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Wolf’s Fed Verdict – FT

The Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise rates sparked a negative reaction from stock markets, and complaints from investors. Martin Wolf, in conversation with John Authers, defends the Fed’s decision. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/videoContinue reading

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Staying safe in the Fed’s new world – FT

Once the US Federal Reserve raises interest rates it is expected that it will stop at 2%, a zero real rate. David Riley, head of credit strategy at BlueBay Asset Management, tells the FT’s Dan McCrum that investors need new … Continue reading

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Fed hides nuggets in minutes – FT

FT US Alphaville Editor Cardiff Garcia and his collaborator Matthew Klein examine the clues given by the central bank board members about the trajectory of the US economy which triggered the market reaction to the Fed minutes, sending gold higher … Continue reading

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Is patience a virtue? – FT

The Federal Reserve’s latest statement on monetary policy left the central banks options open on an interest rate rise later this year. The FT’s John Authers suggests that international developments may force the Fed to be more patient. Click here … Continue reading

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The week explained – Economist

Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Janet Yellen’s first message from the Fed and George Osborne’s new budget for Britain are three important stories that made the news this week. Our correspondents explain – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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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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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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No Joy In Shortsville As Noise Traders Find No Sellers

In 1990 Brad De Long, Andrei Scheifer, Larry Summers, and Robert Waldmann published, Noise Trader Risk in Financial Markets, in the Journal of Political Economy.   The piece made the distinction between short-term traders with long-term investors and concluded that their … Continue reading

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The Fed on Food Stamps

Wow!   The food stamp program is now equivalent to 14 percent of all U.S. grocery store sales. Though the Fed indirectly finances the food stamp program with its purchase of treasury securities — $45 billion per month starting in January … Continue reading

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