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  1. 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 two...

  2. 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...

  1. 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 testimony...

  2. 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 made a...

  3. 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 linked...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 central...

  6. 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 vacant...

  7. 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 on...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 in...

  10. 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 1,400...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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 emails...

  18. 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....

  19. 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 rates,...

  20. 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:...

  21. Money Supply

    August 9, 2011

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

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

  22. 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 two...

  23. 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...

  24. 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 in...

  25. 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, pulling...

  26. 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,...

  27. 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 prices,...

  28. 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 persistent...

  29. 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 director...

  30. 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...

  31. 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:...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. FT Alphaville

    January 12, 2011

    Plosser expresses doubts on QE2

    Charles Plosser, a Federal Reserve official who will vote on monetary policy this year, repeated his doubts about...

  35. January 11, 2011

    Plosser expresses doubts on QE2

    Charles Plosser, a Federal Reserve official who will vote on monetary policy this year, repeated his doubts about...

  36. FT Alphaville

    December 2, 2010

    Maybe it's working, and maybe it isn't

    It was dove vs hawk on Thursday as two Fed district presidents — James Bullard of St Louis and Charles Plosser of...

  37. Economists' Forum

    November 15, 2010

    How to restore confidence in the US economy without inflating a new asset market bubble

    By Roger Farmer Ben Bernanke, US Federal Reserve chairman, has announced that the Fed is about to go on a $600bn spending...

  38. October 28, 2010

    Buck stops with Bernanke in QE2 debate

    Seventeen hawks and doves all singing at the same time do not produce a harmonious melody. This has been demonstrated since...

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