Economist: Fed taper is ‘a toe in the water’

Jake Tapper The Lead CNN.com 12/18/2013

Federal Reserve officials decided Wednesday to start gradually reducing their massive economic stimulus program.

Beginning in January, the Fed will buy $75 billion in bonds each month, down from the $85 billion it had been buying since September 2012.

“This is a toe in the water,” said chief economist […]

One Degree Of Hillary: How Clinton Is Connected To The World's Most Powerful

Caroline Howard Forbes 10/30/2013

Through her many professional lives—as first lady, U.S. senator, secretary of state, lawyer, author and presidential candidate-in-waiting—Hillary Clinton can be linked, by a very short chain, to nearly all of the FORBES World’s Most Powerful People. From Hillary’s perspective, it’s a small world after all.

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Julian Robertson Warns 'We Are In A Bubble Market' And Yellen Is 'Way Too Easy Money'

Tyler Durden ZeroHedge 10/7/2013

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…A spell-bound Maria Bartiromo was looking for any silver lining when Julian Robertson responded ominously,“we’re in the middle of a kind of bubble market,” and when they “prick the bubble, there will probably be a pretty bad reaction.” With views on The Fed’s easy-money, Twitter, and market frothiness, Robertson […]

SEC moves to tighten regulations on money market funds

Sarah N. Lynch Reuters 6/5/2013

A portion of the $2.6 trillion money market fund industry would be required to fundamentally change how it prices its shares under proposals issued by U.S. regulators on Wednesday to reduce the risk of abrupt withdrawals.

But the Securities and Exchange Commission plan was not as strict as some market […]

‘Markets Under The Spell Of Monetary Easing’ Bank Of International Settlements Finds… Same As ‘Then’

…[Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are] adequately capitalized. They are in no danger of failing…

 

Tyler Durden Zero Hedge 6/2/2013

Then….

Ben Bernanke 7/1/2005, CNBC interview:

INTERVIEWER: Tell me, what is the worst-case scenario? We have so many economists coming on our air saying ‘Oh, this is a bubble, and it’s going […]

WSJ: Federal Reserve Mapping Exit From Stimulus

The Lonely Conservative 5/10/2013

Is QE Forever going to come to an end? Maybe, sort of, but we don’t know when. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Federal Reserve is now starting to map its exit strategy from ongoing bubble inflation, er, I mean stimulus.

Federal Reserve officials have mapped out a strategy for […]