Fed monetary policy

FOMC Preview

March 20, 2013

This marks a release time change for the FOMC statement.  These were released previously at about 14:15 local time but from hereon will arrive at 14:00 EDT.  The statement will be followed 30 minutes later by the start of a Bernanke press conference and the unveiling of new macroeconomic forecasts and indications of the frequency […] More

Fed Waiting for Godot

July 17, 2012

Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee today, Fed Chairman Bernanke did not move closer to fresh stimulus than his position in previous public comments including last month’s post-FOMC press conference.  Policymakers are prepared on a conditional basis to adopt further options, including perhaps a third round of quantitative easing, and the trigger for such action […] More