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Category Archives: Chair of the Federal Reserve

Watch Live: Janet Yellen’s Last FOMC Press Conference

Grab your handkerchief, it’s gonna be a tear-jerker. Having managed to get through her term as Fed Chair without a ‘crisis’, unlike her three previous colleagues, it would appear Janet Yellen has managed to jump ship at the perfect time. Will she leave her last press conference with a ‘hanging chad’ of uncertainty about extreme […]

Watch Live: Janet Yellen And Mervyn King At NYU

The NYU Stern school of business is hosting the latest installment of the “In Conversation with Mervyn King” series featuring outgoing Fed chair, ?Janet Yellen, who in just over two months, will depart the Fed, making way for her replacement, former Carlyle partner Jay Powell. While her speech is not expected to provide any market-moving […]

Did the Fed Just Broadcast An Inflationary Event is About to Hit?

Yesterday, Janet Yellen stated that the Fed was “wrong” about employment and inflation. I realize that the significance of this might be lost on many individuals. The Fed’s ENTIRE purpose is to pursue “maximum employment” and “stable prices”(aka low inflation). Indeed, these are LITERALLY the words in the Fed’s official “Dual Mandate” from Congress. So […]

Is Yellen Trying To Ride Into The Sunset?

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, Bernanke presided over the Great Financial Crisis of 2008. Greenspan had the 1987 crash, along with the 2000 DotCom bust. Volcker had the bond debacle of the early 1980’s and the subsequent Latin American debt crisis. For the past 35 years, every Fed Chairperson has been […]

Gary Cohn “Would Love To Be” Next Fed Chairman: Report

One month ago we reported that according to Beacon Policy Advisors, a new name had emerged as potential replacement to Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve: that of former Goldman COO and current Trump National Economic Council advisor Gary Cohn. “The buzz among those who claim Cohn confides in them is that he […]

Ron Paul Rages “The Federal Reserve Is, and Always Has Been, Politicized”

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Audit the Fed recently took a step closer to becoming law, when it was favorably reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This means the House could vote on the bill at any time. The bill passed by voice […]

Yellen’s Self-Serving Assessment: Fed Is “Doing Pretty Well”

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Now that the bubbles have been blown (but still remain invisible to the Fed), Fed Chair Janet Yellen Yellen conveniently pats herself and the Fed on the back for a job piss-poorly done. Her self-serving assessment is the Fed is “doing pretty well”. And her new message of the […]

Donald Trump’s Most Important Fed Appointment (Spoiler Alert: It’s Not The Chair)

Submitted by Peter Conti-Brown via The Yale Journal on Regulation, Given the tumult of the opening weeks of the Trump Administration, the public is forgiven for not realizing that the Administration is woefully understaffed. But even in the flurry of personnel announcements from first the transition team and now the Administration, on the Federal Reserve—perhaps the most […]

The Fed’s General Counsel Is Retiring

Who can forget the infamous 2009 exchange between Alan Grayson and the Fed’s General Counsel Scott Alvarez in which the Florida Democrat unleashed on the Fed: Alan Grayson: I would like to know whether it is within the Federal Reserve’s legal authority to try to manipulate the stock market or the futures market. Federal Reserve […]

The Case Against Fed Reform

Submitted by Tho Bishop via The Mises Institute, This week the 115th Congress was sworn in, and there are some indications that Fed reform may be on the agenda. The combination of populist anger fueled by Ron Paul’s Presidential campaigns and the 2008 financial crisis coupled with the repeated failings of the Federal Reserve to […]