Alan Greenspan


  • Beware the curse of the new Fed chair? Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 9:53 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Markets tend to slide when a new Fed chair takes over. Coincidence ... or curse?

  • Why Yellen may prevail over Fed critics in Senate Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 8:40 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Janet Yellen will be forced to defend the Fed when she faces senators later this week, but critics have little hope of sinking her nomination.

  • Greenspan: Raising inflation rate 'very risky'  Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    Former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan says the argument to raise the inflation rate is "very risky," and discusses why the economy isn't doing better.

  • Bubbles and leverage cause crises: Alan Greenspan Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 9:14 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Chairman

    Asset bubbles alone don't cause financial crises like the one in 2008, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC.

  • Janet Yellen is 'a very bright lady': Greenspan  Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 7:48 AM ET

    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, and "The Map and the Territory," author, shares his thoughts on Janet Yellen, President Obama's nominee for the next Fed chair.

  • Greenspan: Why 'bubbles with leverage' matter  Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, and "The Map and the Territory," author, shares his thoughts on how human nature influences economics.

  • What Greenspan missed  Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman analyzes former Fed chief Alan Greenspan's recent comments that the "system is broken." Greenspan is scheduled for a "Squawk Box" interview Wednesday morning, October 23.

  • Pimco shook hands with the Fed—and made a killing Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 6:39 AM ET

    In 2011, debate raged in the markets over whether the Fed would embark on a third round of massive bond purchases. Pimco wasn't waiting to find out.

  • For bond investors, it feels a lot like 1994 Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:59 PM ET
    Ace of Base at the MTV Awards Europe in 1994.

    This year's yield spike reminds a lot of investors of 1994. But here's why this time is different.

  • Obama mulls Fed pick, defends Summers on stimulus Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 8:59 AM ET
    Donald Kohn, former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    President Obama pushed back against criticism of his former economic adviser Lawrence Summers, who is seen as a leading candidate to become the new chairman of the Federal Reserve.

  • Economists Ask: Did Ben Bernanke Tip Fed’s Hand? Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 5:51 AM ET

    The Fed’s communications strategy should make markets less erratic, but with investors hanging on every word, volatility seems to have grown worse. The NYT reports.

  • Monday Market Watch, Taper Time  Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli look at the economic data leading into the week. The CNBC Fed flash poll: When is QE likely to taper? With Ben White, Politico; Dan Colarusso, Reuters; and Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider.

  • For Some, Fed Can Start Tapering NOW Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    While the end of easy monetary policy has been cast as the great enemy of stocks, for some tapering can't happen soon enough.

  • Greenspan's 'Sure Sign' of Market Uncertainty  Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 7:43 AM ET

    In an exclusive CNBC interview, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, shares this thoughts on what worries him about the bond market, and the necessity for the Fed to have a "Plan B."

  • Greenspan: Taper Now, Even If Economy Isn't Ready Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 7:35 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC on Friday that the central bank should taper its $85 billion a month bond buying even if the economy is not ready for it.

  • Greenspan: Time to Taper, Now  Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    In a wide-ranging interview, Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Board chairman, discusses the stock market's likely reaction to the Fed's tapering policies.

  • Greenspan: Fed Should Cut Back QE Now  Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    Former Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan says the Federal Reserve needs to reduce its quantitative easing efforts now.

  • Central Banks Are Repeating Greenspan’s Mistake Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Central banks around the world are repeating the mistakes of former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan by flooding markets with cheap money, according to Brunel University's Moorad Choudhry.

  • Slow Growth Emboldens Fed to Stay the Course Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 1:47 PM ET

    The slowing growth in prices has further emboldened the Fed to maintain its bond buying.

  • Bernanke Watch: Is He Eyeing the Exit? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 7:03 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Federal Reserve

    As the Fed meets this week, all eyes are on Bernanke as Wall Street is buzzing that he will be leaving soon. Who will take his seat? Here's the one name that keeps coming up.