Fed

  • 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 »

  • 21 Nov 2013 at 5:03 PM

The Janet Yellen Era Is Nigh

Not that she needed the help, but there will be no filibuster to keep the “man”—actually to exclude a “wo”—in Federal Reserve chairman. 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 »

First, there are some people on Wall Street who kind of think they’re above the law. Second, they’re getting paid to do bad things. Read more »

David Vitter’s interests go beyond serious sinning and trying to take health insurance away from his staff. Read more »

That is all. Read more »

Ben Bernanke & co. are meeting in three-and-a-half weeks, and if Congress doesn’t get its shit together with enough time for them to digest the shutdown-delayed jobs report, they’ll probably just have to punt on bond-buying until the following FOMC meeting in mid-December, because there’s simply no other way to know what the jobs picture looks like without that report. Read more »

  • 23 Sep 2013 at 3:59 PM

Janet Yellen’s Quiet Period

The Fed’s vice chairwoman is so very, very close to losing the “vice” and isn’t of a mind to sabotage it by saying anything to anyone who is not a United States Senator. Read more »