The Fed’s Quantitative Easing and Low Interest Rates Are Dangerous

The warning signs of an overheating economy are everywhere. Yet the Fed seems unable — or unwilling — to confront reality.

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How to Track the United States’ Economic Recovery

The ebbing of the pandemic has brought price increases, supply bottlenecks and labor shortages. Key indicators will show whether it’s just a stage.

#consumer-behavior, #consumer-price-index, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #part-time-employment, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Here Are The 5 Ways to Track the United States’ Economic Recovery

The ebbing of the pandemic has brought price increases, supply bottlenecks and labor shortages. Key indicators will show whether it’s just a stage.

#consumer-behavior, #consumer-price-index, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #part-time-employment, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Is It Time to Panic About Inflation? Ask These 5 Questions First.

Focus on exactly how and why prices are changing over time, and how these shifts might affect you.

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Fed Minutes April 2021: Officials Hint They Might Soon Talk About Slowing Bond-Buying

Minutes from the Federal Reserve’s April meeting showed some officials wanted to soon talk about a plan to pull back some central bank support for the economy if “rapid progress” persisted.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #quantitative-easing, #quarles-randal-k, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy

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Fed Bets Inflation Expectations Will Stay Controlled

Federal Reserve officials believe low and stable price expectations give them room to heal the job market. But what if outlooks change?

#federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quantitative-easing, #recession-and-depression, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What Do Used Car Prices Say About Biden’s Agenda?

What did we learn from April’s inflation report? Not much.

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Goldman Sachs Wants Its Bankers Back at the Office

Goldman Sachs is the latest to call an end to remote work.

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Boom?

Rising prices here and there aren’t a sign of runaway inflation.

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Yellen Says Rates Might Need to Rise as Economy Recovers

Ms. Yellen, the Treasury secretary, said that some “modest” increases might be necessary. She later clarified to say that she was not making a recommendation or providing advice to the Federal Reserve, which sets monetary policy.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy, #yellen-janet-l

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Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged as Economy Begins to Heal

The Federal Reserve said the economy had “strengthened” but opted to continue providing support while playing down a rise in inflation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-open-market-committee, #federal-reserve-system, #government-bonds, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #powell-jerome-h, #quantitative-easing, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Former White House Adviser Is Charged With Stealing From Charter School Network

Seth Andrew, who served in the Obama administration, stole more than $200,000 to help him buy a $2 million Manhattan apartment, prosecutors said.

#andrew-seth, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #charter-schools, #crime-and-criminals, #democracy-prep-public-schools, #education-k-12, #frauds-and-swindling, #interest-rates, #money-laundering, #mortgages

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U.S. Home Sales Are Surging. When Does the Music Stop?

Nervous buyers and sellers are asking: ‘When is the housing market going to crash?’ Here’s what to expect this year.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #interest-rates, #mortgages, #national-assn-of-realtors, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs

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How 10 Prominent Economists Think About Overheating

Some notable participants in the debate over the Biden stimulus tell us, in their words, what a too-hot economy would look like.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy

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If the Economy Overheats, How Will We Know?

We asked some prominent participants in the Great Overheating Debate of 2021 to explain what inflationary trends they’re afraid of (or not, as the case may be).

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy

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The Years of Work Behind Washington’s Most Well-Liked Man

The Fed chair, Jerome Powell, has become a popular Main Street champion. Here’s a history of the advocacy that made this possible.

#interest-rates, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Struggling With Mounting Student Debt

Readers discuss an Op-Ed by a woman “drowning” in debt and whether there should be loan forgiveness.

#colleges-and-universities, #income-inequality, #interest-rates, #student-loans

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Jerome Powell Promises Not to Take Away the Punch Bowl

If the economy turns into a giant party, the Fed is promising not to be an uptight host.

#federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #powell-jerome-h, #united-states-economy

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Fed Projects Patience Even as Economic Outlook Brightens

The Federal Reserve’s economic estimates show rates at near-zero for years, along with faster growth and higher inflation.

#federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #united-states-economy

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How the U.S. Got It (Mostly) Right in the Economy’s Rescue

Though the recession has been painful, policymakers cushioned the pandemic’s blow and opened the way to recovery.

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From Crypto Art to Trading Cards, Investment Manias Abound

Each market frenzy seems crazier than the last. But all have the same roots.

#art, #bitcoin-currency, #coinbase-inc, #collectors-and-collections, #computers-and-the-internet, #interest-rates, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #robinhood-financial-llc, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers, #stocks-and-bonds, #stockx, #trading-cards, #virtual-currency

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Will Stagnation Follow the Biden Boom?

The relief bill is done; infrastructure may be harder.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #infrastructure-public-works, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #secular-stagnation, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Making Sense of Elevated Stock Market Prices

Shares are very expensive, but so are bonds. Even at current prices, the economist Robert J. Shiller says, it is reasonable to keep some wealth in stocks.

#inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds

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Fed Chair Powell Offered a Patient Message. Markets Quivered Anyway.

Stocks fell and bond yields rose after the Fed leader reiterated that the central bank did not plan to pull back policy support soon.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #quantitative-easing, #stimulus-economic

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Investors Are Focused on Treasurys. Here’s What the Fed Could Do.

Central bankers have said they aren’t worried about a pop in longer-term bond yields. If they do become concerned, they have some options.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #brainard-lael, #credit-and-debt, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #powell-jerome-h, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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Why Market Investors Are Now Troubled by Signs of Surging Growth

The markets are stressed at the prospect of an economic rebound, which is forcing investors to reassess their holdings.

#credit-and-debt, #federal-reserve-system, #government-bonds, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #powell-jerome-h, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stimulus-economic, #stocks-and-bonds, #treasury-department, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Powell Focuses on Economic Need at Key Moment in Markets and Politics

The Federal Reserve will continue to support the economy, its chair, Jerome H. Powell, pledged at a Senate hearing, even as concerns about inflation rise.

#federal-reserve-system, #interest-rates, #powell-jerome-h, #quantitative-easing, #senate-committee-on-banking, #toomey-patrick-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What the Bond Market Is Telling Us About the Biden Economy

A recent rise in interest rates hints that a recovery is on the way, but it could also mean harder choices ahead on spending.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #government-bonds, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #stimulus-economic, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy, #yellen-janet-l

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Stop Worrying About Inflation

The evidence that high inflation is coming is weak. It’s too weak, actually.

#blanchard-olivier-j, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #summers-lawrence-h, #united-states-economy, #volcker-paul-a

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When the Bill Comes Due in Europe, ‘How Are We Going to Pay for All This?’

Pandemic aid has cushioned workers and businesses from a severe recession. But as governments face trillions in debt, there’s no rush to rein it in.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #france, #interest-rates, #le-maire-bruno, #recession-and-depression, #stimulus-economic

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Biden and the Fed Leave 1970s Inflation Fears Behind

Administration and Fed officials argue that workers not getting enough stimulus help is a larger concern than potential spikes in consumer prices.

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Do Fed Policies Fuel Bubbles? Some See GameStop as a Red Flag

Analysts warn that low-interest rates are promoting speculative bubbles. The Fed itself has downplayed the possibility that it’s behind asset prices.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #gamestop-corporation, #interest-rates, #powell-jerome-h, #reddit-inc, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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The First Post-Reagan Presidency

So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.

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Fed Leaves Interest Rates Near-Zero as Economic Recovery Slows

Fed Chair Jerome H. Powell said the economic outlook remains “highly uncertain” and will depend on the path of the virus.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #income-inequality, #interest-rates, #quantitative-easing, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy

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How Full Employment Became Washington’s Creed

Policymakers are eager to return to the period of low unemployment that preceded the pandemic and are less concerned than in previous eras about sparking inflation and taking on debt.

#daly-mary-c, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #stimulus-economic, #treasury-department, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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When Will Interest Rates Rise? Fed Chair Says ‘No Time Soon’

Jerome H. Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve, said the central bank remained far from dialing back support for the economy.

#federal-reserve-bank-of-san-francisco, #federal-reserve-system, #interest-rates, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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The Most Important Thing Biden Can Learn From the Trump Economy

A “hot” economy with high deficits didn’t cause runaway inflation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-budget-us, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #national-debt-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Income Required to Qualify for a Mortgage

Here’s what you need to earn in a year to get a mortgage in the largest U.S. cities.

#interest-rates, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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The Year the Fed Changed Forever

Jerome H. Powell’s central bank slashed rates, bought bonds in huge sums and rolled out never-before-tried loan programs that shifted its identity. The backlash is already beginning.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #mnuchin-steven-t, #powell-jerome-h, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged and Commits to Ongoing Bond Purchases

Central bank officials left rates near-zero at their December meeting, and tied bond buying to their employment and price goals.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #quantitative-easing, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

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A Trump Fed Pick Squeaks Through Senate Confirmation

Christopher Waller will be the fifth Trump pick on the Fed’s seven-member Board of Governors.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #federal-reserve-system, #interest-rates, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #waller-christopher-1959

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Explaining the Frenzy in the Housing Market

One long-lasting result of the pandemic may be innovations that make home buying faster.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #innovation, #interest-rates, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Judy Shelton, Trump Fed Nominee, Fails to Advance to Final Vote

Ms. Shelton, a Trump loyalist with unusual views, hit a major setback. But her journey toward the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors may not be over.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #federal-reserve-system, #gold, #interest-rates, #mcconnell-mitch, #senate, #shelton-judy, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Fed Holds Rates Steady and Signals Continued Wariness

The Federal Reserve made few changes to its policy statement during a week fraught with uncertainty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #federal-open-market-committee, #federal-reserve-system, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #small-business, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Federal Reserve Meets Amid Major Uncertainties

The Fed will release its latest policy statement on Thursday, sandwiched between an undecided election and the October jobs report.

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The Fed’s $4 Trillion Lifeline Never Materialized. Here’s Why.

The Federal Reserve was meant to take $454 billion and drastically expand it. So far, it has lent $20 billion.

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Why Biden Will Need to Spend Big

The economic case for deficit spending is overwhelming.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #federal-budget-us, #federal-reserve-system, #interest-rates, #savings, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Marching Orders for the Next Investment Chief of CalPERS: More Private Equity

The nation’s biggest public pension fund is consistently short of the billions of dollars it needs to pay all retirees their pensions. It seeks higher returns.

#california, #california-public-employees-retirement-system, #interest-rates, #meng-ben, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #private-equity, #states-us, #stocks-and-bonds

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How to Hold Onto Your Money, Wherever the Market Takes You

Crises abound, yet stocks have generated strong returns. Investors had better be ready for anything.

#exchange-traded-funds, #income, #interest-rates, #money-market-accounts, #mutual-funds, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds

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Finding the Right Path in an Up-and-Down Market

Does the latest twist herald the end of a bull run or the beginning of a shift toward long-neglected niches?

#american-express-company, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackrock-inc, #chegg-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #credit-and-debt, #federal-reserve-system, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #inflation-economics, #intercontinental-exchange-inc, #interest-rates, #lazard-llc, #leuthold-group, #medtronic-inc, #nasdaq-composite-index, #netflix-inc, #recession-and-depression, #roku, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stimulus-economic, #stocks-and-bonds, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vanguard-group-inc

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