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Yellen Debut in FOMC Tanks the Market

The Federal Reserve under Janet Yellen may not be that much different than the Fed under Ben Bernanke - not yet at any rate. In her first formal two-day FOMC ...
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Janet Yellen Debuts New Policy and Outlook to Congress in Testimony

Tuesday will mark the first ever testimony to Congress by new Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. One of the first things Yellen will address is the important contributions of Ben ...
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Bernanke and Yellen Taper Again: A New Chairman Is in Town

The January 29 FOMC meeting was the last meeting to be under Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Janet Yellen will be the new Federal Reserve Chairman going forward. The markets had ...
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FOMC Minutes: Yellen Fed Equals Bernanke Fed

The Federal Reserve is out with its minutes from the December FOMC meeting. We generally warn readers that minutes are often the third look at a Fed meeting, but this ...
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A Good Unemployment Report May Be Good for Stocks Again

In much of late-2013, investors wanted to see economic reports which showed small growth which was too small to keep the Fed from lifting its quantitative easing measures. Then the ...
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Yellen Fed Chairman Approval Rating by Senate Came at Record Low

Janet Yellen has been confirmed by the Senate as the next chair of the Federal Reserve. She will replace Ben Bernanke and will be the first woman to ever hold ...
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Fed Balance Sheet Clearly Over $4 Trillion

Earlier in 2013 we saw something that will create serious issues down the road. The Federal Reserve's balance sheet seemed to be clearly on its way to $4 trillion in assets. Our ...
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Bernanke and the Fed: The QE Taper Is Here!

The Federal Open Market Committee just finished what is very likely its last or next to last real decision-making meeting under Ben Bernanke. The long and short of the matter ...
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Inflation Running Too Low, QE to Continue

The U.S. Labor Department released its reading on inflation on Wednesday morning via the Consumer Price Index. Simply put, inflation is running too low and this is going to give ...
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Yes, Bitcoin Could Hit $1,000

The mystery behind Bitcoin is getting even more mysterious. The virtual currency keeps hitting new highs each day, and this is coming ahead of congressional hearings and regulatory bodies wanting ...
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ADP Trumps Labor Department on Jobs Report, Nearing Crush Depth

The U.S. Labor Department may be late this month with the unemployment and nonfarm payrolls report, but the ADP payrolls data is giving a weaker-than-expected look at the jobs market. ...
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All Eyes on FOMC Meeting, Irony or Paradox?

The October 29 to 30 Federal Open Market Committee policy meeting is one which may be a bit of a paradox, or at least one full  of irony. It is ...
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Fed Balance Sheet Getting Closer and Closer to $4 Trillion

The U.S. Federal Reserve is supposedly independent of the government, even if running the Fed is a Presidential appointment and requires backing of Congress. It also pays profits back to ...
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Ten Trends the Washington Compromise Will Not Change at All

A deal between Democrats and Republicans has supposedly been reached in Washington, D.C., to end the government shutdown and to end the debt ceiling expiration. While many people expect that ...
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Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Soon To Hit $4 Trillion in Assets

It is going to be interesting to see exactly what happens with the Federal Reserve's balance sheet under Janet Yellen. Ben Bernanke has decided to pass the buck down the ...
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