Tag Archives: QE3

Government Spending Boosts Q3 GDP

Popular Economics Weekly WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. economy grew by a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, fueled by a surge in exports and the biggest jump in federal spending in five years, screamed one headline this … Continue reading

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Hoorays For New Fed Chair Janet Yellen

Financial FAQs Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony proved that she is more than qualified to steer the US economy back to health. She is the economists’ economist, in a word, willing to explain the most basic economic truths in … Continue reading

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Will 2014 Be a Janet Yellen Rally?

Popular Economics Weekly Consumer spending and future economic growth will depend on just how hard New Fed Governor Janet Yellen pushes the Federal Reserve Governors to maintain QE3 in 2014. She is a UC Berkeley economist interested more in creating … Continue reading

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Beware of the Taperians!

Popular Economics Weekly Now that the Fed has begun to reduce its QE3 securities’ purchases $10B per month in January, what will that do for growth? My answer is it’s too soon to say. Firstly, beware of the ‘Taperians’, those … Continue reading

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November’s 203,000 Payroll Jobs Not Enough

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today unemployment declined from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 203,000. But that shouldn’t be enough good news for the Federal Reserve … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t Fed Reduce QE3?

Popular Economics Weekly Chairman Ben Bernanke attempted to answer that question at his post-FOMC press conference last Wednesday.  He said economic growth has slowed and so the Fed has reduced its growth projection to 2.0 to 2.30 percent for the … Continue reading

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Bad Jobs Report, Another New Deal Needed

Financial FAQs We now know why this economic recovery has been so weak 4 years after the end of the Great Recession. The government has been taken out of the jobs market. Government spending has been cut, rather than increased … Continue reading

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