Federal Reserve

30 posts categorized as "Federal Reserve"

Buffett on the Fed

May 12, 2015, by Dennis Peatrowsky

During Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger and Bill Gates sat down with CNBC reporter Becky Quick to discuss recent hot topics. Throughout the interview, the three investors shared their perspective on the job Janet Yellen is doing at the Fed; their perspective on recent currency; as well as the European monetary union,…

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Greetings and Some Concerns from Roland

March 9, 2015, by Roland Manarin

For 37 years, I’ve sought to educate folks on “real-world” safety and how to achieve a fair, long-term return on their investments. My advice often runs the opposite of the “trend du jour.” Lately, I’ve noticed the crowd is starting to behave like they did in the late ’90s, and this behavior is causing me…

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Why is the Fed Hiring an Emergency Preparedness Specialist Familiar with DHS Directives?

January 9, 2015, by Aron Huddleston

The U.S. Treasury recently spent $200,000 on survival kits for all of its employees who oversee the Federal banking system. These kits, which according to an article published by Freebeacon.com will be delivered to every major bank in the United States, will include a solar blanket, food bar, water-purification tablets, and dust mask (among other…

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The Fed’s Risky Bet on Growth

September 29, 2014, by Dennis Peatrowsky

A recent piece by Mohamed El-Erian published on Bloomberg.com stated that the U.S. Federal Reserve is trying to generate growth from a stimulus policy that relies heavily on artificially boosting stock and bond markets. Through its programs, the Fed is running a higher risk of financial instability, with an increasing dependence on an inept Congress….

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The Fed’s Massive Power Grab

August 14, 2014, by Roland Manarin

Over the past several years, the Federal Reserve has “seamlessly morphed from an institution that occasionally intervened in financial markets to a monster that apparently wants to control a great deal of the U.S. financial system,” according to a recent article by Brian Wesbury published by First Trust Portfolios. In the article, Wesbury provided examples…

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Federal Reserve Gone Wild

May 16, 2014, by Dave Blair

Over the past seven years, the Federal Reserve has increased the size of its balance sheet from about $850 billion in 2008 to $3.96 trillion in 2014. It implemented Quantitative Easing by “creating” excess bank reserves that were above and beyond what was required. Now, it looks like the Fed will try to finish tapering…

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