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“Everything’s Great!”

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, So much for that call. I thought there was no way Yellen would put her fingers in her ears, close her eyes, and shout “nah nah nah – I can’t hear you” to the speculative fervour that has gripped markets. Well, there is no way to […]


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 […]


NY Fed President Bill Dudley Retiring

The Federal Reserve’s “smooth transition” from Janet Yellen to Jay Powell is set for a major speedbump. Just two short days after Donald Trump confirmed what weekly trial balloons had reported for weeks, namely that Janet Yellen is being replaced with most “dovish” alternative possible in the face of former Carlyle partner and 5 year […]


Trump To Make Fed Chair Announcement On Thursday: Politico

Far more important than any corporate earnings or central bank announcements this week, will be Trump’s widely telegraphed and trial ballooned choice who will replace Janet Yellen, and as Politico writes, that announcement is likely to come on Thursday. As Politico reports, citing sources, “look for an announcement on Thursday, though plans are not totally […]


Trump Will Own The Next Fed But “All Their Models Are In Ruins”

Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning, President Trump is expected to nominate the next Federal Reserve chair within a matter of days. As I’ve explained before, Donald Trump has the opportunity to appoint a higher percentage of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve system at one time than any president since […]


Yellen, Warsh Reportedly Drop Out Of Fed Chair Race: Politico

Remember all those articles yesterday about how Janet Yellen has a “great friend” in Trump, and not to discount her? Well, at least according to Politico, the race for Janet Yellen and Kevin Warsh is now over. According to Politico’s Ben White (so take it with a grain of salt), with Powell and Taylor emerging […]


“More Of The Same” – Ron Paul Laments Trump’s Fed Picks

Authord by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, This week President Trump revealed his final five candidates for Federal Reserve chair. Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, all five have strong ties to the financial and political establishment. The leading candidates are former Federal Reserve governor and Morgan Stanley banker Kevin Warsh […]


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 […]


Trump Met With Janet Yellen; Meeting Lasted 30 Minutes

The anticipated meeting between president Trump and Janet Yellen has concluded, and according to Fox News, it lasted no more than 30 minutes, running from 2:00PM to 2:30PM, or barely enough for Trump to stop patting himself on the back about the yuuge Dow Jones rally under his presidency. #BreakingNews WH official tells me Janet […]


This Could Be A Problem For Markets

Moments ago, Bloomberg reported that Stanford University economist John Taylor, a candidate for Federal Reserve chairman, made a favorable impression on President Donald Trump after an hour-long interview at the White House last week, several people familiar with the matter said. Trump gushed about John Taylor after he & Gen. Kelly interviewed him in Oval […]


Gold Drops Below $1300 As Taylor Reportedly Trumps Warsh For Fed Chair

Gold and USDJPY have had a busy last 60 minutes as they swung wildly on North Korea headlines but Gold tumbled back below $1300 when Bloomberg reports that Stanford's John Taylor is said to impress President Trump, as Warsh's star fades. *WARSH AND TAYLOR BOTH REMAIN ON SHORTLIST, PEOPLE FAMILIAR SAY *TRUMP INTERVIEWED TAYLOR LAST […]


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 […]


Global Stocks Hit New Record High, Dollar Mixed After Dovish Fed

In a trend observed every day this week, S&P futures are slightly in the red ahead of a post-open ramp with the VIX rising to 9.91, as Asian shares climb, European stocks are little changed. WTI crude pares recent gains, slipping below $51 after API showed an unexpected crude build. Earnings season launches with bank […]