2 Critical Questions for the FOMC
When it comes to whether or not to hike, policymakers will ponder how much inflation is too much.
July 27, 2016
For a Sharply Divided FOMC, It’s All About Inflation
Whereas a lackluster May jobs report hangs over Fed policymakers, sluggish price growth remains the key factor in FOMC policy.
June 14, 2016
Is the Fed Smarter Than a High School Senior?
The national finals of an economics quiz bowl bring the basics of U.S. macroeconomics back into focus.
May 29, 2016
What Markets Overlook About the April FOMC
Amid anemic economic expansion for at least the near term, look at asset valuations as a bellwether of macro fundamentals.
April 27, 2016
Will New Minneapolis Fed Boss Kashkari Be Too Easy on Wall Street?
Ex–Goldman Sachs banker Neel Kashkari, who will soon influence U.S. monetary policy, has opposed stimulus measures by the Federal Reserve.
December 2, 2015
What Fed Dissension Will Mean for Monetary Policy
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen holds enough sway among her FOMC colleagues to stay the hand of dissenters.
November 5, 2015
Daily Agenda: Greece Approaches Worst-Case Scenario
Puerto Rico admits that its debts are unpayable; New York Fed President Dudley says September rate hike is likely; Chinese stocks enter correction.
June 29, 2015
As the U.S. Economy Confounds Skeptics, Fed Seems Behind Curve
Hike already! Rate normalization won’t derail the recovery, because employment, wages and productivity are stronger than central bank doves believe.
June 20, 2015
Distinguishing Between FOMC Myth and Reality
Investors are fixated on exactly when the Federal Reserve will raise rates. They would be better off taking in the larger picture.
April 15, 2015
FOMC Meeting Prediction: No Hurry to Normalize Rates
The Federal Reserve may drop “patient” from its language during its policy meeting this week, but don’t expect a rate hike until late in the year.
March 16, 2015