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  • Jay Carney Claims Obama Never Boasted About Stock Market...Then Backtracks

    02/05/2018 3:28:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    With the stock market nearing correction territory Monday, former Obama White House Press Secretary Jay Carney suggested on Twitter that President Trump should have learned something from his predecessor and be careful not to tout optimistic looking stocks. It is just too risky.The Dow Jones plunged almost 1,600 points and essentially erased its gains for the year. It was the worst loss in six and a half years.The Obama administration, Carney claimed on Twitter, was careful to never boast about the stock market as Trump has often done. Good time to recall that in the previous administration, we NEVER boasted...
  • Selloff in equity futures, Asian markets continues

    02/05/2018 11:26:29 PM PST · by socialism_stinX · 25 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/5/2018 | Reuters
    U.S. S&P 500 futures,the world's most liquid, tumbled as much as 2.5 percent to 4-month lows in Asian trade on Tuesday as the sell-off triggered by worries about inflation showed no sign of abating, indicating Wall Street could be set for another brutal day. Futures fell to as low as 2,542, the weakest levels since early October, and 11.7 percent below their record peak of 2,878.5 touched on Jan. 29. S&P futures were last down 1.6 percent while Dow futures were last down 2.2 percent. The slide added to sharp falls over the past week. The S&P 500 index and...
  • The Federal Reserve May Secretly Want to Sink the Record-Breaking Stock Market

    02/05/2018 7:33:21 PM PST · by familyop · 83 replies
    TheStreet ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | Scott Gamm
    A big Federal Reserve meeting is coming up. Here is one thing that could happen if the Fed gets too aggressive. Despite its independence, the Federal Reserve may quietly want a bear market that takes down a president that loves tweeting about the stock market. Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, told TheStreet the "[Janet] Yellen put" in the markets could expire under President Trump. "I don't know if the Fed has much love for Trump," he said, adding that the Fed had the markets' back during the Obama Administration. "Maybe the Fed would be happy to see a...
  • Janet Yellen calls stock market, real estate valuations 'high' ...interview before exit as Fed chief

    02/05/2018 12:19:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    cnbc ^ | February 5, 2018 | Jeff Cox
    Janet Yellen, whose last day at the Fed was Friday, told CBS that stock market valuations are "high," though she's not sure if they're in a bubble. The comments came amid an aggressive market sell-off that saw the Dow industrials lose 666 points Friday. Yellen has ended a 14-year career at the Fed, the last four as chair. ... Janet Yellen ended her long career at the Federal Reserve with concerns over how high the stock market has surged under her watch. The S&P 500 has soared 315 percent since the March 2009 bear market lows and about 53 percent...
  • “Inflation is Coming, Inflation is Coming!”

    09/23/2017 6:24:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2017 | Dan Celia
    All around the Federal Reserve building, someone for years has been riding his horse—a la Paul Revere—crying out in excitement over the notion that 2 percent inflation is finally coming. This week, Janet Yellen has finally gotten to where many other Central Bankers around the world already are—it’s not happening. We’re not even close. Especially since we haven’t seen any real, sustainable increases in the Producer Price Index (PPI) or the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Indeed, the European Central Bank leaders (along with the Fed) have been throwing everything they possibly can at inflation, and it doesn’t seem to move....
  • Ivanka Trump had breakfast with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

    09/12/2017 5:29:03 PM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 9/11/2017 | Patrick Gillespie
    Posting this for LucyT: Ivanka Trump had breakfast with Federal Reserve Chair Janet YellenIvanka Trump had breakfast with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this summer, according to logs of Yellen's public schedule. The two met on July 17 for a one-hour breakfast, according to the recently released logs. No details were given about what was discussed. With her term ending in February, Yellen is being considered for renomination by President Donald Trump. A White House official said Ivanka's breakfast with Yellen had nothing to do with President Trump's decision on the next Fed Chair, which is expected to come this...
  • If You Use Netflix, This is Why You Need to Thank Janet Yellen

    07/18/2017 10:55:20 AM PDT · by PPSman · 13 replies
    There is an incredible number of nouveau high tech firms that are experiencing huge losses. Uber lost $2.8 billion last year. The firms are able to sustain these losses because of the remarkable Federal Reserve money printing. If the Fed wasn't printing money the way they are now, there is no way the funds would be available to support these losses. Here's a look at the money the Fed has pumped into the system since the 2008 financial crisis:
  • Fed Meetings Just Got a Lot more interesting

    10/11/2016 1:15:09 PM PDT · by CruiseMates · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-11-16 | Jeff Cox
    The last time the Fed hiked was in December of last year. Even though it was well-telegraphed, it still led to two months of heightened market volatility that saw the S&P 500 tumble 13 percent before recovering. If the minutes reveal a divided Fed that might try to accelerate the course of rate hikes in the year ahead, that likely would move markets.
  • Did Federal Reserve engineer market crash to hurt Trump?

    09/14/2016 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/16 | Marc Patrone
    Logic dictates Trump may have a point about the Fed making decisions based on political imperatives The current stock market downturn appears timed to help the Democrat Party by scaring investors into rejecting Donald Trump on the grounds he’d trigger a crash if the Republicans win the White House in November. The Dow Jones fell again Tuesday this time over 250 points due in part, to fears of a rate hike at the Fed policy meeting next week. These market jitters may well have been calculated for effect, and engineered by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in a bid to...
  • Donald Trump: This is why I'm for low interest rates

    05/05/2016 2:50:37 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 0/05/2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Donald Trump told CNBC on Thursday he's for low interest rates unless inflation perks up, and he would probably replace Janet Yellen when her term is up as Federal Reserve chair. "I have nothing against Janet Yellen whatsoever. I think she's been doing her job," the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said in a wide-ranging phone interview with "Squawk Box."
  • VFW Commander to Obama: Don't Insult Vets' Intelligence

    06/06/2016 2:05:23 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jason Devaney
    VFW Commander to Obama: Don't Insult Vets' Intelligence By Jason Devaney | Friday, 03 Jun 2016 01:36 PM The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization is pushing back at President Barack Obama's assumption that the nation's veterans are easily swayed in their political opinions. "I don't know how many VFW Posts the president has ever visited, but our near 1.7 million members are a direct reflection of America," VFW National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Jr. said, reports Fox News. "We don't have confused politics, we don't need left- or right-wing media filters telling us how to think or vote, and we...
  • Is Janet Yellen in the hot seat after poor jobs report?

    06/07/2016 4:48:19 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 6, 2016 | John Crudele
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made her usual bipolar remarks yesterday in a speech: Last week’s employment report was disappointing... ...Yellen... ...sounded like a politician and basically said nothing. I’m now going to tell you how Yellen’s comments will sound ... YELLEN: “Good afternoon everyone. FYI, this is a freakin’ OMG moment for us at the Fed. President Trump is bustin’ our cajones, and I’m pretty sure it’s because the Fed is being run by a dame. “The economy? I bet you want to know what the economy is doing. I could tell you this and tell you that. But...
  • Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months

    05/27/2016 4:16:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2016 4:08 PM EDT
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving. While economic growth was relatively weak at the end of last year and beginning of this year, it appears to be picking up now based on recent data, Yellen said during a discussion at Harvard University. She said she expects the Fed to “gradually and cautiously increase” its key interest rate “and probably in the coming months, such a move would be appropriate.” …
  • What Did Fed Chairman Yellen Tell Obama?

    04/19/2016 11:48:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ron Paul
    Last week, President Obama and Vice President Biden held a hastily arranged secret meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. According to the one paragraph statement released by the White House following the meeting, Yellen, Obama, and Biden simply "exchanged notes" about the economy and the progress of financial reform. Because the meeting was held behind closed doors, the American people have no way of knowing what else the three might have discussed. Yellen's secret meeting at the White House followed an emergency secret Federal Reserve Board meeting. The Fed then held another secret meeting to discuss bank reform. These...
  • Federal Reserve Chair Yellen Grilled About Negative Interest Rates By Congress

    02/17/2016 9:41:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 02/17/2016 | Owen Davis
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen faced what may have seemed like an absurd line of questioning on Capitol Hill this week: Has the Fed considered negative interest rates? It's not a fantasy. At central banks around the world, negative benchmark interest rates have become the new normal, leading to some unusual paradoxes. In Denmark, instead of paying interest on their mortgages, many borrowers have been receiving payments from banks on their home loans. On the flip side, some Swiss bank customers have had to pay banks to keep cash in savings accounts. Yellen told Congress Thursday, following negative moves by central banks in Europe and elsewhere, the Fed has...
  • Here Is The Exchange That Left A Stunned Janet Yellen Looking Like A Deer In Headlights

    02/10/2016 7:51:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/1016 | tyler durden
    For nearly one year, Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy has been Janet Yellen's nemesis over the ongoing probe into Fed leakage of material inside information via Medley Global and any other undisclosed channels, one which has seen subpoeans be lobbed at the Fed which has been doing everything in its power to stall said probe, and which cost Pedro da Costa his job when he dared to ask questions at a Fed presser that were not precleared by his WSJ "Fed mouthpiece" peers. Today, during Yellen's appearance before the House Financial Services committee, Duffy finally had enough, and in a heated...
  • Federal Reserve vulnerable to hackers: Inspector general

    12/23/2015 8:26:52 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    cnbc ^ | 12-23-2015 | Eamon Javers
    The inspector general for the Federal Reserve is warning that a key database at the central bank needs more cybersecurity protections, according to a summary report. Compiled in the wake of a security control review of the board's Statistics and Reserves system, known as STAR, the report finds that overall, "the Division of Monetary Affairs and the Division of Information Technology have taken several steps to implement information security controls." But the inspector general staff warned that there are several cybersecurity deficiencies in the system. "We found that improvements are needed in the Board's security governance of STAR to ensure...
  • Janet Yellen sets jobs report floor at ... 100K?

    12/04/2015 8:18:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/04/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made an interesting comment yesterday on today’s jobs report, suggesting the economy just needs to add around 100K jobs a month to be okay. Via Reuters: “To simply provide jobs for those who are newly entering the labor force probably requires under 100,000 jobs per month,” with anything above that helping “absorb” those who are unemployed, discouraged or had dropped out of the labor market, Yellen, who was speaking before Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, said in a question and answer session. That 100K number is much, much lower than the current 200K monthly average...
  • Paul Ryan: New House Speaker, Same Old GOP Favors for Wall Street

    11/08/2015 8:53:30 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 06 November 2015 | David Dayen
    It seems bizarre that financial policy would get decided in a bill to repair roads and bridges and mass transit, but that’s the whole point of the Christmas tree strategy: If a bill is deemed “must pass,” then adding ornaments to it comprises a good strategy for getting things into law that otherwise might not receive a vote. Ryan touted this process as a positive example of new leadership. In recent years, House bills written in secret sped to the floor without the ability for alterations. But on the highway bill, over 80 amendments got a vote on the House...
  • Fed’s Yellen sees possible December rate rise, gradual hiking path

    11/05/2015 6:52:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 4, 2015 8:50pm EST | Howard Schneider and Jason Lange
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday pointed to a possible December interest rate "liftoff" but said rates would rise only slowly from then on to nurture the U.S. economic recovery. [...] Her remarks pushed bond yields higher and stocks lower. They also caused investors to reset their expectations of a December rate hike above 60 percent, a sign that markets are finally taking the Fed's language seriously after a period in which U.S. central bankers were frustrated by the gap between their own outlook and market bets about their likely course of action. ...