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Is it Too Little, Too Late From the Fed?
After Jerome Powell became Fed chairman in 2017, this publication made the not-so-bold prediction that he would bail out financial markets when necessary, although he doesn’t have a doctoral degree, ...
February 10, 2019
Time to Re-examine Central Banks’ Control Over the Economy
Governments felt helpless and put too much faith in central banks, which relished the spotlight. Central bank heads ...
January 16, 2019
Fintech Firms Want to Shake Up Banking, and That Worries the Fed
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Federal Reserve is wary of giving "fintech" firms such as OnDeck Capital Inc. or Kabbage Inc. ...
January 15, 2019
The Fed Dilemma
Commentary For the most part in 2017 and 2018, only academics and easy-money cranks scolded the Federal Reserve ...
January 10, 2019
Who Is the Fed’s Powell and What Is His Strategy?
For decades, the Federal Reserve has run not on a gold standard but on a Ph.D. standard. Academics ...
January 10, 2019
Stocks Extend Fed, Data-Fueled Rally, Dollar Slides
NEW YORK—An index of world stocks rose on Jan. 7, extending strong gains logged last week as investors ...
January 7, 2019
US Energy Executives’ Outlook Sours for First Time Since 2016: Fed Survey
U.S. oil and gas executives' outlook turned negative for the first time since the low point of the ...
January 3, 2019
New York Q&A: Federal Reserve
These appear to be turbulent times for the U.S. economy and stock market. On the upside, the gross ...
December 23, 2018
Dow Sinks Another 464 Points as Fed, Weak Earnings Fan Growth Concerns
NEW YORK—It was another miserable day on Wall Street as a series of big December plunges continued, putting ...
December 20, 2018
The Associated Press
FED Raises Rates, Signals 2 More Hikes Next Year
WASHINGTON—Despite President Donald Trump’s warnings, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by 25 basis points after its ...
December 19, 2018
Trump Warns Fed Ahead of Key Policy Meeting
WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Dec. 18 called again on the Federal Reserve to refrain from hiking interest ...
December 18, 2018
S&P 500 Hits 14-month Low on Economic Jitters Ahead of Fed Meeting
NEW YORK—Wall Street's major indexes all slid more than 2 percent on Dec. 17, with the benchmark S&P ...
December 17, 2018
Trump Turns Up Pressure on Federal Reserve Ahead of Rate Decision
President Donald Trump fired the latest salvo on Dec. 17 in his campaign to pressure Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome ...
December 17, 2018
Is the Fed Right About Hiking Rates?
President Donald Trump isn't a fan of current Federal Reserve policy, specifically about raising rates too fast or ...
October 26, 2018
The Fed Needs Its Wings Clipped
Commentary "It's a false economy that we're living in. We're in a bubble." The man who said that, ...
October 17, 2018
Fed Raises Interest Rates for Third Time in 2018, Upgrades Economic Outlook
WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve raised benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points after its two-day policy meeting concluded Sept. ...
September 26, 2018
Central Bank Meeting Confirms Need for Further Tightening
If we analyze the consensus expectations of analysts and investment banks at the end of 2017, the conclusion ...
September 2, 2018
What If Chairman Powell Is Wrong About Interest Rates?
President Donald Trump caused a bit of a stir last week when he suggested that rising interest rates ...
July 26, 2018
The Rules of the Bond Game
American hard money advocate, economist, and publisher Franz Pick once called government bonds “Guaranteed Certificates of Confiscation.” In ...
July 22, 2018
Tax Cuts Could Create a Boom, Say Economists
The U.S. economy may have a blockbuster start to the year, thanks to tax reform. According to some ...
February 3, 2018
Are Central Banks Nationalizing the Economy?
In rough numbers and at the end of 2017, leading central banks now own a fifth of their ...
February 1, 2018
US Fed in Transition Doesn’t Rock the Boat
The U.S. Federal Reserve left its key policy rate range unchanged at 1.25 percent to 1.50 percent, as ...
January 31, 2018
US Bonds Selloff Could Impact Debt-Ridden Canada
While U.S. stock markets soar to record highs after the passing of the Trump administration’s Tax Cuts and ...
January 25, 2018
The Fed’s Boom and Bust
Politicians created the U.S. Federal Reserve system in response to the 1907 Knickerbocker crisis, when stocks fell 50 ...
January 20, 2018
The Yellen Put
The term “Greenspan put” was coined after the stock market crash of 1987 and the later bailout of ...
December 16, 2017
Inflation, the Hidden Tax
The Federal Reserve (Fed) targets 2 percent inflation and full employment. While this sounds benign, it is part ...
November 16, 2017
Janet Yellen’s Legacy
Janet Yellen will be replaced by Jerome Powell as head of the Federal Reserve (Fed) when her first ...
November 16, 2017
Japanese Leader Nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
Colin Kaepernick Settles National Anthem Kneeling Collusion Case Against NFL:Reports
Networks Kept ‘No Collusion’ Senate Investigation Result Off Evening Newscasts, Report Says
Active Shooter at Industrial Park in Illinois: Police
Poll: Trump Voters Support National Emergency for Border Wall; Approval Rating at 50 Percent
Angel Moms Confront CNN Reporter in Rose Garden
McCabe’s Story, If True, Describes Coup Attempt on Trump, Harvard Constitutional Scholar Says
US-China Trade Talks to Resume in Washington Next Week, Trump Hints at Extension
Video: After CNN’s Acosta Claims Trump ‘Concocting’ a National Emergency, President Responds
Prisoner of Conscience Killed in Forced Organ Harvesting