Ben Bernanke

  • Ben Bernanke

    Bernanke: I Support Your Efforts to Give Me More Power

    We mentioned the news in Ben Bernanke’s speech this morning: the Fed’s emergency lending is likely to go on past its September expiration. Two additional morsels were included in the speech. Bernanke suggested that Congress give the Fed authority over payment and settlement to deal with counterparty risk and other problems. His “a strong case […]

    / Jul 8, 2008 at 5:19 PM
  • Banks, Bear Stearns, Ben Bernanke, Fed, James Dimon, JPMorganChase

    The Wall Street Big Wig Lunch Bear Didn’t Get Invited To

    On Tuesday, March 11, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke lunched with what Bloomberg is describing as a “Who’s Who of Wall Street leaders.” Attendees JPMorgan Chase ‘s Jamie Dimon, Goldman Sachs’s top dog Lloyd Blankfein, Lehman Brothers boss Richard Fuld, Morgan Stanley President James Gorman, Citigroup’s consigliore Robert Rubin, Blackstone Group’s little big man […]

    / May 13, 2008 at 11:55 AM
  • Ben Bernanke, Fed, real estate

    Bernanke Ups The Bailout Ante

    We’ve finally gotten around to reading the words that the Bearded One spoke at Columbia Business School on Monday night. Stitching together his various proposals, it’s clear that Ben Bernanke has become a partisan of big government. The way we read it, he pretty much calls for the federal government to bailout lenders who have […]

    / May 7, 2008 at 10:30 AM
  • Ben Bernanke

    Where Was Chuck Prince’s Freshman Year Econ Prof When We Needed Him?

    Though conventional wisdom states that nothing or no one will ever be able to whip the diversified whorehouse that is Citi into something resembling a profitable company, at least one person willing to go on record believes Vikram Pandit “has the smarts” to do just that. We’re speaking, of course, Pandit’s finance professor from grad […]

    / Apr 17, 2008 at 2:07 PM
  • Ben Bernanke, The Fed

    Huge Congrats, Ben Bernanke

    Not only did the Beard of Understanding land some prime modeling gigs on the success of his Times spread, but he’s reached the penultimate step toward being named Most Popular girl in school (all that’s left to do is blow the editor-in-chief of the year book, who tallies up senior superlative ballots). A new CNBC […]

    / Feb 27, 2008 at 4:06 PM
  • Ben Bernanke, fake goldman trader, Thad

    Diary Of A Fake Goldman Trader: Monkey Business

    Who remembers that Craiglist ad from the 28 year old Goldman banker looking for someone to lavish with his (pretax) $722k bonus? I’m going to go with all of you because, frankly, it/he was unforgettable. The Viking stove, the custom-made oak dresser, the amazing dinners, the shopping, the great wine, the getting each other off […]

    / Feb 26, 2008 at 9:54 AM
  • Ben Bernanke

    Bernanke Passes The Buck

    Given that economic cycles are largely driven by monetary policy, it’s always a bit sick-making to hear a chairman of the Federal Reserve calling for a fiscal solution to avoid a recession. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke just endorsed a fiscal stimulus package, just as long as it would be implemented “quickly.” He said a […]

    / Jan 17, 2008 at 10:33 AM
  • Ben Bernanke, Morgan Stanley

    There’s A Connection If You Want There To Be A Connection

    Morgan Stanley is now saying that there will definitely be a recession and there’s nothing you can do to stop it so you might as well just give up. We’re all going to die eventually, it’s just a matter of when. Related/unrelated? At MS’s IED party last night, “There was a slideshow on a large […]

    / Dec 11, 2007 at 10:18 AM
  • Ben Bernanke, Fox

    Another RefreshionTM Success Story? Ben Bernanke.*

    *Beating them off WITH A STICK I tell you.

    / Dec 11, 2007 at 8:55 AM
  • Ben Bernanke

    Ben Bernanke’s Tool Kit

    Hi, it’s Bess, Carney and I are tag teaming this post. Anyway, here’s my comment: HAHAHA OMG OMG OMG OMG isn’t the internet hilarious?!?!?! You are totally justified in clogging up your friends/colleagues/Dealbreaker’s inboxes with this shit and the message “Scroll down, TOO FUNNY!!!” LOLZ LOLZ LOLZ.

    / Nov 30, 2007 at 3:08 PM
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    Ben Bernanke Saves Thanksgiving From Ron Paul

    Ben Bernanke has a special Thanksgiving message for DealBreaker and Ron Paul. It sounds like he’s not happy about that video we posted yesterday. “It’s clear from this video that Ron Paul does not understand all the advancements of economic science over the past few decades. If one of Dr. Paul’s patients was sick, would […]

    / Nov 21, 2007 at 12:16 PM
  • Ben Bernanke, Fed

    Ben Bernanke Will Cut Rates (But He Won’t Feel Good About It!)

    That’s really it. Bernankes and the Federal Reserve want to say no to an interest-rate cut this week but are apparently too scared of what a bunch of (what sound like really intimidating) traders (if you’re a puss) will do if they don’t. But they’ve got a plan! In order to make it look like […]

    / Oct 29, 2007 at 2:06 PM
  • Ben Bernanke, Fed

    Ben Bernanke Allows Issues With Wife’s Infidelity Influence Speech

    “An important part of retaining credibility is to say what you are going to do, and then do it, unless you have very good explanations about why you are going to depart from what you said you were going to do,” he said. Bernanke says policy predictability crucial [Reuters]

    / Oct 19, 2007 at 2:42 PM
  • Ben Bernanke

    What Bernanke Will Not Say On September 18

    “The problem is, it takes new money to bail out bad collateral. That means a lot of new money unless banks start lending to high-risk markets. But our new, improved regulatory policies have clamped down on this. This means the end of my program to reduce the rate of inflation in the country. I have […]

    / Sep 12, 2007 at 9:08 AM
  • Ben Bernanke, The Fed

    Bernanke: Come to My Window

    Some punk analyst (No really, some Punk Ziegel & Co. analyst) is accusing the Fed of forcing the major banks to borrow from the discount window. Market analyst Richard Bove thinks Bernanke sweetly serenaded JPMorgan, Bank of America, Wachovia and Citi to a tune of “Come to my window / Borrow cash, even though you […]

    / Aug 24, 2007 at 10:15 AM
  • Ben Bernanke, CBOT, CNBC, Fed

    The Bears Are Who We Thought They Were!

    In case you missed the Crameruption on Friday: Cramer’s main points: -The Bear guys should shut their dirty, whorish mouths -Bernanke should get on a Bear Stearns call and stop being an “academic” -But, Bernanke has “NO IDEA!” -People talk to Jim Cramer, especially in the last 72 hours -It’s bad out there, contrary to […]

    / Aug 6, 2007 at 10:27 AM
  • Ben Bernanke, Hedge Funds

    Bernanke: Let the Counterparties Regulate Hedge Fund Risk

    Most of the news coverage of Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke’s comments on hedge funds yesterday seemed to have underplayed what struck us as the most important aspect of Bernanke’s speech—his insight that the way to control the potential for “systemic risk” posed by hedge fund failures is through hedge fund counterparties, the investment banks […]

    / Apr 12, 2007 at 9:02 AM
  • Ben Bernanke

    Ben Bernanke’s March Madness Bracket

    (via Minyanville)

    / Mar 16, 2007 at 3:31 PM
  • Ben Bernanke, CNBC

    Bernanke: “Dow Drop? No Biggie. Social Security? RUN FOR YOUR LIVES”

    If any of you out there coping with major losses as a result of that thing that happened yesterday were looking for a shoulder to cry on in the form of our Chairman of the Federal Reserve, keep looking. The Beard of Reasoning told Congress this morning that the U.S. financial markets are functioning normally […]

    / Feb 28, 2007 at 11:46 AM
  • Ben Bernanke, Fed

    Beard Of Reasoning Feeling Very Glass-Half-Empty Today

    Fed Chief Ben Bernanke told the Senate Budget Committee today, “‘If early and meaningful action is not taken, the U.S. economy could be seriously weakened,” in what was regarded as his “most forceful warning to date.” When asked about the urgency of the situation, Bernanke offered, “The longer we wait, the more severe the more […]

    / Jan 18, 2007 at 4:00 PM
  • Ben Bernanke, The Fed

    The Dippin’ Demogrizzle Transition: Will We Treat Future Generizzles Fairly?

    Ben Bernanke’s speech to the Washington Economic Club put through the Gizoogle treatment. In com’n decades, many forces will shape our economy n our society, but in all likelihood no single factor will have as pervasive an effect as tha aging of our populizzles In 2008, as tha first poser of tha baby-boom generizzles reach […]

    / Oct 4, 2006 at 3:25 PM
  • Ben Bernanke, The Fed

    Fed Speak Circa 1968

    Actually we have no idea what year Fed chief Ben Bernanke wrote his “Hippie Dictionary.” But we’re glad he did. It’s actually quite good, and nicely post-modern with its inter-textual self-referentiality. Here are the excerpts reprinted by Bloomberg. Bird — a lady as in “cute chick” or “henpecked” Dig — to like, to enjoy, as […]

    / Sep 12, 2006 at 10:40 AM
  • Ben Bernanke

    Memo to Ben Bernanke

    Under normal circumstances, we don’t do service-y “how to” journalism, but after watching the market nosedive yesterday after Maria Bartiromo’s bombshell assertion that Ben Bernanke told her the media had misinterpreted his remarks about future rate hikes, we’re going to do everyone a favor and offer Mr. Bernanke a few suggestions. The most crucial point, […]

    / May 2, 2006 at 9:37 AM
  • Ben Bernanke

    Look in the Mirror and Say It Three Times: Bernanke, Bernanke, Bernanke

    The mystery… The uncertainty… The real age of Anna Bernanke according to the About.com Ben and Anna Bernanke marriage profile… No one knows. And by no one, I mean me. And the tea leaves aren’t saying anything about the whole inverted yield curve thing, either, (probably for fear of violating some little-known sub-clause of Reg […]

    / Mar 20, 2006 at 10:14 AM

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