Is The Federal Reserve "Public Enemy Number One"?

Authored by Peter Schmidt via, 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

Following the Fed, Central Banks Are Ready to Raise Rates

A growing number of the world’s central banks are poised to join the U.S. Federal Reserve in lifting interest rates in coming months amid solid global growth, though those plans could be scrambled by rising trade tensions between the major economies......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 19th, 2018

Inflation Expectations Maintain Steady Gains in June

In a report released Monday, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said that the public expects inflation to rise by 3% both a year from now and three years from now......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 9th, 2018

Libby Cantrill: Where Public Policy Meets Markets

How do public policy issues affect investors? How much has the Trump presidency changed the usual calculus via tax cuts, Federal Reserve policies, tariffs, trade wars, and nuclear negotiations? That .....»»

Category: blogSource: TheBigPictureJun 5th, 2018

Caroline Baum: The Fed’s verbal gymnastics include loads of back flips

The Federal Reserve has a hard time communicating with the public, especially when theory and reality diverge, writes Caroline Baum......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 31st, 2018

Fed Sets May 30 Vote on Proposed Volcker Rule Changes

The Federal Reserve set a May 30 vote on proposed changes to the Volcker rule, the first public step in an expected rewrite of the restrictions that have held back bank trading desks for years......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 23rd, 2018

Fed to put Wells Fargo remediation plan to public board vote: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve board will hold a public vote on whether to lift growth restrictions on scandal-hit Wells Fargo following pressure from Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts lawmaker said on Friday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 11th, 2018

Wall Street rallies, Apple approaches $1 trillion value; Dow, S&P gain

A higher inflation number could have increased fears of more aggressive interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 10th, 2018

Fed"s Barkin--in first public speech--backs continued rate hikes

Richmond Federal Reserve President Thomas Barkin, in his first public speech, said Monday that he thinks the central bank should continue to raise interest rates. Barkin said the level of the fed-funds rate target is still .....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 7th, 2018

Economic Report: Chicago Fed economic measure cools in March from February’s nearly two-decade high

A measure of the U.S. economy from the Chicago Federal Reserve cooled to a barely positive reading in March from an upwardly revised, multiyear-high February number......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 23rd, 2018

Candace Owens Thanks Kanye West, Says He Fought Against "Political Correctness" Before Trump

Candace Owens responded to Kanye West's supportive tweet, saying "Long before Donald Trump came down the escalator, Kanye West was public enemy Number 1 for simply trying to tell the truth.".....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 22nd, 2018

Trump Lines Up Powell as Scapegoat If Tax and Trade Moves Sour

Trump looks to be lining up Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to be the fall guy. President Donald Trump looks to be lining up Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to be the fall guy if the president's trade and t.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortune9 hr. 42 min. ago

Treasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Fed"s independence

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates......»»

Category: topSource: foxnews13 hr. 42 min. ago

President Trump Fully Supports Federal Reserve, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says

Mnuchin said Trump isn't trying to interfere in t.....»»

Category: topSource: time15 hr. 27 min. ago

Interest rate hikes impact businesses large and small

On June 13, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals15 hr. 27 min. ago

Trump Fully Supports Federal Reserve Independence, Mnuchin Says

Mnuchin tried to assuage investor concerns that a currency war was looming. U.S. President Donald Trump fully supports the independence of the Federal Reserve and isn't trying to interfere in the foreign-exchange market, Treasury .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortune15 hr. 27 min. ago

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Trump "supports" the Fed"s independence

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tried to soothe fears President Donald Trump is trying to sway the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates this year......»»

Category: topSource: cnn15 hr. 27 min. ago

Nenner Warns America: "Depression First, Then Hyperinflation, Buy Gold"

Via Greg Hunter’s, Renowned geopolitical and financial cycle expert Charles Nenner says don’t believe the Federal Reserve when it says it expe.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 20th, 2018

Trump escalates his criticism of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes

Before this week, it had been more than a q.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJul 20th, 2018

Trump worried Fed will hike twice more this year: CNBC

President Donald Trump's criticism of Federal Reserve interest-rate policy stems, in part, from his concern the central bank will follow through on its projections for two additional quarter-point mov.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 20th, 2018

U.S. dollar drops, yields rise after Trump comments on Fed policy and tariffs

The U.S. dollar weakened, long term Treasury yields rose and stocks closed mostly lower on Friday after President Donald Trump complained again about the greenback's strength and about Federal Reserve interest rate rises......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 20th, 2018