Inching closer to a US recession, while Yellen is eager to hike

Today we got the Minutes from the December 15-16 FOMC meeting where the Fed hiked interest rates.  That in itself is not terribly interesting and there is not much news in the Minutes to shock the markets. Nonetheless it is another day of tightening of US monetary conditions – stronger dollar, lower inflation expectations, lower […]

http://marketmonetarist.com/2016/01/06/inching-closer-to-a-us-recession-while-yellen-is-eager-to-hike/

Europe’s Market Gift, With Hints of More Quantitative Easing

If there is one thing that central bankers and politicians have proven over and over since the Great Recession, it is that they will do almost whatever they can get away with to steer the economy and the financial markets higher.

http://247wallst.com/economy/2015/10/22/europes-market-gift-with-hints-of-more-quantitative-easing/

More Deflation in the Air via CPI

September’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) was weak enough that consumers can consider it deflationary.

http://247wallst.com/economy/2015/10/15/more-deflation-in-the-air-via-cpi/

Have the Biggest US Banks Really Been Nationalized Already?

Dick Bove, who covers the banking sector for Rafferty Capital Markets, was predicting which banks might do better this earnings season.

http://247wallst.com/banking-finance/2015/10/12/have-the-biggest-us-banks-really-been-nationalized-already/

This Much Will Kill You

AsaapSCIENCE investigates how much and/or how long it would take for everyday things to kill you.

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Twistedsifter/~3/3iN6ZzGzTo8/

Yellen is transforming the US economy into her favourite textbook model

When you read the standard macroeconomic textbook you will be introduced to different macroeconomic models and the characteristics of these models are often described as keynesian and classical/monetarist. In the textbook version it is said that keynesians believe that prices and wages are rigid, while monetarist/classical economist believe wages and prices are fully flexible. This […]

http://marketmonetarist.com/2015/09/20/yellen-is-transforming-the-us-economy-into-her-favourite-textbook-model/

Will the Fed’s $4.5 Trillion Balance Sheet Matter In Its Rate Hike Decision?

This week will bring yet another FOMC meeting where the U.S. Federal Reserve will release its decision on interest rates for Fed Funds. Whether or not that new announcement comes with a formal interest rate hike or not remains a point that is highly contested. What may matter more than whether Fed Funds rise to 0.25% from a […]

http://247wallst.com/economy/2015/09/14/will-the-feds-4-5-trillion-balance-sheet-matter-in-its-rate-hike-decision/