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More Economists See Fed Policy As Too Loose

Economists overwhelmingly expect the Federal Reserve to hold off raising short-term interest rates until at least 2015. But nearly a third say doing so would mean the central bank waited too long, a new survey found.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/25/more-economists-see-fed-policy-as-too-loose/?mod=blogmod

5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

Investors and economy-watchers will have a passel of reports to mull over in the week before the long Labor Day weekend.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/22/5-things-to-watch-on-the-economic-calendar-31/?mod=blogmod

There’s Nothing ‘Natural’ About Unemployment: Fed Conference Paper

Governments and central banks can and should take an active role in promoting job creation and reducing inequality in the wake of deep downturns such as the most recent recession, argues a new paper to be presented Saturday at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual Jackson Hole conference.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/22/theres-nothing-natural-about-unemployment-fed-conference-paper/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Plosser Warns Very-Easy Money Policy Increasingly Risky

NEW YORK–Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser said on Thursday that the U.S. central bank’s expectation of maintaining its near-zero-percent interest rate stance well into the future is “risky policy.”
Speaking in a CNBC interview, Mr. Plosser, a persistent critic of Fed actions, said he remains uncomfortable with the central bank telling markets and others that it will carry on with its very easy money policy well into the future.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/21/feds-plosser-warns-very-easy-money-policy-increasingly-risky/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s Williams Still Sees Rate Hikes Some Time Next Year

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams told cable news channel CNBC that he still expects the first central bank increase in short-term interest rates will come around a year down the road.
“A rate hike some time in the middle of 2015 seems reasonable” right now based on the current outlook for the economy, Mr. Williams said in the interview Thursday, echoing comments he’s made in recent public remarks.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/21/feds-williams-still-sees-rate-hikes-some-time-next-year/?mod=WSJBlog

Despite Retreat, Fed to Keep Bond Buys in Policy Toolkit

The Federal Reserve is on track to end its historic bond-buying program in October, but that won’t mean the disappearance of a central banking tool that proved controversial inside and outside the institution.
Though deeply divisive on Wall Street and in Congress and academia, many top Fed officials believe their bond buying helped stabilize markets during the crisis and support economic growth afterward. This means the policy-known to some as quantitative easing or QE—could be dusted off in the future in the event of another economic calamity.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/21/despite-retreat-fed-to-keep-bond-buys-in-policy-toolkit/?mod=WSJBlog

Fed’s George: Easy-Money Policies Should End Sooner Rather Than Later

One of the Federal Reserve‘s most prominent hawks said on Thursday it is time for the central bank to think seriously about raising short-term interest rates off of their current near-zero percent levels.
“My objective is not to see rates rise sharply,” Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George said in an interview on Fox Business Network. ”But I do think many of the policy benchmarks we look at are already signaling that we should be off of 0,” she said.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/21/feds-george-easy-money-policies-should-end-sooner-rather-than-later/?mod=WSJBlog

When Packing for Jackson Hole, Include These Economic Reports

As central bankers, economists, finance ministers and other officials from around the globe get set to gather at Jackson Hole, Wyo., this coming Thursday, the world’s largest economy is coming off the best six-month run of job gains since early 2006.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/18/when-packing-for-jackson-hole-include-these-economic-reports/?mod=WSJBlog

5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

Pack your bags! The biggest economic event next week will be the symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Or as Fed-watchers simply call it, “Jackson Hole,” the city where the conference takes place each year. That and news on inflation and housing are five things to watch next week.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/08/15/5-things-to-watch-on-the-economic-calendar-30/?mod=WSJBlog
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