The Great Debate UK

Does the world need more QE from the Fed?

By Guest Contributor
October 14, 2010

- Kathleen Brooks is research director at forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own -

from The Great Debate:

Fed is banking on phony wealth effect

By J Saft
October 7, 2010

The Federal Reserve is committed to enticing Americans into doing once again what worked out so badly in the last decade: spending the phony paper gains engineered by overly loose monetary policy.

Regulatory gaps let banks off the bonus hook

September 6, 2010

– The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

from The Great Debate:

Tightening underway, Fed a passenger

February 23, 2010

A tightening in financial conditions is under way but its principal architect won't be the Federal Reserve.

from Breakingviews:

Markets right to take Fed move badly

By Edward Hadas
February 19, 2010

The Federal Reserve deserves some sympathy. The U.S. central bank did everything it could to stage-manage its minimal tightening moves, announced late on Feb. 18. But markets reacted as if to serious bad news.

from The Great Debate:

Fed redux: Making policy behind the curve

January 29, 2010

-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. --

With clear signs the U.S. and world economies have returned to growth, investors are trying to guess when the Federal Reserve will begin to raise interest rates again.

from MacroScope:

Bernanke Who?

December 9, 2009

When it comes to investing in a turbulent market, is ignorance bliss? According to a new survey by IBM, around half of U.S. investors have never heard of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. This, despite the fact that 67 percent say the global financial crisis has prompted them to pay greater attention to financial news. More than one-third could not identify the current unemployment rate. In case you missed it, the jobless rate eased to 10 percent in November after hitting a 26-1/2-year high of 10.2 percent in October.

from The Great Debate:

The death of the “punchbowl” metaphor

By J Saft
October 29, 2009

jamessaft1.jpg (James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

Don't expect the year-long rally in risky assets to be undermined any time soon by the Federal Reserve becoming concerned about inflation.

from Commentaries:

Time to get tough with AIG

August 28, 2009

It's time for someone in the Obama administration to read the riot act to Robert Benmosche, American International Group's new $7 million chief executive.