Items Tagged with 'Alan Greenspan'


  • Greenspan: End of tapering will cause market turmoil

    Will the Fed end QE?
    The Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes are just minutes away from being revealed, potentially announcing the end to Quantitative Easing. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he doesn’t think the Fed can unwind years of extraordinary stimulus without causing turmoil in financial markets.
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  • Mortgages: Has Dodd-Frank failed?

    Industry needed its 250 new standards

    The need for Wall Street Reform arose precisely because the financial industry was under-regulated. No less an authority than Alan Greenspan, the former head of the Federal Reserve and chief architect of the less-regulation approach, told Congress in 2008 that “those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholders equity, myself included, are in a state of shocked disbelief.” 

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  • Fed regulators feel stifled

    New survey reveals demoralized workforce
    Regulators that oversee the nation's largest financial institutions feel stifled by their bosses and are afraid to speak out, according to a recently revealed survey.
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  • Hate to Say I Told You So

    Turn my back on the rot that’s been planning the plot, because I’m gonna No need for me to wait, because I wanna No need, two, three and too late, because I’m gonna Hate to say I told you so.... I do believe I told you so.... -- The Hives, “Hate to Say I Told You So” It’s somewhat ironic that the alterna-hit by The Hives hit U.S. airwaves in mid 2002, just as the stateside housing bubble was starting to gain a head of steam and the economy was setting itself up to grow at an untenable pace.
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  • The Blame Game, Redux

    As the nation's housing and financial crises continue to wind their way into the nation's collective consciousness, the nation's news dailies are taking their own swings at the blame game. And make no mistake about it: there is plenty to go around.
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