Category Archives: Monetary Policy

Alan Greenspan on Debt, Deficit, Tax Cuts – Bloomberg

Excellent interview.   Upshot?  Inflation cometh. Apr.18 — Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan joined Bloomberg Television for a wide-ranging discussion about U.S. debt, the current rate hike path, Europe’s new direction and his reading assignment for the Republicans. … Continue reading

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Cleveland Fed Dishes On Yield Curve Signal

Check out the latest from the Cleveland Fed president,  Loretta Mester: Mester advised that there is “no evidence” for thinking that a flatter curve signals a weaker economy at this time, Reuters reported. She added that “structural factors,” such as bond-buying by central … Continue reading

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The Biggest Risk At The Fed

It is FOMC day, and the committee just raised the Fed Funds rate another 25 bps. Well, actually, they increased the interest rate on excess reserves (IOER) by 25 bps to target a higher Fed Funds rate.   That is an additional … Continue reading

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FOMC Dot Plot & Other Data – March 21

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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement – March 21

March 21, 2018 Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement For release at 2:00 p.m. EDT Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been … Continue reading

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Policy Leanings Of Current FOMC

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QOTD: On Fed Chair, Jay Powell

Larry Kudlow just on CNBC quoting President Trump after interviewing Jay Powell for the Fed chair: “The guy looks like a central banker.” – President Trump (via Larry Kudlow) (QOTD = Quote of the Day)

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Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

February 27, 2018 Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress Chairman Jerome H. Powell Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Chairman Hensarling, Ranking Member Waters, and members of the Committee, I am pleased to … Continue reading

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Real Interest Rates Not So Real – BIS

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) is out with a very interesting piece, Why so low for so long? A long-term view of real interest rates?, by Claudio Borio, Piti Disyatat, Mikael Juselius and Phurichai Rungcharoenkitkul. The basic premise is … Continue reading

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QOTD: Sheep Logic

Active central bank Narrative construction in the service of their policy goals is a permanent change in our market dynamics.  – Ben Hunt, Epsilon Theory

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