Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, The Fed is being forced to end its bond-buying, cutting off the "free money for financiers" that has sustained a frothy stock market. While the Federal Reserve presents itself as free to do whatever it pleases whenever it pleases, the reality is the Fed's own policies are constraining its choices. Show More Summary
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates. Yellen's...
By EconMatters Janet Yellen is the wrong Chairperson for this Monetary Phase It is obvious in Janet Yellen`s brief tenure as Fed Chairperson that she is too dovish to be an objective leader at the Federal Reserve, she isn`t even the most qualified representative on the current configuration of the voting members. Show More Summary
Stocks edged lower Friday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the... To view the full story, click the title link.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen doesn't want to follow anyone's rules. On Friday at the Jackson Hole economic symposium, Yellen spoke on the state of the labor market and how these dynamics effect monetary policy. In addition to noting...Show More Summary
Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen said Friday that the US jobs market has not yet fully recovered, but acknowledged that data is sending mixed signals, spurring debate over inflationary pressures. In a speech to leading central bankers...Show More Summary
By Jeff Opdyke: The answer: Gold. The question: What is the best investment to own today as the Federal Reserve begins raising interest rates? How we get to the answer - an answer that would seem to fly in the face of conventional wisdom - is why I come to you today. Show More Summary
JACKSON HOLE, WYO. – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday expressed growing confidence that America’s market is improving but also uncertainty over how much farther it has to go. Yellen began her remarks before a select group of elite economists and central bankers here by enumerating the unequivocal progress made since the Great Recession ended: Job […]
Stocks are mixed as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks in Jackson Hole. The Dow is up 2 points, the S&P 500 is down 1 point, and the Nasdaq is up 4 points. All eyes the Kansas City Fed's economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Show More Summary
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco leader John Williams repeated Friday that he believes it will likely be about a year before the central bank ends its ultra-easy money stance.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard told CNBC Friday that the debate within the central bank is now fully centered on when to end its easy-money policies.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is set to speak at the Jackson Hole economic symposium at 10:00 am ET. Yellen's remarks are the most anticipated remarks of the conference, as economists are waiting to hear if she provides any clues...Show More Summary
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday, after the latest flare of tensions between Ukraine and Russia and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. After holding...Show More Summary
It has been 20 years since central bankers focused on labor market issues at the Federal Reserve's annual economic symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is attending the Kansas City Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole conference Friday for the first time since becoming European Central Bank president in 2011. Here are five things to look for:
Hong Kong (AFP) - Asian shares mostly rose Friday after the S&P 500 index notched up a record high, as traders awaited a keynote speech by the Federal Reserve chief for clues on the timing of interest rate hikes.
John Locher/APFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON -- Two days after the Federal Reserve revealed an intensifying internal debate over interest rates, Chair Janet Yellen will address the annual Fed conference...Show More Summary
The Kansas City Fed's annual Economic Policy Symposium kicked off on Thursday. For many, the main event will be the appearance of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who will offer opening remarks at 10:00 a.m. ET. Other heavy hitters...Show More Summary
London (AFP) - London shares steadied at the start of trading on Friday in cautious deals before a key speech from US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.
By John Cochrane: WSJ Oped, here. As Federal Reserve officials lay the groundwork for raising interest rates, they are doing a few things right. They need a little cheering, and a bit more courage of their convictions... I like the large balance sheet and market interest on reserves. Show More Summary