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Defining the Federal Reserve's role

January 16, 2014

As the central bank closes in on its 100th anniversary, James Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, and Richard Sylla, professor of economics at NYU Stern School of Business, debate its true purpose.

Partnering with the Federal Reserve

February 14, 2014

Taking cues from the Fed resulted in investment success for Ed Hyman of ISI Group and Bill Miller of Legg Mason Opportunity Trust in 2013. Find out what signs they're looking for from the central bank this year.

Ahamed: Lessons learned by today's central bankers

May 12, 2015

The Federal Reserve became a prisoner of its own rules during the Depression, whereas during the 2008 financial crisis it went to the limit and almost broke its own rules, according Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lords of Finance."

Forecast calls for inflation

November 5, 2013

The Federal Reserve has created the "most radical" pro-reflationary policy in modern history, economist David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff says. What does that mean for the markets?

How the Fed's actions have impacted the global economy

September 10, 2012

Financial historian Niall Ferguson says fiscal stimulus from the Federal Reserve has helped to drive up commodity prices significantly since 2009.

Is the Fed helping the economy?

September 17, 2012

Former International Monetary Fund deputy John Lipsky and Nick Sargen, CIO of Fort Washington Investment Advisors, discuss the Federal Reserve's latest round of quantitative easing.

Federal Reserve hikes interest rates

March 21, 2018

Federal Reserve officials, meeting for the first time under Chairman Jerome Powell, raised the benchmark lending rate a quarter point and forecast a steeper path of hikes in 2019 and 2020, citing an improving economic outlook. Policy makers...

Why inflation and interest rates could remain low for a very long time

September 19, 2017

Stephen Smith, co-lead portfolio manager of global fixed income at Brandywine Global, and John Bellows, portfolio manager and research analyst at Western Asset Management, discuss what the outlook for monetary policy means for investors.

Federal Reserve alters investor expectations

March 29, 2015

The surprisingly dovish March Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) communications — the combination of the FOMC statement, Chair Janet Yellen's press conference and the Statement of Economic Projections — led to a large equity market rally...

Bond minefields to avoid

December 14, 2015

As bond markets brace for this week’s Federal Reserve rate announcement, some market strategists are steering investors from high-yield fixed income. They’re paying attention to the fallout from Third Avenue Management’s halting redemption...

Federal Reserve weighs rate cut

September 17, 2007

Stocks edged downward late this afternoon as the financial services industry awaited the Fed’s decision on interest rates. If the central bank does cut the federal funds rates tomorrow — and the consensus the Street is that it will — it will...

Personal wealth as mapped by the Federal Reserve

May 19, 2008

Personal wealth as mapped by the Federal Reserve The balance sheet of U.S. households and non-profit organizations,* $ in billions 4Q 2006 1Q 2007 2Q 2007 3Q 2007 4Q 2007 Assets               Tangible assets 26,036.70 26,351.40 26,668.20...

It's decision week for Federal Reserve: Will they raise rates?

September 14, 2015

It's the week everyone has been waiting for. Janet Yellen and her partners on the Federal Reserve Board have to decide Thursday whether to raise rates. It's still an open question. Whatever the Fed decides, don't expect the stock market to settle...

Calling out the Federal Reserve's political leanings

September 22, 2016

Has the Federal Reserve become a political arm of the executive branch of government? The new normal of monetary policy. The stock market has become an “Obama paper bull.” The SEC's case against Leon Cooperman, alleging insider trading,...

Rate hike not likely before April: Federal Reserve

January 7, 2015

Most Federal Reserve officials agreed their new policy guidance means they are unlikely to raise interest rates before late April, and a number expressed concern inflation could remain too low, minutes of their December meeting showed. “Most...

Federal Reserve opens door to increase in interest rates

March 18, 2015

The Federal Reserve dropped an assurance it will be “patient” in raising interest rates, ending an era in its communications policy and opening the door for higher borrowing costs as early as June. “An increase in the target range for...

How the Fed is 'starving' savers

October 8, 2012

Financial historian James Grant, editor of "Grant's Interest Rate Observer" newsletter, is highly critical of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke for, among other reasons, keeping interest rates at zero.

The risk of turning 'trash into cash'

October 2, 2012

Matthew McLennan, portfolio manager for First Eagle Funds, on the Fed's quantitative easing and the allure of gold.

McCulley: Why the U.S. is poised to exit the liquidity trap

June 2, 2015

A liquidity trap occurs when central banks take their rates to zero, but nothing much improves as a result, according to Paul McCulley, former chief economist at Pimco. Plus, find out where he thinks rates are headed this year.

Why the S&P 500 could soon hit an all-tme high

August 3, 2012

Francois Trahan says that lower inflation will lead to a stronger economic data points, including a huge recovery in stocks.

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