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Bubble Watch: The Fed KNOWS We’re in a 1999-Type Mania…

The Fed raised rates another 0.25% the week before last. This marks the 5th rate hike since the Fed embarked on its policy tightening in December 2015 and the fourth rate hike in the last 12 months. The Fed’s latest statement also indicates it plans on raising rates three more times in 2018. It is […]


Watch Live: Senate Banking Committee ‘Grills’ Trump’s Fed Chair Nominee Jerome Powell

Just two weeks after President Donald Trump announced that Fed Governor Jerome “Jay” Powell would be his pick to succeed Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve, he is appearing today before the Senate Banking committee in a confirmation hearing that’s viewed as a virtual certainty. The hearing begins at 10 am ET. Watch […]


Yellen Confirms She Will Step Down When New Fed Chair Sworn In

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she will step down once her successor is sworn into the office, resolving a key question as to whether she would stay on in a diminished role. Yellen could technically stay on as a governor even after stepping down as the institution’s leader, because her term as governor does not […]


Dear Jay… You Have A Problem

It is said that the markets will test a new Fed Chair early on and judging by the fact that financial conditions just tumbled to their 'easiest' in 24 years – despite four rate hikes – Jerome Powell will have his work cut out persuading the market that he is serious (before this bubble bursts). […]


WSJ Endorses Warsh, Taylor; Says Powell “Status Quo” Is Not What Trump Campaigned On

Despite bookies' odds surging and Politico 'sources' suggesting Jerome Powell will be the next Fed head, it appears The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board is not buying it, and endorses Warsh or Taylor, saying that Trump needs a leader at the central bank who supports faster growth. President Trump is finishing his interviews to choose […]


Stocks Spooked By News Trump Interviewed John Taylor For Fed Chair Job

Many years ago, when it was still unclear who would replace then outgoing Fed chair Ben Bernanke, Zero Hedge endorsed John Taylor for the role of Fed chair: a futile endorsement as it had no chance of ever coming true due to Taylor’s famous and long-running feud with the Fed over what the true Fed […]


Did the Fed’s #2 Quit to Avoid Blame for the Coming Inflationary Storm?

Inflation is coming. Vice-Fed Chair Stanley Fischer recently resigned unexpectedly from the Federal Reserve. Many were left wondering why Fischer would give up his role as the Fed’s second in command, arguably the second most powerful Central Banking position in the world. Wonder no more: The current soft patch of inflation will not last, the […]


The Fed’s ‘Quack Treatments’ Are Causing The Stagnation

Authored by EconomicPrism's MN Gordon via Acting-Man.com, Bleeding the Patient to Health There’s something alluring about cure-alls and quick fixes. Who doesn’t want a magic panacea to make every illness or discomfort disappear? Such a yearning once compelled the best and the brightest minds to believe the impossible for over two thousand years.   Instantaneous […]


Kevin Warsh Fed Chair Odds Soar After WSJ Report Of Trump Meeting

Kevin Warsh’s PredictIt odds to be the next Fed chair soared moments ago after the WSJ reported that President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with the former Fed governor on Thursday to discuss his potential nomination as the next Federal Reserve chairman, “a White House official said, signaling that the West Wing is […]


Yet Another Theory Of The Fed (Or Why A “Major Policy Shift” Looms)

Authored by Daniel Nevins via FFWiley.com, The world hardly needs another theory of the Fed, especially so soon after its Jackson Hole symposium. But we have a theory, too, and who knows, ours could be as close to the bulls-eye as any of the others. Plus, our theory is easy to explain – it rests […]


Pepe Escobar: Why Jihadism Won’t Be Allowed To Die

Authored by Pepe Escobar via SputnikNews.com, A serious working hypothesis is being discussed for a while now among independent geopolitical analysts. Here it is, in a nutshell. Daesh may be dying – but the world is still encumbered with its walking corpse. Plan B of Daesh’s masters may have been to indoctrinate repeated waves of misguided youth across the EU and […]


Wall Street Journal Lashes Out At “Our Political Central Bankers”

While the concept of 'independence' among the unelected central bank cognoscenti is as cute as the tooth fairy or santa claus, it is nevertheless defended by those on high as sacrosanct to our very democracy. That is until The Wall Street Journal's editorial board finally had enough of Fed officials joining the 'resistance' against financial […]