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  • What Modern Monetary Theory has to say about the US Fed’s change of strategy Sep 02, 2020 10:35 AM IST

    What Modern Monetary Theory has to say about the US Fed’s change of strategy

    Although the recent policy statement by Powell seems like a small victory for labour, MMTers have warned that the Fed is likely to revert to its old ways after the economic crisis unleashed by the pandemic abates

  • Jackson Hole 2020: Central bankers say unemployment biggest hurdle in years to come Aug 31, 2020 03:17 PM IST

    Jackson Hole 2020: Central bankers say unemployment biggest hurdle in years to come

    Heads of central banks discussed the long-term ramifications and economic upheaval caused by the pandemic at the Federal Reserve’s flagship annual event.

  • Should RBI follow the US Federal Reserve in targeting average inflation? Aug 31, 2020 11:52 AM IST

    Should RBI follow the US Federal Reserve in targeting average inflation?

    An AIT approach implies that when inflation is high, policy rates will remain tighter for a longer period of time as well

  • Zombies and the missing inflation puzzle Aug 31, 2020 09:06 AM IST

    Zombies and the missing inflation puzzle

    A paper by Viral Acharya and colleagues finds that low interest rates support the proliferation of zombie firms, which add to supply, keeping prices low

  • The Fed’s evolution is coming to a computer screen near you Aug 27, 2020 03:02 PM IST

    The Fed’s evolution is coming to a computer screen near you

    It is unclear whether the adjustments Powell and his colleagues make will be enough to deal with the headwinds of the modern economy

  • Explained | What the hell is a yield curve, why would anyone want to control it and other annoying questions answered Aug 25, 2020 10:15 AM IST

    Explained | What the hell is a yield curve, why would anyone want to control it and other annoying questions answered

    Several investors and stakeholders actively place bets on the stock market in anticipation of the yield curve controls (YCC) policy. Here is a deep look at its significance and what you should know about it.

  • DAILY VOICE | Centre's renewed focus on infrastructure will be beneficial: Satish Kumar of Equirus Securities Aug 18, 2020 08:05 AM IST

    DAILY VOICE | Centre's renewed focus on infrastructure will be beneficial: Satish Kumar of Equirus Securities

    For investors, I have one only piece of advice - BUY businesses that are likely to deliver growth and do not worry about market levels.

  • Federal Reserve sees dim economic outlook as coronavirus squeezes economy, keeps rate unchanged Jul 29, 2020 11:47 PM IST

    Federal Reserve sees dim economic outlook as coronavirus squeezes economy, keeps rate unchanged

    The central bank said it will also continue to buy about $120 billion in Treasury and mortgage bonds each month, which are intended to inject cash into financial markets and spur borrowing and spending.

  • US Federal Reserve announces extension in lending facilities until end of the year Jul 28, 2020 10:20 PM IST

    US Federal Reserve announces extension in lending facilities until end of the year

    The extensions apply to those facilities that were due to expire on or around September 30, the Fed said in a statement.

  • Fed hoped to skirt a second coronavirus wave. Small businesses may sink in it Jul 24, 2020 04:24 PM IST

    Fed hoped to skirt a second coronavirus wave. Small businesses may sink in it

    After the Fed's June 10 meeting, Chair Jerome Powell said 'assuming that the disease remains or becomes pretty much under control, I think what you see is...an expansion that builds momentum over time.'

  • Cresting 'first wave' of stimulus may be next hurdle for world markets Jul 16, 2020 10:31 PM IST

    Cresting 'first wave' of stimulus may be next hurdle for world markets

    The US Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, Bank of England, and Bank of Japan joined others in March with a wave of stimulus to stem damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Fed's Harker says failure to control virus creating more economic uncertainty Jul 15, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    Fed's Harker says failure to control virus creating more economic uncertainty

    Based on average forecasts, Harker said real GDP growth could drop by 20 percent in the first half of this year and then grow by 13 percent in the second half. He said the economy could decline by about 6 percent for the year

  • Fed's Kaplan says mask-wearing is key to economic growth Jul 10, 2020 08:01 PM IST

    Fed's Kaplan says mask-wearing is key to economic growth

    A recent surge in COVID-19 cases in several US states including Texas is raising concern that a recovery that likely began in May could falter if authorities re-impose lockdowns or consumers reduce spending out of fear that getting out and about could mean they get the sometimes fatal disease.

  • Jerome Powell repeats Fed to use full range of tools to aid economy Jun 17, 2020 10:29 PM IST

    Jerome Powell repeats Fed to use full range of tools to aid economy

    The recession is hurting Americans unequally, taking the deepest toll on African Americans and other minorities, Powell said in prepared remarks for his testimony before the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee.

  • Jerome Powell warns that long downturn would mean severe damage Jun 16, 2020 09:14 PM IST

    Jerome Powell warns that long downturn would mean severe damage

    Powell is delivering the first of two days of semi-annual congressional testimony, on Tuesday to the Senate Banking Committee before addressing the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday.

  • Federal Reserve launches long-awaited Main Street lending program Jun 15, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Federal Reserve launches long-awaited Main Street lending program

    Fed officials adjusted the Main Street program twice by expanding the range of loan sizes to make it available to more companies that need help keeping workers on staff.

  • Federal Reserve sees 'persistent fragilities' for households and businesses: Fed report Jun 12, 2020 10:50 PM IST

    Federal Reserve sees 'persistent fragilities' for households and businesses: Fed report

    In its twice-annual Monetary Policy Report to US lawmakers, the Fed also reinforced expectations for a sharp decline in economic activity in the current quarter.

  • Federal Reserve to keep buying bonds and sees no rate hike through 2022 Jun 10, 2020 11:43 PM IST

    Federal Reserve to keep buying bonds and sees no rate hike through 2022

    The Fed has cut its benchmark short-term rate to near zero. Keeping its rate ultra-low for more than two more years could make it easier for consumers and businesses to borrow and spend enough to sustain an economy depressed by business shutdowns and high unemployment.

  • Yield control bets increase as investors wait for Fed Jun 10, 2020 06:22 PM IST

    Yield control bets increase as investors wait for Fed

    Bond market players are increasingly convinced one of the Fed's next moves will be to cap yields at a specific point on the curve, by buying 2- or 3-year maturities for example, to reinforce their guidance that rates are not going up anytime soon.

  • Wall Street and Fed fly blind as coronavirus upends annual stress tests Jun 01, 2020 04:53 PM IST

    Wall Street and Fed fly blind as coronavirus upends annual stress tests

    Since the 2009 financial crisis, the Fed has tested annually a snapshot of big bank balance sheets against an extreme hypothetical economic shock.

  • Investors seen queuing up for new US 20-year bonds, backstopped by Fed May 19, 2020 10:45 PM IST

    Investors seen queuing up for new US 20-year bonds, backstopped by Fed

    Treasury will initially offer $20 billion 20-year bonds and will sell a total of $54 billion over the next three months. The last 20-year was sold in 1986.

  • Fed, Treasury chiefs face heat over uneven US coronavirus response May 19, 2020 09:50 PM IST

    Fed, Treasury chiefs face heat over uneven US coronavirus response

    Powell and Mnuchin were testifying to the Senate Banking Committee as Congress considers whether to roll out trillions of dollars of additional aid to bolster an economy that was brought to a virtual standstill by lockdowns imposed in March and April.

  • Jerome Powell: Fed not looking at negative rates May 13, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    Jerome Powell: Fed not looking at negative rates

    In a Webcast Question & Answer hosted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Powell said the Fed's view on negative interest rates has not changed and it is not something the policy-setting committee is looking at.

  • Jerome Powell warns of a possible sustained recession from coronavirus pandemic May 13, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Jerome Powell warns of a possible sustained recession from coronavirus pandemic

    Powell says the Fed will “continue to use our tools to their fullest” until the viral outbreak subsides but gives no hint of what the Fed's next steps might be.

  • Gold holds steady ahead of US Federal Reserve chairman's speech May 13, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    Gold holds steady ahead of US Federal Reserve chairman's speech

    Gold held steady on Wednesday as market participants stayed away from making big bets ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell amid rising speculation the United States could one day adopt negative interest rates.

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