More support for Dr. Janet Yellen to replace Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke next January. I supported Yellen in 2009, and I think she would be an excellent choice. Wednesday economic releases: • At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association...Show More Summary
Global markets have sold off hard in the few weeks since Ben Bernanke indicated it could begin tapering its asset purchase program, or QE, as soon as June. With the FOMC meeting upon us, Bernanke will try to separate tapering from their exit strategy in order to contain market expectations.
On the eve of the outcome of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) two-day policy meeting (including a press conference from the maestro himself, Ben Bernanke), investors were betting on a favorable outcome. Based on the market's...Show More Summary
The markets saw a second straight day of big gains Tuesday, ahead of pivotal statements by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tomorrow on the future of monetary policy. While the chairman may announce the gradual tapering of quantitative-easing...Show More Summary
Could Ben Bernanke be at the end of his term?
Driven by robust data from the housing market and anticipation of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments tomorrow, markets surged for a second straight day on Tuesday. Housing starts climbed nearly 7% in May to an annualized pace of 914,000, from a rate of 856,000 in April. Show More Summary
Last night, President Obama said in an interview, "Well, I think Ben Bernanke's done an outstanding job. Ben Bernanke's a little bit like Bob Mueller, the head of the FBI - where he's already stayed a lot longer than he wanted or heShow More Summary
The countdown may have officially begun for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. After seven tumultuous years, his term as head of the nation’s central bank ends Jan. 31. He is widely expected not to stay on, though he has … Continue reading ?
It's looking increasingly likely that Ben Bernanke will no longer be the Chairman of the Federal Reserve at this time next year. In an interview Monday, President Obama said Bernanke has "already stayed a lot longer than he wanted or...Show More Summary
In a Monday interview with Charlie Rose, President Barack Obama said Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has “already stayed a lot longer than he wanted or he was supposed to.” Rose asked Obama if he would consider reappointing Bernanke. Show More Summary
By Mark J. Perry: (Click to enlarge) As the Federal Reserve ponders its policy choices at the FOMC meeting today and tomorrow, Ben Bernanke is faced with the most difficult of policy dilemmas. Does the Fed start tapering off its program of buying US$85 billion a month in U.S. Show More Summary
All eyes and ears will be on Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve tomorrow as it wraps up its two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and updates us on the direction of monetary policy. Investors and traders will be listening...Show More Summary
Did you read that? Not the thing about Ben Bernanke leaving at the end of his term but that it's costing the US $85 billion a month to keep the market alive. Meaning, the whole market has in essence been nationalized, but it continues...Show More Summary
President Barack Obama stated yesterday that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has stayed in his position “longer than he [Bernanke] wanted”. Some will be probably agreeing with Bernanke (and Obama) more than he might have expected after having said that. Show More Summary
“Small businesses have played an important role in fueling past economic recoveries,” said Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. “We need to think carefully how in the current environment our nation can best provide small business and entrepreneurs with the support that they need to expand job opportunities.” The Fed Chairman’s comments on the vital role [...]
By John M. Mason: In an interview with Charlie Rose, and in a response to a question about appointing Ben Bernanke to another term as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, "President Barack Obama said Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Show More Summary
By Dean Popplewell: An investor’s primary objective is to get through tomorrow -- in one piece. Another Fed policy will have come and gone, with "Helicopter" Ben again having the opportunity to leave a different legacy "footprint" in his press conference tomorrow. Show More Summary
Copper dipped for a second day as investors waited for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to clarify the US central bank's plans. ||| London - Copper dipped for a second day on Tuesday as investors waited for Federal Reserve Chairman...Show More Summary
President Barak Obama indicated that Ben Bernanke would not remain at the Federal Reserve after the current term. This opens the possibility that front runner Janet Louise Yellen may takeover next year. She is the Fed's No.2. It wasShow More Summary