Janet Yellen


  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- Big money to the Fed: You're going nowhere next year. Add in the risk of a recession in Europe, renewed recession in Japan and disappointing growth in China, and it all adds up to "later, lower, longer," says Prudential Investment's Greg Peters, effectively summing up the Fed outlook from the buy side. Peters, who oversees more than $534 billion of fixed...

  • The Abenomics death spiral: Schiff Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:03 PM ET
    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

    How much more bad news must come out of the Japanese experiment in mega-stimulus before Keynesians reassess their assumptions? asks Peter Schiff.

  • How to play this global economic turmoil: Insana Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    Recessions...plunging oil prices...how should investors play all of this global economic turmoil?

  • Santelli: Bond yields pop     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • Republicans looking to turn up heat on Fed in 2015 Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol stands at night in the background as a red light is displayed on a traffic signal in Washington, D.C.

    Republican efforts to limit the power of the Fed should gain traction in 2015, when the GOP takes control of the Senate.

  • Santelli: 'Tight' closing Treasury ranges     Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- Any changes the Federal Reserve makes to its vast portfolio of bonds in the coming years is likely to have a bigger impact on U.S. financial and housing markets than any interest rate hike the U.S. central bank may make in 2015, Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan said on Monday. The Fed's balance sheet stands at $4.22 trillion, including $2.46...

  • Santelli: Rates hold lower     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 16- As large parts of Europe's economy grind almost to a halt, attention will focus this week on the latest assessments of business confidence in the euro zone and Germany, which has just narrowly avoided a recession. While the United States economy has accelerated and China holds a slower but steady course, euro zone countries have remained...

  • Yellen meets with activists seeking Fed reforms Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A coalition of community groups and labor unions are "fed up" with the Federal Reserve. Ady Barkan, one of the organizers of "Fed Up: The National Campaign for a Strong Economy," said Yellen and the other Fed officials listened but made no commitments about future Fed policy. "It was a very good conversation," said Barkan, an attorney with the Center for Popular...

  • Santelli: Pound still getting pounded     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • *Treasury concludes this week's $66 bln in auctions. NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. "Once the 30- year auction was done, the market breathed a sigh of relief and you got some buying," said Lou Brien, strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.

  • Dallas Fed president sets retirement date in March Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    DALLAS— The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas announced Thursday that he plans to retire March 19, and the Fed says a search firm has been hired to find his replacement. Richard Fisher, 65, has led the Dallas Fed since 2005. He was required to step down by April 30 under the central bank's retirement rules but had not set a date until Thursday.

  • Yellen says Fed must focus on globalization Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The growing globalization of financial markets requires the Federal Reserve to understand how economic developments in other nations may affect the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday. "Fulfilling these objectives requires us to achieve a deep understanding of how evolving developments in financial markets and...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- In a paradoxically good development for the U.S. economy, Americans quit their jobs in September at the fastest rate in over six years. Two percent of U.S. job-holders, or about 2.8 million workers, left their jobs under their own volition in September, the Labor Department said. Second, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has signaled the quits...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. long-dated Treasuries prices edged lower on Thursday ahead of an auction of $16 billion in bonds, while prices on other Treasury maturities were little changed following U.S. jobless claims data. The Treasury will sell $16 billion in 30- year Treasury bonds at 1:00 p.m. EST, the last leg of this week's $66 billion in new supply.

  • US companies hire at fastest pace in 7 years Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. companies ramped up hiring in September, and more Americans were confident enough to quit their jobs— two signs of a steadily improving economy. More than 5 million people were hired in September, the most since December 2007 when the recession began, the Labor Department said Thursday. "If this pickup is sustained it will add to the evidence that...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- The Federal Reserve remains poised to start raising U.S. interest rates by mid-2015, according to a Reuters poll of economists, but at a pace that's well short of what Fed officials themselves say would be appropriate. The latest poll, conducted Nov. 7-13, showed that economists also expect the job market to continue to strengthen and...

  • Dollar bandwagon starting to get a little crowded Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    A currency trader counts US 100-dollar notes.

    No question, the U.S. dollar is the trade du jour. Investors are betting on the buck for good reason. But there are risks.

  • Sideways trading days could gear up the bull again Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:58 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Two lackluster trading days could set the stage for a continued rally as investors await jobs data and earning reports that include Wal-Mart's Q3 results.