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Markets react to Fed news, ADP jobs report

Apr 4, 2012
The payroll processing company ADP said the U.S. private sector added 209,000 jobs last month, a sign that job growth has yet to be affected by high gas prices. The seeming recovery has also led the Fed to announce it will ease off with quantitative easing.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, employment, quantitative easing

Why investors should thank the Fed

Mar 27, 2012
Since quantitative easing took place in 2010, stock prices in the U.S. went up something like 28 percent, adding $3.5 trillion.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing

Bernanke in translation: Rates will stay low

Mar 26, 2012
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says U.S. needs faster job growth before Fed changes monetary policy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

Big banks pass Federal Reserve stress tests

Mar 14, 2012
The stock market had its best day of the year yesterday, in large part due to a pleasant surprise, in the form of a report card on stress tests that were taken by the big banks.
Posted In: stress tests, banking, Federal Reserve

Europe reacts to Fed stress test news

Mar 14, 2012
While U.S. stock markets reacted positively to the stress test news, some analysts in Europe still worry about the volatility of CitiGroup.
Posted In: Europe, stress tests, Citigroup, Federal Reserve

What to expect from today's Fed meeting

Mar 13, 2012
Can the Federal Reserve really do anything else to help stimulate the U.S. economy?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, economic stimulus

Federal Reserve meeting to focus on monetary policy

Mar 13, 2012
The top policy makers at the Federal Reserve are holding a meeting today in Washington to decide what to do next when it comes to monetary policy. Will they shift their focus now that we have signs of economic recovery?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Retail

Federal Reserve releases banks' stress test results

Mar 13, 2012
Turns out American banks are in a much better position financially than we thought.
Posted In: Banks, Federal Reserve, stress tests, Citigroup, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Goldman, Morgan Stanley

A cautionary tale on money market mutual funds

Mar 12, 2012
You can't trust the money market mutual fund pledge not to break a buck -- at least not with your safe money, the money you depend on to be there in tough times like 2008.
Posted In: money market mutual funds, money-funds, safe money, SEC, Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury

What the Federal Reserve has left in its arsenal

Mar 12, 2012
What more can the Federal Reserve do to help boost the American economy?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, Operation Twist

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