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Category: US Federal Reserve Bank

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Politics

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Audit the Fed"? We've Already Done That (Well, Kind of) / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: EWI

Our conclusion: The Fed is not in control of the economy -- here's why

If there's one thing the Federal Reserve Board of the United States is not known for, it's assertive language. After all the obfuscation and verbal sidestepping, Fed speak is usually as easy to comprehend as Marlon Brando's Godfather character Don "Mumbles" Corleone.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What To Do While Waiting to End the Fed / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: MISES

John P. Cochran writes: There is a sliver of good news on the central banking front. Given the Fed’s poor performance before and after the 2007–08 financial crisis and Great Recession, and its now recognized 100 year history of failure, at least some members of Congress, even without Ron Paul, are now willing to consider major reform. Many libertarians who recognize that the correct long-run reform is to “End the Fed” — or essentially eliminate central banking (see here or here) — have focused most on the Audit the Fed Bill. On the other hand, non-Austrian economists have been more focused on the Federal Reserve Accountability and Transparency Act and its aimed reform: a rules based policy rather than current Fed discretionary policy which is counter-productive, if not destructive of prosperity.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bird Doo; Yellen Goes to Congress / Stock-Markets / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Gary_Tanashian

The best one by far is the un-photoshopped Loretta Mester in all her natural hawkish glory.  Note the piercing eyes, the aerodynamic features and the focused intensity.  Also I must say, at 56 she has a youthful dynamism about her.  If she were Fed chief and told me to jump I’d ask ‘how high?’… or if she told me to print I’d ask ‘how much?’

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Politics

Monday, January 19, 2015

If The Fed Has Nothing to Hide, It Has Nothing to Fear / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, the dollar has lost over 97 percent of its purchasing power, the US economy has been subjected to a series of painful Federal Reserve-created recessions and depressions, and government has grown to dangerous levels thanks to the Fed's policy of monetizing the debt. Yet the Federal Reserve still operates under a congressionally-created shroud of secrecy.

No wonder almost 75 percent of the American public supports legislation to audit the Federal Reserve.

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Economics

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Fed Reality Trumps Rhetoric / Economics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: MISES

Shawn Ritenour writes: Throughout the existence of the Fed, its officers and intellectual supporters understandably asserted that the government’s movement toward central banking was a most beneficial evolution. In a 1948 issue of The Federal Reserve Bulletin, for example, Fed Chairman Thomas B. McCabe asserted that money production could not manage itself, so we need a central bank such as the Fed that acts for the public interest. Nearly three decades later, the venerable Arthur Burns claimed that the basic assets of the Fed are concern for the general welfare, moral integrity, respect for tested knowledge, and independence of thought.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, December 22, 2014

Janet Yellen's Christmas Gift to Wall Street / Stock-Markets / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

Last week we learned that the key to a strong economy is not increased production, lower unemployment, or a sound monetary unit. Rather, economic prosperity depends on the type of language used by the central bank in its monetary policy statements. All it took was one word in the Federal Reserve Bank's press release -- that the Fed would be "patient" in raising interest rates to normal levels -- and stock markets went wild. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average had their best gains in years, with the Dow gaining nearly 800 points from Wednesday to Friday and the S&P gaining almost 100 points to close within a few points of its all-time high.

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Politics

Friday, December 12, 2014

How the U.S. Fed Grows Government / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: MISES

Hunter Hastings writes: We are told that elections are important, but the most powerful state institution, the central bank, is totally out of reach of the voter.

Ludwig von Mises viewed democracy as a utilitarian concept. It was the form of political organization that allowed the majority to change the government without violent revolution. In Socialism, Mises writes “This it achieves by making the organs of the state legally dependent on the will of the majority of the moment.” He identified this form of political process as an essential enabler of capitalism and market exchange.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Run Away from the Fed Economic Tsunami / Stock-Markets / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Dennis_Miller

This warning comes from “Big Al” Greenspan, age 88. He’s been in the news a lot lately, speaking with Gillian Tett of the Financial Times at the Council on Foreign Relations and at the New Orleans Investment Conference. After reading several reports of both events, I spoke with Casey Research colleagues who’d attended the conference and asked, “Did Big Al really say this, this, and this?”

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Politics

Monday, December 01, 2014

U.S. Federal Reserve - The Birth of a Monster / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: David_Howden

The Federal Reserve’s doors have been open for “business” for one hundred years. In explaining the creation of this money-making machine (pun intended — the Fed remits nearly $100 bn. in profits each year to Congress) most people fall into one of two camps.

Those inclined to view the Fed as a helpful institution, fostering financial stability in a world of error-prone capitalists, explain the creation of the Fed as a natural and healthy outgrowth of the troubled National Banking System. How helpful the Fed has been is questionable at best, and in a recent book edited by Joe Salerno and me — The Fed at One Hundred — various contributors outline many (though by no means all) of the Fed’s shortcomings over the past century.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How the Fed Sees Itself Is Not Pretty / Interest-Rates / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Talk about putting your foot in your mouth. This would be funny if it wasn’t sickening.

During congressional questioning on Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D. Mass.) commented that the U.S. Federal Reserve‘s job is like that of “a cop on the beat.”

And that’s when New York Fed President William Dudley inserted a foot in his big mouth.

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Politics

Monday, November 17, 2014

What The Fed Has Wrought, Who Needs Wage Earners Anyway? / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: James_Quinn

The chart below might be the most powerful indictment of the Federal Reserve and our corporate fascist empire of debt ever created. Some people don't get charts. Charts tell a story. This chart tells the story of elitist bankers supporting the agenda of a corporate fascist state, resulting in the gutting of the middle class. Anyone who views this chart in a positive manner is either a Federal Reserve banker or their paycheck is dependent upon the continuation of the pillaging of the working class. Corporate profits are at all-time highs. Profit margins have always reverted to the mean throughout modern history. If they remain at all-time highs then something is terribly wrong.

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Economics

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

U.S. Jobs - Why Janet Yellen Needs Her Own Magic Show / Economics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Don_Miller

What do Siegfried and Roy have in common with Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen?

Shortly after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released unemployment data last month showing that joblessness had dropped below 6% for the first time since the 2008 crash, the Federal Reserve announced it would stop government bond purchases; Quantitative Easing is history.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Everything The Fed Does Is Scripted / Interest-Rates / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Janet Yellen today solemnly stated that the Fed has killed QE because the jobs outlook has improved. These are the guys and gals who have more and better access to more and better data than any of us have. And we all know that the sole reason the BLS unemployment rate has fallen is that 90-odd million working age Americans are no longer counted as part of the work force, and a huge part of those who are still employed moved to worse-paying jobs and/or had their pay and/or benefits cut.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Fed Risk - Upside Down and Backwards: Here We Go Again / Interest-Rates / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: MISES

"There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them." -George Orwell

In a recent widely distributed associated press article, Bond Market Bubble is Looking
Fragile, Bernard Cohen correctly (remarkably) identifies the financial bottleneck threatening to once again freeze credit markets a la The Lehman Crisis. 

Cohen paints the portrait of a bond market panic; the very sort that could easily trigger the type of crash that could "get away" from policy makers and morph into a full blown currency crisis. 

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Politics

Friday, September 12, 2014

Is the Fed Preparing to Asset-Strip Local Governments? / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Ellen_Brown

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks. Municipal bonds, long considered safe liquid investments, have been eliminated from the list of high-quality liquid collateral assets (HQLA). That means banks that are the largest holders of munis are liable to start dumping them in favor of the Treasuries and corporate bonds that do satisfy the requirement.

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Politics

Monday, September 08, 2014

How the Fed is Killing America / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Money_Morning

It’s maddening…

Our economy is stagnating.

The divide between haves and have-nots is widening every day.

There are fewer and fewer good jobs and careers to be had.

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Politics

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Why US Fed Must Act Now to Get Money into the Hands of Ordinary Americans / Politics / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Ellen_Brown

When an article appears in Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece of the policy-setting Council on Foreign Relations, recommending that the Federal Reserve do a money drop directly on the 99%, you know the central bank must be down to its last bullet.

The September/October issue of Foreign Affairs features an article by Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan titled “Print Less But Transfer More: Why Central Banks Should Give Money Directly To The People.” It’s the sort of thing normally heard only from money reformers and Social Credit enthusiasts far from the mainstream. What’s going on?

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Fed's Ice Bucket Challenge / Interest-Rates / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Michael_Pento

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past month, you have more than likely heard of the ALS Ice bucket challenge. But, just in case you have been living under that rock--the challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. The stipulation is that the nominated people have 24 hours to comply, or forfeit by way of a charitable donation to ALS. It is an ingenious marketing campaign that has thankfully raised awareness and millions of dollars for ALS.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Fed Meeting at Jackson Hole Exposed Yellen’s Greatest Weakness / Interest-Rates / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Money_Morning

James Rickards writes: At the recent central banker conclave in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the two most powerful central bankers in the world, Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, and Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), gave back-to-back addresses on the same subject.

It was like a controlled experiment in the attitudes and capabilities of the two leading financial powers in the world.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, July 25, 2014

Yellen Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before / Interest-Rates / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Peter_Schiff

Although Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said nothing new in her carefully manicured semi-annual testimony to Congress last week, her performance there, taken within the context of a lengthy profile in the New Yorker (that came to press at around the same time), should confirm that she is very different from any of her predecessors in the job. Put simply, she is likely the most dovish and politically leftist Fed Chair in the Central Bank's history.

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