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Everybody knows that the ride will have to end eventually, and Chairman Ben Bernanke has begun making noises indicating that the time will be soon.
The Fed keeps the money-printing machines running.
Markets were mixed on Wednesday morning ahead of the FOMC press conference. Here are three stories to keep an eye on.
The unusual measure that Draghi is considering is charging lenders to hold cash at the Frankfurt-based central bank by introducing a negative deposit rate.
It seems like every market participant around the world has at least one eye on the meeting of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee this week, and for good reason.
We're not here to give out romantic advice, but the key to any relationship is communication. This is a lesson that central banks around the world -- and the U.S. Federal Reserve in particular -- are in the process of learning.
Markets around the world advanced on Monday ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week. Here are three stories to keep an eye on.
It is rather surprising that the major international news outlets have continued to report the official inflation data without so much as questioning their accuracy.
At the beginning of 2013, the central bank set a 2.0 percent inflation target with a cap of 2.5 percent as a condition for change in monetary policy. It's unclear if, at the time, the Fed was worried about the deflationary pressures that have characterized the past few months.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker made some tough choices regarding monetary policy during his tenure from 1979-1987.
U.S. stock futures declined on Tuesday morning following news that the Bank of Japan would leave its monetary policy unchanged. Here are three stories to keep an eye on.
Economic indicators are sending mixed signals about how much quantitative easing is appropriate.
The American economic recovery officially began in 2009, but growth has been tediously slow, and a few economists have an idea of what's not helping.
There's no hiding the fact that the euro zone is facing a heap of bad news and howling economic headwinds. But still, ECB President Mario Draghi had a few optimistic points to make.
I am confident we can and will make the policy adjustments necessary to allow recent asset price gains to be maintained, while also supporting an underlying economy that enhances those assets in order to justify and expand its values.
As it turns out, the Fed’s “stimulus” policies are actually exacerbating the credit crunch.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said at a speech on Monday that he still believes the economic recovery will begin this year.
The trick in evaluating economic health in the post-recession era is how to differentiate between what is real and what is artificially inflated from loose monetary policy.
As the face and primary mouthpiece of the Fed, Bernanke has assumed responsibility for current monetary policy and has been both blamed and credited -- sometimes rightly so, and sometimes without justification -- for the ups and downs of the post-crisis period.
Let's take a look at a few ways that Congress could drop the ball...
Stocks around the globe advanced on Tuesday and U.S. futures were no exception. Here are three stories to keep an eye on.
It's dangerous to not be prepared financially in light of the current fiscal and monetary predicament.
It seems like all Mr. Market does these days is harass Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke about when quantitative easing will be curbed.
Wherever Bernanke goes, he can't escape federal fiscal policy. Critics argue that QE has run its course, and Bernanke may argue that it's time for Congress to do more.
Finding the right monetary policy to use in a near-zero rate environment has been the key question in central banking since 2008.
U.S. stock futures were a mixed bag on Tuesday morning. Here are three stories to keep an eye on.
Clearly, precious metals won't sustain a rebound until the S&P 500 completes its cyclical bull market...
It is important to note that the Federal Reserve will not be yanking the money-printing plug all at once...
It's no secret that the Federal Reserve has been working on an exit map for a while now, but talk of an exit is still upsetting stocks.
U.S. stocks edged lower on Monday morning ahead of the highly-watched retail sales report. Here are three stories to keep an eye on...