Thursday, 31 July 2014

Monetary Policy

Another Financial Meltdown on the Horizon

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
July 2, 2014

Is there another financial meltdown on the horizon? Dr. Judy Shelton who co-directs the Atlas Sound Money Project surely believes so. In her latest article in The Hill Dr. Shelton warns about the “alarming disconnect between the performance of global equity markets, which are booming, and an underlying world economy that is merely limping along”. […]

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Little Difference Between Monetary Activists Yellen, Summers For Top Fed Post

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
September 3, 2013

By JEFFREY BELL AND RICH DANKER There is thought to be a pitched battle raging within the White House over President Obama’s pick to succeed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke when his term expires early next year. Bernanke’s deputy Janet Yellen is the liberal favorite for her vocal position in favor of continued monetary stimulus, […]

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Bernanke Talks, Markets Wobble. There Must Be a Better Way

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
May 28, 2013

Rep. Kevin Brady’s Centennial Monetary Commission initiative might point toward a useful policy overhaul. By JUDY SHELTON Since Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before Congress’s Joint Economic Committee Wednesday morning, commenting on the economic outlook and responding to questions from lawmakers on the likely path of monetary policy, financial markets have experienced turmoil. Triple-digit gains […]

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Keep Your Golden Eyes on China

Posted by Devin Roundtree
December 28, 2012

by Devin Roundtree Due to the European Debt Crisis, little attention has been paid to the fundamental changes taking place in China. For more than a decade China has served as the biggest creditor to the United States government. But, two years ago, China apparently had a change of heart. The Chinese have long complained […]

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Bernanke Hangs Loose

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
December 26, 2012

by Frank Shostak On Wednesday December 12, 2012 Fed policy makers announced that they will boost their main stimulus tool by adding $45 billion of monthly Treasury purchases to an existing program to buy $40 billion of mortgage debt a month. This decision is likely to boost the Fed’s balance sheet from the present $2.86 trillion […]

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Livin’ It Up at the Hotel California

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
December 14, 2012

(Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s latest moves to reduce borrowing costs and boost the economy could be hard to reverse, a top Fed official said on Friday. “I argued that basically we were at risk of what I call a ‘Hotel California’ monetary policy,” Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said in an interview on CNBC. Like the […]

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