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  • US Fed imposes sweeping new limits on policymakers' investments Oct 22, 2021 09:00 AM IST

    US Fed imposes sweeping new limits on policymakers' investments

    The United States Federal Reserve on October 21 announced that its policymakers and senior staff would be barred from investing in individual stocks and bonds

  • Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell faces reappointment amid tumult Oct 06, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell faces reappointment amid tumult

    Powell is said to have earned respect within the White House for his aggressive use of the Fed’s tools in the wake of the pandemic recession

  • Fed's Jerome Powell opens door to tougher regulations as renomination decision looms Sep 24, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    Fed's Jerome Powell opens door to tougher regulations as renomination decision looms

    At a press conference on Wednesday following the Fed’s latest meeting at which policymakers kept interest rates near zero as the U.S. economy continues to heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, Powell was unequivocal when asked how much he would defer to a new vice chair for supervision expected to be named this fall to oversee bank regulation.

  • More Federal Reserve officials see first interest rate rise in 2022 Sep 23, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    More Federal Reserve officials see first interest rate rise in 2022

    Nine officials on the FOMC now expect a US rate increase next year, up from seven officials in June

  • Gentle Jay does it again Sep 23, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    Gentle Jay does it again

    Is the Fed chair a master communicator, who has signalled his intentions so clearly that when he states them explicitly, the market takes it easy? 

  • Fed signals early taper, but there is no immediate impact Sep 23, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    Fed signals early taper, but there is no immediate impact

    The Fed continues to delink interest rate lift-off from tapering. Though the dot-plot of the September meeting hints towards one rate hike of 25 bps in 2022, Powell said “lift-off in policy rates” is not on its radar, as of now

  • Should Biden reappoint Jerome Powell? It depends on his theory of change. Sep 15, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    Should Biden reappoint Jerome Powell? It depends on his theory of change.

    Critics accuse Powell of being too soft as a regulator of banks and other financial institutions and insufficiently committed to the cause of climate change

  • Taper Tantrum 2.0 – Can India ward off the 2013 market turmoil rerun? Aug 30, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    Taper Tantrum 2.0 – Can India ward off the 2013 market turmoil rerun?

    The Fed has laid the groundwork for tapering this year, but it has also given plenty of advance notice

  • Moneycontrol Pro Weekender | Walking a fine line Aug 28, 2021 10:04 AM IST

    Moneycontrol Pro Weekender | Walking a fine line

    Jerome Powell did the fine balancing act of laying out the ground for a taper, but kept markets happy by stopping short of saying when

  • Stocks rise as Jerome Powell takes cautious stance on stimulus withdrawal during Jackson Hole address Aug 27, 2021 10:07 PM IST

    Stocks rise as Jerome Powell takes cautious stance on stimulus withdrawal during Jackson Hole address

  • US Fed chair Jerome Powell hints at tapering of easy money policy by year-end Aug 27, 2021 08:19 PM IST

    US Fed chair Jerome Powell hints at tapering of easy money policy by year-end

    The Fed has been buying $120 billion a month in mortgage and Treasury bonds to try to hold down longer-term loan rates to spur borrowing and spending.

  • US economy on track for strong jobs market despite Delta: Fed's Powell Aug 27, 2021 07:51 PM IST

    US economy on track for strong jobs market despite Delta: Fed's Powell

    Powell warned that moving to respond to temporary inflation pressures 'may do more harm than good.'

  • Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Jackson Hole takes the spotlight Aug 27, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Jackson Hole takes the spotlight

    In today’s edition of Moneycontrol Pro Panorama: Why Jackson Hole matters, the vax reportcard, the Weekly Tactical, IRCTC steams ahead, EV ripple effects, India road map for SPACs, investors stay light on leverage and more

  • Fed's Jerome Powell in spotlight as markets await taper plans Aug 27, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    Fed's Jerome Powell in spotlight as markets await taper plans

    When Covid-19 transformed the world's largest economy last year, the Fed jumped into action to prevent a major recession, slashing interest rates to zero in March 2020 and buying huge amounts of Treasury debt and agency mortgage-backed securities to provide liquidity to the financial system.

  • Dilemma for Fed chief: High inflation and a surging virus Aug 26, 2021 10:54 PM IST

    Dilemma for Fed chief: High inflation and a surging virus

    The hasty shift to an online event reflects the rapid rebound of the pandemic, led by the delta variant, particularly in the South and Northwest.

  • The pandemic is testing the Federal Reserve’s new policy plan Aug 25, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    The pandemic is testing the Federal Reserve’s new policy plan

    Despite rapidly rising inflation, the Fed chief has to explain why full-blast support from the central bank remains necessary

  • Why Jay Powell should be bold at Jackson Hole Aug 23, 2021 12:05 PM IST

    Why Jay Powell should be bold at Jackson Hole

    The longer the Fed chair waits to detail his own thinking, the greater are the economic, financial and institutional risks

  • US Fed: Now, one step closer to 'tapering' Jul 29, 2021 09:13 AM IST

    US Fed: Now, one step closer to 'tapering'

    The Fed believes that long term inflation expectations are anchored around the 2 percent objective and that’s what matters for policy decisions

  • Federal Reserve begins meeting amid taper speculation Jul 27, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    Federal Reserve begins meeting amid taper speculation

    A Fed spokesperson said the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) began its deliberations, but the latest thinking on the economy's progress will not be known until Wednesday, when the FOMC releases its policy statement and Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks to reporters.

  • Stocks drop on China clampdown at start of data-packed week Jul 26, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Stocks drop on China clampdown at start of data-packed week

    The key event of the week for markets is the Fed meeting, where investors will look for Chair Jerome Powell’s comments about the timing for the start of tapering of the central bank’s asset purchases.

  • Gold slips, hovers near four-week peak on dovish Jerome Powell Jul 15, 2021 10:36 AM IST

    Gold slips, hovers near four-week peak on dovish Jerome Powell

    Spot gold fell 0.2% to $1,823.87 per ounce by 0333 GMT, having hit a peak since June 16 on Wednesday at $1,829.55. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,824.70.

  • Asian shares find support as Jerome Powell shrugs off inflation Jul 15, 2021 07:32 AM IST

    Asian shares find support as Jerome Powell shrugs off inflation

    A raft of Chinese economic data due later in the day, will be a major focus in Asia as will earnings from major companies, including Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC.

  • Powell says inflation will be 'elevated' in coming months Jul 14, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    Powell says inflation will be 'elevated' in coming months

    In his testimony, Powell was upbeat about the economy, with growth on track 'to post its fastest rate of increase in decades.'

  • As consumers fret about near-term inflation, the Fed is watching closely Jul 13, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    As consumers fret about near-term inflation, the Fed is watching closely

    The Fed is mapping inflation expectations to see if the recent jump in consumer prices is lifting outlooks in a lasting manner

  • Fed unity cracks as inflation rises and officials debate future Jun 30, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    Fed unity cracks as inflation rises and officials debate future

    Chairman Jerome Powell sees recent price increases as transient, but other officials like James Bullard are not on the same page

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