Ben Bernanke

  • 17 Dec 2013 at 6:42 PM

Fed Throws Itself A Very Fed-Like Birthday Party

Before the Federal Open Market Committee began pretending to kick around the idea that maybe it might actually begin to cut its bond buys now, rather than, say, in the future, Ben Bernanke and co. threw themselves a little birthday party featuring the Beard’s only two surviving predecessors, to commemorate the signing of the bill that made all of the ink spilled about tapering stimulus programs possible. Read more »

  • 20 Nov 2013 at 4:49 PM

Ben Bernanke A Solid B-Plus At Running Fed

The former Princeton professor ends his tenure well ahead of the curve set by the likes Jean-Claude Trichet and Mervyn King. Read more »

Now that he’s got an official end date, Ben Bernanke’s on-again-off-again date with Hank Greenberg is off, again—for now. And probably for good. Read more »

  • 18 Jul 2013 at 1:15 PM

James Gorman: Give It Up For Ben Bernanke

“Chairman Bernanke has done a phenomenal job. Hat’s off to him. The fed has played this well. They need to see concrete, unambiguous signs of recovery, at which point, we should all celebrate the fact that rates are rising.” [BloombergTV]

The IMF chief, whose words have never and will never rattle markets like those of the Beard, cannot understand why the Fed is unable to deploy information as sagaciously and effectively as her august organization. Read more »

James Bullard was just wondering why certain genial, bearded men would set specific goals for a program and then ignore them. Read more »

It’s a legitimate question and when legitimate questions need answering, there is no group of people more fit to answer them than the Dealbreaker community. So let’s get right to it.

The facts:

The one thing potentially stopping him:

It’s possible, of course, that he could put all that aside for the right price and a package that included a 50% employee discount.

But would he? Should he? Read more »