GMO: Monetary Policy Is ‘The Greatest Con Ever Perpetuated’
GMO's James Montier chides policymakers for devoting attention to "a make-believe concept" while ignoring a tool that could reignite economic growth.
Optimistic Fed Said Rate Rise Unlikely Before April
The Fed confirmed that being “patient” on interest rates means no increase before late April.
Fed Keeps ‘Considerable Time’ Pledge as Growth Is ‘Moderate’
The Federal Reserve maintained a commitment to keep interest rates near zero for a “considerable time” after asset purchases are completed.
Record S&P Masks Pain as 47% of Nasdaq Mired in Bear Market
Beneath the U.S. stock market’s record-setting gains, trouble is stirring.
PIMCO’s Gross Cruises Into ‘New Neutral’
PIMCO leader mixes metaphors as he explores Fed’s “New Neutral” goal and what it means for investors. Oh, he also doesn’t own a cellphone.
Janet Yellen: Same as the Old Fed Boss? The 2014 IA 25 Profile
Some have wondered if Yellen’s tenure as the Fed’s chairwoman will simply be a continuation of her predecessor’s.
Hedge Funds Shake Financial System More Than Banks During Crises: Study
Hedge funds may intensify systemic risk in a crisis more than previously thought, according to an investment letter from the San Francisco Fed.
Yellen Saw Economy at ‘Brink of Recession’ in January 2008
Janet Yellen saw the U.S. economy “at, if not beyond, the brink of recession” in January 2008, according to Fed transcripts released Friday.
Yellen Confirmed by Senate to Become Fed Chairman
Yellen, who will replace Bernanke after Jan. 31, will be the first woman to head the central bank in its 100-year history.
Growing Workforce? Shrinking Job Market? Fed Adviser Finds Silver Lining
You’d think a larger labor force with no jobs would be a problem. But in the long term it could be a good thing, according to a Fed policy adviser.