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AIG v. FRBNY in the Crosshairs It's time to rethink Fannie and Freddie in light of AIG

The recent decision in the U.S. Federal Court of Claims by Judge Thomas Wheeler is the latest, but by no means last, decision on the highly contentious claims that Starr International has brought against the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), charging the FRBNY with conducting an illegal bailout [...]

Is Buhari the Change Nigerians Wanted?

In 2007, the US economy entered a recession. The economy contracted and the unemployment rate was rising. The insolvency of Bear Stearns in March of 2008 prompted the Federal Reserve of New York to infuse $25 billion into the bank to provide life support pending a merger or purchase. Show More Summary

The Fed's Window For Hiking Rates Continues To Close

Submitted by Lance Roberts via STA Wealth Management, During the last year, the Federal Reserve has hinted that the period of "ultra accommodative monetary policy" was coming to an end. The Fed started that process last October by terminating...Show More Summary

New York Fed Announces New Additions to Bank Leadership Roles

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday that Joshua Rosenberg will become its chief risk officer and executive vice president effective July 16 and Helen Mucciolo will become its executive vice president, principal financial officer and leader of the institution’s corporate group on Aug. 1.

Texas struggles with logistics of housing gold stockpile

Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum. Continue reading ? The post Texas struggles with logistics of housing gold stockpile appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Fed's Full Normalization Will Crush The Casino

Submitted by Adam Hamilton via, The US Federal Reserve has been universally lauded for the apparent success of its extreme monetary policy of recent years. With key world stock markets near record highs, traders universally love the Fed’s zero-interest-rate and quantitative-easing campaigns. Show More Summary

With Fed poised to act, here's how investors can prepare for higher rates

It has been nearly a decade since investors have had to contend with the Federal Reserve raising interest rates. Or, from savers' viewpoint, it has been that long since the Fed did them a favor.

Is it working yet?

America's latest jobs numbers suggest that the Federal Reserve should hold off raising interest rates

A Credit Score Jubilee: The Real Reason Our Scores Are Improving

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the average American credit score was 699 as of March 2015. The data goes back to 2003, and scores have never been higher. If current trends continue, the average American credit score could cross 700 in the next few months. As credit scores [...]

Hilsenrath Analysis: Jobs Report Keeps Fed on Track for 2015 Rate Increase

The Labor Department's June employment report broadly confirmed the Federal Reserve's narrative about how the U.S. economic expansion is unfolding in 2015.

Bond ETFs Rally as Jobs Number Disappoints

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, listens to a question during a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, D.C. Bond exchange-traded funds are rallying after Friday’s lackluster jobs report, but the latest report didn’t add much to the conversation. A hot jobs number would [...]

Here’s Why Fed Worry About Drop In Liquidity Is Ridiculous

(Reuters) The U.S. Federal Reserve has launched a study to see if U.S. Treasury markets are being hampered by a lack of liquidity

Traders now betting Fed to wait until 2016 for first rate hike

(Reuters) - U.S. short-term interest-rate futures contracts rose on Thursday as a weaker than expected government report on jobs prompted traders to put on bets the Federal Reserve will wait to raise interest rates until next year. Futures...Show More Summary

US unemployment rate falls to 5.3 percent as employers add 223,000 jobs in June

The numbers reflect a job market moving close to full health and raise expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates as early as September.

U.S. futures rise ahead of jobs data

By Sweta Singh (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose slightly on Thursday ahead of a critical job report that could feed into the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision on when to increase interest rates. Non-farm payrolls are expected to have increased by 230,000 in June, with the unemployment rate declining to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent. Show More Summary

Here’s Why Mortgage Applications Are Even Worse News Than First Appears

If Stanley Fischer, Vice Chair of The Federal Reserve Board of Governors, is correct that the US is near full employment, then today’s Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) applications release is bad news.

Employer headaches over labor quality point to stronger U.S. wages

America's employers say they are finding it harder to find high-quality workers, which could soon fuel a boost in wage growth and help convince the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates. The Labor Department's monthly jobs report due...Show More Summary

Little evidence of liquidity strain: Fed's Brainard

Federal Reserve Governor pushes back against industry complaints on post-crisis reform.

Fed's Brainard says Fed examining possible drop in market liquidity

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve has launched a study to see if U.S. Treasury markets are being hampered by a lack of liquidity, an issue some investors and others have cited as a potential risk to financial stability, Fed board member Lael Brainard said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

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