If you’re a regular Alt-M reader (and may the frost never afflict your spuds if you are), I needn’t tell you that I’m the last person to exalt the pre-2008 Federal Reserve System. Among other things, I blame that system for fueling the 2003-2006 boom, and for creating a credit famine afterwards. Show More Summary
The Federal Reserve said January 22 it is worried about the "low level of implied volatility in equity markets" The VIX, a gauge of market fearfulness, has been bouncing around at historic lows That seems at odds with the "considerable...Show More Summary
The focus in the market is shifting away from the Federal Reserve, for which the consensus recognizes that the FOMC minutes probably make a March hike less likely. The CME's calculations put the odds at less than 18%, while the Bloomberg estimate...
Economists agree that immigration is good for the economy Immigration is a source of labor-force growth, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said recently The right-leaning Cato Institute says the deportation of "Dreamers" could costShow More Summary
I am here today: NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC. EF&G Research Meeting Laura Veldkamp and Jon Steinsson, Organizers February 24, 2017 Federal Reserve Bank of New York 33 Liberty Street New York, NY PROGRAM Friday, February 24: 9:00 am...
Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, As a part of the increasingly obvious set-up of conservative movements by international banking interests and globalist think-tanks, I have noticed an expanding disinformation campaign which...Show More Summary
The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank said that manufacturing activity expanded in February at its fastest rate since June 2011. The composite index of general business conditions rose from 9...
From the Kansas City Fed: Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Expanded FurtherThe Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the February Manufacturing Survey today. According to Chad Wilkerson, vice president and economist at the...Show More Summary
Peter Schiff recently appeared on CNBC’s “Future’s Now” letting millions of American voters know that if they’re frustrated with Trump, they should blame the Federal Reserve. “If the economy was in good shape, not only would he haveShow More Summary
The city of Riverton and surrounding lands are not part of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, an appeals court ruled Wednesday in a case that involves federal air-quality … Click to Continue »
The Federal Reserve remains unsure whether President Trump will be good or bad for the economy. The lead negotiator for Mexico with the Trump administration says the country will not accept individuals deported by the U.S. who are not...Show More Summary
The Federal Reserve still hasn't made its mind up about President Donald Trump's policies. Based on the central bank's most recent communication — the Fed minutes for the January/February meeting released on Wednesday — the members of...Show More Summary
Spring will very soon have sprung — which means "For Sale" signs will be in full bloom — and if you're hoping to buy a home this year, get ready for a competitive market. Thanks to the Federal Reserve's continuing rate hike teases and...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Many Federal Reserve policymakers said it may be appropriate to raise interest rates again "fairly soon" should jobs and inflation data come in line with expectations, according to the minutes of the Fed's last policy meeting released on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Something similar to this “new queen bee” story is happening now. The “old queen” has been the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. The “new queen” appears to be the White House and fiscal policy. The White House seems...
Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate again "fairly soon," especially if the economy remains strong. Minutes of the discussions showed that … Click to Continue »
Federal Reserve policymakers said at their latest meeting that another small hike in a key interest rate could come "fairly soon," opening the door a bit wider to an increase next month, according to minutes of the meeting released Wednesday. Fed officials reiterated their "considerable uncertainty"...
The Federal Reserve will publish minutes of the policy meeting it held earlier in February at 2 p.m. ET. At that meeting, the Federal Open Markets Committee voted to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged, just as markets had expected. Show More Summary
Federal Reserve officials always walk a fine line in telegraphing their intentions. Being too specific about the future path of interest rates risks disappointing expectations; being too vague threatens market complacency. Put another...Show More Summary
Tim Duy: How the Fed's Rate Hikes Might Play Out: The U.S. economy is poised to deliver on the Federal Reserve’s economic forecast for this year. That means a baseline outlook for three interest-rate increases remains in play -- though...