Category Archives: Federal Reserve

Is the Fed behind the proverbial interest rate eight ball?

Whatever industry you happen to be working in, a healthy and consistently growing US economy will likely be one of your most important keys to success! Certainly my business of providing the title insurance for buyers and refinancers of real estate depends heavily on a growing economy, consumer confidence, a vibrant transactional marketplace and available financing […]

The Shadow Banking System And Why The Fed CAN’T Raise Interest Rates!

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Janet Yellen discussed Fed policy and interest rates yesterday and, with the removal of the word ‘Patient’ from the current Open Market Committee statement, financial markets roared! Of course when it comes to Fed-speak the removal of one word, in this case ‘patient’, reminds one of another quite famous parsing of words when the phrase […]

Janet Yellen…Snake Oil Saleswoman?

The article below was written in another publication back in 2012 when Ben Bernanke was still running the Fed. I searched for it while listening to Janet Yellen discuss the Fed decision-making process because in many ways it reminded me of listening to Ben Bernanke do the same. Let me know your thoughts on whether […]