Category Archives: janet yellen

Investors Still Aren’t Fully Awake to this Dollar Nightmare Yet – MarketWatch

By Shawn Langlois We are back on “patient” watch this week, with the Fed’s potential market-rattling precursor to a rate hike due midweek. Our call of the day predicts that, for now, “patient” will remain in the script and the Fed won’t be rocking the boat on interest rates (more on that below). Market behavior Read More

What Will Happen to You When the Dollar Collapses?

by Jeff Thomas Historically, when a nation’s debt exceeds its ability to repay even the interest, it can be assumed that the currency will collapse. Typically, governments exacerbate the situation by printing large amounts of currency notes in an effort to inflate the problem away, or at least postpone it. The greater the level of Read More

Suspicions About the Federal Reserve Spill Out in House Hearing

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: March 2, 2015 Fed Chairman Janet Yellen fielded questions last Wednesday before a combative House Financial Services Committee. Tempers flared, fingers stabbed the air, arms waved wildly as House reps expressed pent up frustrations with how the Federal Reserve is handling the economy. At times, Yellen answered curtly and Read More

If Everything Is So ‘Awesome’, Why The Alarms Over A Rate Hike Of 25 bps?

by Wall Street Journal • February 18, 2015 By OMID MALEKAN at The Wall Street Journal Imagine you have a serious illness and have been taking medication that was supposed to cure you long ago. After being on the maximum dosage for years you start to feel better, so you ask your doctor if you Read More

The Fed is Heading for Another Catastrophe – Roach

With so much dry kindling, it will not take much to spark the next conflagration. By Stephen Roach NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Project Syndicate) – America’s Federal Reserve is headed down a familiar — and highly dangerous — path. Steeped in denial of its past mistakes, the Fed is pursuing the same incremental approach that helped Read More

The Market Gage December 19, 2014 – Equity Market Like FOMC Statement

“The Market Gage” features insights into the precious metals market from Roy Friedman. Roy has over 30 years of in-depth experience in all facets of precious metals. The rather “friendly” FOMC statement and subsequent press conference that Chair Yellen held Wednesday afternoon certainly gave no immediate signs that interest rates are moving higher in Q1 Read More

Your Personal Gold Standard – James Rickards

There isn’t a central bank in the world that wants to go back to a gold standard. But that’s not the point. The point is whether they will have to. I’ve had conversations with several of the Federal Reserve Bank presidents. When you ask them point-blank, “Is there a theoretical limit to the Fed’s balance Read More

Fed Renews Zero Interest Rate Pledge, Restates Jobs Concerns – Duration of Action for “Considerable Time”

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday renewed a pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a “considerable time” and repeated concerns over slack in the labor market, standing firm against calls to overhaul its policy statement. Many economists and traders had expected the central bank to alter the rate guidance it has provided since Read More

Yellen Speech on Labor Market to be Jackson Hole Highlight – More Useless “Guidance” for the Masses

In the not-too-distant-past, Fed watchers had to divine U.S. central bank strategy from a trickle of information. No longer. And on Friday, there will be a firehose of Fed speakers for the markets to digest. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen will give her latest views on the health of the labor market at 10 a.m. Eastern Read More

Yellen Dashboard Warning Light Glows as Millions Work Part Time – This is Depression

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a stubborn warning light blinking on her labor market dashboard: A group of Americans larger than Washington state’s population can find only part-time work. As Yellen heads to this week’s Fed symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the focus will be on the labor market, those 7.5 million part-time Read More