Megan Perry

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What you need to know about the economy in 2014

Any week in which the economy takes center stage tends to be a headache to even the most committed reader of news. What happens in DC often stays in DC – if only because many of the economic decisions made there seem so remote and alienated from the rest of the country.<p>But the decisions made in …

Quantitative Easing the Killer Solution

On September 20, 2008, the Wall Street Journal wrote: <i><br>When government officials surveyed the failing American financial system this week, they didn't</i> …

Fed Policy Makers Rally Behind Tapering QE as Yellen Era Begins

Federal Reserve policy makers trimmed bond buying for a second straight meeting, uniting behind a strategy of gradual withdrawal from Ben S. …

The Fed After Ben: Janet Yellen, The Challenge Of Tapering And A Bloated $3.6 Trillion Balance Sheet

The Fed has been the dominant market player since the 2008 financial crisis that brought the global economy to its knees, having taken its balance sheet past $3.6 trillion in its attempts to jumpstart growth. The end of Chairman Ben Bernanke’s tenure marks the moment in which the Fed will have to …

Analysis: Emerging markets buffeted by bipolar world | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Ailing emerging markets are caught between a rock and a hard place - Washington and Beijing to be more precise.<p>A U.S. 100 dollar banknote is seen on top of 5 and 10 lira banknotes in this illustration picture taken in Istanbul January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer<p>For much of …

Analysis: Emerging market pain not about to faze U.S.-focused Fed | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve, intent on cutting its stimulus again this week, is not about to blink in the face of a brutal selloff of emerging market assets that could yet gain steam in Turkey, Argentina and elsewhere.<p>Turkish lira banknotes are seen in this photo illustration …

Timeline: A short history of QE and the market - Marketwatch

PrevNext<p>A short history of QE and the market<p>Since November 2008, the Federal Reserve has gone through three rounds of quantitative easing to help …

Yellen says emerging market turmoil will not sway the Fed

Janet Yellen has turned a cold shoulder to the pleas of emerging markets by signalling that only a domestic slowdown will influence US monetary …

Federal Reserve System: How Will FOMC Tapering QE & Emerging Market Turmoil Impact The US Dollar In 2014?

U.S. stocks tumbled on Wednesday, with the Dow dropping as much as 174 points in early trading, as investors continued to weigh fears in emerging …

Taper in a teapot: The Fed’s tweaking of monetary policy

The decision by the US Federal Reserve to reduce the rate of its securities purchases by $10bn a month is best dismissed as<br>a taper in a teapot. It is …

What Fed tapering means for you

The Federal Reserve’s funneling of trillions of dollars into the economy over the past five years has provided a shot in America’s arm. The stimulus …

2014: Investing in a World of Hyperaggressive Monetary Policy

The growth of the U.S.'s bigger and broader productive economy has been stunted by bad policies and bank bailouts benefiting rent-seeking financiers siphoning off an outsized percentage of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP). Rent-seeking companies lobby Congress for subsidies for activities …

Countervailing motion

THOSE looking for someone to blame for the upheaval in financial markets tend to finger the Federal Reserve. By phasing out its scheme of suppressing …

Analysis - Davos dilemma: how to help, not harm, world's fragile recovery | Reuters

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - On the face of it, a combination of record low interest rates, ample liquidity and faster economic growth should sustain the world’s recovery from financial crisis this year.<p>A person walks past the entrance of the congress centre for the annual meeting of the World …

Bernanke’s Unprecedented Rescue Unlikely to Be Repeated

As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke shuts the door to his office for a final time in two days, he can say he took actions that were the first …

Europe Needs the Fed’s Medicine

One of the great ironies of the post-Lehman Brothers financial crisis is that the euro, a currency much of Wall Street thought unable to survive the …

Yellen Says Recovery in Labor Market Far From Complete

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen pledged to maintain her predecessor’s policies by scaling back stimulus in “measured steps” and signaled that …

Fed eases up on QE by another $10 billion

As it said goodbye to the man who led it through eight history-making years, the Federal Reserve did as it was expected Wednesday, voting to reduce …

Economics

The taper disaster that wasn't

THE WORLD Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report, published today, gives a useful summary of how emerging markets have fared in the face of the …

What is quantitative easing?

TODAY the European Central Bank (ECB) launches its long-awaited programme of quantitative easing (or QE), adding lots of public debt to the private …