Tag archive for ‘Interest rate’
Jewish Business News On Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Interest Rate Increase One Week from Today: What It Means for Stocks in 2016 

Exactly one week from today, the Federal Reserve is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate, the federal funds rate. It will be the first time interest rates have gone up in the U.S. since 2006.   Consumer More...

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Professor Joseph Stiglitz On Monday, September 7th, 2015

Nobel Laureate in Economics Joseph Stiglitz: Fed Up with the Fed

At the end of every August, central bankers and financiers from around the world meet in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the US Federal Reserve’s economic symposium. This year, the participants were greeted More...

News Brief On Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Peter Schiff: Interest Rate Hike Could Spark Economic Collapse

Forget about higher interest rates. To starve off an economic collapse, the Federal Reserve may have to resort to another round of quantitative easing. At least, that’s according to famed investor Peter More...

Howard Davies On Friday, June 26th, 2015

Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Howard Davies: Is Financial Repression Here to Stay?

There are several definitions of financial repression – and the repressors and the repressed tend to see things differently. But what financial repression usually involves is keeping interest rates below their More...

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein: The Inflation Puzzle

The low rate of inflation in the United States is a puzzle, especially to economists who focus on the relationship between inflation and changes in the monetary base. After all, in the past, increases and More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, May 18th, 2015

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller: Inspiring Economic Growth

NEW HAVEN – In his First Inaugural Address, during the depths of the Great Depression, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously told Americans that, “The only thing we have to fear is fear 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...

professor Ricardo Hausmann On Friday, March 27th, 2015

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: Secular Stagnation for Free

Something is definitely rotten in the state of capitalism. Despite unprecedentedly low interest rates, investment in most advanced countries is significantly below where it was in the years prior to the 2008 More...

Professor Robert Shiller On Monday, March 16th, 2015

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller: How Scary Is the Bond Market?

 The prices of long-term government bonds have been running very high in recent years (that is, their yields have been very low). In the United States, the 30-year Treasury bond yield reached a record low More...

Professor Nouriel Roubini On Saturday, February 28th, 2015

‘Dr. Doom’ Nouriel Roubini: The Negative Way to Growth?

  Monetary policy has become increasingly unconventional in the last six years, with central banks implementing zero-interest-rate policies, quantitative easing, credit easing, forward guidance, More...

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