The Federal Reserve will continue to buy bonds at a rate of $85 billion a month, but Chairman Ben Bernanke said better economic indicators mean the central bank could end its quantitative easing policy in 2014. Even though the monetary...Show More Summary
Nearly every member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced yesterday. Today, all 30 components fell. Markets for weeks have been anxiously eying the comments that finally came today. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke revealed...Show More Summary
The Federal Reserve may taper its $85-billion-a-month Treasury and mortgage-backed securities habit later this year and wind those purchases down altogether by mid-2014 if the economy keeps chugging along, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said today — news that sent bond...
The claim that actions speak louder than words doesn't apply if you're the chairman of the Federal Reserve. Alan Greenspan learned this lesson in the midst of the dot-com bubble, and now Ben Bernanke has his own first-hand experience...Show More Summary
The release of the statement from the Federal Reserve's latest FOMC monetary policy meeting today and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's subsequent press conference sent bonds tumbling. The chart below shows the exact moments that triggered the sell-off in 10-year Treasury futures that caused bond yields to soar today. Show More Summary
Today, most were expecting Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to attempt to soothe markets. After all, volatility in the Treasury market, caused by uncertainties surrounding how soon the Fed will begin to taper the pace of its bond-buying program, has had earthshaking reverberations around the world. Show More Summary
NEW YORK -- Stocks fell sharply after the Federal Reserve's statement and Chairman Ben Bernanke's news conference Wednesday, with major U.S. indexes losing more than 1%.
Getty Images 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...Show More Summary
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke outlines what he expects for U.S. growth in the coming year as the central bank releases its policy statement. He'll also face TV cameras and reporters during a quarterly news conference.
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 efforts on Wednesday, no jarring shifts in policy are expected until the unemployment rate improves markedly from [...]
All eyes are on the release of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy statement from its latest FOMC meeting at 2 PM ET and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's subsequent press conference and Q&A, which begins at 2:30. Stocks are flat and trading...Show More Summary
In March, when Ben Bernanke last faced the press for a news conference, we brought you “Drunk Ben Bernanke,” our best guess as to how the Federal Reserve chairman might respond to questions thrown at him if he were feeling … Continue reading ?
After a big sell-off in the bond market following the last time Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made a public appearance (at his testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on May 22), most expect today's FOMC monetary...Show More Summary
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has a big day today. At 2 PM ET, the Fed will release its latest FOMC monetary policy decision and updated macroeconomic forecasts. Then, at 2:30, Bernanke will take the stage for a highly-anticipated...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- A difficult task awaits Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke when he faces the TV cameras Wednesday in his quarterly news conference.
Alex Wong/Getty ImagesFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke By Annalyn Kurtz and Hibah Yousuf Ever since Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke noted last month that the central bank may start slowing its stimulus program in just a "few...Show More Summary
By Michael T. Snyder: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is on the way out the door, but the consequences of the bond bubble that he has helped to create will stay with us for a very, very long time. During Bernanke's tenure, interest rates on U.S. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Worry and speculation have consumed investors since Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke to Congress last month about the Federal Reserve's drive to keep long-term interest rates at record lows.
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
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 ?