Just steps away from the Vietnam Memorial, Federal Reserve and State Department, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has some of the most respectable real estate in Washington, D.C. It also has one of the District's most beloved statues,...Show More Summary
The Federal Reserve has been teasing the market with an interest rate hike for most of the last five years. Finally, it looks like the most powerful central bank in the world is finally ready to make
In "Eisenhower" episodes, the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates slowly and shallowly as the unemployment rises, trusting to the equilibrium-restoring self-stabilizing forces of the economy. It then raises interest rates as the economy recovers. In "murder" episodes, the Federal Reserve kills the expansion in order to fight inflation....
Two years after Alan Greenspan left his nearly 20-year tenure as Federal Reserve Chairman in 2006, one of the biggest financial downturns in history occurred. "Greenspan went from hero when he was Chairman to zero after the  crisis," said Sebastian Mallaby, author of a new biography about Greenspan, titled The Man Who Knew. Video provided by TheStreet
The following article by David Haggith was published first on The Great Recession Blog : The Federal Reserve is, at last, acknowledging at top levels and in fairly clear language that its economists are completely baffled, its recovery...Show More Summary
U.S. economic growth accelerated slightly as summer ended and fall began, supported by modest hiring, an uptick in consumer spending, and steady homebuilding, according to the Federal Reserve. The Fed's … Click to Continue »
Fed's Beige Book "Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas based on information collected on or before October 7, 2016. "Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest national economic activity continued to expand during the reporting period from late August to early October. Show More Summary
At 2 p.m. ET, the Federal Reserve will publish its latest Beige Book. The release is full of so-called 'anecdata:' anecdotes from the Fed's 12 districts that reflect how the local economies are doing and can add some color to the economic...Show More Summary
The Central Banks are going to go absolutely nuclear within the next 18 months. In the last few weeks we’ve seen the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England, the European Central, and the US Federal Reserve all push for fiscal stimulus instead...Show More Summary
While the probability of a November rate-hike has collapsed to just 8.5% (as Dec holda round 65%) it appears regional Federal Reserves have a very different perspective of when Janet should hike. Nine of the Fed’s 12 regional banks sought...Show More Summary
Nick Bunker: Yellen poses important post-Great Recession macroeconomic questions: Last week at a Federal Reserve Bank of Boston conference, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave a speech on macroeconomics research in the wake of the Great Recession. She... lists...
What Message Was Embedded In Fischer’s Entire Speech? Human beings tend to look for data that supports their personal bias. This concept applies to interpreting information coming from the Federal Reserve. It would be easy to find portions of Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer’s remarks that support the case for raising rates as well as the [...]
The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning:According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% (2.1% annualized rate) in September. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index also rose 0.2% (2.1% annualized rate) during the month. Show More Summary
U.S. manufacturers boosted output modestly last month, led by greater production of construction supplies, autos and petroleum products. The Federal Reserve said Monday that factory production rose 0.2% in September, following a decline of 0.5% in the previous month. The broader industrial production...
The Federal Reserve said that manufacturing production rebounded slight in September, up 0.2 percent, after declining by 0.5 percent in August. The pickup in activity was expected, but even with...
Industrial production, the Federal Reserve's measure of the US manufacturing sector, missed expectations for the month of September. The index increased just 0.1% for the month, missing economists expectations of an increase of 0.2%, based on data collected by Bloomberg. Show More Summary
Here are a number of incontrovertible facts: 1. A bull market in stocks ends every bear market 2. A bear market in stocks ends every bull market 3. The Federal Reserve cannot prevent a bear market in stocks from eventually occurring A new stock market bull in October of 2002 terminated the tech...
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston explains the seemingly odd concern of having too many people who are employed.
Asian shares were mostly lower on Monday, trading within a narrow range as cautious investors considered the most recent comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
Today and tomorrow, I am attending this conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Papers and some videos available at the link.