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  1. October 23, 2013

    Fed taper will depend on economic data evidence

    With the economic effects of a government shutdown to worry about, the October meeting of the US Federal Reserve will most...

  2. September 6, 2013

    US Fed searching for ways to strengthen forward guidance

    The US Federal Reserve is searching for ways to strengthen its forward guidance in order to keep interest rates low whether...

  1. FT Alphaville

    August 7, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE What’s supporting China’s stressed borrowers, and their banks: The bull/bear arguments...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 7, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks fell, led by Japanese shares, and the yen rallied to a six-week high on prospects the nation’s central bank...

  3. August 6, 2013

    Fed officials say asset buying could slow next month

    Two Federal Reserve officials said the US central bank might start slowing asset purchases as early as next month,...

  4. FT Alphaville

    March 1, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks outside Japan fell as the US sequestration cuts loomed and Chinese manufacturing growth slowed. The MSCI Asia...

  5. FT Alphaville

    December 12, 2012

    Reminder: US Markets Live special edition, Bernanke presser

    We’re starting at 2:10pm EST (7:10pm in London) at the usual place. We were puzzled a few weeks ago as to why Charles Evans...

  6. Money Supply

    December 10, 2012

    Thresholds for the Fed

    One topic the Federal Open Market Committee is likely to discuss this week is replacing its forecast of low rates “at least...

  7. December 4, 2012

    Fed set to unveil extra asset purchases

    The US Federal Reserve is likely to announce additional asset purchases when it meets next week but will not necessarily...

  8. FT Alphaville

    November 29, 2012

    Dove, actually (the sequel)

    It was about this time last year that we noted how the voting membership of the FOMC would become more dove-ish in 2012. Of...

  9. 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...

  10. October 4, 2012

    Fed debated trigger to prompt rate rises

    The US Federal Reserve considered a new form of guidance about future interest rates at its September meeting but decided...

  11. October 1, 2012

    Gold soars on Chicago Fed easing remarks

    Gold took its cue from the rising euro earlier on Monday, later hitting a 10-month high on support from comments by the...

  12. FT Alphaville

    September 21, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE The reflation trade may not have long legs: Izzy noted Morgan Stanley’s argument that...

  13. September 20, 2012

    Fed hawk changes tack on stimulus

    The US Federal Reserve should keep interest rates low until unemployment drops below 5.5 per cent, provided that inflation...

  14. FT Alphaville

    September 20, 2012

    The Kocherlakota Rule

    It’s Fed speech week, but rather than spending much time supporting or criticising last week’s decision by the FOMC,...

  15. FT Alphaville

    September 18, 2012

    FOMC doves speak first

    A cheat sheet for the hawk-dove breakdown on the FOMC (click to enlarge, via Credit Suisse): Two of the dove-iest doves gave...

  16. Money Supply

    September 18, 2012

    Has Fed's Evans already got what he wants?

    The Federal Reserve’s decision last week to expand its balance sheet by a potentially unlimited amount until the labour...

  17. FT Alphaville

    September 17, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Global stock markets and commodities struggled to extend last week’s rally in the aftermath...

  18. Money Supply

    September 14, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

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

  19. Money Supply

    August 31, 2012

    Jackson Hole Paper 3 - Woodford on the Zero Lower Bound

    This should be interesting. Michael Woodford – probably the world’s pre-eminent monetary policy theorist – is delivering his...

  20. Money Supply

    June 8, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

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

  21. Economists' Forum

    May 8, 2012

    Central banks should do much more

    Roger E A Farmer, Distinguished Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Economics The US recovery has stalled, the UK has...

  22. Money Supply

    April 26, 2012

    The Fed's rate forecast mess

    There’s probably nothing that would annoy Ben Bernanke more than being caught in a logical inconsistency over some aspect of...

  23. December 13, 2011

    Fed keeps policy on hold amid uncertainty

    The US Federal Reserve said the economy is doing a little better but noted significant downside risks from the eurozone...

  24. Money Supply

    November 22, 2011

    Big hints on Fed communications

    For me, the most interesting passage in the November Fed minutes was: “The Chairman asked the subcommittee on communications...

  25. November 18, 2011

    Economic Outlook: QE prospects back in focus

    The outlook for further economic stimulus measures in the UK and the US will move back into focus this week, with the...

  26. November 15, 2011

    US retail sales rise in October

    US retail sales rose broadly in October ahead of next week’s Black Friday sales, the busiest shopping day of the year, an...

  27. Money Supply

    November 8, 2011

    Plosser on Communications

    Charles Plosser of the Philadelphia Fed gave a noteworthy speech today on how the US central bank might improve its...

  28. Money Supply

    November 4, 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...

  29. November 2, 2011

    Fed slashes growth forecasts

    The US Federal Reserve slashed its growth forecasts and forecast low inflation for years to come on Wednesday but made no...

  30. Money Supply

    November 2, 2011

    FOMC statement: Evans dissents

    The FOMC statement is out. There was no policy change, but it shows that the number of dissenters has been cut from three to...

  31. November 2, 2011

    Fed signals changes to communication policy

    After the drama of its last two meetings, the US Federal Reserve kept things sedate in November – but it signalled that more...

  32. Money Supply

    November 1, 2011

    Canada sticks with inflation targeting – for now

    The Bank of Canada is one central bank that has flirted with the idea of dropping its inflation target. Perhaps even as soon...

  33. November 1, 2011

    QE3 on its way as Fed prepares Phillips trial

    When Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, emerges from his meetings with the Federal Open Market Committee, he...

  34. Money Supply

    September 28, 2011

    The Fed's apps - a review

    The launch of ‘Operation Twist’ last week has overshadowed a more modest kind of innovation by the Fed: it has become one of...

  35. September 22, 2011

    Central banks: The path to recovery proves to be a long and painful one

    Three years after the peak of the Great Recession, the world’s central bankers are like a walking party that has set off for...

  36. FT Alphaville

    September 19, 2011

    Breaking on FedWire...

    This is getting ridiculous. At this rate there won’t be any point logging on to read the FOMC minutes on Wednesday evening....

  37. September 11, 2011

    US Fed faces tough choices

    The September meeting of the US Federal Reserve’s rate-setting committee is likely to see it take action with Ben Bernanke,...

  38. FT Alphaville

    September 8, 2011

    The three Fed stooges (and Mr Gross)

    The Federal’s reverse unofficial/official news service – FedWire, or Jon Hilsenrath of the Wall Street Journal — has spoken....

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