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  1. March 12, 2014

    Stanley Fischer calls for continued expansionary monetary policy

    The US economy needs to continue with expansionary monetary policy because unemployment is too high and inflation is below...

  2. FT Alphaville

    February 14, 2014

    QE in the popular lexicon

    For a bit of Friday fun, we thought we’d trawl through the Factiva archive (which goes back to 1969) and the New York Times...

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  1. 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...

  2. Gavyn Davies

    February 13, 2014

    A dose of humility from the central banks

    The leading central banks in the developed economies have, of course, been the main actors underpinning the global bull...

  3. FT Alphaville

    February 12, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York FT ALPHAVILLE A BS solution?: David notes that it seems that plain-vanilla ABS backed by bank loans is...

  4. February 11, 2014

    ‘Sensible’ Yellen wins praise on Capitol Hill

    For just a moment it looked like Janet Yellen’s first visit to Capitol Hill as chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve might...

  5. February 11, 2014

    Yellen says emerging market turmoil will not sway the Fed

    Janet Yellen has turned a cold shoulder to the pleas of emerging markets by signalling that only a domestic slowdown will...

  6. February 9, 2014

    The Fed’s waning magic in the age of Yellen

    Every chairman of the US Federal Reserve seems to get hit by a crisis in their first year. For Paul Volcker in 1979 it was...

  7. February 7, 2014

    The markets’ bumpy ride need not become a crash

    Financial markets began 2014 in an ebullient mood. Omens of economic recovery in the developed world buoyed investors across...

  8. February 7, 2014

    The case for a healthy correction

    The word “correction” smacks of a euphemism. A correctional officer runs a prison. And a “correction” in markets, often...

  9. January 31, 2014

    A eulogy to Ben Bernanke’s turbulent Fed years

    “We did what we did, we didn’t do what we didn’t do, and the result was what happened.” – Paul Volcker Ben Bernanke is...

  10. January 30, 2014

    Investors encounter Fed stuck on autopilot

    Equity and bond investors have long been accustomed to a plethora of information whenever the US Federal Reserve holds one...

  11. Gavyn Davies

    January 27, 2014

    Video: Bernanke and beyond

    Ben Bernanke’s tenure as Federal Reserve chairman ends this week. Financial Times markets and investment columnist John...

  12. January 26, 2014

    Bernanke hopes tapering plan ensures smooth handover to Yellen

    The Ben Bernanke era at the US Federal Reserve will end this week and, barring severe market turmoil in the next few days,...

  13. January 22, 2014

    Fed history is key to Bernanke legacy

    Monetary historians have the opportunity to contemplate two legacies this year: that of the US Federal Reserve 100 years...

  14. January 21, 2014

    The very model of a modern central banker

    In their patter song in The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan satirised the notion of an educated “modern...

  15. January 10, 2014

    Obama nominates Stanley Fischer as Fed vice-chairman

    Janet Yellen, the incoming US Federal Reserve chairwoman, got a boost to her leadership on Friday after the nomination of a...

  16. January 10, 2014

    US jobs data puncture recovery hopes

    New year hopes for an accelerating recovery in the US in 2014 were punctured on Friday after December saw the slowest pace...

  17. January 6, 2014

    Senate approves Janet Yellen as Fed chairwoman

    The US Senate on Monday approved Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve, making her the first female chief of the US...

  18. Gavyn Davies

    January 5, 2014

    Where Ben Bernanke made a difference

    Janet Yellen is likely to be confirmed by the Senate as the next Fed Chair on Monday, and Ben Bernanke delivered an initial...

  19. January 3, 2014

    Bernanke bows out with upbeat view

    Ben Bernanke is ending his tenure as Federal Reserve chairman with an upbeat assessment for the US and global economy,...

  20. December 20, 2013

    The Fed’s fudge is an ambiguous bequest to Yellen

    At 1.40pm on Wednesday, US Federal Reserve officials locked the door on a room full of journalists, pulled the plug on the...

  21. December 19, 2013

    Yellen Fed appointment may hit snag

    Janet Yellen’s confirmation to be the next chairwoman of the Federal Reserve may hit a temporary snag on Friday if Democrats...

  22. December 18, 2013

    Bernanke puts Fed on autopilot as he leaves the cockpit

    When Ben Bernanke turned and walked out of his final press conference at the US Federal Reserve he left behind some...

  23. Money Supply

    December 18, 2013

    Ahead of the Dec 2013 FOMC

    A quick update as the hoopla builds ahead of today’s Fed decision. Will they taper? Based on reporting ahead of the blackout...

  24. December 17, 2013

    Can Yellen’s Fed sidestep lurking monsters?

    When Janet Yellen takes over as chair of the US Federal Reserve from Ben Bernanke in February, she will confront an economy...

  25. December 15, 2013

    US Federal Reserve: The Bernanke years

    It was a drizzly day in Washington when Ben Bernanke went to his confirmation hearing in November 2005, but all seemed...

  26. December 12, 2013

    Janet Yellen

    The rise of some careers – those of Lawrence Summers and Barack Obama, for example – is meteoric. They speed, seemingly...

  27. December 12, 2013

    Stanley Fischer offers ‘dream résumé’ to fill vice-chair vacancy at US Federal Reserve

    When Timothy Adams became the US Treasury’s top international diplomat in 2005 he knew the first person he wanted to call:...

  28. December 11, 2013

    White House considers Fischer for number two role at the Fed

    The White House is considering Stanley Fischer for vice-chair of the US Federal Reserve in a move that would add one of the...

  29. FT Alphaville

    December 6, 2013

    The Hubble bubble theory of the continuous expansion of the financial universe

    Or something like it. We’re not, after all, physicists. Though, feel free to read about the Hubble Bubble theory here. What...

  30. FT Alphaville

    December 4, 2013

    Deflation and secular stagnation: the real threats to EM

    This guest post is from Larry Brainard, Chief Economist and Co-Founder of Trusted Sources, an independent advisory firm...

  31. November 24, 2013

    The Fed will not take away the punchbowl of easy money soon

    Equity investors, says one leading US fund manager quoted in a prominent national newspaper last week, are “having a hard...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 21, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why you shouldn’t pay attention to consumer confidence indicators. - The evolution of Larry...

  33. November 21, 2013

    Fed chair nominee Janet Yellen wins Senate committee backing

    US Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen received approval by the Senate banking committee on Thursday, clearing the...

  34. November 20, 2013

    Yellen’s path to Fed is eased by support of key Republican

    Janet Yellen is sailing towards confirmation as the next chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve after a crucial Republican...

  35. November 19, 2013

    Yellen shows Fed will remain markets’ best friend

    Janet Yellen’s confirmation hearing last week reaffirmed that the Federal Reserve remains risk markets’ best friend – and...

  36. FT Alphaville

    November 18, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Larry Summers talks secular stagnation and bubbles: Izzy picks up on a recent speech by...

  37. November 15, 2013

    Markets are betting QE cannot last much longer

    Ultimately, the Federal Reserve will remove its extreme policies of monetary stimulus, because ultimately the US economy...

  38. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian bourses continued their ascent on the prospect of extended monetary stimulus in the US. Investors have been...

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