John Williams

JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s fairly quiet shareholder meeting in Tampa, Fla., disappointed two locals. They came for entertainment, but all they got was a free lunch. John Williams, 34, and Chris Taylor, 40, drove about 20 minutes to the J.P. Morgan office complex about 10 miles east of downtown Tampa. The Tampa locals arrived at 8 a.m. prepped with fold-up picnic chairs, a cooler of food and a gallon bottle of water expecting protesters, Messrs. Williams and Taylor said…Messrs. Williams and Taylor set up shop outside a batch of port-a-potties near the entrance to J.P. Morgan’s office complex and geared up for protests. None sprung up…The two men said they expected some entertainment but by 11:45 a.m., with the meeting over for almost an hour and shareholders driving away, they realized they were out of luck. [MoneyBeat]

  • 02 Jul 2013 at 1:19 PM

John Williams Isn’t Afraid Of Being Misunderstood

The San Francisco Fed president, like all of his colleagues, thinks the markets didn’t quite grasp what Ben Bernanke was saying a couple of weeks ago when they started selling everything in anticipation of an immediate (if imagined) beginning of the end to the central bank’s bond-buying program. But miscommunication can have salutary effects. 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 »

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 »