Tag archive for ‘Federal Reserve’
Sever Plocker On Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

Trump’s financial house of cards has collapsed

The American Stock Exchange is in panic as stocks fall to new lows. Since August: the Dow Jones 500 Index has plummeted 18%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has dropped 16%, the Nasdaq is down 22%; and More...

Professor Martin Feldstein On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein: The Chinese Economy and Fed Policy

Janet Yellen’s speech on September 24 at the University of Massachusetts clearly indicated that she and the majority of the members of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee intend to raise More...

Professor Martin Feldstein On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein: America’s Risky Recovery

The United States’ economy is approaching full employment and may already be there. But America’s favorable employment trend is accompanied by a substantial increase in financial-sector risks, owing More...

Tibi Singer On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Let’s Blog with Ben Bernanke!

Ben Bernanke succeeded Alan Greenspan as chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, February 1, 2006. Two short years later, the housing bubble exploded and America took to the bread lines, the apple More...

Jewish Business News On Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Yellen Hints at Rate Increase Later this Year

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen hinted on Friday that an increase in interest rates to “more normal” levels is coming, but such an increase would be gradual, to help the economy continue to recover. “I More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Stanley Fischer Says Fed Will Raise Interest Rates by the End of the Year

Stanley Fischer, former governor of the bank of Israel and currently the Vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, expects the Fed to raise interest rates this year, possibly as as early as June. However, More...

Vered Weiss On Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Have a Feeling the 5.6% Unemployment Number is BS? You’re Right

  So the unemployment rate reached below that magical number, 6%. That number became the figure to watch when Fed Chair Janet Yellen said bond buying might be relaxed and interest rates might make a reversal More...

Vered Weiss On Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Bill Gross Predicts 25 Basis Point Interest Rate Rise by June

A policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve indicates a “patient” approach to raising interest rates; Janus manager Bill Gross thinks the rise will be 25 basis points by June 2015. The FOMC More...

Vered Weiss On Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Fed Chief Janet Yellen Could Drop the Greenspan ‘Put’

While former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan said the notion of the “Greenspan put” was a “joke, ” current Fed chief Janet Yellen isn’t laughing; she seems serious about raising rates More...

Eli Horn On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Fed Rate Hike Will Be Taken in Stride, S&P Dow Jones’ David Blitzer Says

Many financial market participants are concerned that when the U.S. Federal Reserve begins raising interest rates, stocks and bonds will plunge and the dollar will soar, wreaking havoc on the economy and More...

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