1. RNG

    The perils of a political Federal Reserve

    There is an interesting article on the BBC site this morning about the Fed. The thumbnail sketch (link below) is as follows: Although the Fed is supposed to be independent of the government, the head is appointed by the president. So ... The situation was that the US economy was on the...
  2. bajisima

    Federal Reserve set to raise rates for the third time

    Hope nobody needs a house or new car or has student loans as rates are going up again. Investors this week won't have to deal with the former FBI director calling the president a liar or a landmark election in the UK that was almost destined to defy expectations. For that, we can be...
  3. Madeline

    Cleveland's Past Dictates Its Future

    Western Reserve Historical Society Turns 150 Yrs Old Today. Ne Ohio aka the Western Reserve is the term used to describe the area of the US then known as the "frontier". Ohio had become a state in 1803, so where does this 1867 era term come from?
  4. S

    Federal Reserve and Alan Greenspan

    Sabcat, Alan Greenspan believed and continues to believe in a market driven economy where individuals seek their own their best interests and enterprises’ leading executives’ bests interests are generally similar to that of the enterprises that employ them. Alan Greenspan has written of his...
  5. excalibur

    Breaking: Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates

    Federal Reserve Raises Key Interest Rate In First Move Since 2015
  6. TNVolunteer73

    Federal Reserve expected to raise interest rates Today.

    The Federal Reserve said it would only increase interest rates if they expected a substantal growth in the future economy. Hmmm Is this an indication that the Federal Reserve is beliving Trumponoics is going to grow the economy. When the Fed Raises or Lowers Interest Rates Or are they...
  7. HayJenn

    Trump Does Not Understand How the Fed Reserve Works

    Donald Trump went on CNBC this morning, and, over the course of a wide-ranging interview, once again reminded the world of the most fundamental fact about his candidacy — he doesn’t really seem to understand any aspect of American public policy. Benefitting as he often does from a cable news...
  8. bajisima

    Federal Reserve leaves rates unchanged, cites Brexit as possible negative

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday Brexit concerns were a factor in the central bank's latest monetary policy decision. "It was fair to say it was one of the factors that factored into today's decision," she said at a news conference after the Fed kept interest rates...
  9. bajisima

    Will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?

    What do you think? Will the Fed begin raising rates? Is it time? Wall St now sees a Sept Fed rate hike: CNBC survey
  10. ptif219

    Iran says finds unexpectedly high uranium reserve

    This is bad news for Obama and the democrats. Obama has given Iran a no inspection agreement and now they have more raw materials that will make more bobs to nuke Israel
  11. meridian5455

    Texas Launches Gold-backed Bank, Challenging Federal Reserve

    he State of Texas is setting up a gold-backed bank that will allow depositors to bypass the controversial Federal Reserve System and its fiat currency in banking and commerce, according to the state representative who authored the recently enacted law. Under the measure, passed...
  12. Quorthon

    Russia ratifies $100bn Brics reserve fund rivalling IMF

    Russia ratifies $100bn Brics reserve fund rivalling IMF It has been ratified. First of all, it would be made to stabilize economies of the BRICS countries. It appears that BRICS won’t be trading in the US dollars, so it can be very detrimental for the value of the US dollar as the world currency.
  13. bajisima

    IMF asks US Federal Reserve to not raise interest rates

    In an unusual move, the International Monetary Fund urged the US central bank to delay any rise in interest rates until 2016. "IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said the Federal Reserve should wait to see "more tangible signs of wage or price inflation". The IMF believes that "pockets...
  14. bajisima

    Federal reserve ending QE program

    After years of pumping 15 billion a month into the US economy, the Federal Reserve has announced it will end the program and let the US economy stand on its own. No word on when the Fed will begin to raise interest rates. Fed completes the taper
  15. J

    So if the US Dollar loses its reserve currency status... what happens to offshoring?

    I'm not aware of any scenario that sees us continuing to import practically anything if the US dollar loses its reserve status and thus a huge chunk of its international value. How do you keep sending jobs out of the country when exchange rates change so drastically and foreign labor becomes...
  16. michaelr

    The Federal Reserve Is Leveraged Roughly 70 Times

    The Federal Reserve Is Leveraged Roughly 70 Times I said a couple of months ago that the fed will need another bailout. Well again I nailed it. Notice the DOW, the idiots will want you all to take a look at that and say "gee Obama doubled the DOW in a short period of time, he must be doing...
  17. bajisima

    Federal reserve begins to pull back stimulus

    The Federal Reserve announced today that they will begin tapering the stimulus by 10 billion a month. Everyone hope the economy truly is better. BBC News - US Federal Reserve pulls back on stimulus effort
  18. T

    The 16 Trillion Dollar Bailout The Federal Reserve Handed To The Too Big To Fail Bank

    Have You Heard About The 16 Trillion Dollar Bailout The Federal Reserve Handed To The Too Big To Fail Banks? full article According to the GAO audit, $16.1 trillion in secret loans were made by the Federal Reserve between December 1, 2007 and July 21, 2010. The following list of firms and...
  19. N

    Should Larry Summers chair the Federal Reserve? So although it is clear we will get more of our same monetary policy no matter what, indefinitely, what do you think about Obama's potential appointment of Summers?
  20. michaelr

    The Federal Reserve Is Bailing Out FOREIGN Banks … More than the American People or E

    The Federal Reserve Is Bailing Out FOREIGN Banks … More than the American People or Economy Well one thing is damn sure, no one can blame the other guy for this. For the above quote....Because to not sit on it means the economy would create, on its own, demand. This government cannot have...