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Category: US Federal Reserve Bank

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How to Start Reforming the Federal Reserve Right Now / Interest-Rates / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: MISES

Brendan Brown writes: First the good news. The House Financial Services Committee has held a hearing on “Legislation to Reform the Federal Reserve on its 100-year Anniversary.” The hearing focused on a bill introduced by Scott Garrett and Bill Huizenga which would require the Fed to provide Congress with a clear rule to describe the course of monetary policy. Now for the bad news. The rule is to be an equation showing how the Fed would adjust interest rates in response to changes in certain economic variables. And the star witness before the committee proposing his own version of such a rule is renowned neo-Keynesian economist, ex-Bush official Professor John B. Taylor.

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Politics

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Janet Yellen Is A Religious Nutcase / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Janet Yellen is a religious nutcase. She may not appear like one at first glance, but take a look at her picture again and you may find that instead that’s exactly what she looks like. She may have that nice little grandma façade, but then those are often the worst cases. I realize this is not a nice thing to say, but there are limits to what even nice little grandmas can say and do, especially when they run a central bank where an embroidery class would seem like a much better fit.

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Interest-Rates

Saturday, July 12, 2014

U.S. Fed Inside Thoughts on Inflation and Raising Interest Rates / Interest-Rates / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Bloomberg

In an interview on Bloomberg TV's "Market Makers" with Mike McKee, Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser said the Fed is getting closer to its objectives for full employment and price stability. He said, "The data keeps telling us we ought to be raising rates" and that "If we wait too long, we could find ourselves raising rates faster and higher than we want to."

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Politics

Thursday, July 10, 2014

U.S. Federal Reserve June 2014 - Noise / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Fred_Sheehan

On June 18, 2014, and July 2, 2014, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen announced her bureaucracy will let inflation do its own thing. She is steadfast in her determination to meet the Fed's dual mandates under the Bernanke-Yellen dispensation, that is, she will not interfere with either the central bank-induced asset or price inflations.

A discussion of asset inflation will follow, with a quick note first about the June 18 press conference. Yellen stated: "Let me just say inflation continues to run well below our objective." This was not true. The Fed's measurement for inflation (Personal Consumption Expenditure) was 1.6% in May (1.8% in June, announced after this press conference.) By every other measure, inflation is above 2.0%. The all-items, PCE price index, published by the Dallas Fed, rose at a 2.8% annual pace in May.

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Politics

Monday, June 30, 2014

Why Timid Reforms of Central Banks Won’t Work / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Frank_Hollenbeck

The Federal Reserve System of central banking was a response to the financial panics of 1903 and 1907 that rocked the US financial system. One of the key objectives, if not the only real one, was to counterbalance the nefarious nature of fractional reserve banking. We now have experienced a century of living with a central bank and we must only conclude that it has failed as a counterbalance while making fractional reserve banking an even bigger, more nefarious master. The evidence is clear and reform of the system is not the answer. Only the abolition of this institution will begin to set our economic system on the right path.

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Politics

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ben Bernanke: Buy One Get Three Free / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Vitaliy_Katsenelson

Linear thinking is dangerous. It is the easiest form of reasoning, lying on the path of least resistance. The simpler the path, the more readily people will march along it. Linear arguments are easy to make, as they require the least amount of evidence — past data points with a straight line drawn through them.However, the larger the crowd that follows the wrong line of reasoning, the more people pile in, and the greater the consequences if they are proved wrong.

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Politics

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Why the U.S. Fed Is Nothing to Celebrate / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: MISES

Ben Wiegold writes: The Federal Reserve System turned 100 years old last December and Fed supporters have been celebrating ever since. In recent months, the Dallas Fed opened an historical exhibit, the Kansas City Fed released a documentary, and the New York Fed even started a Facebook page, all to commemorate the date.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, June 20, 2014

U.S. Fed Musical Chairs at the FOMC / Interest-Rates / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: John_Mauldin

“You can’t tell the players without a program. Get your program here!” yelled the stadium vendors of my youth. In today’s Outside the Box I bring you an excellent piece of Fed watching by Nouriel Roubini and colleagues, a “program” of the new Fed members and where they rank on the hawk-dove scale. They point out that, with a new chairperson (Janet Yellen) and vice-chair (Stanley Fischer), and with higher than normal turnover on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) – over the past year, 75% of the FOMC’s membership has changed – the Fed’s need for clear communications with regard to monetary policy and forward guidance is greater than ever.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Did U.S. Fed Launder $141 Billion Through Belgium to Hide Massive Increase In Quantitative Easing? / Interest-Rates / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Washingtons_Blog

Did the Fed Take Drastic and Covert Action to Hide a Large Country Dumping U.S. Bonds?

That’s what former Assistant Treasury Secretary and Wall Street Journal editor Paul Craig Roberts alleges:

Is the Fed “tapering”? Did the Fed really cut its bond purchases during the three month period November 2013 through January 2014?

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Politics

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The US Dollar’s Fragile Reserve Currency Status / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Paul_Craig_Roberts

Is the Fed “tapering”? Did the Fed really cut its bond purchases during the three month period November 2013 through January 2014? Apparently not if foreign holders of Treasuries are unloading them.

From November 2013 through January 2014 Belgium with a GDP of $480 billion purchased $141.2 billion of US Treasury bonds.

Somehow Belgium came up with enough money to allocate during a 3-month period 29 percent of its annual GDP to the purchase of US Treasury bonds.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How the Government and the Fed are Looting Your Accumulated Wealth / Stock-Markets / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: EWI

Greetings,

We have just obtained an engaging -- and perhaps even an enraging -- new report that chronicles 200 years of ineptitude, 100 years of theft and failure, and 50 years of economic regression by the Fed and the U.S. government -- committed against YOU.

The government and the quasi-governmental bank, the U.S. Federal Reserve, do not want you to read this report we are about to share with you, because it uncovers the devastating impact they have had on the nation's money (YOUR money), as well as the U.S. economy and financial markets.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Prechter Slams the Fed, Pulls Back Curtain on 200 Years of Government Ineptitude / Stock-Markets / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: EWI

Recently, Barron's included an article from Robert Prechter, founder of Elliott Wave International (EWI), the world's largest financial forecasting firm. It was adapted from a recent issue of Prechter's Elliott Wave Theorist, the investment letter the famed market forecaster has published every month since 1979.

Part monetary history lesson, part big-picture market forecast, the full report -- Barron's published only part of it -- uncovers "200 Years of Ineptitude, 100 Years of Theft and Failure, and 50 Years of Economic Regression."

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Economics

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Yellen’s Wand Is Running Low on Magic / Economics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Casey_Research

By Doug French, Contributing Editor

How important is housing to the American economy?

If a 2011 SMU paper entitled "Housing's Contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) quot; is right, nothing moves the economic needle like housing. It accounts for 17% to 18% of GDP.

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Politics

Friday, April 04, 2014

The Fed Desecrates The U.S. Constitution / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Raul_I_Meijer

An amusing discussion is firing up ever more about what the ECB should do in the face of a – perceived or not – deflation threat. Many voices are clamoring for immediate action, claiming Mario Draghi et al may well already be too late, or even use words like “the spectacular idiocy of EMU policy”, as Ambrose Evans Pritchard does, who’s been on the topic for a very long time. IMF’s Christine Lagarde is a little less impolite and says: “More monetary easing, including through unconventional measures, is needed in the euro area.” Draghi yesterday showed an unexpected sense of humor when he responded to Lagarde: “The IMF has been very generous in its suggestions on what we should do.”

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Politics

Thursday, April 03, 2014

What to Expect From Janet Yellen / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: MISES

Patrick Barron writes: No change.

Oh, you want more? Groucho Marx used to tell a joke on himself that “I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would admit me as a member.” That pretty much sums up why we shouldn’t expect much from the new chairman of the Federal Reserve System. This administration and this Congress will never admit anyone that is not of the Keynesian-School-of-economics persuasion. As long as this mentality resides in the political halls of power, our nation will not get another Paul Volcker.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Janet Yellen Is Destined To Be The Best Fed Chairman Of All Time / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Jeff_Berwick

Janet Yellen has only been Chairman of the Federal Reserve for less than two months and I am already convinced that she is the best thing to happen since Barack O'Bomber was first elected and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

There are a number of reasons for that.

First, as we can see by her speech yesterday she is going to be a laugh riot.  And, secondly, all of her actions will undoubtedly, indisuptably destroy the dollar... And, of course, we dollar vigilantes have prime seats and are positioned to profit from that inevitability.  We thought Helicopter Ben was a literal gold mine but Janet Yellen will easily surpass him as a great source of mockery and profitability.

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Politics

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Fed is Beginning to Freak Out About Bubbles / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Graham_Summers

As we noted earlier this week, the Fed is growing increasingly concerned of a bubble forming in the financial markets. Previously we noted that Janet Yellen was concerned about another bubble forming.

Now St Louis Fed President James Bullard is saying the same thing.

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Politics

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Is Ben Bernanke Worth $250k Per Speech? / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Christopher_Westley

“Bernanke Enjoys the ‘Fruits of the Free Market,’” or so we’re told in a Reuters headline from March 4 about the former Fed chairman’s 40-minute speech in Abu Dhabi for which he received, ahem, $250,000. In the Reuters author’s defense, he was only quoting a DC lobbyist who was defending the amount, and added, Bernanke “will personally experience supply and demand.”

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Interest-Rates

Monday, March 24, 2014

Message to the U.S. Fed: Here Are a Few Things That You Can’t Do / Interest-Rates / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: F_F_Wiley

[A]sset purchases are not on a preset course, and the Committee’s decisions about their pace will remain contingent on the Committee’s outlook for the labor market and inflation as well as its assessment of the likely efficacy and costs of such purchases. -March 19 FOMC statement

The excerpt above or some variation has appeared in every one of the Fed’s post-FOMC meeting statements since the beginning of QE3 in September 2012.

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Politics

Monday, March 24, 2014

Bernanke Exit, Yellen Entry - Federal Reserve Continuity of Committing Fraud / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Jas_Jain

There has been lot of commentary about the transition at the head of the Federal Reserve. During the past four months, Janet Yellen has appeared for confirmation hearing, testimony to the Congress, and a Q&A session following her first meeting as the Chairperson of the Fed.

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