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    1. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      June rate rise 'appropriate' if data warrant - Fed

      Federal Reserve policymakers opened up the option of lifting short-term interest rates at their next meeting, even as...

    2. Gavyn Davies

      May 10, 2016

      Update on the Fed's current thinking

      This blog has barely commented on the Federal Reserve’s thinking in the past few weeks, which is unusual. It probably...

    1. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Fed sees 'appreciable' global risks

      Many Federal Reserve policymakers were warning of “appreciable” risks to the US economy from global developments at...

    2. March 29, 2016

      US Treasuries rally on Fed interest rate caution

      The cautious stance from the Federal Reserve chair has cast further doubts over the central bank’s willingness to...

    3. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      Yellen reiterates need for rates caution

      Janet Yellen has reiterated the need for the Federal Reserve to “proceed cautiously” in lifting interest rates given...

    4. Fast FT

      March 28, 2016

      Yellen heads ranks of Fed speakers this week

      There’s a familiar pose for investors this week: all eyes on Janet Yellen. Remarks on Tuesday by the Federal Reserve...

    5. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      EM's month-long rally comes to a halt

      The month-long rally in emerging market assets hit a wall this week after a growing number of US Federal Reserve...

    6. Gavyn Davies

      February 21, 2016

      Splits in the Keynesian camp: a Galilean Dialogue

      As Paul Krugman pointed out a year ago, a sharp difference of views about US monetary policy has developed between two...

    7. November 24, 2015

      QE has clouded market vision on what is normal

      As market expectations on the timing of the long-predicted rise in US interest rates have swung wildly back and forth...

    8. Gavyn Davies

      October 8, 2015

      Is the US slowdown for real?

      In the aftermath of the supposedly “weak” US employment data published last week, investors seem to have shifted their...

    9. Gavyn Davies

      September 15, 2015

      Janet Yellen's fateful decision

      As the Federal Reserve’s open markets committee meets for its crucial two-day session in Washington, Janet Yellen faces...

    10. March 23, 2015

      What markets are watching this week

      After all the focus on the Federal Reserve and the dollar of late, attention this week should shift back to the battle...

    11. February 27, 2015

      Broughton, Davis, Desplat, et al: Montage — review

      Broughton, Davis, Desplat, et al Montage Gloria Cheng (Harmonia Mundi) Take film composers away from the celluloid and...

    12. Gavyn Davies

      February 22, 2015

      The Fed's global responsibilities

      When the Federal Reserve starts to raise US interest rates later this year, there will be a major shift in the global...

    13. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2014

      FOMC minutes: rev-repo facility working how it should

      Robin Harding summarises the discussion about the Fed’s exit strategy revealed in the FOMC minutes from the April...

    14. May 12, 2014

      Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall – review

      Zhao Jiping’s billing as the John Williams of China is hardly an exact fit, but comparisons are easy enough to find....

    15. March 3, 2014

      SF Fed president wants new verbal rate guidance ‘very soon’

      The brief heyday of numerical forward guidance on interest rates is ending, as an influential US Federal Reserve...

    16. 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...

    17. Gavyn Davies

      September 12, 2013

      Lies, damned lies and the US unemployment statistics

      The Fed has said that it will taper its asset purchases next week if it judges that the labour market outlook has...

    18. FT Alphaville

      June 7, 2013

      Reading the jobs report through the Fed’s eyes

      This post by the FT’s US economics editor Robin Harding is cross-published from FT Money Supply. When the Fed began its...

    19. Money Supply

      June 7, 2013

      Reading the jobs report through the Fed's eyes

      When the Fed began its third round of quantitative easing last autumn, the most recent jobs report in hand was for...

    20. April 7, 2013

      Nervous Europe drives demand for dollars

      Demand for $100 bills has jumped since 2008 as nervous Europeans stuff them under the mattress, providing vivid proof...

    21. FT Alphaville

      April 4, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      BREAKING: BOJ STATEMENT (PDF). The BoJ will increase JGB holdings at annual pace of Y50tn; JGBs of all maturities...

    22. April 3, 2013

      Fed member hints at summer slowing of QE3

      A leading dove at the Federal Reserve said it could start tapering off its QE3 programme of quantitative easing this...

    23. December 19, 2012

      The benefits of workplace levity

      Online ret­ailer Zappos actively en­courages staff to “goof off”. This, explains the Las Vegas-based company’s “culture...

    24. 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...

    25. FT Alphaville

      November 22, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      “Asian shares rose, apart from the Shanghai Composite as strong manufacturing data from China and the US bolstered...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. August 17, 2012

      John Williams, the music master

      “As a youngster, I never dreamed there could be a career actually earning a living writing music,” John Williams is...

    29. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2012

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Spanish yields are spiraling: Kate notes that Spanish bonds have struck a new...

    30. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2012

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - The ECB wields a LOT of power in Europe. - Life after Californian municipal bankruptcy. -...

    31. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Fed FOMC voting member John Williams says that unless “further action” is taken, there would be a lack of progress in...

    32. July 22, 2012

      Bleak jobs outlook raises heat on Fed

      The US will make little progress tackling high unemployment before 2014 unless the Federal Reserve eases policy...

    33. March 23, 2012

      Shock docks

      The English Monster, by Lloyd Shepherd, Simon & Schuster, RRP£12.99, 416 pages The impact of the 1811 Ratcliffe Highway...

    34. FT Alphaville

      January 9, 2012

      Fedwire says keep an eye on Williams, who is handy with a printer

      Fedwire says we should be watching John Williams, the San Francisco Fed governor who this year becomes a voting member...

    35. 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,...

    36. September 25, 2011

      Ocean’s Kingdom, Lincoln Center, New York

      It is known as “the Paul McCartney ballet” for good reason. The ex-Beatle not only composed the music, devised the...

    37. September 8, 2011

      Fed banks report shows stalling US economy

      Economic activity fell in two regions on the US East Coast in August, according to the Federal Reserve’s business...

    38. Money Supply

      September 8, 2011

      Fedspeak: Evans & Williams

      For my money the most interesting piece of Fedspeak today was some coded support for further easing from John Williams...

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