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Top Five Monetary Policy Issues To Watch In 2017

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog01/09/2017

Here are the five most important issues to keep an eye on in 2017.

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FOMC, Not Surprisingly, Holds on Interest Rates Again

The FedMoney and Banks

Blog09/21/2016

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided yet again today to hold off on raising the target federal funds rate.

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Concerned About Job Growth, the Fed Backs Off Raising Rates

The Fed

Blog06/16/2016

The FOMC appears to be downbeat about job gains, stating that the "pace of improvement in the labor market has slowed."

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More Economic Data Leaking to Markets

The FedFinancial Markets

Blog05/03/2016

A new ECB white paper has found evidence that many data releases in the US are leaked in advance, benefiting certain special interests.

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Fed Holds Rates Steady

The Fed

Blog04/27/2016

We wouldn't expect much market reaction to today's announcement, as it was already expected and should have been priced in.

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Federal Reserve Appointees and Their Campaign Contributions

The Fed

Blog04/26/2016

More and more, Fed appointees are dropping their apolitical facade.

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Dumb and Dumber – From Negative Interest Rates to Helicopter Money

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/05/2016

If helicopter money is implemented, those who first gain the use of the new money may benefit by increasing consumption before prices rise, while others will see prices rise before they are able or willing to use the money. But the end result will be higher...

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What the Federal Reserve Could Do

The FedMoney and Banks

Blog03/31/2016

Speculation is swirling as to what the Federal Reserve might do next. None of the likely next steps are terribly promising.

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War on Cash: The Fix Is In

The FedMoney and Banks

Blog02/17/2016

Rather than thinking outside the very little teeny tiny box that academic elites have crammed themselves into, it's far easier for those academics to go with what they know and engage in self-serving and circular arguments.

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Price Controls May Be On the Way

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

03/29/2016Mises Wire
Central banks are in the business of price controls through monetary policy. But, when monetary policy fails, as it is doing now, central banks may look toward more broad forms of price controls as well.
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