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Fed's Beige Book: "Modest to moderate" expansion, "worker shortages across most sectors"

Fed's Beige Book "This report was prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco based on information collected on or before February 26, 2018. "Economic activity expanded at a modest to moderate pace across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts in January and February. Show More Summary

Beige Book: Economic expansion continuing so far in 2018, but new home production constrained by supply issues

Economic activity expanded at a modest to moderate pace across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts in January and February. On balance, Districts reported modest growth in home sales and construction, with the latter constrained by shortages of labor and materials.READ MORE

Fed Considers ‘Material Changes’ to Volcker Rule: DealBook Briefing

The Federal Reserve is in the process of working with other regulatory agencies to make “material changes” to the rule.

Batnick: Allocations During Volatility

Michael Batnick, research director at Ritholtz Wealth Management, sits down with Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu, Eric Balchunas and Rachel Evans to discuss allocations during volatility, the Federal Reserve’s rate path and the buildup in smart-beta ETFs. Show More Summary

The Trump administration is pulling the economy in 2 directions and creating problems for the Fed

Federal Reserve officials, who were just revising up their forecasts for economic growth, are now faced with the prospect of an escalating trade war. Policymakers are taking a wait-and-see approach to assessing the economic effects of...Show More Summary

Fed Chair Jay Powell on Monetary Policy Rules

Jay Powell went to Capitol Hill today for his first congressional testimony as Fed Chair. In addition, he submitted the Federal Reserve's annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress. A lot of ground was covered in his testimony, follow-up questions, and in the report. Show More Summary

Richmond Fed: District Manufacturing Firms Reported Robust Growth in February

From the Richmond Fed: Fifth District Manufacturing Firms Reported Robust Growth in FebruaryFifth District manufacturing firms saw robust growth in February, according to the results from the latest survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Show More Summary

The GOP's Tax-Cut Narrative Is Already Unraveling

The law’s role in boosting wages was overblown. Its deficits are scaring investors. And fears that it might accelerate inflation could push the Federal Reserve to choke off growth.

Fed chief says Wells Fargo needs to make 'significant' reforms before growth cap is lifted

The new chief of the Federal Reserve said Thursday that a cap it placed on the growth of Wells Fargo & Co. after widespread consumer abuses would not be easily lifted — but the bank would not have to fully implement reform plans before it was removed. Fed Chairman Jerome H. Powell sparred over...

The Potential $54 Trillion Cost of the Fed's Planned Interest Rate Increases

By Daniel Amerman – The United States national debt is currently about $20 trillion, and the federal government is paying some of the lowest interest rates in history on that debt. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates five times now...

An alarming job market trend helps explain why most Americans have yet to see a big spike in pay

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress this week he expects a strong labor market to finally boost US wages on a sustained basis. Low job quality and uncertain work arrangements are two reasons Powell's optimism could be...Show More Summary

Fed Changing Its Tune

Tim Duy: Fed Changing Its Tune: Yesterday I called attention to this line from Federal Reserve Chairman Powell’s testimony: In gauging the appropriate path for monetary policy over the next few years, the FOMC will continue to strike a balance...

“Avoiding An Overheated Economy”

Tim Duy: “Avoiding An Overheated Economy,” by Tim Duy: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered the Fed’s Semiannual Monetary Policy Report Tuesday morning. Powell smoothly and confidently responded to – or deflected – questions as if he were already seasoned...

Who's more important in NYC, tech or Wall Street?

In 2015 the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported there were 117,000 jobs at tech companies in New York City, and noted that inclusion of self-employed freelancers would make the number somewhat... To view the full story, click the title link.

Powell says Fed will try to balance growth and the potential for 'an overheated economy'

New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell is expected to say Tuesday that the central bank will try to balance economic growth with the potential for “an overheated economy” now that “fiscal policy is becoming more stimulative” with tax cuts and increased federal spending. In his first extensive...

Watch Live: Powell's First Congressional Testimony - Inflation, Rate Hikes, Volatility And More

In his first testimony before Congress as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell will deliver his prepared remarks - which were released at 8:30 am ET - before spending a couple hours taking questions from members of the House...Show More Summary

Fed's Powell: Gradual rate hikes likely despite faster growth

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies for the first time before Congress        

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, DIS, CMCSA)

Here is what you need to know. Jerome Powell testifies before Congress. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell kicks off his semiannual Humphrey-Hawkins hearing on Tuesday, appearing before the House Financial Services Committee. HeShow More Summary

5 key questions for new Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that will be crucial for stocks

Jerome Powell faces two days of congressional testimony this week, his first as Federal Reserve Chair. Uncertainty about Fed policy and the direction of its new leadership were factors in the global market selloff that has sharply boosted...Show More Summary

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