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Is The Federal Reserve "Public Enemy Number One"?

Authored by Peter Schmidt via SchiffGold.com, When currency was backed by gold, a central bank’s main function was to maintain the value of the issu.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 17th, 2018

Fed"s balance sheet plan, economic outlook under microscope

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday is expected to hold interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year, and release long-awaited details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 20th, 2019

Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats

Federal Reserve policymakers last month noted greater threats to the U.S. economy, ranging from adverse effects of the government shutdown to rising trade tensions, and opted to emphasize that they would be "patient" in raising interest rates......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 20th, 2019

Chance of a U.S. recession up, number of Fed rate hikes down: Reuters poll

There is a one-in-four chance of a U.S. recession in the next 12 months, a scenario that should keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates next month, according to a Reuters poll of economists who now expect only one rate hike this year......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 14th, 2019

To guide or not to guide? Fed "dots" complicate message

U.S. central bankers say clear communication is important, with economic research showing that if the public understands what the Federal Reserve is doing, monetary policy works better and the economy does better......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 8th, 2019

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell Moves from Hawkish to Patient on 2019 Rate Hikes

Wednesday marked one of the market days where the public was waiting to see what Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) would do with........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstJan 30th, 2019

Federal Reserve chair says he will not resign if Trump asks him to

The Fed chair says he's not leaving his post In his first public appearance since reports that Trump wants to fire him......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 4th, 2019

Fed expected to raise rates but might signal fewer hikes ahead

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates Wednesday but might cut the number of hikes it anticipates next year and signal an earlier end to its monetary tightening in the face of financial market volatility and rising recession fears......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 19th, 2018

Fed expected to raise rates but might signal fewer hikes ahead

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates Wednesday but might cut the number of hikes it anticipates next year and signal an earlier end to its monetary tightening in the face of financial market volatility and rising recession fears......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 19th, 2018

Fed expected to increase rates, may signal fewer hikes ahead

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates on Wednesday, but may cut the number of hikes it anticipates next year and signal an earlier end to its monetary tightening in the face of financial market volatility and rising recession fears......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 19th, 2018

As Fed Begins Meeting, Trump Again Calls for No Rate Increase

President Trump continued his public campaign calling on the Federal Reserve to refrain from raising interest rates during the central bank’s two-day meeting that begins later in the day......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjDec 19th, 2018

Fed expected to raise rates, may signal fewer hikes ahead

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates on Wednesday, but may cut the number of hikes it anticipates next year and signal an earlier end to its monetary tightening in the face of financial market volatility and rising recession fears......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 19th, 2018

Trump: "Incredible" That Fed Is Considering Another Rate Increase

President Trump argued on Twitter that it was “incredible” that Federal Reserve policy members were considering raising interest rates again, continuing his public campaign against tighter monetary policy......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjDec 18th, 2018

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG) Hedge Funds Are Snapping Up

The market has been volatile as the Federal Reserve continues its rate hikes to normalize the interest rates. Small cap stocks have been.....»»

Category: topSource: insidermonkeyDec 13th, 2018

Fed minutes: Further hike "warranted soon," debate opened on pause

Almost all Federal Reserve officials at their last meeting agreed another interest rate increase was "likely to be warranted fairly soon," but also opened debate on when to pause further hikes and how to relay those plans to the public......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 29th, 2018

Fed Chair Powell Finally Blinks — With a Third Fed Mandate?

It seems the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is finally blinking in his communications to the public regarding the pace and determination of future rate hikes......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstNov 28th, 2018

Key Words: Trump again lashes out at Powell, says he’s ‘not even a little bit happy’ about naming him Fed chief

President Donald Trump said in an interview that he blames Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome “Jay” Powell for Wall Street’s recent selloff and General Motors’ decision to close a number of plants and slash jobs......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 27th, 2018

Dollar index hits one-week low on Fed officials" cautious comments

The dollar fell to one-week lows against a basket of currencies on Friday as two Federal Reserve officials cautioned in separate television interviews about slowing global economic growth, raising doubts about the number of future rate increases......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 16th, 2018

Writing a Book With Paul Volcker

This is fascinating: Paul Volcker made his mark as the inflation-defeating chairman of the Federal Reserve and in countless other public-service roles, and now at age 91, he’s just published a new m.....»»

Category: blogSource: TheBigPictureNov 1st, 2018

Federal Reserve considers biggest change to payments system since 1974

The Federal Reserve Bank is now accepting public comments on its plans to make to biggest change to the U.S. payments system since the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system was installed in 1974. The goal is to modernize the nation's payment system t.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 30th, 2018

Why Trump May Be Right About the Fed

A growing number of strategists and economists think the Federal Reserve has moved too aggressively to raise rates, hurting stocks......»»

Category: topSource: barronsOct 27th, 2018