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Items Tagged with 'Federal Reserve Board'


Now accepting applications for Fed Governor

Jeremy Stein steps down after two years
April 3, 2014
After two years of service, Jeremy Stein submitted his resignation as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, returning to his teaching position in Harvard University’s department of economics.
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Yellen approved as Fed Chair with weak support

New chair faces uphill battle, questions on Fed's continuing shepherding
January 6, 2014
New Fed Chair Janet Yellen faces an uncertain economy and contentious partners in dealing with a weak economy and a tepid recovery.
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Fed Bank presidents clear the air

Charles Plosser sees need for rapid rate rise
January 3, 2014
The views of one Fed Bank president in particular made it through the business media’s echo chamber loud and clear on Friday, with Philadelphia Fed Bank CEO Charles Plosser suggesting a swift lifting of interest rates is needed.
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Regulators approve Volcker Rule after years of deliberation

Fed attorney: Smaller institutions will be protected
December 10, 2013
After years of discussion and many tweaks, prudential regulators signed off on the final Volcker Rule.
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HW 30 finishes the week off strong

November 15, 2013
After positive feedback from Fed chair nominee Janet Yellen and fairly positive economic data, the HW 30 finished the week off strong, rising 0.71% on Friday.
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Yellen: Fed needs to detect asset bubbles when they’re forming

No evidence of asset price misalignments at this time
November 14, 2013
Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, appeared every bit the monetary policy dove that investors expected during her first big hearing in front of the Senate Banking Committee as Fed Chair nominee.
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Federal Reserve issues final stress test guides

November 7, 2013
The Federal Reserve Board revealed its final policy statement describing the processes it will use to develop scenarios for future capital planning and stress testing exercises, helping provide guidance for banks.
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Senior U.S. Treasury official to step down

Speculated as Fed candidate
November 6, 2013
Lael Brainard, a top economic diplomat at the Department of Treasury, will step down from her post on Friday, following speculations she is under consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board.
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FOMC minutes show Fed officials fretting over QE tapering decision

Most expected QE clawback by December
October 9, 2013
"Several participants judged that overall financial conditions had tightened notably over the past few months, as seen most importantly in the rise in mortgage rates," the FOMC minutes stated. "While acknowledging that it was too early to assess the effects of such an increase, they expressed concerns that tighter financial conditions might weigh on the recovery in the housing sector."
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What the Janet Yellen pick means for the mortgage market

It doesn’t mean QE infinity, but expect lower rates for now
October 9, 2013
What does a Janet Yellen pick mean for the mortgage-backed securities investors who have grown accustomed to not only Fed intervention via ZIRP policies, but a constant stimulus in the form of the Fed buying up $40 billion in MBS each month?
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