A cut in time! - The Tribune
The TribuneA cut in time!The TribuneRewind to August 2013. Inflation was hovering at close to double-digits, GDP growth had slowed to 5.5% in 2012-13, the rupee was falling rapidly following the then US Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke's hint that the Fed might end its easy ...and more »
Posted on 1 August 2017 | 12:15 pm
'You can't live in Alice's Wonderland
'You can't live in Alice's Wonderland forever': Lessons learnt over the past decade and what could cause the next crisisInvestment WeekA decade ago, on 20 July 2007, former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke warned failures in the US sub-prime lending market could cost up to $100bn. At the time, investors appeared to shrug off concerns about serious problems brewing in the ...
Posted on 31 July 2017 | 1:00 pm
The financial and housing market rescue left
MarketWatchThe financial and housing market rescue left many Americans behindMarketWatch... havoc on the market, Petrou notes. That's happened before. In 2013, when then-chair Ben Bernanke told investors that the Fed would eventually start to taper its bond buying, mortgage rates surged by a full percentage point, hobbling the housing ...
Posted on 31 July 2017 | 6:39 am
Bernie Sanders Sure Doesn't Understand
Bernie Sanders Sure Doesn't Understand Milton FriedmanForbesIn that Monetary History Friedman and Schwartz were able to prove that the Depression came about because the Federal Reserve got the reaction to the 1929 Crash wrong. So much so that Ben Bernanke stood up and told the ghost of Milton that the Fed had ...and more »
Posted on 31 July 2017 | 2:24 am
INVESTMENT FOCUS-High-flying euro may run
INVESTMENT FOCUS-High-flying euro may run into rough weatherNasdaqBen Bernanke, then the Federal Reserve Chairman, caused a "taper tantrum" when he signalled in May 2013 it was time to stop pumping cash into the U.S. economy. The dollar index <.DXY> fell more than 3 percent by September before Bernanke ...and more »
Posted on 31 July 2017 | 12:05 am
A Cautionary History of US Monetary
The most recent episode – between 2004 and 2007 – was the most devastating of the four. Neither Greenspan nor his successor, Ben Bernanke, understood how fragile the housing market and the financial system had become after a long period of under ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 4:45 am
Japan inflation dips but avoids turning
The line was a sly reference to advice from an American policymaker in the early 2000s — the remark is often attributed to Ben Bernanke but more likely due to then Treasury undersecretary John Taylor — that the BoJ could even buy ketchup if it needed a ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 2:08 am
China Cuts Rates, Infuses Liquidity: Stock
In recent years, former Chairman Ben Bernanke has used this events to strongly hint at impending changes in monetary policy, something that Yellen had the opportunity to do this week. Moreover, the CBOE VIX Volatility Index – a.k.a. the “investor fear ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:05 am
Investors are dumping stocks like it's 2007
BAML's note shows the largest outflows from emerging-market, high-yield, and investment-grade bond funds since the 2013 "taper tantrum," when Ben Bernanke, then the Federal Reserve chair, started talking about winding in the US central bank's quantitative ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:45 am
Fed needs to make a move
His successor, Ben Bernanke, followed up with quantitative easing programs and the proverbial "Bernanke put," which implied that the Fed was placing a floor under the market. QE programs in Europe are fueling housing bubbles on the Continent. Since 2010 ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:13 pm