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Is Powell The Next Federal Reserve Chairman?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes President Trump will decide on who the next Fed chairperson will be sometime in between late October and early November. The unusual aspect of this decision is the only person who knows who Trump will pick is himself. This aspect has shown up lately as Jerome Powell has become the…CONTINUE READING

Is Quantitative Tightening The End Of The Euro?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes “Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me, it will be enough.” – Mario Draghi These were the famous words spoken by the president of the European central bank in 2012 during a period where uncertainty and high volatility…CONTINUE READING

Is A Central Bank Balance Sheet Unwind Possible?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The 2nd half of 2017 and 2018 will be pivotal moments for monetary policy. Global central banks have bought assets to the tune of trillions of dollars in the past few years, known as quantitative easing. Central bankers are providing guidance for future policy which entails shrinking their balance sheets…CONTINUE READING

Why The Federal Reserve Isn’t Meeting Its Goals

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Reading Time: 6 minutes There are many questions about the current monetary policy, but not many answers provided by the central bankers. The situation, which has remained the same since the Federal Reserve started its quantitative easing policy, was perfectly summarized on Monday as Janet Yellen spoke at the University of Michigan. She didn’t…CONTINUE READING

Pause In Rate Hikes; Weak Jobs Report

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Two topics that took center stage this past week have been the Federal Reserve’s supposed change (perceived tightening) in its monetary policy and the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report. The Fed clarified its forward guidance this week in a speech by Bill Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve…CONTINUE READING

Will The Federal Reserve Begin To Unwind Its Balance Sheet?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Previously we covered how the Federal Reserve was putting off the unwind of its balance sheet. On Wednesday, we found out via the Fed’s Minutes that they intend to unwind later this year, according to their statement. However, we have heard this before, numerous times for the past 8 years. To clarify,…CONTINUE READING