Opinions of Chicago's Charles Evans and Dallas' Richard Fisher will get attention in June when committee discusses future of stimulus efforts It's a family feud Federal Reserve-style as Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans...Show More Summary
During Alan Greenspan’s tenure at the helm of the Federal Reserve (1987-2006), the investment community created a phrase to capture the former chairman’s wordiness. “Fed Speak” aptly described the long-winded ambiguity in his statements. In fact, it is likely that Mr....
Evans Quote #1: "Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans on Monday reiterated his belief that the US economy will begin to turn around in the second half of this year. "We think conditions will improve in the second half...Show More Summary
Even though there are signs of recovery in the U.S. economy, there are no signs the Federal Reserve will turn off its monetary stimulus anytime soon, Chicago Fed President Evans said..
In the absence of economic news, it's clear that investors are waiting to hear what the Federal Reserve has to say this Wednesday.
Blue-chip stocks have oscillated between positive and negative today as investors and analysts await Wednesday's release of the Federal Reserve's notes from its most recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting. With roughly an hourShow More Summary
Here’s some interesting new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The vast majority of college grads work in jobs unrelated to their major: In 2010, only 62.1 percent of U.S. college graduates had a job that even … Continue reading ?
What the Federal Reserve is to a hard money crank or Halliburton to an ardent leftist: that's what natural-style peanut butter was to me as a child.
By Sold At The Top: The latest release of the Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index (CFNAI) indicated worsening for the national economy. The index fell to a weak level of -0.53 from a level of -0.23 in March, while the three-month moving average declined to a level of Complete Story »
Investors in mortgage REITs haven’t had a lot to cheer about since last September, when the Federal Reserve instituted its latest round of quantitative easing. Although many of these trusts still deliver yields in the double digits, the crimped spreads of mREITs like Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) have reduced yields and dividends, as well. [...]
By Eric Parnell: The U.S. Federal Reserve has a unique window of opportunity, but it may only last for a limited time. It can begin tapering its aggressive monetary stimulus program without decimating the stock market averages it seems to value so much. Show More Summary
NEW YORK -- Wall Street will be watching Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress on Wednesday, hoping the Federal Reserve chairman will offer clues as to when the central bank may begin turning off its spigot of easy money.
Investors in mortgage REITs haven't had a lot to cheer about since last September, when the Federal Reserve instituted its latest round of quantitative easing. Although many of these trusts still deliver yields in the double digits,Show More Summary
It would be horrific if 2014-- the 100th anniversary of the Fed-- was the occasion of another run on the giant banks-- and panicky selling in the stock and bond markets. I was scared enough from July, 2007 until late in 2009. Weren't you?
By keeping interest rates near zero, the Federal Reserve is distorting investment.
Saturday morning, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told graduating Bard College students why he believes the future will be better. In theory, this is a pretty banal argument, especially in a graduation speech. But it looks a little different coming from an conscientious academic. Show More Summary
Income investors are in a tough spot. Because of the Federal Reserve’s ongoing quantitative easing program, interest rates are at historic lows. As a result, traditional fixed income products such as bank certificates of deposit or government bonds pay little interest. Even riskier fixed income assets, such as corporate bonds, have rallied considerably and now [...]
“Don’t fight the Fed.” While the fundamentals of our underlying economy bump along with continued structural headwinds and fiscal support from Uncle Sam remaining anemic, the Federal Reserve’s QE-infinity remains the underlying cornerstone supporting our markets. Show More Summary
By Bret Jensen: Despite concerns about worldwide growth, flat revenues from the S&P this quarter and a myriad of other worries, the market continues to rally on the back of the continued largesse from the Federal Reserve. I am finding...Show More Summary
The Chicago Federal Reserve has released its National Activity Index for the month of April. Unfortunately, the move was in the wrong direction. April saw the drop down to -0.53 from an already negative report of -0.23 from March. Today's...Show More Summary