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  • New book slams economists, their theories and their forecasts

    WASHINGTON Jeff Madrick has a bone to pick with the economics profession, and that's putting it nicely. Consider the title of his new book: "Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World." The book amounts to a broadside...
  • Fed declares economy strong enough for bond-buying stimulus to end

    In the dark days of the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve began buying tens of billions of dollars in bonds each month in a controversial, last-ditch effort to stimulate the economy. Now, nearly six years and more than $4 trillion in...
  • Yellen speech does not mention monetary policy, economic outlook

    Yellen speech does not mention monetary policy, economic outlook
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did not comment on monetary policy or the economic outlook in remarks on Thursday prepared for a diversity conference at the central bank. Yellen was speaking one day after the Fed ended its...
  • Fed ends bond buying, shows confidence in U.S. recovery

    Fed ends bond buying, shows confidence in U.S. recovery
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ended its monthly bond purchase program and dropped a characterization of U.S. labor market slack as "significant" in a show of confidence in the economy's prospects. In a statement after a two-...
  • Fed ends bond-buying, promises hold on interest rates for now

    WASHINGTON he Federal Reserve on Wednesday formally ended its controversial purchases of government and mortgage bonds, and in doing so cleared the decks for eventual increases in interest rates, last seen in 2008. The nearly unanimous decision by the...
  • Caution on U.S. Treasuries reaches 9-month high - J.P. Morgan

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The share of investors neutral on U.S. longer-dated Treasuries hit a nine-month high ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting, according to a J.P. Morgan Securities survey Tuesday. Investor caution remained elevated after...
  • The equity cult alive and kicking, despite deflation threat

    LONDON (Reuters) - Anyone betting on another "Great Rotation" of investment flows out of bonds and into stocks is in for disappointment: it's not happening, and isn't going to. In a world where deflation, never the most fertile ground for equities, is...
  • Did QE work?

    Almost exactly six years ago, the Federal Reserve launched an unconventional program of buying bonds to rescue a faltering economy. Since then, the Fed's balance sheet has ballooned by $3.5 trillion, close to 25 percent on the nation's gross domestic...
  • Federal Reserve votes to end bond-buying stimulus program

    Federal Reserve votes to end bond-buying stimulus program
    Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to end the central bank's controversial bond-buying stimulus program, determining the economy is strong enough to remove the unprecedented support. The Fed also kept its benchmark short-term interest rate...
  • ECB must expand balance sheet by 1 trillion euros to lift inflation: Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will need to expand its balance sheet by around 1 trillion euros for a stimulus program to be effective in boosting inflation, according to a Reuters poll, and it may be difficult to reach that target. Some form of...
  • Fed awards $219 billion of term deposits

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve awarded $219.114 billion of seven-day term deposits to banks, a record amount, at a test auction held on Monday, it said in a statement on Tuesday. The U.S. central bank allotted them to 69 banks which will...