials as they look toward tightening monetary policy next year.

Don't Tell Germany Draghi Is About To Monetize 90% Of Bund Issuance

The next time anyone is stupid enough to mention monetary policy "normalization", either have them read this: The Bank of Japan’s expansion of record stimulus today may see it buy every new bond the government issues. The BOJ said it...Show More Summary

The Federal Reserve's Dirty Little Secret

The Fed has a dirty little secret, one it has closely guarded over the past six years of unconventional monetary policy. This secret has eluded many journalists, commentators, and economists and led to much confusion over monetary policy. Show More Summary

3 Key Takeaways for Annaly Capital Management and American Capital Agency Following the Federal Rese

The Federal Open Market Committee conducted their final meeting on monetary policy for 2014 on Wednesday; here's what mortgage REIT investors need to know.

Asian Shares, Dollar Stand Tall In Thin Trade

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares and the dollar began a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing on Monday, with the euro testing two-year lows against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations. MSCI's...Show More Summary

Language games and expectations of "doing nothing"

If I make one very trivial change to Paul Krugman's model of a temporary liquidity trap, I can change the results, so that the central bank can use current monetary policy to return the economy to full employment, even if...

150 Years Of Global Monetary Policy Summed Up In One Word (And 1 Chart)

"Zero..." With all the "talk" of diverging paths of monetary policy... one could be forgiven, if glancing at the chart above, for thinking the inevitable endgame of Keynesianism is very much at hand as first The BoJ, then The Fed, then Europe all enter ZIRP... and now NIRP... Source: Goldman Sachs

Monetary policy is always and everywhere about expectations

Paul Krugman is frustrated because people aren't taking his model of the liquidity trap seriously. OK, let me take it seriously. Suppose Paul's model is 100% true. And suppose that Paul's model economy is humming along nicely, at full employment,...

Fed’s Plosser Explains Dissent Vote, Says Policy Language Still Calendar-based

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia leader Charles Plosser said in a statement Friday the U.S. central bank is failing to make its monetary policy stance truly dependent on how the economy performs.

U.S. in a Sweet Spot!

The world’s prominent central banks are pursuing an accommodative monetary policy and this bodes well for the stock market. Remember, when it comes to investing, monetary policy trumps everything else and the risk free rate of return determines the value of every asset.

Dissenting Fed Dove Kocherlakota Says Fed Taking 'Unacceptable' Inflation Risks (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

One Federal Reserve president thinks the Fed is taking "unacceptable" risks. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve released its latest monetary policy decision, and perhaps the most notable element was the three dissents among the ten voting FOMC members. Show More Summary

Noted for Your Afternoon Procrastination for December 18, 2014

Over at [Equitable Growth]([The Equitablog]( [I Hate Those Blurred Lines! Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy: Daily Focus]( More Summary

Morning Must-Read: Paul Krugman: The Limits of Purely Monetary Policies

Paul Krugman: [The Limits of Purely Monetary Policies]( "I understand where Evans-Pritchard is coming from... >...because I’ve been there.... I had my road-to-Damascus moment... Show More Summary

Swiss Central Bank Scrambles Against Russian Capital Flight, Joins ECB In Sending Deposit Rates Negative

Everyone thought that any major monetary policy surprises and/or capital controls today would come from Putin during his annual press conference. Boy were they wrong: just after 2 am Eastern, none other than the Swiss National Bank joined...Show More Summary


Stocks ripped higher after the Federal Reserve's latest monetary policy statement saw the Fed say it would be "patient" before raising interest rates for the first time since before the Financial Crisis. The rally in stocks after the...Show More Summary

U.S. Monetary Policy

U.S. Monetary Policy - "Print Money" Isn't this how third world countries manage their monetary policy? Here's a question worth pondering... Will this policy result in the DOLLAR losing its status as a reserve currency and what are the long-term consequences?

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