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Two Percent Inflation: A Good Thing or A Bad Thing

Source: Business Balla | Apr 8 2014, 4:08pm CDT | by Forbes

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like every time Janet Yellen speaks publicly she goes out of her way to call attention...
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As Fed meets, speculation swirls over possible change in Fed language on timing of rate hike

Sep 15 2014 11:59am CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

WASHINGTON – When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: “Considerable time.” The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed’s first increase in interest rates since it cut them to record lows in 2008. The Fed’s recent statements have said it expects to keep its key short-term rate near zero for a “considerable time” aft ...
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Traders cautious ahead of Yellen Jackson Hole speech

Aug 25 2014 3:12am CDT | Source: Forex News

It appears that US indices are once again lacking any kind of momentum at the record high levels they find themselves back at. The S&P broke to new highs on Thursday for the first time in almost a month, following a brief correction that many feared was the beginning of the broader sell-off that so many have predicted this year. The lack of momentum at this level may not necessarily be investors ...
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Kenya maintains flight ban to Ebola-hit West African nations
Nairobi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Kenyan government will not lift a travel ban to West African countries affected by an outbreak of Ebola virus disease until the risk reduces to a manageable level, officials said Tuesday. | by IANS
President in Ho Chi Minh City; history, art on show
Ho Chi Minh City, Sep 16 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday reached Vietnam's business capital on the second leg of his four-day visit, during which he will visit various historic sites, attend a cultural programme and meet the local Indian community and prominent Vietnamese politicians. | by IANS
Sri Lanka records 7.8 percent growth in Q2
Colombo, Sep 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's economy expanded by 7.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to 7.6 percent in the same period last year, latest data from the Department of Census and Statistics showed Tuesday. | by IANS

Top Trade Idea For August 20th,2014 – USD/JPY

Aug 20 2014 9:16am CDT | Source: Forex News

USDJPY: navigating central bank risk The Jackson Hole conference of central bankers may not be everyone’s idea of a barrel of laughs, but it can be big news for your portfolio. In the past, central bankers have used these speeches to announce changes in monetary policy; this is where Ben Bernanke first announced the prospect of QE. As we lead up to today’s meeting expectations are high that Janet Yellen will announce something equally juicy, especially ...
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Get Ready For Jackson Hole — Here's Your Preview Of This Week's Big Economic Events

Aug 17 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

This is going to be a big week for the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, the Fed will publish the minutes of its July Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, which should offer some color regarding the Fed's view on the labor market. On Friday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen will speak at Jackson Hole, where the theme of this year's Economic Policy Symposium will be "Re-Evaluating Labor Market Dynamics." This comes as the labor market continues to improve, inflation ...
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Fed weighs key questions this week on reversing its low-rate policies but may reveal little

Jul 29 2014 12:06pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

WASHINGTON – This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. This much is not: When will the Fed start tightening its interest-rate policy to thwart any runaway inflation? How will it do so? And when will the Fed start paring its enormous $4 trillion-plus investment portfolio — a step that will put upward pressure on interest rates? On those questions, expe ...
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The Fed suckered IBM into a failing cloud strategy?

Jul 25 2014 8:38am CDT | Source: BetaNews

Economist David Stockman, who is probably best known for being President Reagan’s budget director back in the era of voodoo economics, has been particularly outspoken about IBM as a poster child for bad policy on the part of the US Federal Reserve. How this would be isn’t immediately obvious but I think is worth exploring because IBM is far from the only company so afflicted. There’s an important effect here to be understood about corporate m ...
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Ben Bernanke Dines With Hedge Fund Billionaires In New York As He Rakes In The Big Bucks

Source: Business Balla | Mar 27 2014, 5:10pm CDT | by Forbes

Ben Bernanke Dines With Hedge Fund Billionaires In New York As He Rakes In The Big Bucks
A couple of months after stepping down from the job in which he is credited with averting a global financial crisis...
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Taper II and Goodbye Mr. Bernanke

Source: Business Balla | Jan 29 2014, 3:09pm CST | by Forbes

While I wasn’t surprised that the FOMC accelerated their taper today, I wouldn’t have been surprised had they hit the...
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