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  • Market “Earthquake Is Coming” – Icahn Warns “A Lot Of People Will Pay The Price Like In 1929”

    02/06/2018 3:41:06 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 2-6-2018
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn spoke to CNBC via telephone this morning and had some very ominous warnings after what he has seen in the last few days. Reflecting on the market’s moves recently, Icahn shocked the anchors by saying: “This is something we’ve never seen before… I don’t remember ever seeing a market with this kind of volatility over two weeks.“ “The market has become a much more dangerous place [due to index funds and ETFs]… it’s like 2008 where everyone was buying mortgages and CDS.” Concluding that: “Passive investing is the bubble right now.” “There is going to be...
  • Yellen: $20 trillion national debt 'should keep people awake at night'

    11/29/2017 12:12:00 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 92 replies
    CNBC ^ | 29 NOV 17 | Jeff Cox | @JeffCoxCNBCcom
    With Congress wrestling over a tax reform plan that critics say would explode the government budget deficit, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she also is concerned over the surging level of public debt. A Senate committee passed the GOP-sponsored proposal, which would slash the corporate tax rate and lower individual income rates for many Americans.However, the price tag of the plan is in the area of $1.5 trillion at a time when the Congressional Budget Official already is projecting a deficit of more than $1 trillion in the years ahead and with the total debt level at $20.6 trillion...
  • TRUMP Needs to Dump Janet Yellen — She’s an Obama Hack Set on Sabotaging Trump Economy

    10/20/2017 10:32:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    During the 2016 election candidate Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Janet Yellen as an Obama lackey who kept the interest rates close to zero to help the far left president. TRUMP WAS RIGHT. Since 2000, the Federal Reserve increased the Fed Funds rate excessively under President Bush between 2004 and 2006. These excessive increases led up to the 2008 recession and may have at least partially influenced the economic disaster at that time. If the Federal Reserve was political and wanted to prevent Republican Presidents from successful economic growth, then the Fed would increase the Fed Funds rates during Republican Presidents’...
  • The Federal Reserve is setting America up for economic disaster

    09/19/2017 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    I recently had the opportunity to read "The Creature from Jekyll Island" by G. Edward Griffin, a prodigious tome dealing with the circumstances surrounding the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. I was taken aback by some of its provocative assertions. America joined World War I largely to help a few bankers profit off the war (despite a long-standing Monroe doctrine that prohibited our involvement in European affairs) The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was supported by international financial interests in order to destabilize Russia and steal the wealth of the Russian people; and So-called "foreign aid" is merely a...
  • 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...
  • Janet Yellen's No. 2 at the Fed is stepping down

    09/06/2017 11:06:59 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 09/06/2017 | Myles Udland
    Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer is resigning from his post at the central bank effective in mid-October, the Fed announced Wednesday. Fischer cited “personal reasons” in his resignation letter to President Donald Trump. Fischer’s term as vice chair was slated to end on June 12, 2018. “It has been a great privilege to serve on the Federal Reserve Board and, most especially, to work alongside Chair [Janet] Yellen as well as many other dedicated and talented men and women throughout the Federal Reserve System,” Fischer wrote.
  • Yellen (FED chair) on Inflation

    07/21/2017 1:57:32 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 2 replies
    Safehaven ^ | 07-16-17 | Doug Noland
    "Fed Chair Janet Yellen says that in looking at asset prices and valuations, the central bank is 'not trying to opine on whether they're correct'; instead, policy makers are assessing the risk of potential spillovers. As asset prices rise, there hasn't been a substantial increase in borrowing, Yellen said. [The] financial system is strong and resilient." I assume chair Yellen is referring to U.S. non-financial and non-government borrowings. Clearly, central bank Credit and government borrowings have expanded spectacularly around the globe. I suspect as well there has been a major expansion in speculative leveraging and securities Credit at home and...
  • Gary Cohn is reportedly the top pick to take over for Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair

    07/12/2017 6:07:57 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/12/17 | Bob Bryan
    National Economic Council director and President Donald Trump's top economic advisor, Gary Cohn, is the leading candidate to take over the top job at the Federal Reserve, according to a report from Politico. Politico's Ben White and Victoria Guida said Tuesday that if Cohn wants the job currently occupied by Chair Janet Yellen, it's his to take, according to four sources close to the replacement search. Cohn had been reportedly leading up the search for someone to take over for Yellen when her term expires in February 2018. Reports also suggested that Cohn may be interested in the job.
  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen was treated at a hospital in London over the weekend

    07/03/2017 2:53:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    federalreserve.gov ^ | 7-3-17 | Federal Reserve
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen was treated at King Edward VII hospital in London over the weekend for a urinary tract infection. She was admitted Friday and released Monday. She is returning to Washington, D.C., and expects to resume her schedule as planned this week. Chair Yellen was in London for an event Tuesday, June 27, at the British Academy and stayed in London for a brief vacation with her family. For media inquiries, call 202-452-2955
  • Yellen: Banks 'very much stronger'; another financial crisis not likely 'in our lifetime'

    06/27/2017 11:22:33 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 72 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/27/17 | Jeff Cox
    Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that banks are "very much stronger" and another financial crisis is unlikely anytime soon. Speaking during an exchange in London with British Academy President Lord Nicholas Stern, the central bank chief said the Fed has learned lessons from the financial crisis and has brought stability to the banking system. Banks last week passed the first round of the Fed's stress tests to see how they would perform under adverse conditions like a 10 percent unemployment rate and turbulence in commercial real estate and corporate debt. "I think the public can see the capital positions...
  • USD Drops After Trump Claims Dollar ’Is Getting Too Strong’

    04/13/2017 6:42:08 AM PDT · by Fhios · 36 replies
    Nasdaq ^ | 4/12/2017 | Christian Lewis
    The US Dollar reversed gains against its major counterparts following the release of comments from President Trump. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump made claims that the dollar 'is getting too strong' and that this will eventually hurt the United States - a USD sell-off ensued in the immediate aftermath of the comments.
  • Fed Increases Fed Funds Rate Twice Since Trump Elected President – Only Once in Obama’s 8 Years

    03/17/2017 9:51:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 17 Mar 17 | Joe Hoft
    In the past 10 years there have been only three Fed Funds rate increases. Two of those increases have occurred since President Trump won the election on November 8th, 2016. No Fed Funds Rate increases took place between June 2006 and December 2015. CNBC reported in December 2015 that President Obama oversaw “seven years of the most accommodative monetary policy in U.S. history” (from the Fed). Finally, in December 2015 after the Fed announced its first increase in the Fed Funds rate during the Obama Presidency, it was reported that: Given the economic outlook, and recognizing the time it takes...
  • Is Janet Yellen Trying to Trigger a Recession For Political Purposes?

    03/09/2017 7:56:55 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8 Mar, 2017 | Phoenix Capital...
    Trump might want to put a call in to Janet Yellen. The Fed is supposed to be a neutral, independent entity. However, that myth went out the window when Bernanke “gifted” QE 3 to Obama in 2012 to aid with the latter’s re-election bid. The Yellen Fed seems to be even more committed to defining the Fed as nothing more than a leftist establishment mechanism. Back in October when it still looked like Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 Presidential election, Yellen commented that she was considering letting the economy run “hot” meaning allowing inflation to rise without implementing additional...
  • Yellen defends Fed independence, banking regulations

    02/15/2017 2:28:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 4:00 PM EST | Martin Crutsinger
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the central bank’s independence Wednesday from Republican lawmakers who are pushing for major changes in how the central bank operates and how regulators oversee the nation’s banking system. During a hearing that stretched over four hours, GOP lawmakers repeatedly challenged Yellen’s handling of the economy and her leadership in implementing the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, a measure that President Donald Trump and Republicans have vowed to overhaul. Republicans pointedly told Yellen that she should realize that changes are underway with Republicans in control of the White House and both the House and Senate. “After eight...
  • Yellen's message to Trump: Put the US on a sustainable path

    02/14/2017 7:51:24 AM PST · by John W · 23 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | February 14, 2017 | Justine Underhill
    Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, noting uncertainty in the US economic outlook, says the central bank still sees a “gradual” pace of rate increases despite unknown fiscal policy. “It is too early to know what policy changes will be put in place or how their economic effects will unfold. While it is not my intention to opine on specific tax or spending proposals, I would point to the importance of improving the pace of longer-run economic growth and raising American living standards with policies aimed at improving productivity,” Yellen said. “I would also hope that fiscal policy changes will be...
  • A Fed Shot Across Trump's Bow?

    12/15/2016 5:16:16 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 48 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/14/2016 | Staff
    Monetary Policy: It was a foregone conclusion that the Fed would raise rates by a quarter point this week. No surprise there. What was a surprise was the sudden hawkish tone. Are they trying to tamp down enthusiasm after Donald Trump's election? It sure looks that way. Instead of just two rate hikes next year, which was the Fed's own expectation just last September, its forecasts now look for three rate hikes. Why the change? A sudden surge in inflation? Faster than expected growth? Hardly. The Fed's own forecasts don't see unemployment getting below where it is now, about 4.5%....
  • Is Janet Yellen Sabotaging The Trump Administration?

    12/06/2016 8:07:38 PM PST · by Rockitz · 53 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 6 December 2016 | Dennis E. Miller via Tyler Durden
    Is Janet Yellen trying to screw Donald Trump? No, I’m not asking for possible titles to a porn movie (“Trump Gets Janet Yellin’” or “Trump Puts Down Ol’ Yellen”). But it really does seem like the Federal Reserve Chair(wo)man is out to get the Donald. Yellen recently told Congress’s Joint Economic Committee that an interest rate hike could be imminent if “incoming data provide some further evidence of continued progress toward the committee’s objectives.” Markets have already priced in a hike of a quarter to a half of a percentage point. For now, stocks continue to reach historic highs and...
  • Fed's Yellen: Rate Hike 'Soon,' Will Serve Full Term

    11/18/2016 2:57:09 AM PST · by expat_panama · 53 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 17, 2016, 4:37 PM ET | ED CARSON
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen reiterated Thursday that the case for an interest rate hike has strengthened and said that it would be "appropriate relatively soon," reinforcing expectations for an increase at next month's policy meeting. Yellen's testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress was her first major comments since the election of Donald Trump, who has has criticized the Fed chief's actions. Yellen said she expects to serve out her full term and cautioned against reversing financial reforms. Yellen said in her testimony: "I expect economic growth to continue at a moderate pace sufficient to generate some further...
  • Yellen: I'm not stepping down until my term is done

    11/17/2016 10:01:43 AM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 17, 2016 | Jeff Cox
    "Forget all that talk about Janet Yellen stepping down if Donald Trump becomes president: The Fed chair told Congress on Thursday she's not leaving."
  • "He (Trump) Won Because The Elites Want Him There, The Global Economy Will Collapse"

    11/10/2016 11:14:21 PM PST · by Perseverando · 67 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 10, 2016 | Melissa Dykes via The Daily Sheeple,
    While many of us in the alternative media and especially those researchers of Clinton crimes are breathing a big fat sigh of relief that anybody but Hillary is headed to the White House in 2017, Brandon Smith of Alt Market is warning us all not to get too comfortable… and with history on his side here, we should listen to him. Despite what looked like a rigged, fraudulent Hillary win orchestrated from the top down with the entire establishment machine behind her, Trump won the election. In an election year that would have otherwise seen record low voter turnout, the...