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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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Geithner defends terms of AIG bailout, citing risky conduct; interest rate said ‘crazily high’

Oct 8 2014 2:42pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

WASHINGTON – Former top regulator Timothy Geithner defended terms of the U.S. government’s bailout of American International Group Inc., saying Wednesday that the insurance giant’s exceptionally risky behaviour had caused losses that called for strict treatment. The terms included a huge government stake in the company and an interest rate called “crazily high” by a government official. Geithner headed the New York Federal Reserve when it extended an $85 billion re ...
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Wall Street Has A New Worry Now That The Economy Is Recovering

Sep 22 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Business Insider is at the annual Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit on Monday, and this year  guest after guest has talked about the same worry. It's not entirely new, but we've never heard it repeated so much before.   Everyone on stage is worried about America's savers in our current low interest rate environment. Early in the conference Carlyle CEO William Conway, hedge fund legend Julian ...
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BofA: The 'Great Rotation' Is Going To Make A Big Comeback (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

Sep 18 2014 11:29am CDT | Source: Business Insider

The "Great Rotation" is going to make a comeback.  Specifically, Bank of America's Chief Equity Strategist Michael Hartnett sees money rotating out of bonds and into stocks. Following Wednesday's latest monetary policy announcement from the Federal Reserve, Hartnett identified a few themes coming back to the market. With the Fed no longer injecting liquidity into the market with a quantitative easing program, and interest rates eventually rising, Hartnett sees a trans ...
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CNBC Anchor Calls Out Fed-Hater Bill Fleckenstein In Startling On-Air Shouting Match (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT)

Sep 17 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Bill Fleckenstein of Fleckenstein Capital appeared on CNBC's Futures Now program on Tuesday. It was kind of a strange segment. Futures Now host Jackie DeAngelis came out swinging, asking Fleckenstein right at the top if he was willing to admit that he has misunderstood monetary policy. Sounding taken aback, Fleckenstein answered saying, "I don't misunderstand monetary policy. I closed my short fund in 2009 because I knew the Fed would print mon ...
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Financial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed’s intentions on rates

Sep 16 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

WASHINGTON – Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase. The phrase that investors will be alert for is “considerable time.” The presence or absence of those two words is viewed as key to the Fed’s timetable for a change in its key short-term rate. The Fed has kept that rate at a record low since December 2008. Since March, the F ...
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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 i ...
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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 getting a cold feet though. Firstly, it’s natural to see some profit taking at a previous ...
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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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