Ben Bernanke

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 »

  • 14 May 2013 at 1:48 PM

Charles Plosser Has Second Thoughts. And Third.

Foes of Ben, fear not: After a (very) brief flirtation with dovishness, re: the Fed’s $85 billion/month habit, Philly Fed Pres. Charlie Plosser is feeling hawkish again. Read more »

  • 10 May 2013 at 5:19 PM

The Beard Senses Danger

Ben Bernanke has done all he can, and it might not be enough. Read more »

With just nine months to go in the Beard Era, the time has come for the press to start casting about for a successor. There’s the obvious one: Janet Yellen, Fed vice chairwoman, who has friends and foes, according to the Gray Lady. Apparently, though, she may be a little too worried about getting people jobs, and not worried enough about whipping inflation now. Read more »

So dread dissent is rising in within the hallowed halls of Ben Bernanke’s fabulous marble treehouse: Time to send out some underlings to twist some arms. Read more »

Tim Geithner basically spent the last four years trying and failing, numerous times, to leave Washington, i.e. his own personal torture chamber, but according to Chaz Gasparino, the former Treasury Secretary may allow himself to be pulled back in. Sayeth CG: Read more »

  • 29 Jan 2013 at 3:51 PM

Paul Singer Is In A Generous Mood Today

The panel– moderated by Morgan Stanley’s chief US economist, Vincent Reinhart, and featuring Jeff Vinik of Vinik Asset Management, Ken Ebberts of Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, Michael Novogratz of Fortress Investment Group, and Rob Citrone of Discovery Capital Management– was asked to grade Ben Bernanke. Everyone on the panel gave the Federal Reserve Chairman an “A” or a “B; Paul Singer gave a “D.” [Absolute Return]