Category Archives: Federal Reserve

Book Review: To the Edge

To the Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis was a book unlike any other historical analysis I have read so far. This was probably inevitable given the nature of the of the 2008 financial crisis, … Continue reading

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The Economy is Not Alright

Just an observation, in one part obvious, the other more in minutia: Anecdotally, the US economy increasingly relies on the press releases of the US Fed and similarly powerful institutions. While these organizations significantly affect the economic performance of markets, … Continue reading

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On April 24th, the St. Louis Federal Reserve’s popular data service, FRED, was hacked by unidentified assailants. For those who do not know, the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) is a data aggregation and presentation service provided solely by the … Continue reading

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The Real Danger of Congress Controlling the Fed

This past Tuesday, Richard Shelby, a republican senator from Alabama, introduced a draft bill to reform the Federal Reserve, a controversial topic across the entire political spectrum. While calls for further oversight of the Federal Reserve system are well intended, … Continue reading

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Jobs Report = No Rate Increase for the Fed

Despite removing the phrase ‘patient’ from its press release, it is safe to say that the Federal Reserve will not be increasing its interest rates in the immediate future because of this month’s under-performing jobs report. Quoting the Wall Street Journal: … Continue reading

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