DoubleLine Funds' Jeff Gundlach doesn't expect the Federal Reserve to unwind its quantitative easing (QE) program without doing some damage to the markets and the economy. But if the Fed can pull it off, he thinks it could go down as one of the greatest discoveries of our time. Show More Summary
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Janet Yellen's first policy-setting meeting as chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve will focus on how to finesse a rewriting of the central bank's promise to keep interest rates low without roiling financial markets.
This article originally appeared on institutionalinvestor.com on March 5 2014. To fulfill its dual mandate of price stability and full employment the Federal Reserve has been guided by the Taylor rule since the 1990s. The Taylor rule...Show More Summary
By J.J. McGrath: Share prices of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) and iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR) all have been driven higher by the U.S. Federal Reserve's current quantitative-easing (QE) program, which was announced after a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Sept. Show More Summary
By Bret Jensen: Income investors have had to be nimble over the last few years due to the ultra-low interest rate environment courtesy of the Federal Reserve. Many intrepid yield investors have learned to get outside their comfort zones...Show More Summary
Janet Yellen, our newly minted Federal Reserve chair, loves herself some JOLTS. The Job Openings and Labor Turnovers Survey (JOLTS) may not get as much attention as the monthly jobs report, but Yellen has cited JOLTS in the past as one of her favorite labor market indicators. Show More Summary
I was in New York on Friday attending the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum. One of the sessions was on how central banks could better communicate their plans for using unconventional monetary policy. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans presented some very interesting ideas. Evans argued that the most important element for effective communication […]
The Federal Reserve official who was instrumental in guiding the central bank to provide detailed verbal guidance on the potential timing of interest rate increases says the time has arrived to change this system.
Anecdotes, like those collected in the Federal Reserve's Beige book, offer a pretty crude glimpse into what's going on in the economy. However, they're far from scientific. For example, the Beige book hasn't been very helpful in revealing the true slack in the labor market, which economists have been monitoring for signs of wage pressure. Show More Summary
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said Monday the central bank is on the verge of changing the guidance it offers on the potential timing of interest rate increases.
COLUMBUS, Georgia (Reuters) - An influential U.S. policymaker said on Monday the Federal Reserve will continue to trim its monthly asset purchases at a $10 billion pace, and gave detail on how the central bank might adjust its so-called forward guidanc...
Does the Federal Reserve have another rabbit to pull out of the hat? TACTICAL - BETA is 100% FREE....get some NOW!! Several weeks back, we noted that the "smart money" was bearish on the markets, and that higher equity prices would see even more selling extremes amongst corporate insiders. Show More Summary
Federal Reserve officials have for some time argued that when they take stock of the labor market, they do so based on a broad array of measurements that go beyond the unemployment rate alone.
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A big battle is brewing inside the Federal Reserve, says Martin Enlund, a strategist at Handelsbanken Capital Markets, in a new presentation. The debate centers on the Fed's inflation target, which has taken on increasing importanceShow More Summary
The new issue of Complex features Cam and Trizzy talking all things Federal Reserve. Read the interview here and watch the trailer above. “It’s a movie!”
Bad weather is largely responsible for some recent weak economic data and should not lead the Federal Reserve to stop reducing a key stimulus program, a top central bank official said Monday.
By James Kwak Last week, the Wall Street Journal highlighted a Federal Reserve report on total household net worth. Surprise! Americans are richer than ever before, both in nominal and real terms. At the same time, though, wealth inequality is … Continue reading ?
Here is the summary for this week’s Monday Economic Report: The Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book noted recent progress inRead the Rest...
PARIS (Reuters) - Severe winter weather likely affected U.S. jobs growth in February, a top Federal Reserve official said on Monday, the latest U.S. central banker to suggest a bit of weakness in the labor market is only temporary.