Bernanke looks likely to leave the door open for further quantitative easing in his speech in Jackson Hole Friday. Here's what to listen for when the Fed Chairman speaks.
Tepid U.S. economic growth and stubbornly high unemployment makes more stimulus from the Federal Reserve "a close call", a top Fed policymaker told CNBC in an interview Thursday.
Stocks continue to trade sideways on light volume as investors await Bernanke's speech, which is scheduled for Friday morning from the Fed's annual summit in Jackson Hole.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may be willing and able to provide more monetary stimulus for the U.S. economy, but the more effective medicine—fiscal aid out of Washington—isn’t in the wings, say economists.
The Federal Reserve is taking too dim a view on the U.S. economy and hasn't conveyed the proper message about what its role will be in the future, Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser told CNBC.