Category Archives: Monetary Policy

Janet Yellen’s Inner Circle – ReutersTV

As Janet Yellen faces Congress for the first time as Fed chair, here’s a look at her inner circle – four trusted advisers who have her ear and whose public words will closely align with her own thinking. – ReutersTV … Continue reading

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Yellen’s deflationary challenge – FT

Tomorrow is a big day for the new Fed Chair. Janet Yellen, the new Federal Reserve board chair who gives testimony to Congress on Tuesday, may need to address deflation risks, says US markets editor Michael Mackenzie. He also discusses … Continue reading

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Stanley Fischer To Become Vice Chairman of the Fed

This is the best news we’ve heard in a long time. Bloomberg reports, Former Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer is President Barack Obama’s leading candidate to become vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, people familiar with the selection process … Continue reading

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TaperLess

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Movie Review: Money for Nothing

Here’s one we’re putting on our must see list.   Reuters MacroScope blog writes, “Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve” is a slick, thoughtful and alternately infuriating-and-funny documentary that premiered in New York’s Florence Gould Hall last night. It gives … Continue reading

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Low ECB Rates For An “Extended Period”

Here’s why they hammered the Euro today: The risks surrounding the economic outlook for the Euro area continue to be on the downside…the key ECB interest rates to remain at present or lower levels for an extended period of time.   … Continue reading

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Inside Janet Yellen’s brain – Reuters TV

As President Obama considers the Federal Reserve vice chair for the central bank’s top position, researcher Aaron Menenberg uses what Janet Yellen says to develop a psychological profile. (August 30th, 2013) – Reuters TV (click here if video is not … Continue reading

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Still Panda Bears

The FT video below  does good job explaining China’s continued addiction to debt. This is why we remain bears on China even as the recovery in the country’s manufacturing sector accelerates (apparently). Monetary policy and the financial sector are still … Continue reading

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Eurozone inflation falls for third straight month

Will this give Super Mario enough to cut rates?   The consensus is no.    Remember, ECB does not have the same full employment mandate as the Fed. (click here if video is not observable)

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Weekend Lecture: Economics of Abenomics

The Peterson Institute held a high-level discussion of the economic policy initiatives of Japan’s new government, or Abenomics, on February 15, 2013. This timely event took place just ahead of Prime Minister Abe’s upcoming summit meeting with President Obama. The … Continue reading

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