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    The Fed Will Make Your Mortgage Cheaper, But Someone Has To Make It Harder To Get

    You may have heard that the Fed announced a new round of quantitative easing yesterday. I hope you’ve been able to get your fill of QE3 elsewhere; I suspect you have but if not I recommend Cardiff Garcia and Greg Ip, though also a million other people, and maybe stay away from Marc Faber. It’s […]

    / Sep 14, 2012 at 6:46 PM
  • News

    Feel Free To Project Your Own Hopes And Dreams Onto This Chart

    I guess there’s some competition but this to me is clearly the chart of the day: Ha, no, not really. But actually it is pretty neat: The Federal Reserve on Friday released blank templates showing the format of the two charts it will use on January 25 to report Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) participants’ […]

    / Jan 20, 2012 at 6:24 PM
  • News

    NY Fed President William Dudley Looks Like He’s Got A Pretty Good Poker Face

    You may remember that, earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that in June 2008, with the world’s financial system in the balance, then-Treasury Secretary (and Goldman Sachs alum) Hank Paulson (1) rode in an elevator and (2) upon disembarking from said elevator told a bunch of his friends who had WORKED AT GOLDMAN WITH HIM about […]

    / Dec 1, 2011 at 4:06 PM
  • Banks, News

    Getting Back To Basics: What’s A Bank?

    The Fed has a Web site that provides online training for bank directors, because “the only thing that may be missing is a basic knowledge of banking and what to consider in overseeing a bank.” Really. And, while a director’s job is “important and carries responsibility, it may not be as daunting as it first […]

    / Feb 1, 2010 at 1:08 PM
  • News

    Federal Acronym Clearinghouse Announces Eighty Third Acronym Using The Word “Facility”

    November 25, 2008, 8:21 am Fed Announcements on Household Credit, GSEs TALF Announcement For release at 8:15 a.m. EST The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the creation of the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF), a facility that will help market participants meet the credit needs of households and small businesses by supporting the […]

    / Nov 25, 2008 at 8:47 AM

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