Ben Bernanke

Deflationary Decade(s)

I've seen a lot of commentary lately describe conditions as if things are calmed down. There was a bit of growth scare, a little T-bill indigestion …

Business

How to Play Any Rise in U.S. Treasury Yields: Market Recon

The U.S. economy is growing faster than at any point over the past four years. We haven't seen this kind of expansion since a growth spurt spanned …

U.S. Economy

August 3: Anniversary of Cramer's Legendary 2007 'They Know Nothing' Fed Call

Before he created the now infamous tech stock acronyms 'FANG' and 'Cloud Kings', TheStreet's founder Jim Cramer was taking the slow-moving Ben …

Investing

Ronni Stöferle on Why Gold Still Matters

Even many libertarians dismiss gold and precious metals as irrelevant in the global monetary system. Ben Bernanke famously told Ron Paul that gold is …

Conservative View

The inverted yield curve: when Ben Bernanke says “don’t worry”, smart investors get nervous

This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning.<p>Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors …

Economics

Google Leads a Busy Earnings Week: Market Recon

Artistic Interpretation<p>By Friday, we'll have in possession our first look at the second quarter of 2018 from an economic growth perspective. Hopes …

Globalization

What the yield curve tells us about the US economy | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Ben Bernanke, former chair of the Federal Reserve, earlier this week warned against reading the US yield curve, or the difference …

Federal Reserve

Bernanke warns against reading wrong yield curve signal | Financial Times

It would be a mistake to think that the unexpected flattening of the US yield curve signals a looming recession, Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of …

Interest Rates

Stocks mixed; Bernanke, Geithner, and Paulson raise concerns about next financial crisis

Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) stocks are mixed, as Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner and Henry Paulson raise concerns about the next financial crisis. The …

Finance

Paulson, Geithner, and Bernanke issue warnings about the next financial crisis

Three men who played a central role in the US response to the 2008 financial crisis have voiced concern that the country may be forgetting the lessons learned from the crisis.<p>Former Treasury Secretaries Henry Paulson and Timothy Geithner, and former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke took part in a …

Economy

Former Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Says Economic Outlook Is ‘Quite Strong’

Bernanke isn’t alarmed by recent bond-market developments many see as hinting at trouble down the road<p>Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, remains upbeat about the economy’s outlook and isn’t particularly alarmed by recent bond-market developments many see as hinting at trouble …

Economics

The 3 men who steered the US through the 2008 crash think we're forgetting lessons from the crisis

Reuters; Reuters; Reuters<p><b>Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner, and Ben Bernanke have warned that the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis are in danger of</b> …

Budget Deficit

Lessons for next US financial crisis from 3 key ex-officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three officials who played vital roles in combating the 2008 financial crisis say they worry that the painful lessons from the …

Ben Bernanke

A Warning About the Next Economic Crisis from Leaders Who Battled the Last One

Three top officials who helped steer the U.S. through the financial crisis a decade ago warned Tuesday that, while the banking system has clearly …

Economy

Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, June 29-July 5, 2018

<b>Worthy reads on Equitable Growth:</b>• Austin Clemens writes in “Realizing the promise of place-based economics requires more and better data from across …

Brad DeLong

Let’s Hope Jerome Powell Isn’t Wrong Like Ben Bernanke

The current Federal Reserve Chairman sounds a lot like the one who failed to see the last crisis coming.<p>Let’s hope Fed Chair Jerome Powell is correct when he says: “The economy is so strong.” and “the U.S. economy is in great shape” (“Powell Doesn’t Get High,” Review & Outlook, June 14). I remember …

Jerome Powell

US Economy on 'Slippery Slope' to Recession: Rosenberg

The U.S. economy is "on a slippery slope organically without the ongoing benefits, if you want to call it that, of government intervention and …

Economic Data

Ben Bernanke warns this is the Wile E. Coyote economy

<b>1. Don't look down:</b> Ben Bernanke fears that the American economy will soon look like a Looney Tunes episode.<p>The former Federal Reserve chief questions the wisdom of Congress for waiting until the economy looked healthy and then hitting the gas with massive corporate tax cuts and a burst of spending.<p>…

Time Warner

U.S. to Decelerate Back to 2% Trend Growth, Says JPM's Santos – Bloomberg

U.S. to Decelerate Back to 2% Trend Growth, Says JPM's Santos<p>U.S. to Decelerate Back to 2% Trend Growth, Says JPM's Santos<p>U.S. to Decelerate Back to …

Markets

Trump's economic stimulus will fade in 2020, when Wile E. Coyote will 'go off the cliff,' Bernanke says

The economic effect of President Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion tax cut and $300 billion bump in federal spending will wear off in two years and then …

Economics

Bernanke compares U.S. economy to Wile E. Coyote

What do the U.S. economy and Wile E. Coyote have in common? Ben Bernanke might say -- a whole lot. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Rick …

U.S. Economy

Ben Bernanke: 'Wile E. Coyote' Economy Will Go Off A Cliff In 2020

Donald Trump gave away the store at the wrong time, warns ex-Fed chairman.<p>Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned that the Trump administration’s massive, unfunded $1.5 trillion tax cut and about $300 billion in new spending pose serious problems for the future.<p>“What you are getting is …

U.S. Congress

Bernanke, Fischer Support Clarida Nomination for Fed Vice Chairman

Ben Bernanke, Stanley Fischer, Martin Feldstein and Alan Blinder sign a letter of support for Richard Clarida<p>Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and three other former leading economic policy makers endorsed Richard Clarida’s nomination to serve as the Fed’s No. 2 official in a letter they …

Economics

Ben Bernanke Loosens Up During His Post-Crisis Years

Now at a think tank, the former Federal Reserve chairman returns to more-academic pursuits<p>A decade after the financial crisis, The Wall Street Journal has checked in on dozens of the bankers, government officials, chief executives, hedge-fund managers and others who left a mark on that period to …

Federal Reserve

Scenes from the first day of the Bush Center's Forum on Leadership

Day One of the George W. Bush Presidential Center's Forum on Leadership including a kickoff luncheon on empowering and advancing women with remarks …

George W. Bush

Fed's Bostic sympathetic to adopting price-level targeting

(Reuters) - The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Raphael Bostic, waded into a potentially contentious debate at the U.S. central bank on Tuesday over whether to replace its 2 percent inflation target, saying he favors a new and nearly untested monetary policy strategy known as …

Business

The New Fed Speaks

On Thursday, March 21, the new Fed Chairman Jerome Powell sat down in front of cameras to answer question after his central bank hiked the Fed Funds …

Business

If Powell Is Angry And Disgusted, That's A Small Positve

<i>By Jeffrey P. Snider</i><p>According to one research company, new Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell was disgusted and angry at his press conference …

Business

Bernanke, Geithner & Paulson on the 2008 financial crisis

This is pretty amazing: The three men who helped shepherd the U.S. through the 2008 Great Recession are worried that the country and Congress have …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Pure Monetary Policy Does Not Make Sense, And Nor Does Pure Fiscal Policy

By "pure monetary" policy, I mean adjusting interest rates. The problem there is (strange to relate) that interest rates have to be kept artificially …

Business