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Why The Fed Is Being Forced To End QE

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

Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

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...

Jackson Hole: Janet Yellen Is The Wrong Chairperson For the Fed

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 edge lower on Ukraine, Yellen speech

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.

Yellen Takes Dead Aim At A GOP Movement To Reign In The Federal Reserve (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ)

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

Yellen: US labor market 'has yet to fully recover'

2 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

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

Inflation, Interest Rates, And Why You Should Own Gold

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

Yellen says she’s confident in labor market progress, uncertain of road ahead

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 Doing Nothing As Yellen Speaks In Jackson Hole (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT)

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

Fed’s Williams: Economy Still Benefiting From ‘Strong’ Fed Support

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.

Fed’s Bullard Again Points to Late First Quarter 2015 Rate Increase

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.

Here Comes Janet Yellen... (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

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

Futures Edge Lower On Ukraine Tension; Yellen On Tap

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

Grand Central: In Rainy Jackson Hole, Yellen Ponders Labor Market Mojo

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.

5 Things To Watch When Mario Draghi Speaks in Jackson Hole

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:

Asia shares gain ahead of US Fed chief's speech

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.

Investors Await Hints of Rate Increase in Yellen Speech

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

JACKSON HOLE: Here's The Program Schedule For The Kansas City Fed's Economic Policy Symposium

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's FTSE stable at open

10 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

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.

A Few Things The Fed Has Done Right

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

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