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Global Central Bankers Unite in Plea for Help From Governments

Central bankers in charge of the vast bulk of the world’s economy delved deep into the weeds of money markets and interest rates over a three-day conference here, and emerged with a common plea to their colleagues in the rest of government: Please help. 666 more words

Finance

Negative Rates and Cash Bans: The Chaos Continues at Jackson Hole


Source: TheDailyBell.com
August 27, 2016

Negative rates should be integral part of central bank policy options … Central banks should make negative interest rates a fully integrated part of monetary policy in order to respond effectively to future recessions, according to an academic paper presented on Friday to some of the world’s top central bankers. 

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News

The Fed: Myths vs. Reality

Traders, bloggers, media talking heads, and pundits of all stripes went into a feverish sweat as they anticipated the comments of Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen at the annual economic summit held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 1,146 more words

Themes - Trends

Fed Could Use Reserves Payments to Stimulate U.S. Economy

The Federal Reserve could push banks to lend more by paying Wall Street smaller returns on money stashed at the U.S. central bank when inflation is low, according to an academic paper presented on Saturday. 381 more words

Finance

They don't ring a bell

According to hoary Wall Street lore, they don’t ring a bell when a bull market ends or a bear market begins. (Those would actually be the same thing). 689 more words

Investing

A Look at US Home Improvement Trends

During my research of retailer Home Depot (NYSE:HD), I came across an extremely informative paper by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University titled, “ 930 more words

Mortgage

Libor Movement ....

London Interbank Offering Rate aka LIBOR is a floating rate benchmark that generally reflects short term interest rates. It is a rate that banks use to loan to each other and benchmark for various instruments such as floating rate loans. 69 more words

Investing/Financial Planning