Federal Reserve

Fed Pays Record $78.4B to Treasury from Interest on Risky Assets

Yesterday the Federal Reserve announced it would be paying a record $78.4 billion to the U.S. Treasury for 2010. It accumulated this large sum...

‘Line’ Items: January 10, 2011

Shooting Puts Legislative Business on Hold – The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others in Tucson, Arizona has resulted in...

Fed Vice Chair Yellen on Fiscal Responsibility

As they read over the draft Fiscal Commission plan released today, many politicians will wonder why in the world should they agree on a plan –...

Chairman Bernanke once again: the importance of putting US fiscal policy on a sustainable path

Of particular interest for us, Fed Chairman Bernanke noted the following in his speech today on “Rebalancing the Global Economy” at the...

MarketWatch: November 8-12, 2010

Domestic and global financial markets are being driven by major cross-currents once again.On the home front, dust is still settling in the markets...

China: Nervous over US Policy Management

As taxpayers, politicians, journalists and wonks grapple with the wide-ranging fiscal plan launched by the chairmen of the President’s debt...

MarketWatch: November 1-5, 2010

All eyes have been on the Fed this week. And the Fed delivered, with more ammunition than expected for its second round of quantitative easing (known...
Nov 3, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

The Fed Takes Another Big Step to Boost the Economy

As widely expected (and priced into the markets), the Fed decided at its monetary policy committee meeting today that it would increase purchases of...

MarketWatch: October 25-29, 2010

All eyes are on next week’s meeting of the Fed’s Open Market Committee (FOMC), the monetary policy setting body of the Fed. As priced in...

MARKETWATCH: October 18 - 22

Most of the week, markets continued to reflect expectations that the Fed would increase its purchases of Treasury securities (known as quantitative...

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