ECB considers Fed-style stimulus | Top Forex Brokers

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img Negative interest rates? Printing money? They’re now both firmly on the agenda in Europe if prices don’t start to pick up soon. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the... moreShare it now!

Yellen speaks for hour, market only hears three words

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img Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen spoke for an hour at her press conference Wednesday, but the market only heard three words: “around six months.”

She was asked how long the Fed would wait after the tapering ends before it begins to raise interest rates.

Her answer: “So the language that we used in the statement is ‘considerable period.’ So I, you know, this is the kind of term it’s h

Fed says to keep rates low even after economy regains health | Top Forex Brokers

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img The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it could keep interest rates unusually low even after the U.S. job market returns to full strength and inflation rises to the central bank's target.

In announcing its view on future rates after a two-day policy meeting, it also dropped a set of guideposts it was using to help the public anticipate when it would finally start bumping overnight borrowing cos

Fed set to roll out new low-rate pledge

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img The Federal Reserve has said again and again that it wants to keep interest rates low for a long time. But it keeps fiddling with how to express that commitment.

Another shift in that communications strategy is set to occur when the central bank’s interest-rate-setting committee gathers for two days of talks on Tuesday and Wednesday, as it’s the first meeting to be led by Janet Yellen, the new

4 things to expect from Yellen's Federal Reserve

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img The Federal Reserve is expected to change its economic goalposts and continue winding down its stimulus program, at Janet Yellen's first meeting as head of the central bank this week.

How Yellen-led Fed tweaks low-rate pledge is one key | Top Forex Brokers

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img The Federal Reserve has said again and again that it wants to keep interest rates low for a long time. But it keeps fiddling with how to express that commitment....

ECB holds rates, looks at back door measure to loosen policy | Top Forex Brokers

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img The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged on Thursday, holding its nerve in the face of uncomfortably low inflation though it may unleash other measures to pep up a fragile euro zone recovery.

The decision to leave its main interest rate at 0.25 percent was generally expected by markets, though a third of economists polled by Reuters forecast a cut.

Fed's Fisher raises concern over stock values

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img Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, on Wednesday said he was concerned about "eye-popping levels" of some stock market metrics, and said the central bank has to monitor the signs carefully to make sure another bubble isn't forming. In his speech in Mexico City, Fisher said some indicators like the price-to-projected forward earnings, price-to-sales ratios and market c

ECB to take the QE plunge this year…finally

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img Better late than never, right? Despite the myriad political, legal and financial obstacles, the European Central Bank will this year take the plunge and start printing money. QE is coming, says BNP Paribas.

Ukraine Replaces Central Bank Head

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img Ukraine replaced its central bank chief as it scrambles to fend off default, while Russia poured scorn on the legitimacy of the new interim leadership.

The temporary government in Kiev said it needs $35 billion of financial assistance as the U.S. and the European Union pledged aid for a new administration. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said opponents of deposed President Viktor Yanukovych broke a

Meet Janet Yellen's Fed posse - Video

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img As Janet Yellen faces Congress for the first time as Fed chair, here's a look at her inner circle - four trusted advisers who have her ear and whose public words will closely align with her own thinking.

Yellen says Fed on track to keep trimming stimulus

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img Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday the U.S. central bank was on track to keep reducing its policy stimulus, even as she acknowledged the labor market recovery was "far from complete."

In her first public comments as Fed chief, Yellen said the central bank would need to keep its eye on a broad range of labor market indicators, not just the unemployment rate, as it continued to a

Yellen Says Recovery in Labor Market Far From Complete

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img Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen said more work is needed to restore the labor market to health and pledged to maintain her predecessor’s policies by scaling back stimulus in “measured steps.”

While growth has picked up, “the recovery in the labor market is far from complete,” Yellen said today in the text of remarks to the House Financial Services Committee. “I am committed to achieving

As Yellen makes Fed debut, expect theater, not fireworks

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img Janet Yellen's first test as chair of the Federal Reserve comes on Tuesday when she faces U.S. lawmakers, some hostile to the central bank, who will want to know how committed she is to winding down the Fed's support for the economy.

With the world's financial markets watching, Yellen, who succeeded Ben Bernanke last week, will have a chance to set a mostly upbeat tone and point to signs of st

Yellen stresses continued low-rate policy

Posted by Forexsq 72 days ago (
img New Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen smiles as she arrives to take the oath of office at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, February 3, 2014.

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — New Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Tuesday that markets should expect the central bank to continue to follow the low-interest-rate path laid out by her predecessor Ben Bernanke.

“Let me empha

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