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Fed Meeting Today: Five Big Questions Answered
The Fed meeting today and tomorrow will focus on when to taper the $85 billion monthly bond purchasing program known as quantitative easing (QE).
As Money Morning told you yesterday, a lot of people seem to think the Fed will taper this week because the economy is improving and that the economy is strong enough to handle a reduction in its bond buying.
But like we said, this is a "dangerously popular delusion" – as this chart proves…
And we think the Fed won't be able to take its foot off the gas just yet – especially when doing so in the past has triggered a 10% to 15% drop in the markets.Here's what you need to know...
Why the Fed's 100th Birthday Could Be Its Last
On December 23rd, the Federal Reserve will turn 100 years old.
We can look back on its few successes… but its many failures far outweigh any positives it may have achieved.
What's at stake now is the Fed's future. And it looks bleak.In fact, the Fed won't even exist in 100 years...
Janet Yellen's Testimony Didn't Intend to Reveal This Profit Opportunity
Janet Yellen's debut performance yesterday before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development may have inadvertently pointed investors toward the best profit opportunities in the continuing financial asset bubble.
The key is a single phrase, one with two meanings that signals where the real money will be made before the bubble goes "pop."Here's what Janet Yellen said...
The Chart the Federal Reserve Doesn't Want You to See
Ever heard of the Taylor Rule?
Not many people have, but the folks at the U.S. Federal Reserve are very familiar with it – and they'd probably prefer that this highly respected guideline for the federal funds rate languish in obscurity.Here's the chart the Fed wishes didn't exist...
Currency Trading Today: Follow the FOMC to Profits
While last week certainly had its share of risk events that helped move currencies, the major theme in currency trading was continued weakening/consolidation for the U.S. dollar.
This week, the weakening will be a key focus for us. We have some very weighty top-tier data events occurring in the next few days.This window of opportunity won't stay open for long, however...
The First Thing Yellen Should Do to Save America
There is so much to say about the United States government not defaulting.
I'd like to start with a thank you.
It isn't easy, but I'll try.
Thank you, Congress, for showing the world there's nothing wrong with the full faith and credit of the United States… and for showing the world that having full faith and credit in the United States government is a total bust.
An extension? Really? So, we go through this again in a matter of weeks?
But let's move on. Let's talk about Janet Yellen. She's far more relevant.
She's about to become the most powerful person in the United States – in the entire world, for that matter.Here's the first thing Yellen could do with all that power - if she wants to save America...
Who Is Janet Yellen, and What Will She Be Like as the Next Fed Chair?
U.S. President Barack Obama officially nominated Janet Yellen as the next Federal Reserve Chairman today (Wednesday).
Dow and S&P 500 futures immediately jumped late Tuesday on news the nomination was coming. A vote for Yellen suggests continuity, not change.
As Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald has said, "Yellen has never met a printing press she didn't like."To continue reading, please click here...
Janet Yellen as the Next Fed Chair: What That Means for Markets, Economy
Janet Yellen as the Next Fed Chair: Today (Wednesday), U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen to replace Ben Bernanke as the head of the U.S. central bank.
If she clears a Senate nomination, Yellen would be the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve and arguably the most experienced Fed chair in decades, based on her extensive tenure at the central bank.Wall Street will love Janet Yellen even more than Helicopter Ben...
Fed Speeches: Atlanta's Lockhart on U.S. "Economic Mojo"
Lockhart spoke Monday morning at a creative leadership summit sponsored by the Louise Blouin Foundation.Read more...
Fed Speeches This Week
The presidents of the various U.S. Federal Reserve branches are having a very busy week, with speeches from one end of the country to the other, and a few overseas engagements, too.
We'll be following these speeches closely for any Earth-shaking revelations. These are private speaking engagements, to be sure, but we've seen fireworks in these cases before.
Here's a list of all the (scheduled) Fed speeches this week, plus what they'll be talking about. Set your calendars for the following:To continue reading, please click here