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The Fed uses 2 newer tools in the unprecedented stimulus territory
The part discusses Yellen’s take on the monetary policy challenges, the role of qualitative and quantitative forward guidance since the Great Recession, and the recovery.
Labor market predominates again in deciphering extent of recovery
In this part, we will discuss Janet Yellen’s views on labor market slack, one of the “three broad questions” posed by the Fed Chair, the answers to which are likely to shape the future monetary policy.
Is simpler and more transparent regulation better for investors?
Over the course of his speech, Plosser provided several reasons why simplicity and transparency can enable markets to price risks in a more informed manner.
Why does Richard Fisher advocate for Delphic forward guidance?
In this article, we’ll discuss Fisher’s take on Delphic forward guidance. According to Fisher, Delphic forward guidance is more obscure and enigmatic.
Why does Sandra Pianalto think the economic progress to be slow?
Although GDP grew at a little under 3.5% in the second half of 2013, up from an average rate of 2% in the past three years, inflation remains at ~1% level, well below the Fed’s long-term target of 2%.
Will falling credit card debt affect stocks like Walgreens?
Consumer credit figures for February will be released by the U.S. Federal Reserve on Monday, April 7. It’s a monthly release, and the headline number for the report is total consumer debt.
A guide to purchasing managers’ indexes for ETF investors
As we’ve seen in this series, there are three major Purchasing Managers Index (or PMI) reports issued in the U.S.
Why do key purchasing managers’ index readings move markets?
In this series, we’ll focus on the manufacturing PMI issued by three major institutions, measuring manufacturing activity in the U.S.
Is qualitative forward guidance better than no guidance at all?
At the recently concluded Federal Open Market Committee (or FOMC) meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Fed said it would remove the quantitative thresholds from its policy statement.
The Dallas Fed’s Richard Fisher shares key forward guidance
The Fed’s tapering of monthly asset purchases is expected to end this fall. Markets are closely watching for developments on the Fed front as to when the base rate might rise.