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Dow Ends Day Up 108

Banks led the stock market higher Monday as investors anticipate that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates this year from their historically low levels, the AP reports. That could help banks recover from a long slump by making lending more profitable. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 107.59...

Financial Stocks Liking the Prospect of Higher Fed Rates XLF FAS

The Financial and Bank stocks are loving the prospect of higher rates from the Federal Reserve. How do we know? We’re seeing a high volume price breakout to a new swing high in leading ETFs. Let’s start with the broader Financial ETF Sector SPDR – symbol XLF: From February, bank/financial share prices in the ETF surged from the [...]

Mission Creep - How The Fed Will Justify Maintaining Its Excessive Balance Sheet

Submitted by Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk via, FOMC have changed their normalizing strategy several times and we now see the contours of yet another shift. The Federal Reserve was supposed to reduce its elevated balance sheet before...Show More Summary

The Fed Seeks to Postpone a Federal Government Default

In this article that first appeared at, Dr. Mark Hendrickson observes recent action (or lack thereof) from the Federal Reserve and suggests that a realignment of federal policies..... This post The Fed Seeks to Postpone a Federal Government Default appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

What Monetary Policy Needs Is Fiscal Stimulus

The Kansas City Federal Reserve Regional Bank held its annual research symposium at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming this week. The focus was on the limits of monetary policy. The challenge faced by central bankers is that since the Great Depression, the world has faced deflationary pressures from overcapacity. Show More Summary

Dallas Fed: Manufacturing Conditions Mixed in August

The Dallas Federal Reserve Bank said that manufacturing activity in the Texas district was mixed in August. The composite index of general business conditions pulled further lower, down from -1.3...

Pyrrhus at Jackson Hole: A Monetary Policy "Victory" That Leaves the Central Bank in a Very Weak Position Blogging

[Over at Equitable Growth][1]: Larry Summers says that he is disappointed along three dimensions at what came out of the Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole Conference. I think Summers is right to be disappointed. Indeed, from my perspective, it was disturbing that there was not more connection between the academic papers...

The Fight for a "People's Fed"

When William Greider wrote his 1989 book about the Federal Reserve, it's not hard to understand why he called it "Secrets of the Temple." The Fed's proclamations can make it seem as mysterious as the Oracle of Delphi. (To be fair, nobody...Show More Summary

Disappointed by What Came out of Jackson Hole

Larry Summers: Disappointed by what came out of Jackson Hole: I had high hopes for the Federal Reserve’s annual Jackson Hole conference. The conference was billed as a forum that would look at new approaches to the conduct of monetary...

Stock slightly rise as investors weigh September rate hike

U.S. were higher as investors continued to digest comments on interest rates from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday. Yellen said the case for a hike has 'strengthened in recent months.' Investors now await Friday's August jobs report.        

Here comes the Dallas Fed ...

The Dallas Federal Reserve will publish its monthly survey of manufacturers in the region at 10:30 a.m. ET. Economists estimate that the index of activity worsened to -3.9 in August from -1.3 in July, according to Bloomberg. It has not...Show More Summary

U.S. consumer spending rises in July; inflation remains tame

WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - - U.S. consumer spending increased for a fourth straight month in July amid strong demand for automobiles, pointing to a pickup in economic growth that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rate this year. Show More Summary

Stock futures flat as investors fathom Fed comments on rates

By Yashaswini Swamynathan (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as investors tried to decipher comments from top Federal Reserve officials on the timing of the next interest rate hike. Fed Chair Janet Yellen...Show More Summary

Global Stocks Slide, Futs Flat; Commodities Down On Stronger Dollar As Hike Odds Reprice Higher

The dollar index rose to a two-week high on Monday, while bond yields jumped to their highest since June and global stocks sold off after senior Federal Reserve officials indicated a U.S. interest rate increase was on the cards in the near term. Show More Summary

The Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policy Toolkit: Past, Present, and Future

The Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policy Toolkit: Past, Present, and Future Chair Janet L. Yellen At “Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future,” a symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jackson...Show More Summary

Most Asia stocks slide on Fed officials' rate comments, dollar firms

By Nichola Saminather SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Most Asian share markets slipped on Monday while the U.S. dollar held firm on Monday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated an interest rate increase remains on the cards for this year. Show More Summary

Dear Janet... A Memo From Millennials To The Fed

Via ConvergEx's Nick Colas, The Federal Reserve’s long-term influence hinges in part on its ability to convince millennials that its current policies can help push inflation closer to the central bank’s 2% goal. That’s not as easy as...Show More Summary

As Fed nears rate hikes, policymakers plan for 'brave new world'

By Jason Lange and Ann Saphir JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers are signaling they could raise U.S. interest rates soon but they are already weighing new tools they may need to fight the next recession. A solid U.S. Show More Summary

Hillary Surrogate Begs Fed to Artificially Prevent Market Crash Until Election

Former Congressman Barney Frank, one of the architects of the failed Dodd-Frank “Wall Street Reform” act” called on the apolitical Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low fearing that if the American economy slipped into recession Hillary may lose.

The Fed Is Overestimating Economic Growth

In her speech today at the Federal Reserve’s annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Fed Chair Janet Yellen stated that “the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months.” She based that view on...Show More Summary

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