Alan Greenspan


  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    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

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

  • Sept 19- Presidents of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional banks are more likely to dissent in favor of tighter monetary policy, than the political appointees who make up the central bank's Board of Governors, according to a Fed study published on Friday.

  • Alan Greenspan: Higher rates a relatively slow process  Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:19 PM ET

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

  • As it was in 2005 when a puzzled Alan Greenspan made the idea of the conundrum popular, the issue today is a divergence between longer-dated Treasuries, which are falling in yield, and monetary policy, which is tightening.

  • COLUMN-The problem with Jackson Hole: James Saft Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    While the Kansas City Fed's conference has been held every August since 1978 a quick check of Google shows the world only showed small interest in it until 2006. That, of course, was the last year before the financial crisis took hold, since when there has been an annual spike in stories detailing what Jackson Hole participants may say, what they actually did say, and how much markets went up after they said it.

  • 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.

  • July 30- Equity markets will see a decline at some point after rising for the past several years, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said in an interview on 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.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Who's afraid of Janet Yellen? Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    July 16- Markets aren't afraid of Janet Yellen, but you might want to be. Yellen and her colleagues at the Federal Reserve Board took unusually frank aim at frothy valuations in social media and biotech shares, as well as at parts of the debt markets, in testimony before Congress this week.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said U.S. labor markets are far from healthy and signaled the Fed will keep monetary policy loose until hiring and wage data show the effects of the financial crisis are "completely gone."

  • The unusual comments from the Fed's monetary policy report- the first time in 14 years that the Fed has commented specifically on valuation of a particular equity sector- that accompanied Fed Chair Janet Yellen's semi-annual testimony to Congress, hit stocks in riskier sectors of the market.

  • Tiny event could now trigger correction, pros warn Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Will the Macarena once again sweep the nation? Maybe not, but some still say it feels like 1996. Here's why some are bracing for a quick correction.

  • Psst…Wanna buy a knighthood? Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    For those looking for a knighthood, a London firm claims it can quietly guide a nomination from daydream to reality.

  • Alan Greenspan's econ outlook  Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan tackled today's unexpected sharp rise in wholesale inflation, CNBC's Steve Liesman reports.

  • Fed needs to stop meddling: Michael Farr Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, speaks at The Economic Club of New York on April 16, 2014.

    The Fed's unwillingness to extricate itself from the markets is a very worrisome trend, says Michael Farr.

  • Don't blame Fed for financial crisis: Greenspan Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman

    The former chairman of the Federal Reserve defends policy prior to the global financial crisis.

  • Greenspan's biggest regret  Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan looks back on the most memorable moments in the last 25 years for the U.S. economy and discusses his greatest moment and biggest regret.