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    1. January 4, 2015

      Fears over ‘casino on wheels’ leveraged ETFs are overblown

      Fears that leveraged exchange traded funds could fuel sharp spikes in market volatility are overblown, according to analysis...

    2. November 23, 2014

      Dallas Fed chief’s inflation concerns ease

      One of the US Federal Reserve’s longest-serving and most prominent hawks on monetary policy is sounding less hawkish as he...

    1. Andrew Smithers

      July 8, 2014

      With GDP, facts depend on how you measure them

      US gross domestic product was increased last year by much more than the growth of the economy. This sleight of hand was...

    2. May 14, 2014

      US Senate rule changes lead to empty chairs

      Radical changes to Senate rules have failed to speed up confirmations to vital economic jobs. The nominations of Stanley...

    3. FT Alphaville

      May 2, 2014

      The Fed's future management of short rates

      As expected, this week’s FOMC statement was mostly a snoozer, but the notification of a closed-door meeting on Tuesday to...

    4. Money Supply

      April 30, 2014

      Benoît Cœuré on the Rajan-Fed spat

      For those who have followed the scrap between Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and his counterparts at...

    5. March 21, 2014

      Federal Reserve dissenter Kocherlakota attacks new guidance

      The US Federal Reserve damaged its credibility and created uncertainty that will weaken the US economic recovery, said a...

    6. FT Alphaville

      October 2, 2013

      Millisecond data disputes, part 2.0000000100

      You’ll recall the recent brouhaha over whether the Federal Reserve’s decision to not ‘taper’ was transmitted to or received...

    7. beyondbrics

      September 4, 2013

      Guest post: the EM currency crisis blame game

      By Simon Evenett of the University of St Gallen With concerns brewing about emerging market currency crises, the blame game...

    8. FT Alphaville

      July 22, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Why new leverage ratios rules could stifle repo markets: Earlier this month (July 9)...

    9. July 19, 2013

      Jazz-loving lawyer trusted by Nixon

      All US presidents need people they can trust around them, but few more so than Richard Nixon, and for a variety of reasons....

    10. June 12, 2013

      Fischer refuses to rule self out of Fed job

      Stanley Fischer, the outgoing governor of the Bank of Israel, has refused to rule himself out of the running for the top job...

    11. June 10, 2013

      Consumers drive US growth despite mixed signals overshadowing QE

      Recent mixed economic indicators in the US are clouding market expectations about when the US Federal Reserve will wind down...

    12. Money Supply

      April 12, 2013

      Boston Fed: Labour force participation

      The Boston Fed’s annual economic conference has opened with a paper on labour force participation, presented by two senior...

    13. FT Alphaville

      April 8, 2013

      Inequality and monetary policy

      Coincidentally (or not), three speeches that exemplify a renewed focus on inequality have been given in recent weeks by the...

    14. January 18, 2013

      Fed minutes show slow crisis reaction

      Top officials at the US Federal Reserve took months to realise that the 2007 financial crisis would rock the world’s largest...

    15. FT Alphaville

      January 9, 2013

      GS: seasonal adjustment distortions have faded away

      We wrote after last week’s US employment report that the seasonal adjustment problems we described in late 2011 and the...

    16. November 27, 2012

      Euro fails to hold Greek debt deal gains

      The euro quickly gave up gains made after a deal was finally struck to overhaul Greece’s debt package and approve a further...

    17. The A-List

      November 5, 2012

      Presidents are powerless to save the US economy

      The economy is the central issue in the US presidential campaign – as it is in all such contests. Even during wartime,...

    18. Money Supply

      October 23, 2012

      Romney appointments & the Fed

      Binyamin Applebaum at the New York Times has a good piece today about who Mitt Romney might appoint as Federal Reserve...

    19. October 17, 2012

      New regulator prepared to be unpopular

      The debate in parliament over the scope of the new banking regulatory authority is critical to its success because it will...

    20. The A-List

      October 16, 2012

      How Romney could end quantitative easing

      To belabour the obvious, the Federal Reserve and monetary policy are critical to any president’s success; presidential...

    21. October 14, 2012

      Fed chief rounds on stimulus critics

      Ben Bernanke has launched a staunch defence of the US central bank’s aggressive monetary easing amid attacks on the policy...

    22. July 24, 2012

      Show some real audacity at the Fed

      After the Lehman Brothers crisis, Ben Bernanke’s Federal Reserve demonstrated creativity and nerve. Unfortunately, that...

    23. The A-List

      June 27, 2012

      A full Fed board can fire up the US economy

      On Monday I had the opportunity to attend the ceremonial swearing-in of two new members of the Federal Reserve Board,...

    24. Money Supply

      June 19, 2012

      ECB finds five is no fun

      The Federal Reserve Board is used to long periods without a full complement of governors. Now, the European Central Bank’s...

    25. Money Supply

      May 30, 2012

      Fed gets its magnificent seven but for how long?

      Astonishingly, it has been more than six years in coming. But the Federal Reserve Board finally got its full complement of...

    26. May 18, 2012

      Senate backs Fed nominees

      The US Senate confirmed two nominees for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, giving the panel a full seven members for...

    27. FT Alphaville

      March 13, 2012

      Rally Monkey hearts Fed/BHC planning fail

      Via the WSJ: The Federal Reserve will release the results of its latest stress tests today at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, two...

    28. Money Supply

      March 12, 2012

      The SNB's new code of conduct

      Maintaining that “dollar lifestyle” just got a little trickier for Switzerland’s central bankers. The Swiss National Bank’s...

    29. Money Supply

      January 13, 2012

      The week ahead in central banking

      Our week ahead email helps you track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

    30. January 5, 2012

      Drop Greek bond plan, urges ECB council member

      Eurozone leaders should act to restore confidence in Europe’s monetary union by abandoning plans to involve private...

    31. FT Alphaville

      January 5, 2012

      A central bank is only as good as its target

      FT Alphaville has discussed why western central banks might be in the midst of an existential crisis. The point rests on the...

    32. Money Supply

      January 4, 2012

      Hungary's act and central bank independence

      Hungary’s new central bank act has led to outcry from the IMF, the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the...

    33. Money Supply

      December 16, 2011

      The week ahead in central banking

      Our week ahead email helps you track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts visit...

    34. Money Supply

      December 12, 2011

      Should regional Feds be subject to FOIA?

      Today I received a letter from the Federal Reserve Board refusing a request that I made under the Freedom of Information...

    35. Money Supply

      November 29, 2011

      Nominal consumption, not nominal GDP?

      Nathan Sheets, head of the Fed’s international division until August, clearly plans to enjoy his freedom as head of...

    36. FT Alphaville

      November 14, 2011

      Former Treasury official for Federal Reserve -- report

      The WSJ reports that former Treasury official, and Republican, Jerome Powell is being considered for one of the two...

    37. October 17, 2011

      Reasons to be bullish, albeit with a lower case ‘b’

      The S&P 500 has been perilously close to a 20 per cent decline in recent weeks which would, by definition, terminate the...

    38. September 1, 2011

      SAIC falls over government contract concerns

      Companies dependent on government contracts for revenue led Wall Street down, after a key government supplier missed...

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