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Fed’s Kocherlakota: Raising Rates in 2015 Would Be a Mistake

Narayana Kocherlakota, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

NEW YORK–The president of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Narayana Kocherlakota, on Wednesday repeated his view that the U.S.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/05/feds-kocherlakota-raising-rates-in-2015-would-be-a-mistake/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Rosengren Says More Public Disclosure Needed in Repo Market

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said Wednesday that a key market where financial firms go to meet their short-term borrowing and lending needs remains a risky sector in need of further reform.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/05/feds-rosengren-says-more-public-disclosure-needed-in-repo-market/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Bullard Upbeat on Economy, Sees No Need for New Stimulus

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said in a television interview Tuesday that he is upbeat about the economy and doesn’t think any new central bank stimulus is needed to help keep the U.S. on track for 3% growth.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/04/feds-bullard-upbeat-on-economy-sees-no-need-for-new-stimulus/?mod=WSJ_EC_RT_Blog

Obama, Yellen Meet to Discuss Economy, Financial Oversight

President Barack Obama and Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen on Monday discussed the economy and financial oversight at the White House, in their first one-on-one meeting since Ms. Yellen was sworn in as the central bank’s top official in February.
The White House in a brief statement said the two discussed implementation of Dodd-Frank financial law, as well as “the near and long-term growth outlook, both in the United States and globally.”

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/03/white-house-obama-feds-yellen-discuss-economy-financial-oversight-during-oval-office-meeting/?mod=WSJBlog

Currency Peace: Fed Probably Welcomes Surprise BOJ Easing

Federal Reserve officials have long been urging the Bank of Japan to aggressively fight deflation, and several are likely to welcome a surprise move last Friday by the Japanese central bank to expand its bond-buying stimulus efforts to counter weakening data on growth and inflation.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/03/currency-peace-fed-probably-welcomes-surprise-boj-easing/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Fisher Is Fine With FOMC Direction, Stays Dissent Hand For Now

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher had been widely expected to dissent at

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/03/feds-fisher-fomc-neutered-pledge-to-keep-rates-low-for-considerable-time/?mod=WSJBlog

You Need Grad School to Understand Some of the Fed’s Policy Statements

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen has said the Fed is the most transparent central bank in the world. But when it comes to understanding the Federal Open Market Committee’s policy statements, even a college education may be insufficient.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/03/you-need-grad-school-to-understand-some-of-the-feds-policy-statements/?mod=WSJBlog
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