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    1. October 26, 2014

      Fed likely to strike dovish tone if QE ends

      The meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday will be the most important event of the week. Estimates of US...

    2. October 17, 2014

      Dollar hit by taper delay speculation

      Investors drew breath on Friday at the end of a turbulent week for financial markets, leaving the US dollar the main...

    1. October 16, 2014

      Market turmoil casts further doubt over Europe revival

      Turmoil across global financial markets and a spike in Greek borrowing costs on Thursday reignited fears about Europe’s...

    2. October 16, 2014

      St Louis Fed chief calls for taper delay

      The US Federal Reserve should carry on with its asset purchases in October, said James Bullard of the St Louis Fed on...

    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. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Barclays’ boys club: Barclays was the title sponsor of last week’s US PGA Tour...

    5. August 25, 2014

      James Bullard says Fed will need to alter guidance

      The US Federal Reserve will soon need to modify its policy statement as the economy improves and asset purchases end, said...

    6. Gavyn Davies

      July 23, 2014

      Another false alarm on US inflation?

      There have been a few false alarms about a possible upsurge in inflation in the US in the past few years, even as core...

    7. April 13, 2014

      Fed policy maker warns on low rates stance

      The US Federal Reserve’s plan to keep interest rates low even once the economy is back to normal could risk a policy...

    8. FT Alphaville

      February 28, 2014

      Part-time problems

      Anyone who has tried to work out the extent of US labour market slack has risked getting lost in a thicket of detailed...

    9. FT Alphaville

      February 21, 2014

      Fed flying blind

      Given the release of the 2008 FOMC transcripts, the St Louis Fed has shrewdly tweeted a speech from last year by its...

    10. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2014

      How to better understand labour force participation, eventually

      It’s a big day for Fed-watchers, with the FOMC minutes to the January meeting just out and Fed speeches by three district...

    11. FT Alphaville

      November 26, 2013

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - The Kalecki equation: a brief follow-up. - The impossible trinity, yet again. - The James Bullard...

    12. November 1, 2013

      US manufacturing data support case for earlier Fed taper

      US manufacturing grew more rapidly than expected last month, offering ammunition to economists betting that the Federal...

    13. September 23, 2013

      US budget stalemate looms as big hurdle

      After the market’s monetary misstep, the fiscal fretting. After the Merkel triumph, the return of the troika. Last week’s...

    14. September 20, 2013

      Senior Fed official weighs October taper if economic data improve

      The US Federal Reserve could begin to reduce its asset purchases as early as October if economic data improve, a senior Fed...

    15. August 23, 2013

      Jackson Hole: Fed urged to keep buying mortgage-backed securities

      The US Federal Reserve should keep buying mortgage-backed securities even as it sells Treasury bonds, two leading academics...

    16. FT Alphaville

      July 31, 2013

      FOMC statement, 31 July 2013

      The tweet-length translation of Wednesday’s FOMC statement: “Sorry, but we’re saving any juicy taper-hint deets for the...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 21, 2013

      State-contingent policy works best when you know the states on which policy is contingent

      James Bullard weighed in this morning explaining his dissent to the FOMC statement on Wednesday, and now he has expanded on...

    18. June 21, 2013

      Bernanke decision ‘inappropriately timed’, says St Louis Fed

      Ben Bernanke’s decision to offer a path to the winding down of the Fed’s asset purchases was timed “inappropriately”, the...

    19. FT Alphaville

      June 19, 2013

      FOMC statement, 19 June 2013

      The statement is below, plus click here to see the new economic projections — and another reminder that we’ll be hosting a...

    20. February 18, 2013

      Fears at Fed of rate payouts to banks

      US Federal Reserve officials fear a backlash from paying billions of dollars to commercial banks when the time comes to...

    21. February 1, 2013

      US seen to plod along despite data clash

      It is quite a conundrum: according to the two most important bits of data on the US economy, it was simultaneously shrinking...

    22. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2013

      FOMC preview

      Some of this meeting’s thunder was stolen by the last meeting, when the Fed moved to the Evans Rule sooner than had been...

    23. September 2, 2012

      Jackson Hole debate informs Fed decision

      Officials of the US Federal Reserve will meet in Washington in 10 days to make a decision on monetary policy after a Jackson...

    24. 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...

    25. August 26, 2012

      Economic Outlook: Bernanke speech awaited

      The Jackson Hole symposium of central bankers in the US will be the main economic event of the week, and could set the tone...

    26. August 24, 2012

      Euro on back foot after positive week

      The euro ended a mostly positive week on the back foot as a renewed sense of uncertainty permeated foreign exchange markets....

    27. FT Alphaville

      August 24, 2012

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - On experiences versus possessions. - When I saw the Bain Files released by Gawker. - The IMF on the...

    28. June 6, 2012

      Fed officials look to easing option

      The US can and should consider easing monetary policy again if risks to the economy materialise, said senior Federal Reserve...

    29. FT Alphaville

      May 16, 2012

      Discuss among yourselves, inflation trend path comparison edition

      A chart from Market Monetarist: And one from James Bullard (that’s US PCE below): Caveats related to commodity prices, the...

    30. March 23, 2012

      China demand fears weigh on Aussie

      Growth-linked currencies suffered this week amid fears of a slowdown in China and a renewed recession in Europe. The...

    31. Money Supply

      January 20, 2012

      What the FOMC rate forecasts will look like

      I got this one wrong last week by over-interpreting some comments by St Louis Fed president James Bullard. Mea culpa. Today,...

    32. January 16, 2012

      Fed to debate setting goal for inflation

      Ben Bernanke’s quest to make the US Federal Reserve more transparent may be nearing an end as it debates a new statement of...

    33. Money Supply

      January 13, 2012

      What the FOMC's rate projections will look like

      On a call with reporters this morning to discuss his new paper “Death of a Theory” (about which more later), James Bullard,...

    34. January 9, 2012

      Banks and energy revive Asian equities

      Asian stocks overturned early losses as a rally for China and Hong Kong’s banking and energy sectors helped offset weakness...

    35. FT Alphaville

      December 2, 2011

      Fed officials downplay imminent easing

      Two Federal Reserve officials sought to play down market expectations that the central bank will move quickly to provide...

    36. November 17, 2011

      Drop in US borrowers behind on mortgages

      The share of US borrowers behind on their mortgage payments fell last quarter to its lowest third-quarter level since 2008,...

    37. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2011

      Markets jumpy ahead of Jackson Hole speech

      Asian stocks swung between gains and losses, US futures rose and the dollar retreated from a one-week high against the euro,...

    38. August 26, 2011

      Fed policymaker says QE is ‘most potent weapon’

      Further quantitative easing would be the US Federal Reserve’s most effective tool if it needs to do more to stimulate the US...

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