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  • Oct 6- The Federal Reserve isn't just afraid of financial instability, it appears to fear financial analysis too. How else do you explain the strong relationship between the appearance of words like "equity values", "froth", and "lending standards" in interest-rate setting discussions and the Fed cutting interest rates? A paper co-authored by Boston Fed President...

  • Four reasons the market won't crash: Farr Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 12:54 PM ET

    Despite concerns about the Fed’s ultra loose policy, Michael Farr says a stock-market crash isn’t likely anytime soon. Here’s why.

  • Fed can't check political calendar to gauge hike: Greenspan

    Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan, shares his thoughts on raising interest rates in an election year.

  • US fiscal policy is the real problem: Greenspan Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 7:32 AM ET
    US fiscal policy is the real problem: Greenspan

    Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan says the real issue facing the U.S. is not the Fed's monetary policy but the nation's fiscal policy, most especially entitlement programs.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 29- For much of her tenure as head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen has been pressured by Republican lawmakers who want the U.S. central bank to adopt a monetary policy rule, a straightforward formula connecting unemployment and inflation to a benchmark interest rate. Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan famously did it in the 1990 s when he...

  • Fed needs to make a move: Ablin Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 3:56 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    It's not 2008 anymore (when the Fed set its current target for rates). Time for the Fed to normalize rates, says Jack Ablin.

  • Alan Greenspan: This is 'extremely dangerous' Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 4:52 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman

    Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan said one issue is more important to the U.S. economy now than monetary policy.

  • Greenspan: Extremely strong and growing labor market Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 3:35 PM ET
    Greenspan: Extremely strong and growing labor market

    Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan reacts to today's Fed comments and provides insight on the U.S. economy.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, July 27- With commodity prices slumping, the local currency slipping and manufacturing jobs disappearing, Australians are starting to question whether they've backed the wrong economic horse. But with China's growth slowing and many commodities in structural oversupply after resource companies over-estimated future demand,...

  • Oops! This sector's up 52% since Yellen warning Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 9:08 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    As a stock market analyst, Janet Yellen makes a pretty good Federal Reserve chair.

  • Why the Federal Reserve is wrong. Again Friday, 29 May 2015 | 2:28 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society at the IMF in Washington on May 6, 2015.

    The Fed's monetary policy is behind the curve once more, says Michael Farr.

  • Birinyi sees 6% gain from here Friday, 29 May 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Laszlo Birinyi, president of Birinyi Associates

    Legendary trader Laszlo Birinyi sees all the bearish talk from his peers and the media and takes the opposite view.

  • Why is Janet Yellen skipping Jackson Hole? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society at the IMF in Washington on May 6, 2015.

    Why is Fed Chair Janet Yellen skipping the Fed's annual symposium in Jackson Hole? Ron Insana weighs in.

  • Greenspan: Get ready for another taper tantrum Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman

    Another market disruption from higher interest rates is virtually certain, according to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.

  • That's what makes the diverging paths of those markets in reaction to Fed Chair Janet Yellen's unusual comments on market valuations last week so interesting. "I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are quite high," Yellen said, speaking at a conference in Washington. Quite a contrast to Alan Greenspan's 1996 speech when the...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Department will host its annual State Small Business Credit Initiative conference. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the New York Association for Business Economics- 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON- Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan speaks before the 17th...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 22 Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting. LONDON- European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio to deliver lecture on "Reinforcing financial stability in the euro area" at OMFIF Golden Speaker Series, organized by Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum- 1130 GMT. STAVANGER, Norway- Central bank of Norway Governor...

  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that equity market valuations are "generally quite high," saying there are "potential dangers" with where shares are trading. "As talented a person as Janet Yellen is, I wouldn't necessarily use her as my portfolio advisor for equities," said Rick Meckler, president of investment firm LibertyView Capital Management in...

  • Traders shrug off Yellen, bail on market anyway Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen

    Rising interest rates spooked stocks far more than a warning from the Fed chair that the equities market is overvalued.

  • NEW YORK, April 29- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is joining bond giant Pimco as a senior advisor, as the firm seeks to bolster its star power following the departure of co-founder Bill Gross. The move may be questioned by some competitors who had criticized the Fed during Bernanke's reign for being too close to Pimco, whose full name is Pacific...