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  • Fed expected to start reducing balance sheet next year, survey says

    Federal Reserve officials are expected to start slowly reducing the central bank's $4.2 trillion in assets next year after the end of a key stimulus program that has helped dramatically increase the size of its balance sheet, according to survey results released Monday.
  • Savers and a grim outlook

    Exactly two years ago, I wrote a column titled "Coping in a low interest world". At the time, short-term interest rates were essentially zero and the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield hovered at around 2.4 percent. Soon after, 10-year yields plunged to 40-...

    Senate confirms Brainard, Powell for Fed seats, Fischer as vice chair

    Senate confirms Brainard, Powell for Fed seats, Fischer as vice chair
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Lael Brainard and Jerome H. Powell to serve on the Federal Reserve's board of governors, bringing it closer to full strength as the central bank pulls back on its extraordinary stimulus policies. Senators also approved...

    The outcome of the European Parliament elections

    The outcome of the recently concluded European Parliament elections is described in press and political circles in Europe and North America as a shock or crisis, but the actual reaction is better named hysteria, as if "Europe" is all over, and the rise of...

    Fed's Lockhart in no rush to raise rates despite upbeat outlook

    Fed's Lockhart in no rush to raise rates despite upbeat outlook
    A top Federal Reserve official says he's "not in a rush" to start raising the central bank's rock-bottom interest rates despite his view that the economy is improving after a weather-related winter slowdown. Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal...