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Core Inflation Rises 0.3% MoM In December

I remember when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that inflation is just around the corner. It must be a really long street. The post Core Inflation Rises 0.3% MoM In December was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

STOCKS RISE: Here’s what you need to know

Stocks finished up on Tuesday, as Fed chair Janet Yellen warned that the recently passed Republican tax reform package could cause the central bank to raise interest rates more quickly than previously signaled. Here’s Tuesday's scoreboard: Dow:...Show More Summary

Pair Of Bush-Era Economists Emerge As Front-Runners For Fed Vice Chair Position

After selecting Fed governor Jerome Powell to replace Janet Yellen as Fed Chair when her term expires in February, the Trump White House has now moved on to interviewing a series of candidates for the Vice Chair position. As the Wall...Show More Summary

Doug Noland: Chronicling for Posterity

Janet Yellen’s Wednesday news conference was her final as Fed chair. Dr. Yellen has a long and distinguished career as an economist and public servant. Her four-year term at the helm of the Federal Reserve is almost universally acclaimed. Show More Summary

Janet Yellen Leaves Us With Goldilocks Economy

Steady economic growth, rising asset prices, and a restrained rate of inflation are retiring Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s legacy as she gets ready to leave the central bank early next year.

The Fed Raises Fed Funds Rate by 0.25%

In Janet Yellen’s last meeting as the Fed Chair, the FOMC has increased the Fed Funds rate by 0.25% to 1.50%. From the press release: “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid […]

Witchy Woman: Yellen’s Last FOMC Meeting (Fed Funds Rate Rises To 1.5% As Balance Sheet Begins Slow Unwind)

Yes, this was Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s last Open Market Committee (FOMC)  meeting. And the FOMC raised,  as widely expected, the Target rate (upper bound) to 1.50%. The post Witchy Woman: Yellen’s Last FOMC Meeting (Fed Funds Rate Rises To 1.5% As Balance Sheet Begins Slow Unwind) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

The Fed’s forecasts for the economy confirm what everyone already knows about the GOP tax cut plan

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says the prospect of tax cuts has been built into Fed forecasts for some time, and the central bank does not expect a major boost to growth. Yellen said tax cuts were discussed by Fed members at this week's meeting,...Show More Summary

YELLEN: Bitcoin is a 'highly speculative asset'

The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate 25 basis points to a range between 1.25% and 1.50% at the conclusion of Wednesday's meeting. At the accompanying press conference, Fed Chair Janet Yellen was asked about bitcoin. Yellen...Show More Summary

Yellen's farewell at the Fed has become more complicated

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates on Wednesday, and chair Janet Yellen is set to hold her final press conference. Less certain is what the Fed forecasts for 2018. The GOP is much closer than it was at the...Show More Summary

FOMC Preview

The consensus is that the Fed will increase the Fed Funds Rate 25bps at the meeting this week. Assuming the expected happens, the focus will be on the wording of the statement, the projections, and Fed Chair Janet Yellen's final press...Show More Summary

Janet Yellen Didn’t Set Out to Be a Feminist Hero

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The Federal Reserve chair (don’t call her “chairwoman”) quietly achieved rock-star status. Now that she’s leaving, her many fans are sad to see her go.

Exactly how male-dominated are central banks? Here are the numbers.

At the beginning of November, President Trump decided to replace Janet L. Yellen, despite a widely heralded term, with her colleague Jerome Powell. Yellen has been the first female chair of the Federal Reserve. Nominating Powell restored the Fed’s century-long practice of male leadership. In that, the Fed is hardly unique. Diversity is lacking in the top […]

Senate panel OKs Trump's pick, Jerome Powell, for the next Federal Reserve chief

A Senate committee has approved Jerome H. Powell's nomination to replace Janet L. Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve. Tuesday’s 22-1 vote by the Senate Banking Committee clears the way for full Senate approval in the coming weeks before Yellen's term ends Feb. 3. The only “no” vote came from...

Fed Chair Janet Yellen Urges Congress to Monitor U.S. Debt As She Steps Down (NOW A Warning??)

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s final speech to Congress (Joint Economic Commitee)  reminded me of the scene in the movie Death Becomes Her where Meryl Streep swallows a magic potion and  Isabella Rosselini then says “Now a warning.” The post Fed Chair Janet Yellen Urges Congress to Monitor U.S. Show More Summary

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___ Yellen suggests a continuation of gradual rate hikes WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed expects to continue raising interest rates gradually. And she tells … Click to Continue »

Fed's Yellen backs some rollback of financial reform

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to testify about the economic outlook before the Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday.        

Did Janet Yellen Just Recommend Buying Bitcoin

Janet Yellen's last semi-annual testimony before Congress as Fed Chair has just concluded, and as usual it was filled long-winded platitudes, which were enough to make the blood of anyone actually listening to her slow-motion drawl,Show More Summary

Yellen: Growth 'increasingly broad based,' gradual rate hikes likely

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to testify about the economic outlook before the Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday.        

Yellen, tenure winding down, to update her economic outlook

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. economy has gained strength this year and that will keep the Fed on track to gradually increasing its key policy … Click to Continue »

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