The Fed

Janet Yellen

How will low inflation complicate the Fed’s plans?

Sep 17, 2014
Today's CPI numbers came in low despite Yellen's hint that interest rates could be on the upswing.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, The Fed, interest rates, CPI
Janet Yellen

Behind the indicators: Job quality vs. job quantity

Aug 18, 2014
Many indicators regarding job quality are improving slowly — or not at all.
Posted In: part-time jobs, employees, The Fed

Inflation: Come out, come out wherever you are

Oct 29, 2013
There are perils for too-low inflation for too long, because inflation can help wages and companies grow.
Posted In: inflation, The Fed, Federal Reserve

The pheasant economic indicator

Oct 16, 2013
The Federal Reserve notes that pheasants in South Dakota can tell us a lot about the economy.
Posted In: The Fed, Ben Bernanke, pheasants, South Dakota

The Fed turns a healthy profit in 2010

Oct 3, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is beating faster today thanks to all the profit raining down from American's central banking system, the Federal...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, The Fed

Reader Question: Bonds, yields, and Hershey bars

Dec 9, 2010
A Whiteboard watcher wrote in this week, saying she watched the Whiteboard video on the Fed buying bonds (Uncle Ben Goes Shopping), but still wasn...
Posted In: bonds, The Fed, yields

Analyzing the Fed's bank loan data

Dec 1, 2010
If you've ever tried to sort through transactions on your own bank statements, you will appreciate the work produced by The Wall Street Journal a...
Posted In: financial crisis, The Fed

A little help here, please

Oct 6, 2010
So, I've been racking my brain to find a good and simple way to explain the relationship between the Fed and the Treasury. And it turns out I may...
Posted In: The Fed, treasury

Why the Fed is buying back Treasuries and how that helps

Sep 1, 2010
Here's an email I got earllier this week:...
Posted In: stimulus, The Fed, Treasuries