central bank

Pause In Rate Hikes; Weak Jobs Report

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Two topics that took center stage this past week have been the Federal Reserve’s supposed change (perceived tightening) in its monetary policy and the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report. The Fed clarified its forward guidance this week in a speech by Bill Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve…CONTINUE READING

Central Bank Monetary Cliff Awaits

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Ever since the financial crisis in 2008 an experimental monetary policy has been in place, known as quantitative easing. The Federal Reserve expanded its balance sheet from about $800 billion to $4.5 trillion. It bought mortgage bonds and treasury bonds. This had a big effect on almost every asset. Lowering…CONTINUE READING