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U.S. House committee approves bill to increase scrutiny of Fed

From Reuters

A Republican-controlled committee of lawmakers approved a bill on Tuesday to allow a congressional audit of Federal Reserve monetary policy, a proposal Fed policymakers have opposed and which faces an uncertain path to final approval. 337 more words

Economy

Great Expectations

The market response to last week’s Federal Reserve meeting and press conference was somewhat perplexing.  The interest-rate hike itself wasn’t a surprise – there was a nearly unanimous consensus among economists and other market participants that the Fed would increase the Fed Funds rate by 0.25%.  917 more words

Market Commentary

Two Trends That Will Force The Fed To Start Buying Stocks

By John Rubino – Re-Blogged From Dollar Collapse

While the Japanese and Swiss central banks have turned themselves into hedge funds by loading up on equities, the US Fed has stuck to supporting the stock market indirectly, by buying bonds. 559 more words

GDP & Employment

Two Trends That Will Force The Fed To Start Buying Stock

From DollarCollapse.com

Soon, corporations will stop repurchasing their equities and retirees will start liquidating their nest eggs. The Fed will respond by buying stocks.

While the Japanese and Swiss central banks have… 580 more words

Economy

Ghost shopping malls in the U.S.

The Fed has just raised the key federal funds rate by 25 basis points, citing improvements in the labor market and rosy economic indicators. Two more rate hikes are widely expected before the end of 2017. 458 more words

Economics

Second State In Less Than A Month Challenges Fed, Passes Bill To Treat Gold And Silver As Money

Source: Activist Post, by Justin Gardner

The second state in less than a month has made a direct challenge to the Federal Reserve monopoly on money, by forwarding a bill that would “eliminate capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie.” The Idaho House voted by a margin of 56-13 on March 14 to pass House Bill 206, following the Arizona House’s approval of a similar bill. 210 more words

REAL Money

Ignore the Hard Data at Your Peril

By Michael Pento – Re-Blogged From Pento Portfolio Strategies

Surveys of both consumers and businesses show there is an extreme level of confidence regarding future GDP growth. 702 more words

GDP & Employment