Central Banks


  • Reading Fed's tea leaves     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    Maury Harris, UBS chief U.S. economist, and Richard Steinberg, Steinberg Global Asset Management, weigh in on low interest rates and the Fed's exit strategy.

  • Why stocks and bonds see Fed outlook differently Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:03 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Bonds sold off as traders read the Fed's new rate forecasts as slightly more aggressive, but dovish comments from Yellen and the Fed statement drove stocks up.

  • Fed statement: 'All really annoying'?     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG, says that the Fed should remove the "considerable time" language in October and guide markets towards a rate hike next year.

  • Market 'starting to listen' to the Fed: CEO     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Andrew Wilson, EMEA CEO at Goldman Sachs Asset Management International, comments on the Fed's latest meeting and on the reaction in the currencies and bonds markets.

  • TLTRO auction could be 'disappointing': Pro     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Justin Knight, head of European rates strategy at UBS, says the demand for the European Central Bank's TLTROs could be below market expectations.

  • Tracking the good and bad of a weaker yen     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, weighs the pros and cons of a softer currency for Japan.

  • Fed remains set for a rate hike by mid-2015: UBS     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Despite "some hawkish signals" from Thursday's policy statement, the Fed is still most likely to raise interest rates in mid-2015, says Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB.

  • How you should be reading the Fed's dot-plot     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:19 PM ET

    Robert Heller, Former Federal Reserve Governor, says changes in the dot-plot indicate that the Fed is ahead of the curve and tightening could occur earlier than market expectations.

  • Randy Kroszner, Former Fed Governor, explains why the Fed won't be dropping the phrase "considerable time" from its monetary policy decision anytime soon.

  • Fed will stand by 'lower for longer' mantra: Pro     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Mark Okada, Co-Founder & CIO, Highland Capital, discusses the central bank's reiteration that it will remain on an easy-money course for a "considerable period."

  • CNBC.com hot list: All about the Fed     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    CNBC.com Managing Editor Allen Wastler reports the Federal Reserve; poverty data and an IBM memo to employees are the hottest topics among CNBC.com readers.

  • Balanced statement by Fed: Pro     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    Greg Ip, The Economist; and Jack Bouroudjian, Index Financial Partners; and CNBC's Rick Santelli dissect today's Fed statement.

  • Bond market hears Fed hawks; stocks see doves Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:12 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Bonds sold off after traders read the Fed's new rate forecasts as slightly more aggressive, but dovish comments from Yellen and the Fed statement drove stocks up.

  • Fed mildly hawkish: Pro     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    Dissecting the Fed's gradual approach, with Nathan Bachrach, Simply Money Advisors; Rick Rieder, BlackRock; CNBC contributor Jon Najarian; and "Fast Money" trader Tim Seymour.

  • Mark Olson: What markets say about inflation     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    Discussing when the Fed will raise rates, with Mark Olson, Treliant Risk Advisors chairman and former Federal Reserve Governor.

  • Key takeaways from Yellen & the Fed     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    Reacting to comments by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, with Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Joe Lavorgna, Deutsche Bank; Jim Bianco, Bianco Research; and CNBC's Steve Liesman. Bianco says we are farther away from the first rate hike than before the meeting.

  • FOMC needs to be flexible: Yellen     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Fed chair Janet Yellen defends her comments on the Fed's forward guidance not being calendar based. Yellen says the FOMC does not want to be locked into something that the market sees as a firm commitment.

  • FOMC's focus for ending reinvestments     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen discusses what conditions the FOMC will be looking for when they end, or taper reinvestments.

  • Why projected funds rate path moved up     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen addresses the FOMC's faster projections on rate increases when the economic data is not moving in the right direction.

  • Fed's updated normalization approach     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen explains the Fed's updated approach to monetary policy.

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