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Yellen’s market confirmation

Yellen’s market confirmation

Professor Janet Yellen testified before the Senate on Thursday, after being nominated the next head of the Fed. Yellen, 67, provided markets with an impressive presentation, in spite of difficult questions hammered by senators from all sides of the political

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Pessimism, responsible monetarism & other spinoffs!

USA, Europe and China what is happening and what impacts can we except on the economies of the world… Last week kicked off with Fed Governor Jim Bullard trying to fan rising concerns about the Fed’s Treasury holdings of the

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What is the future of the U.S. monetary policy?

What is the future of the U.S. monetary policy

Since Ben Bernanke’s speech from June 19th, which linked the tapering of QE3 as well as the Fed’s interest rate hike with the U.S. unemployment rate, the U.S. labor market statistics had increasingly important indications of the future U.S. monetary policy. Recently,

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A calmer week in the U.S.

A calmer week in the USA

Meanwhile, things in the U.S. seemed much calmer. No GDP figures released this week and the strong momentum from previous weeks seemed to have ensured that even bad news were received with skepticism at most. Retail sales published on Tuesday

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U.S. – No change in Fed’s policy

No change in Fed’s policy! The quantitative easing program (QE3) continues as planned and assessments regarding the date for an interest increase remains unchanged. During the rate decision last week, members of the U.S. monetary committee noted that the economy

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Mostly positive data from the U.S.

Mostly positive data from the U.S.

Most economic data published last week in the U.S. were positive. Nonetheless, the surprising and steep decline at the consumer sentiment index for March, to its lowest level in the last 15 months, led last Friday to a decrease in

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Monetary policy again expanded by the Fed yet again.

Fiscal Cliff U.S. politicians continue to be entrenched in their positions regarding the fiscal cliff. The talks between U.S. president and House of Representatives speaker, republican John Boehner continued during the weekend, but there had been no progress regarding how

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Concerns regarding the Fiscal Cliff

U.S. politicians continue to wrangle and it seems like until democrats and republicans do not reach an agreement regarding the Fiscal Cliff, stock markets will continue reacting. Last week, the parties entrenched in their positions. While the republican’s proposal last

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The Fed’s Big Bet

After the Federal Reserve announced its latest quantitative easing scheme, there’s been a lot of speculation about the short and long term ramifications, both good and bad. In the near term, the move makes long-term debt more affordable for businesses

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Will the Fed opt for more easing?

Speculation about this week’s Fed meeting and its results could be this week’s big market mover. Reasons why Fed will not ease in September The economy is struggling, but not actually contracting. Housing prices, which had been the economy’s albatross,

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