Tag Archives: Fed Chairman Janet Yellen

Full Employment Is Here, But No Inflation (Revised)

Financial FAQs The Bureau of Labor’s JOLTS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey out Tuesday showed a huge boost in hiring and shrinkage of available jobs. What to make of it with almost nonexistent inflation, and the Fed’s Janet Yellen … Continue reading

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Full Employment Here, But No Inflation?

Financial FAQs The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s JOLTS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey out Tuesday showed a huge boost in hiring and shrinkage of available jobs. What to make of it with almost nonexistent inflation, and the Fed’s Janet … Continue reading

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Why Did Fed Raise Rates Again?

Popular Economics Weekly U.S. growth cycles have averaged about 8 years since WWII, yet the Federal Reserve just announced they were raising their overnight rate for the third time—to 1.25 percent. It also forecast that the unemployment rate could fall … Continue reading

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Why Such Dismay At Fed Chair Yellen’s Dovish Remarks?

Financial FAQs Janet Yellen gave another speech yesterday, and stocks and bonds rallied. So you would think the pundits would applaud her speech. But, no, with approximately half of the Fed Governors saying they want higher interest rates now, many … Continue reading

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Dr. Yellen—Don’t Raise Interest Rates Just Yet.

Popular Economics Weekly The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased … Continue reading

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A Good Jobs Report

Financial FAQs Should we push back the first Fed rate hike to the presidential election year of 2016, because of June’s softer-than-expected employment report? Nonfarm payroll growth came in at 223,000 vs expectations for 230,000 and above. It included downward … Continue reading

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The Bernanke-Yellen Led US Recovery

Financial FAQs Friday’s January unemployment report should close the books once and for all on the debate whether austerity cutbacks in government spending (and debt) such as happened in Europe, or pro-active government policies by the U.S. Federal Reserve Banks … Continue reading

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