Federal Reserve


Who will take reins of the Fed after Bernanke?

Jun 19, 2013
Vice-chair Janet Yellen is the front runner, but there are plenty of very good choices.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen

Ben Bernanke: Taper, no shave

Jun 18, 2013
The Kremlinology of Ben Bernanke and his announcement this week on the Fed's stimulus program.
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, QE2, Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen: Obama's pick for Fed chief

Jun 18, 2013
The pragmatic, down-to-earth vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board is said to be replacing Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

Will the Fed keep feeding investors?

Jun 18, 2013
The Federal Reserve kicks off a two-day meeting today. The big question: Is the Fed going to scale back its bond-buying program?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bonds, interest rates, Ben Bernanke

F, E, D, spells what for stimulus policy?

Jun 17, 2013
As uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's stimulus policy continues, financial markets prolong their bumpy ride.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stock market, bonds

Global stock markets shed trillions in value since May

Jun 14, 2013
Markets thy name is volatility. Over the past month, how much value has been lost on stock markets around the world?
Posted In: stock market, market volatility, Federal Reserve

Will the Fed begin phasing out its economic stimulus program?

Jun 14, 2013
At its two-day meeting next week, the Federal Reserve Board may indicate whether it will begin 'tapering' its quantitative easing program.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, quantitative easing

When it comes to markets, who knew the Fed could be so stimulating?

Jun 10, 2013
Jim Dunigan, chief investment officer at PNC Wealth Management, discusses the latest twists and turns in market psychology.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stock market

Fed dread unsettles markets

Jun 6, 2013
Uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's next move is throwing investors for a loop and unsettling markets. Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, explains what the 'Fed Dread' is all about.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stock, Jobs, jobs report

A look inside the secret home for central bankers

Jun 5, 2013
A nondescript office building in Basel, Switzerland, houses one of the most powerful commercial banks in the world. But only central bankers are allowed to pass.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Switzerland, Federal Reserve, bank