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    1. November 15, 2015

      Week Ahead: Economic outlook

      Attention will remain focused on the Federal Reserve this week. October’s unexpectedly strong labour market performance...

    2. November 6, 2015

      Fed debate shifts to pace of rate lift-off

      Friday’s blockbuster jobs report marks a turning point in the debate over the Federal Reserve’s lift-off plans....

    1. FT Alphaville

      April 2, 2015

      The Fed's grudging embrace of inflation targeting, part 2

      In our previous posts, we looked at the 1995 debate within the Fed on whether to establish an inflation target, as well...

    2. March 26, 2015

      US Fed official Charles Evans casts doubt on June rate rise

      US inflationary pressures are unlikely to rise enough to justify lifting interest rates in June according to a key...

    3. October 2, 2014

      Dwindling US inflation casts shadow

      Market expectations of US inflation have slid to levels rarely seen over the past decade, overshadowing the outlook for...

    4. October 1, 2014

      Fed official calls for patience on rates

      The US Federal Reserve should be willing to overshoot its 2 per cent inflation goal to make certain the economy is back...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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,...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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