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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- Janet Yellen is guiding the Federal Reserve towards its first rate rise in a decade armed with traditional economic models that some economists worry could fail her in a world of massive money printing and near zero rates. If she is wrong, the Fed could join the European Central Bank and the central banks of Sweden, Israel and Canada, which have...

  • Dec 7- The bond investing firm Pacific Investment Management Co on Monday named two former central bank chiefs and a former British prime minister to sit on a new board to advise on economic, political and strategic developments. The board also includes Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011, and Gordon Brown, the U.K. prime...

  • "Robots don't bargain for wages," said Bonnie Baha, lead portfolio manager at DoubleLine Capital. But the issue has come into sharper focus in recent years as advances in mobile computing have reshaped entire industries and driven the growth of start-ups offering low prices, like ride-sharing service Uber and room-sharing service Airbnb Inc..

  • Here's the mistake investors are making: Farr Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Here's the mistake many investors are making and why it's time to invest in blue chips, says Michael Farr.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 26- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, praised as an adept listener and consensus builder, may need to adopt a stronger tone at this week's policy meeting if she expects to keep a December interest rate rise in play. Yellen's inclusive style has been tested recently by two fellow governors who publicly appeared to disagree with her view, shared...

  • Earnings season: How low can you go? Farr Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 4:08 PM ET
    business man limbo how low can you go

    Third-quarter earnings are coming in ahead of expectations, says Michael Farr. Here's why all that glitters isn't gold.

  • 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.

  • Here's the chart that's messing up the Fed Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    This chart that the Fed is using to guide policy needs to be buried for good, says Ron Insana. Here's why.

  • Kudlow: Dear Fed, try a 1/8 of a point rate hike Saturday, 5 Sep 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    What is the Federal Reserve going to do? No one knows, but here's a solution: a 1/8 of a point rate hike.

  • Greenspan: The Fed can't solve every problem Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 8:56 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Chairman

    If countries don't tackle the problems of fiscal policy, monetary policy will be become irrelevant, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan says.

  • China not prepared for market economy: Greenspan Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 7:43 AM ET
    China not prepared for market economy: Greenspan

    Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan, weighs in on why China is having trouble growing its economy.

  • 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.

  • 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.