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  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, April 24- The Nasdaq's March 2000 peak brought with it a plethora of colorful personalities- Wall Street analysts, bankers and tech moguls- who saw their reputations tarnished once the bubble burst. Then: In his initial heyday, Henry Blodget called Amazon's success early and earned $12 million a year analyzing internet stocks at brokerage Merrill Lynch.

  • NEW YORK, April 24- The Nasdaq's March 2000 peak brought with it a plethora of colorful personalities- Wall Street analysts, bankers and tech moguls- who saw their reputations tarnished once the bubble burst. Then: In his initial heyday, Henry Blodget called Amazon's success early and earned $12 million a year analyzing internet stocks at brokerage Merrill Lynch.

  • Bernanke to be 'most vilified of century': Trader Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 4:03 PM ET
    Former US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in 2009.

    Who does Guy Adami think is going to be one of the most vilified people of the 21st century?

  • Ex-Fed chair Bernanke joins hedge fund Citadel as advisor Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    BOSTON, April 16- Ben Bernanke, the former Federal Reserve chairman and one of the world's most closely watched economic thinkers, is joining one of the most successful hedge funds as an advisor, Citadel LLC said in a statement on Thursday. Last month former Federal Reserve Board governor Jeremy Stein joined BlueMountain as an advisor and Bernanke's...

  • The hedge fund that nabbed Ben Bernanke Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, March 2, 2015 in Washington.

    The move by the former Federal Reserve chairman is the latest by a Washington insider through the revolving door into the financial industry.

  • UPDATE 1-Bernanke to advise hedge fund Citadel - NYT Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 3:38 AM ET

    Federal Reserve, has agreed to become a senior adviser to Citadel Investment Group, a $25 billion hedge fund founded by billionaire investor Kenneth Griffin, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Bernanke's predecessor, Alan Greenspan, joined hedge fund Paulson& Co as adviser in 2008. Jeremy Stein, a Federal Reserve Board governor for two years, joined hedge...

  • Fed official Stein heads to hedge fund Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    Jeremy Stein, a former governor of the Federal Reserve.

    Another former senior government official has signed up to be a paid advisor to a multibillion-dollar hedge fund firm.

  • Don't be fooled by Fed's propaganda: Ron Paul Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET
    Ron Paul

    Here's why you shouldn't be fooled by the argument that an audit will somehow limit the Fed's independence, says former Rep. Ron Paul.

  • Greenspan: Stocks not too hot, despite bubble talk Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 8:46 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Chairman

    The massive QE programs in the U.S. have not led to an overvalued stock market, though there may be overheated pockets, Alan Greenspan tells CNBC.

  • Greenspan: QE effect Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Greenspan: QE effect

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, talks about the impact of QE on the U.S. economy and interest rates.