Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage, Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe. Peter Conti-Brown, The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve. Daniel Oppenheimer, Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century. The post Arrived in my pile appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
Originally posted at The Daily Bell, Stock markets suspect Federal Reserve has interest rate jitters... Hints that the Fed won't raise interest rates in March are proving to be good news for miners and oil producers' share prices The...Show More Summary
Stocks finished a volatile trading week under pressure from steep declines in oil, weakness overseas, and market-crushing remarks by U.S. Federal Reserve President Janet Yellen that helped send the S&P 500 down to nearly two-year lows. Yellen testified Wednesday and Thursday to Congress, making some upbeat remarks about job growth but [...]
Submitted by Stefan Gleason via Money Metals Exchange, "The last duty of a central banker is to tell the public the truth."- Alan Blinder, former Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman The Federal Reserve Board finds itself back in a quandary of its own making. Show More Summary
On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago released its latest edition of the AgLetter, which stated that, “Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District experienced an annual decrease of 3 percent for 2015, matching the yearly decline for 2014. Furthermore, ‘good’ farmland values in the fourth quarter of 2015 were down 1 percent […]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policy is "appropriately quite accommodative" given the low level of inflation, which poses little threat to a U.S. economic expansion that will only grow older unless there is an outside shock, an influential Fed official said on Friday. Show More Summary
Paul Krugman used most his column this morning to take some well-aimed shots at the Republican presidential contenders and congressional leadership. He points to their hostility to the Federal Reserve Board’s efforts to boost the economy because of fears of hyper-inflation. Show More Summary
The fourth quarter of 2015 continued to show a decline in farm income through the Midwest and Midsouth. The survey, conducted by the Agricultural Finance Monitor and published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, was comprised of responses from agricultural banks in the boundaries of the Eight Federal Reserve District. Show More Summary
Now that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has completed her semi-annual report to Congress, let’s take a look at residential mortgage rates and the Treasury yield curve. The post The Kinky Mortgage Rate Curve And The Aftermath Of The Fed’s Rate Increase was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has wrapped up her semi-annual report to Congress by stating “I think negative rates are something the Fed will and probably should consider.” The post Yellen Ponders Negative Interest Rates As Core Commodity Index Drops To Lowest Level Since 2002 was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Markets appear to have overreacted to recent volatility and the US Federal Reserve will likely stick with its plan to gradually tighten monetary policy.
Monthly jobs data will take centre stage in Australia, while global attention will turn to the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes.
Armed protesters who ended their 41-day standoff on Thursday at a wildlife refuge in Oregon told federal authorities they left behind booby traps but did not say whether the trip wires and other devices would trigger explosions, a law enforcement official told Reuters. “They spoke to us about...
Have we got a strange deal for you, Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen said — hypothetically — to America's banks: Instead of paying interest on deposits you store with us, maybe we consider charging you a fee. And so an unnatural, break-glass-in-case-of-emergency concept got a surprise hearing...
The U.S. monetary authorities did not intervene in the foreign exchange markets during the October—December quarter, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said today in its quarterly report to the U.S. Congress. The post U.S. Monetary Authorities Did Not Intervene in FX Markets During the Fourth Quarter was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
The Federal Reserve, Fed Chair Janet Yellen, and the ever-cooperative Associated Press have a message for America: "If there's an economic downturn, even one that turns into a recession, it's going to be the rest of the world's fault. Show More Summary
US stocks fell for the fourth day in a row as concerns about global economic weakness intensified, even as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her confidence in the US economy. Financial stocks fell hardest Thursday as investors worried that interest rates in the US and elsewhere would remain low...
The Federal Reserve chairwoman, Janet L. Yellen, told senators that the Fed planned to raise rates gradually, as concerns persist about the economy.
Things got a bit testy Thursday as Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said that the decision to raise interest is not the source of the current market meltdown. During a multi-hour testimony to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Sen. Show More Summary
This is from a Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Working Paper: Does inequality cause financial distress? Evidence from lottery winners and neighboring bankruptcies Sumit Agarwal, Vyacheslav Mikhed, and Barry Scholnick: Abstract We test the hypothesis that income inequality causes financial...