Yellen: Fed May Pause Tapering if Weakness Persists; Can’t Regulate Bitcoin
Yellen told Congress that the Fed would assess whether the “unseasonably” cold weather has caused the recent uptick in “soft data.”
Changes Afoot in Washington Well Ahead of Midterm Elections
"It’s virtually certain that Republicans will retain control of the House — and now are within striking distance of taking the Senate,” says strategist Valliere.
Yellen: Steady Fed Policy Could Shift With ‘Notable’ Economic Change
Fed Chief Janet Yellen said that while she expects continuity in Fed policy, pausing or increasing bond purchases was not out of the question.
Yellen, Not Debt Ceiling Debate, to Spark Washington Fireworks
While Yellen will face tough critics Tuesday, analysts are optimistic that a debt limit bill will pass prior to the Feb. 27 deadline.
Lawmakers: SEC Failed to Analyze Volcker Rule, Broke Federal Law
A congressional hearing on Wednesday focused on the unintended consequences of the Volcker Rule.
House Committee Promises ‘Vigorous’ Oversight of Yellen’s Fed
The House Financial Services Committee plans to hold a series of "aggressive" hearings this year on how to reform the central bank.
New Hire Roundup: American Century Names New Co-CIOs
Meanwhile, Nicholas Lance joined OneAmerica, and Sebastian Gomez Abero was tapped to lead the SEC Office of Small Business Policy.
House Passes Bill to Exempt Private Equity Fund Advisors From Registration
President Obama has threatened to veto it, and there is no companion bill in the Senate.
Ken Fisher’s Backhanded Call to Arms
Ken Fisher's provocative statements about RIAs' demise in 10 years should be a wake-up call to all RIAs to make their voices heard in Washington.
SEC Investor Advisory Committee Approves Fiduciary, User-Fee Plans
Recommendation on how brokers should be put under a fiduciary mandate sailed through the full committee Friday, but members voiced concern about user-fee plan.