Suppose I announced I would be buying an asset, both now and in future. And suppose people believed my announcement. It would be paradoxical if my announcement caused the price of that asset to fall. It would be even more...
Without much new economic news today, the uncertainty over the FOMC's plan for the continuation of its monetary policy is still wreaking havoc on the Dow Jones Industrial Average this morning. Down 55 points as of 11 a.m. EDT, the index...Show More Summary
With monetary policy changes up in the air, the index is struggling to maintain forward momentum. And tech stocks aren't helping one bit.
As the accelerating global currency wars, global money printing and abdication of fiscal policy on behalf of monetary policy becomes a worldwide pandemic, increasingly more markets are now trading like pennystocks, case in the pointShow More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official said on Friday U.S. inflation would have to pick up before he voted to scale back monetary policy stimulus and that this was unlikely to happen in the coming month.
By Dean Popplewell: Capital markets are currently facing the perfect storm for risky assets, with negative signals coming from both monetary policy and macro fundamentals. Disappointing overnight data from the world's second largest economy is again pressurizing West Texas Intermediate oil prices in New York trading. Show More Summary
By AlphaVN Research: The monetary policy debate continued on Capitol Hill Wednesday as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke gave his bi-annual speech to Congress. Bernanke continues to wait for U.S. employment to return to trend, using many of the tools in his arsenal. Show More Summary
Britain should stay focused on policies to foster economic growth and keep monetary policy loose, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report yesterday, as it acknowledged some improvement in the country’s economic and fiscal situation. Show More Summary
Federal Reserve chairman Ben S. Bernanke, said in prepared remarks to Congress that a premature tightening of monetary policy "would carry a substantial risk of slowing or ending the economic recovery." At its most recent meeting this...Show More Summary
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke to the Joint Economic Committee this morning, and as expected, much of the attention was on his expectations with regard to monetary policy. The Fed will, Bernanke explained, pull back from its quantitative easing, but not before the e …
By Larry Trefz: This morning, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke sat before lawmakers giving testimony in regards to current and future monetary policy. The chairman's tone was reminiscent of a very polite host making an announcement to his frolicking and inebriated guests that the party would indeed be drawing to a close in due course. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The European Central Bank could expand its monetary policy toolkit if needed to respond to threats to price stability, and must ensure the euro zone economy does not enter a downward spiral, ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet...
Heads up! The Federal Reserve will release the minutes from the FOMC's April 30-May 1 monetary policy meeting in just a few moments at 2 PM ET. The hot topic everyone wants to know about is when the Fed is considering tapering back the bond purchases it is making under its open-ended quantitative easing program. Show More Summary
By CFA Institute Contributors: By Filip Mardjokic, CFA In January, I published my outlook for 2013, which argued for continued long positions in risk assets supported not by fundamentals but by lax monetary policy. As of the end of last week, we’ve ridden the ticker tape higher by +17.9% for the S&P 500 Index and high-yield trading below 5%. Show More Summary
The fiscal drag from Congress is forcing the Fed to continue easing monetary policy to boost growth.
Throughout this month, investors have focused largely on the possibility that the Federal Reserve would start to ease off the throttle in providing accommodative monetary policy to boost the economy. Yet even though some members of the Federal Open Market Committee have expressed their views about the desirability of getting the U.S. economy back on [...]
Throughout this month, investors have focused largely on the possibility that the Federal Reserve would start to ease off the throttle in providing accommodative monetary policy to boost the economy. Yet even though some members of the Federal Open Market Committee have expressed their views about the desirability of getting the U.S. Show More Summary
The U.S. economy is on stronger footing than a year ago, but Ben Bernanke wants to be careful not to squelch the recovery now. "A premature tightening of monetary policy could lead interest rates to rise temporarily, but would also carry a substantial risk of slowing or ending the economic recovery and causing inflation to […]