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  1. 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 interest...

  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...

  1. 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 resources.” –...

  2. 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 some...

  3. 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...

  4. 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 week...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 most...

  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. 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 mint the...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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 it...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 Anglo...

  14. 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 tight...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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 Reserve...

  18. 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 Reserve...

  19. 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 its...

  20. 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 further...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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 that...

  25. 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...

  26. 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. That...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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 cause...

  30. 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...

  31. FT Alphaville

    December 5, 2011

    The Fed hath spoken

    The Fed has been talking for some time about, er, how it talks. And writes. According to Fedwire, a move to more explicit...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. FT Alphaville

    September 28, 2011

    Fed sets forth to sell Operation Twist

    Federal Reserve officials have launched into a round of public speeches defending last week’s announcement of “Operation...

  36. Money Supply

    September 9, 2011

    The week ahead in central banking

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

  37. FT Alphaville

    August 18, 2011

    The 'high-powered money' problem

    Fed dissenter Richard Fisher has taken to speaking in the language of Ben Bernanke’s own Great Depression paper “Nonmonetary...

  38. 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:...

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