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  • David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge

    09/30/2017 4:13:19 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 71 replies
    CNBC ^ | 30 Sep 17 | Stephanie Landsman
    David Stockman is warning about the Trump administration's tax overhaul plan, Federal Reserve policy, saying they could play into a severe stock market sell-off. Stockman, the Reagan administration's director of the Office of Management and Budget, isn't stepping away from his thesis that the 8½-year-old rally is in serious danger. "There is a correction every seven to eight years, and they tend to be anywhere from 40 to 70 percent," Stockman said recently on CNBC's "Futures Now." "If you have to work for a living, get out of the casino because it's a dangerous place." He's made similar calls, but...
  • Federal Reserve to Launch Its Own E-currency: Fedcoin

    09/23/2017 11:10:02 AM PDT · by PPSman · 39 replies
    EconomicPolicyJournal.com ^ | September 23, 2017 | Robert Wenzel
    The U.S. Federal Reserve will not only issue its own cryptocurrency but will also make sure Americans use it, according to Doug Casey. “To start with, I suspect it’s going to be a parallel currency. Perhaps usable just within the U.S. which, in effect, would be a form of foreign exchange controls even more effective than the inability of Americans to open up foreign bank and brokerage accounts today [due to monetary control through FATCA]…I think it’s a near certainty that they’re going to do something like this and soon.” They will call it Fedcoin. David Andolfatto, vice president at...
  • The Federal Reserve is setting America up for economic disaster

    09/19/2017 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    I recently had the opportunity to read "The Creature from Jekyll Island" by G. Edward Griffin, a prodigious tome dealing with the circumstances surrounding the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. I was taken aback by some of its provocative assertions. America joined World War I largely to help a few bankers profit off the war (despite a long-standing Monroe doctrine that prohibited our involvement in European affairs) The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was supported by international financial interests in order to destabilize Russia and steal the wealth of the Russian people; and So-called "foreign aid" is merely a...
  • Ivanka Trump had breakfast with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

    09/12/2017 5:29:03 PM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 9/11/2017 | Patrick Gillespie
    Posting this for LucyT: Ivanka Trump had breakfast with Federal Reserve Chair Janet YellenIvanka Trump had breakfast with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this summer, according to logs of Yellen's public schedule. The two met on July 17 for a one-hour breakfast, according to the recently released logs. No details were given about what was discussed. With her term ending in February, Yellen is being considered for renomination by President Donald Trump. A White House official said Ivanka's breakfast with Yellen had nothing to do with President Trump's decision on the next Fed Chair, which is expected to come this...
  • Trump's Historic Opportunity with the Federal Reserve

    09/08/2017 3:35:52 PM PDT · by Mafe · 8 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 9/7/2017 | Tho Bishop
    And then there were three. Today Stanley Fischer submitted his letter of resignation from the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, effective next month, the second such resignation of Donald Trump’s presidency. While Fischer’s term as Vice Chairman of the Fed was set to end next year, he had the ability to serve as a governor through 2020. Along with Trump’s decision next year on whether to replace Janet Yellen as the Fed’s chair, this means Trumps will have the opportunity to appoint five of seven governors to America’s central bank. Given that the position holds a 14-year term, it is...
  • Janet Yellen's No. 2 at the Fed is stepping down

    09/06/2017 11:06:59 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 09/06/2017 | Myles Udland
    Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer is resigning from his post at the central bank effective in mid-October, the Fed announced Wednesday. Fischer cited “personal reasons” in his resignation letter to President Donald Trump. Fischer’s term as vice chair was slated to end on June 12, 2018. “It has been a great privilege to serve on the Federal Reserve Board and, most especially, to work alongside Chair [Janet] Yellen as well as many other dedicated and talented men and women throughout the Federal Reserve System,” Fischer wrote.
  • Yellen (FED chair) on Inflation

    07/21/2017 1:57:32 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 2 replies
    Safehaven ^ | 07-16-17 | Doug Noland
    "Fed Chair Janet Yellen says that in looking at asset prices and valuations, the central bank is 'not trying to opine on whether they're correct'; instead, policy makers are assessing the risk of potential spillovers. As asset prices rise, there hasn't been a substantial increase in borrowing, Yellen said. [The] financial system is strong and resilient." I assume chair Yellen is referring to U.S. non-financial and non-government borrowings. Clearly, central bank Credit and government borrowings have expanded spectacularly around the globe. I suspect as well there has been a major expansion in speculative leveraging and securities Credit at home and...
  • Gary Cohn is reportedly the top pick to take over for Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair

    07/12/2017 6:07:57 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/12/17 | Bob Bryan
    National Economic Council director and President Donald Trump's top economic advisor, Gary Cohn, is the leading candidate to take over the top job at the Federal Reserve, according to a report from Politico. Politico's Ben White and Victoria Guida said Tuesday that if Cohn wants the job currently occupied by Chair Janet Yellen, it's his to take, according to four sources close to the replacement search. Cohn had been reportedly leading up the search for someone to take over for Yellen when her term expires in February 2018. Reports also suggested that Cohn may be interested in the job.
  • Federal Agents Just Paid a Visit to Kathy Griffin — And Grilled Her for Over an Hour

    07/04/2017 6:36:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 7/4/2017 | JASON HOWERTON
    When Kathy Griffin posed for a photoshoot holding a fake decapitated, bloody head of President Donald Trump in June, she likely didn’t think about the wide-reaching implications of her so-called “joke.” While her controversial stunt resulted in some serious professional consequences, it also earned her a lengthy visit from the U.S. Secret Service. Secret Service agents reportedly tracked down Griffin and interviewed her in person for more than an hour. Further, the investigation into the bloody head debacle remains open. Griffin’s attorney, Dmitry Gorin, has claimed the comedian was merely exercising her “First Amendment rights to tell a joke.” “When...
  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen was treated at a hospital in London over the weekend

    07/03/2017 2:53:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    federalreserve.gov ^ | 7-3-17 | Federal Reserve
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen was treated at King Edward VII hospital in London over the weekend for a urinary tract infection. She was admitted Friday and released Monday. She is returning to Washington, D.C., and expects to resume her schedule as planned this week. Chair Yellen was in London for an event Tuesday, June 27, at the British Academy and stayed in London for a brief vacation with her family. For media inquiries, call 202-452-2955
  • Richmond Fed President Lacker says he was involved with Medley leak, announces immediate resignation

    04/04/2017 12:05:27 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 4 2017 | Jeff Cox
    Richmond Fed President Lacker says he was involved with Medley leak, announces immediate resignation Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker announced his immediate resignation Tuesday, admitting that he discussed sensitive information with an analyst regarding the Fed's plans for economic stimulus.
  • Trump's budget could plunge nation's capital into recession

    04/01/2017 5:29:23 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 138 replies
    While many of the targeted federal agencies have offices outside Washington, Trump's dream budget would hit the region disproportionately, with tens of thousands of jobs at risk. The cuts would be felt throughout the city, with fewer people riding the already-beleaguered Metro subway or eating at restaurants. It would also hurt Washington's already-shaky market for office space. Economist Stephen Fuller of George Mason University, who has studied the regional economy for decades, estimated 20,000-24,000 federal employees and 10,000 federal contractors would lose their jobs under Trump's proposal. That equates to 5 percent of federal workers in the region. With those...
  • If We Had Our way: New Year's Resolutions for the New Congress

    01/02/2017 1:41:53 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 January 2017 | Charles Scaliger
    Now that the dust has settled on the elections, the time has come (or so some of the punditry in the media assure us) to set aside political acrimony and unite under the new leadership of President-elect Donald Trump and the new House and Senate. Although it’s far from clear what President Trump will choose to prioritize, now that he will face the realities of entrenched political interests in Washington instead of his fired-up political base on the hustings, it seems at least possible that he will show much more sympathy for certain constitutionalist and Americanist causes — such as...
  • The Feds Are Being Investigated

    03/28/2017 12:24:47 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 28, 2017 | Gregg Robb
    In a move that Democrats in the committee fought very hard to resist, a house panel has approved a legislation that will allow a government watchdog audit the federal reserve's spending. Democrats in the committee were firmly against the bill.
  • Fed Increases Fed Funds Rate Twice Since Trump Elected President – Only Once in Obama’s 8 Years

    03/17/2017 9:51:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 17 Mar 17 | Joe Hoft
    In the past 10 years there have been only three Fed Funds rate increases. Two of those increases have occurred since President Trump won the election on November 8th, 2016. No Fed Funds Rate increases took place between June 2006 and December 2015. CNBC reported in December 2015 that President Obama oversaw “seven years of the most accommodative monetary policy in U.S. history” (from the Fed). Finally, in December 2015 after the Fed announced its first increase in the Fed Funds rate during the Obama Presidency, it was reported that: Given the economic outlook, and recognizing the time it takes...
  • Fed rate hikes + low growth = recession, says stock-market strategist

    03/16/2017 3:14:18 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 15 Mar 17 | Marc Decambre
    Some fear rate hikes could tip the economy into a recession. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lifted benchmark interest rates for only the third time in about a decade, and that has caused trepidation among some market participants. Lance Roberts, chief investment strategist at Clarity Financial, makes the case in one chart that raising interest rates off ultralow levels during a period of tepid economic growth coincides with recessions in the following three to nine months (see chart below, which compares real, inflation-adjusted, GDP to Fed interest rate levels). The Fed lifted key rates by a quarter-point Wednesday to a...
  • How The Federal Reserve Is Setting Up Trump For A Recession

    03/15/2017 2:57:09 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 53 replies
    Investing ^ | 3/14/2017 | Michael Snyder
    Most Americans do not understand this, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does, and that includes Donald Trump. Politicians tend to get the credit or the blame for how the economy is performing, but in reality it is an unelected, unaccountable panel of central bankers that is running the show, and until something is done about the Fed our long-term economic problems will never be fixed. For an extended analysis of this point, please see this article. In this piece, I am going to explain why the...
  • Atlanta Fed Slashes Q1 GDP Forecast To Just 0.9% Hours Before Fed Rate Hike -

    03/15/2017 5:18:31 PM PDT · by PK1991 · 23 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 3/15/17 | Tyler Durden
    "While it may not be the very definition of irony, we do find the fact that the Atlanta Fed has just cut its Q1 GDP forecast from 1.2% to 0.9%, a number which if confirmed would be the lowest quarterly print in year, just two hours before the Fed's rate hike quite humorous. As a reminder, the number was as high as 3.4% one and a half months ago."
  • Fed raises rates, sees two more hikes this year

    03/15/2017 11:42:40 AM PDT · by John W · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | March 15, 2017 | Justine Underhill
    For the first time this year, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, a widely expected move following strengthening economic reports and signals from Fed officials. After its two-day policy meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to raise the range of the federal funds rate to 0.75% and 1.00%, citing progress in labor market growth, business fixed investment and inflation. “In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee decided to raise…the fed funds rate,” the central bank wrote in its statement. One member of the committee, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari, voted against the decision,...
  • Stocks hold gains after Fed raises rates, as expected

    03/15/2017 11:07:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/15/17 | [CNBC] Evelyn Cheng
    U.S. stocks traded higher Wednesday, helped by a bounce in oil prices, after the Fed raised interest rates, as expected. Shorter-end Treasury yields came off session highs. The 2-year yield (U.S.:US2Y) fell to 1.33 percent after earlier hitting a high of 1.401 percent, its highest since June 11, 2009. The 10-year yield (U.S.:US10Y) traded around 2.58 percent as of 2:01 p.m.