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    1. September 9, 2015

      Monetary policy operates with a time lag so US Fed must act soon

      The art of economics,” the old master Charles Kindleberger said, “is to choose the right model for the given problem,...

    2. August 17, 2015

      Dallas Fed picks former Goldman Sachs banker as new president

      The Dallas Federal Reserve has ended speculation and appointed former Goldman Sachs executive Robert Steven Kaplan as...

    1. March 4, 2015

      2009 crisis elicited gallows humour at the Fed

      The transcripts of the Federal Reserve’s policy-setting committee’s meetings in 2009, released on Wednesday, are...

    2. March 4, 2015

      Fed feared Japan-scale crisis in 2009

      Leading Federal Reserve policy makers feared in 2009 that the US was spiralling into a Japanese-style economic crisis,...

    3. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      Fed up, caption competition

      But, for a change, you’ll have to supply the image. Retiring Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher...

    4. November 23, 2014

      Dallas Fed chief’s inflation concerns ease

      One of the US Federal Reserve’s longest-serving and most prominent hawks on monetary policy is sounding less hawkish as...

    5. 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...

    6. October 10, 2014

      Things fall apart; the central clearing parties cannot hold

      Macro-prudential supervision is something of a Maginot line: it can be circumvented. Relying upon it to prevent...

    7. Gavyn Davies

      September 28, 2014

      Labour under-utilisation in America

      Much of the attention at the last policy meeting at the Federal Reserve was focused on the FOMC’s indication that...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. July 29, 2014

      Talk is cheap, it’s action from the Fed that counts

      Two weeks ago, Short View was surprised that comments by Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve chair, had succeeded in blowing...

    11. July 20, 2014

      Macropru is credit rationing by another name

      The process by which easy money boosts asset prices is implicitly understood by every homeowner. Lower monthly mortgage...

    12. Money Supply

      February 2, 2014

      Why emerging markets are unlikely to sway the Fed

      After the Reserve Bank of India’s Raghuram Rajan took the Fed and other developed country central banks to task this...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. FT Alphaville

      October 3, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - An excellent profile of Richard Fisher. - US shutdown stymies pig trading. - Why we won’t...

    17. September 23, 2013

      US economy not ready for tapering, says Fed official

      One of the US Federal Reserve’s most senior officials talked down the health of the world’s largest economy on Monday,...

    18. Money Supply

      August 5, 2013

      Fisher and the 'prima donna' Fed race

      By James Politi in Washington Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, is about as outspoken as...

    19. Gavyn Davies

      June 28, 2013

      How the Fed lost control of short term interest rates

      The declines in the prices of bonds and many risk assets since the Fed’s policy announcements last week have followed a...

    20. The World

      June 25, 2013

      Smart Reads, June 25 2013

      ♦ Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve, compared big investors to feral hogs who have unfavourably...

    21. FT Alphaville

      June 25, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Irish blood is boiling: It’s round-two of the Irish Independent’s release of the...

    22. FT Alphaville

      June 25, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Chinese stocks sank to a four-year low, pulling most other Asian markets lower as worries grew about the country’s...

    23. June 24, 2013

      Fisher urges Federal Reserve to stand firm over exit policy

      For Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve and member of the Federal Open Market Committee, c entral...

    24. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Mankiw accidentally makes the case for higher taxes on the rich. - In summary, we are all...

    25. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2013

      Neither cast ye your tapering before swine...

      Non-voting FOMC member Richard Fisher, getting weird with the FT: Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal...

    26. June 24, 2013

      Fed fights back against ‘feral hogs’

      A top US central banker on Monday warned the “feral hogs” of financial markets against trying to force the Federal...

    27. June 2, 2013

      Hedge funds: Fighting the Fed

      Paul Singer does not like the US Federal Reserve. Nor is he shy about sharing his opinions on the Fed, its policies or...

    28. November 27, 2012

      Euro fails to hold Greek debt deal gains

      The euro quickly gave up gains made after a deal was finally struck to overhaul Greece’s debt package and approve a...

    29. 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...

    30. FT Alphaville

      September 21, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Spain bailout plan to be unveiled next Thursday: EU authorities are working behind the scenes to pave the way for a new...

    31. 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...

    32. May 23, 2012

      Biggest US banks in senator’s sights

      Sherrod Brown has been feeling optimistic. The gruff-voiced senator from Ohio is trying to push a law through Congress...

    33. March 9, 2012

      Fearful investors look to a world after QE

      This week in Texas, Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher voiced perplexity at the market’s obsession with...

    34. beyondbrics

      March 6, 2012

      Bond investors can't get enough of Mexico

      The lesson that doing your homework, and doing it well, pays off has been somewhat of a theme for Mexico this month....

    35. FT Alphaville

      March 5, 2012

      Further further reading

      For the commute home, - Late-breaking from the FT: Regulators consider Libor overhaul. - Morgan Stanley sticks to its...

    36. 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...

    37. January 12, 2012

      Transcripts show Fed wanted housing slowdown

      The US Federal Reserve fretted about a slowdown in housing in 2006, but never considered the possibility that it could...

    38. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2012

      Fed releases inevitably cringe-worthy 2006 FOMC meeting transcripts

      This is always fun. The Twittersphere and other bloggers have understandably focused on some howlers exposing the Fed’s...

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