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...
Deflation Is Coming (and It's Not What You Think)
Be careful out there.
The stock market rally that started in March 2009... The one that's taken us out of the Great Recession and to new highs... The rally that's driving sentiment indicators of people who benefit from rising financial assets directly, peripherally, or because they hope all boats rise with the market...
The rally has never been loved.
The thing is, equity markets don't need love to go twice as high from here, or three times as high in the next 20 years. If they get what else they need, they'll keep going higher.
We could be on the verge of a generational bull market. That's if deficit-plagued, interconnected global sovereigns deleverage and, at the same time, re-capitalize middle and rising classes by making "recourse-sound" capital available and simultaneously reconstituting entirely the notion of taxation.
Too bad the likelihood of that happening is somewhere between slim and none.
That's one reason why I'm an increasingly reluctant bull.
But there's another reason too.And it has to do with deflation...
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...
Four Reasons the Next Fed Chairman Will Fail
Larry Summers, supposedly U.S. President Barack Obama's favorite for the job, caused the markets to soar when he took himself out of the running.Read more...
All Things Fed: Keith Fitz-Gerald on Janet Yellen and Today's FOMC Meeting
Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today to discuss this week's FOMC meeting and Janet Yellen.
On Monday, Larry Summers announced he is dropping out of the candidate list to replace Ben Bernanke and become the next Fed chief. Next in line for new Fed chief role is Janet Yellen.To continue reading, please click here...
The Next Federal Reserve Chairman: Summers Out, Yellen In
Larry Summers shocked Wall Street and Washington circles on Sunday by withdrawing his name for consideration as the next U.S. Federal Reserve chairman.
Summers wrote in a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, "I have reluctantly concluded that any possible confirmation process for me would be acrimonious and would not serve the interest of the Federal Reserve, the Administration, or ultimately, the interests of the nation's ongoing economic recovery."
His decision comes at a critical point for the Federal Reserve. To continue reading, please click here...
The Next Fed Chief Will Be the Most Powerful of All Time
The U.S. Congress established three core objectives for monetary policy in the Federal Reserve Act of 1913: maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.
But in addition to acting as steward of the economy, the Fed's role has expanded over the years.
The Great Recession, a need for corporate bailouts, and concerns over the Fed's secrecy brought about recent changes to its institutional identity.
Certainly we've had a renewed focus on the Fed's responsibility as a regulator.
People wanted to see - needed to see - a Fed that operates no longer as a creature of the banks, but as a watchdog instead.
Emblematically, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act were signed into law in July 2010.
With it, Dodd-Frank brought the most substantial changes to financial regulation since the aftermath of the Great Depression. Particularly, a greater breadth of regulatory power was given to the Fed.