Ben Bernanke


  • In the category of famous last words about the investment bubbles and bottoms, the legendary investor used the phrase “it's different this time.”  He used it to explain away how all his very smart buddies got it so wrong in the last year, and how hard it is to make investing decisions right now.

  • Across Wall Street some investors are starting to wonder if the Fed will actually make the nation’s economic troubles worse in the long run.

  • Finding a Job Now: What It Takes In This Economy Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 11:15 AM ET

    "Most high-earning execs will find their next job through networking," says one expert. "The old tricks are not working anymore. You can't just shop your resume around."

  • Farrell: Ben Vs GE Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 11:05 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    You have to figure that Ben Bernanke disagrees with GE's economic outlook. Or why would he have unleashed the Fed's balance sheet as he did in yesterday's surprise move, asks Vince Farrell.

  • Busch: Fed's Bigger Move on Currencies Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 12:27 PM ET
    Andrew Busch

    In a surprise move, the Fed announced a massive expansion of their balance sheet yesterday and has embarked on an aggressive pursuit of quantitative easing.

  • The Reflation Trade Gets Real Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

    Is everyone listening to Ben Bernanke? He's made it clear that 1) in housing, he's buying mortgage backed securities to get rates down, 2) in the private credit markets, he's buying Treasuries, and 3) in consumer lending, he's helping out with the TALF program.

  • Fratto: The Fed Surprise Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | 8:47 AM ET

    left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/fratto_t_100_2.jpg1100100010lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalsefalsefalse While Washington was fully engaged in its ritualistic circular firing squad in the AIG bonus debacle, the Federal Reserve shocked markets yesterday by committing a badly needed act of competence.

  • Bernanke: Buy a House Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 7:42 PM ET

    Well, the Federal Reserve chairman didn’t say that exactly. But the central bank’s announcement Wednesday sure seemed to imply it.

  • Is Fed Getting Hold On Crisis? Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 6:22 PM ET

    With no major explosions roiling the financial markets and the Fed sparking optimism, investors are starting to ask, “has the worst of the storm now passed?”

  • Ben's Big Buy And Bounce Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 4:53 PM ET

    Wall Street commentary on today's Fed announcement continues to roll in—and it is almost uniformly positive.

  • Farrell: Ben the Bold Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 3:37 PM ET
    Vince Farrell

    We need to keep in mind the reason the Fed took its actions is that the economy is so bad that truly extraordinary moves were required.

  • Stop Trading!: Time to Refinance! Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 3:15 PM ET

    The Federal Reserves recent bold moves are just what the market needs, Cramer says.

  • Bernanke Delivers! Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 3:01 PM ET

    Bernanke delivers on his promise not to hold back. Ben Bernanke has consistently said one of the reasons the Great Depression was so bad was that the federal government did not respond aggressively enough.

  • Text: FOMC Statement Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 2:19 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Below is the statement released by the Federal Open Market Committee after its Mar. 17-18 meeting on interest rate policy:

  • Can The Fed Be Expansive Enough? Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 9:32 AM ET

    So what does the Fed do now? Many desks are hopeful that the Fed will be expansive in its statement today.

  • An Interview With Jack Welch Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 2:58 PM ET
    Jack Welch

    What follows below is the transcript of my interview with legendary former General Electric Chairman & CEO Jack Welch on The Kudlow Report last night.

  • Baccardax: The (US)A — to — Z(EW) of Recovery Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Call it what you will: an act of rebellion; blind myopia; a cry for help … but I'm actually starting to believe in the global recovery story.

  • Treasurys Are 'Disaster Waiting to Happen': Dr. Doom Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 5:49 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve has no option but to start buying Treasurys as the government's needs for financing are huge, but the government bond market is a disaster in the making, Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC.

  • Ben Bernanke: The Market’s Savior? Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 7:28 PM ET

    Cramer’s former punching bag seems to have made an inspired turnaround.

  • Mad Money’s Manifesto Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 7:27 PM ET

    The show celebrates its fourth anniversary this week. Cramer took the time to renew his vows, so to speak, to viewers.

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