By NFTRH I’ve been thinking about the current Fed Funds rate hike cycle, which is logically gaining forward momentum now that the Fed can stand
By Jeffrey Snider of Alhambra There is a grave misunderstanding about the reasons the Fed is “raising rates” in the first place We are at
By Jeffrey Snider of Alhambra Although he didn’t state it specifically in his November 2010 Washington Post op-ed formally justifying QE2, it was very clear
By Michael Ashton A new paper that was presented last week at the 2017 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum has garnered, rightly, a lot of attention.
By Heisenberg Ok, so we all know the Fed is more “S&P dependent” than they are “data dependent,” right? Don’t forget this from Wells Fargo: The
By Steve Saville To know whether or not the Fed has been a long-term success, the reason for the Fed’s creation must first be known.
By Heisenberg So basically, the message is that unless the S&P were to suddenly collapse, the Fed is going to hike. They’re really pushing the
By Danielle DiMartino Booth Willie Mays, Duke Snider and Ken Griffey, Jr. It’s no secret that these bigger than life baseball players are all Hall
By Danielle DiMartino Booth “Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Wiser words were
By Danielle DiMartino Booth “If it were possible to take interest rates into negative territory, I would be voting for that.” — Janet Yellen, February 2010
By Danielle DiMartino Booth For those of you who subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, please link on to today’s story on the book: A
By Michael Ashton If your forecasts are frequently wrong, it is important to shut up and stop trying to move markets where you want them