Why the Federal Reserve is vague about interest rates

Mar 19, 2014
Fed Chair Janet Yellen loves transparency, to a point.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Fed

The Fed: Cash cow or sitting duck?

Jan 15, 2014
When the Fed sends less money to the Capitol, it also loses some political capital.
Posted In: Fed, bonds

A Fed explainer: What's Reverse Repo?

Jan 14, 2014
The Fed is testing out new tools to fight inflation that may be coming down the road.
Posted In: Fed, Yellen, Reverse Repo, interest rates

The Fed's new tools

Jan 13, 2014
Economists say the Fed's massive balance sheet isn't a concern, thanks to new tools.
Posted In: Fed, stimulus, bonds, securities

You're invited! It's the Fed's 100th anniversary!

Dec 23, 2013
Marketplace invites you to the party of the year.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Fed

$4.04 trillion in assets

Dec 19, 2013
As of yesterday, that's how much the Fed held on its books.
Posted In: Fed, bond buying, taper, stimulus

All’s well that tapers well

Dec 18, 2013
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced it will cut its bond-buying program by $10 billion starting January. So what about this whole tapering thing? What’s it gonna mean for you and me and Aunt Mabel?
Posted In: Fed, taper, Bernanke, bond buying, stimulus, QE

Fed tapering: Bernanke okays plan to trim bond-buying

Dec 18, 2013
The long awaited move has come. The Fed says its going to cut its monthly asset purchases by $10 billion.
Posted In: Fed, QE, taper, bond-buying

Three risks you didn't know about the Fed

Dec 17, 2013
Some are worried the Fed will announce that it’s going to stop -- or at least slow -- its stimulative bond-buying program.
Posted In: Fed, taper, Janet Yellen, Ben Bernanke, QE

A long, strange trip for the Fed's extraordinary stimulus

Dec 16, 2013
Now that some parts of the economy seem addicted to the Fed's stimulus, how does the central bank extricate it?
Posted In: Fed, Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, stimulus