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  • WASHINGTON— Ben Bernanke no longer leads the Federal Reserve, but he's hardly letting up in his defense of the ultra-low-rate policies he engineered— and his successor, Janet Yellen, has continued. Both criticisms, Bernanke wrote in " Ben Bernanke's Blog," reflect a misunderstanding of economic reality. After eight years as chairman, Bernanke stepped down from the...

  • Greenspan: Future of oil and euro   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 7:37 AM ET
    Greenspan: Future of oil and euro

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, weighs in on the impact of low energy prices on the economy and whether the euro is doomed.

  • Greenspan: Political problem of entitlement programs

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, shares his thoughts on U.S. government mandated entitlement programs, including Medicare and Social Security.

  • Alan Greenspan on the U.S. productivity problem   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan on the U.S. productivity problem

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, shares his thoughts on the productivity problem in the U.S. workforce.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- A group of prominent U.S. economists, including former Federal Reserve chiefs, Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, wrote to congressional leaders Thursday to support key trade legislation but warn against including currency rules in trade deals. The economists, all former chairs of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, said...

  • Just 24 percent of those polled said Congress should be allowed to have detailed oversight of the Fed, the poll shows. Fed Chair Janet Yellen came under pressure from conservatives in Congress this week, with some accusing her of bias towards Democrats. "There ought to be some review but I don't know that a full public disclosure of every comment attributed to...

  • Greenspan: Effective demand weak as Depression-era Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:03 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Effective demand is extraordinarily weak, probably tantamount to the later stages of the Great Depression, Alan Greenspan said.

  • Greenspan: Economy 'not strong'   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:31 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman

    Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan provides insight into job growth and how the Fed moves the markets. Greenspan says capital investment is key to productivity growth.

  • LONDON, Jan 21- The Swiss currency shock has raised an awkward question many investors have been fearful of asking- what if central banks become as unpredictable and fallible as they are powerful? The Swiss National Bank's sudden decision to abandon its three-year-old cap on the franc- the "cornerstone" of its monetary policy just three days before- led to the...

  • Jan 7- You don't miss liquidity until the markets turn bad, or so investors may find out in 2015.. Given that some analysts give Greece about a one in five chance of exiting the euro zone, with developments to come on rapidly after the Jan. 25 Greek general election, we have a possible catalyst which may drive volatility up and liquidity down. Nobel Prize-winning...

  • ACAPULCO, Mexico, Nov 12- Saudi Arabia Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi broke months of silence on Wednesday to reaffirm the kingdom's longstanding policy of seeking stable global markets, dismissing talk of a "price war" but offering no insight on his response to tumbling crude prices. "Talk of a price war is a sign of misunderstanding, deliberate or otherwise, and has no...

  • What's got Alan Greenspan talking up gold   Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    What's got Alan Greenspan talking up gold

    Alan Greenspan says gold is now a good investment, according to the Wall Street Journal. CNBC's Patti Domm explains why the former Fed Chair might be interested in the precious metal.

  • COLUMN-Good-bye bond buying, hello volatility: James Saft Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    Oct 29- Saying QE is over is a bit like saying a flood is over when the water, up to your chin, stops rising. The Fed, which as expected pulled the trigger on the final taper on Wednesday, still controls a balance sheet it plans to keep steady at $4.5 trillion. And more to the point, though the statement included a bit of upbeat talk about employment, we are now looking at...

  • Cashin: The worst Monday of all, nearly 30 years on Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 12:09 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    On the 27th anniversary of Black Tuesday, UBS floor director Art Cashin recalls how the historic event transpired:

  • Greenspan calls for CoCo bonds   Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 7:37 AM ET
    Greenspan calls for CoCo bonds

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, shares his thought on bank regulations and the need for higher reserve requirements.

  • Greenspan 'confident' in Fed   Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
    Greenspan 'confident' in Fed

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, weighs in on Fed transparency and short-term movements in interest rates.

  • Tale of two economies   Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Tale of two economies

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, shares his thoughts on the consequences of the Fed's economic policy.

  • Alan Greenspan: Higher rates a relatively slow process

    Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan discusses the rising of rates and Fed policy.

  • Greenspan: Stocks to see 'significant correction' Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 5:50 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Equities will see a decline at some point after rising for the past several years, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan told Bloomberg TV.

  • This is the real cure for asset bubbles Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee July 15, 2014 in Washington.

    The Fed said some assets are overvalued, but we are unlikely to see tighter rates to nip bubbles for now. Financial Times reports.