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    1. January 29, 2016

      Federal Reserve: Credibility on the line

      As Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, was preparing last month for the first increase in US interest rates for...

    2. March 2, 2015

      Academic fills top Philadelphia Fed seat

      The Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has appointed a university chief who has been serving on its board of directors to...

    1. FT Alphaville

      October 29, 2014

      Highlights from the FOMC statement, 29 October 2014

      Full text here. The highlights: – Large scale asset purchases have ended, as expected (though remember that the Fed is...

    2. September 22, 2014

      Hawkish Plosser to stand down from Fed

      Charles Plosser, one of the US Federal Reserve’s most noted hawks on monetary policy, will step down in March 2015 as...

    3. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2014

      FOMC statement for meeting of September 16-17, 2014

      A few quick takeaways: – The “considerable time” phrase stayed, as did “significant underutilization of labor...

    4. August 11, 2014

      US Fed’s Fischer warns of poor growth

      The Federal Reserve’s vice-chairman has pointed to weak labour force participation and a soft US housing recovery as...

    5. FT Alphaville

      July 31, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Most Asian markets paused to end July on a quieter note after better-than-expected US economic data raised the...

    6. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2014

      Fed sees continued "underutilization of labor resources"

      Better employment situation reports. Strong second-quarter growth. Inflation rising steadily. Recent congressional...

    7. July 30, 2014

      Janet Yellen sees first dissent in favour of Fed tightening

      Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve chairwoman, suffered her first dissent in favour of tighter policy as the central bank...

    8. March 6, 2014

      Fed must follow BoE rethink on forward guidance, says FOMC member

      The Federal Reserve needs to follow the Bank of England and ditch “irrelevant” forward guidance on monetary policy...

    9. FT Alphaville

      February 21, 2014

      Plosser didn't like the idea of the Fed issuing its own debt

      The Fed’s December transcript reveals some interesting foresight by Philadelphia Fed president Charles Plosser in...

    10. February 13, 2014

      Cleveland Fed picks new President

      The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has appointed Loretta Mester as its new president in a move that may shift the...

    11. FT Alphaville

      January 15, 2014

      The updated FOMC dove-hawk spectrum

      Click to embiggen: The new spectrum applies after the January 28-29 meeting, Bernanke’s last as chair. The remaining...

    12. FT Alphaville

      October 9, 2013

      Yellen! (But don't forget the other slots...)

      The WSJ reports Tuesday night that the White House plans to nominate Janet Yellen to replace Ben Bernanke as Fed chair...

    13. 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...

    14. September 26, 2012

      US growth doubts add to pressure on oil

      Commodities prices were hit by worries about US growth and the return of eurozone angst, as investors sold off holdings...

    15. FT Alphaville

      August 30, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP From flat to down (a bit) for US stocks. The S&P 500 closed down 0.78 per cent at 1,399, its first trip below...

    16. Money Supply

      January 27, 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. Money Supply

      October 7, 2011

      The week ahead in central banking

      Our week ahead email will help you to track the most important events in the central banking world. To see all of our...

    23. 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...

    24. September 13, 2011

      Treasury to accommodate Fed on ‘Twist’

      The US Treasury would effectively accommodate a possible Federal Reserve stimulus to drive down long-term interest...

    25. FT Alphaville

      August 18, 2011

      The Fed dissenters

      So now we know why FOMC members Fischer and Plosser voted against Bernanke’s “on hold till ’13″ policy. From Bloomberg:...

    26. Money Supply

      August 9, 2011

      FOMC statement: no QE3 yet, but rates to stay low until at least mid-2013

      This from the The US Federal Reserve attempted to tackle a rapidly weakening economy on Tuesday by freezing...

    27. August 9, 2011

      Fed holds short-term rates to mid-2013

      The US Federal Reserve has attempted to tackle a rapidly weakening economy by freezing short-term interest rates for...

    28. FT Alphaville

      July 21, 2011

      Obama open to short-term deal

      The White House said it was open to a short-term increase in the US borrowing limit to give “a few more days” for...

    29. Money Supply

      June 15, 2011

      Fed inflation target?

      Bloomberg have a nice story today about the possibility of an explicit Fed inflation target. I’d also noted the uptick...

    30. June 9, 2011

      Financials lead US stocks higher

      Unexpectedly strong US trade data helped financial stocks bounce back from the sharp losses seen earlier this week,...

    31. FT Alphaville

      March 28, 2011

      Cable unwinds

      The post budget sell-off continues, leaving cable close to an important support level at $1.5980. Next stop $1.5750,...

    32. Gavyn Davies

      March 27, 2011

      A week to focus on central bank tightening

      The financial markets remain torn between their concerns over “black swans” (exogenous shocks from oil prices, food...

    33. March 25, 2011

      Kansas City Fed president to retire

      Thomas Hoenig, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, is set to retire, ending the tenure of a...

    34. Money Supply

      March 1, 2011

      John Williams: an economist for the SF Fed

      After a five month recruitment process, the San Francisco Fed has appointed a president from within, its research...

    35. February 15, 2011

      Fed looks set to increase its forecasts

      The US Federal Reserve is set to nudge its economic forecasts higher when it releases an update on Wednesday – although...

    36. Money Supply

      January 25, 2011

      FOMC preview: 25/26th January 2011

      Current policy rate: 0 to 0.25% Consensus expectation: no change Simple Taylor rule policy: -0.8% Core PCE price index:...

    37. January 17, 2011

      Policymakers leave investors wary of risk

      Risk trades started the week on the back foot as machinations among policymakers from Beijing to Brussels left markets...

    38. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2011

      A Fed on hold

      Back in November, we previewed the new voting membership of the FOMC and speculated on its possible consequences for...

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