Dennis Lockhart

a few good menThis is Dennis Lockhart, in a speech from earlier today:

One of my favorite movies is A Few Good Men starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise. I’ve seen it five or six times. It’s about the murder of a Marine private down at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and the trial of two young Marines who thought they were roughing up a slacker under orders. At bottom, it’s about a narrative that does not hold up and hang together.

Obviously, he goes on, and while we weren’t there to hear the remarks live, it seems fairly obvious that Lockhart did the “voices” during the pivotal scenes referenced: Read more »

  • 05 Dec 2013 at 5:45 PM

Renowned Fed Windsock Wavers Slightly

Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart is what you might call a bellwether at the central bank, given his closeness to the Great (Retiring) Beard. That means he’s a winner. It also means he may or may not have any strong opinions of his own. Except this one: It is high time that the Fed made a decision on tapering. Now, he’s not saying what that decision should be, but if someone knows, they should probably tell him. Read more »

  • 03 Jun 2013 at 6:12 PM

Monday Fed Roundup: Janet Yellen Says Something Scary

Janet Yellen, who may or may not be the next Ben Bernanke, would feel a whole lot better if U.S. banks kept a few more bucks handy. Read more »

The Federal Reserve is possibly nearing a point when it might know whether it can perhaps decide to consider incrementally slowing its bond-buying. Maybe. According to someone who doesn’t have a vote on the matter. Read more »

  • 03 Apr 2013 at 5:03 PM

Fed Presidents’ Greatest Hits: Live!

Jeff and Chuck, re-breaking old ground.

It was a banner day to hear the increasingly tired arguments for and against the Fed’s stimulus policies from the horses’ mouths in some of the U.S.’s more scenic locales.

First, to Alabama, where Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said things were going great. Read more »

It’s been a busy day for Federal Reserve presidents: Three of the 12 have made pronouncements today. This morning (really, really early this morning, since he was in Hong Kong), we heard from Chicago’s Chuck Evans. Now, we hear from two others, San Francisco’s John Williams and Atlanta’s Dennis Lockhart, who’ve just finished their turns on the FOMC, on matters QE. Read more »