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  • President Obama appoints Janet Yellen as next Fed Chair
    Janet Yellen makes history – appointed as next Fed Chair
    Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Janet Yellen made history this afternoon as President Obama officially appointed her to replace Ben Bernanke as the Chairman. The long-awaited news was not a surprise as many felt her nomination was imminent,...
  • Bernanke Testimony Before Congress
    Bernanke Will Be Must-See TV Tomorrow
    Are you ready for must-see TV this week? When the Federal Reserve Chairman faces congressmen from both houses of the legislature on Wednesday and Thursday, he will have to answer for some things. First, Chairman Bernanke will have to once again...
  • Bernanke master tailor
    Tinker, Tailor, … Fed Chairman: Bernanke’s next move?
    Tapering sounds great when talking about bespoke suits, haircuts, or candles, but when it comes to financial markets, “taper” has become a four letter word (well technically five letters). Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Ben Bernanke...
  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
    Sad GDP news lifts the market higher
    Today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 149.38 points, or up 1.02%. Once again, the stock market rallied on news that the U.S. economy is improving more slowly than previously had been thought. This time, according to the Commerce...
  • Ben Bernanke, Predsident of the U.S. Federal Reserve
    Risk-on dominates before FOMC release wednesday
    Morning CommentaryThings are relatively quiet on the news front this morning with investors positioning themselves ahead of this week’s FOMC decision, which will likely come alongside a cut to their 2013 growth projections.Sentiment is...
  • The Sequester: Deflation’s last gasp (Video)
    The Sequester: Deflation’s last gasp (Video)
    As the clock ticks down once again on another fiscal deadline, it would appear that the US and global economy are in for a brief bout with a familiar friend, uncertainty. In the face of uncertainty, it is important to review one’s basic...
  • Money laundering lawsuit against Fed could be tied to Obama staff shakeup
    Money laundering lawsuit against Fed could be tied to Obama staff shakeup
    On Nov. 8, Craig B. Hulet, a well known and highly respected analyst on government policy, terrorism, and international relations, spoke on Coast to Coast AM regarding the growing scandal involving a lawsuit against the Federal Reserve, major...
  • Ben Bernanke
    Are you ready for the upcoming stock market crash?
    ...And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. -- Matthew 7: 25On January 1 2013, the U.S. tax rates for capital gains, regular income and...
  • Ben Bernanke and QE3
    What is quantitative easing, and what will it mean to you?
    The Federal Reserve (The Fed) initiated another phase of a policy called quantitative easing (QE) yesterday (on 9/13/12). This has prompted a number of news segments concerning the action, the general state of the economy, and the potential effect...
  • Ron Paul: Fed's only solution for every problem is to print more money
    Ron Paul: Fed's only solution for every problem is to print more money
    On Sept. 13, Congressman Ron Paul spoke out on the Federal Reserve's announcement today for open ended bond buying and quantitative easing. In a statement from Washington, D.C., and later on Bloomberg television, the adversary of the Fed...
  • Fed plays final hand with open ended QE4evr
    Fed plays final hand with open ended QE4evr
    On Sept. 13, Wall Street, Europe, and the rest of the global economy, waited in stern anticipation for the Federal Reserve's announcement on what, if any, actions they would take to stave off the downward, spiraling economy. The results they...
  • Bernanke shows compassion for individual economic suffering
    Bernanke shows compassion for individual economic suffering
    In spite of reports of some hot days on Wall Street and news of slightly improving unemployment rates a lot of Americans have been suffering from the economic slowdown for a long time. One person in the news who has proven he is in touch with the...
  • Americans
    The Federal Reserve and GOP look at economy
    We can take our pick as far as deciding which news story we want to dissect with our co-workers tomorrow over lunch. Will it be a possible recession or government shutdown? Both stories share the spotlight tonight, as they should.Earlier today,...
  • Bernanke says the economy is losing momentum
    Bernanke says the economy is losing momentum
    While there are occasional stories of billions of dollars being made on Wall Street, as with Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, there have been more stories these days of well educated, hard working Americans losing their jobs and their homes. As the...
  • Ron Paul:  Fed will self destruct when the money is gone
    Ron Paul: Fed will self destruct when the money is gone
    On February 29th, Congressman Ron Paul questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the House floor over inflation and the value of money in the economic system. Using the example of silver since Bernanke came into office in 2006,...