Entries Categorized as 'Bernanke'

Fed: Data Shows Mkt Pricing in Q2 Rate Hike?

Date May 19, 2011

It has been a while since I provided updated numbers for the market’s rate hike expectations and I will chalk it up to my travels! Rate expectations are always changing and a lot has happened over the past month. Its always important to keep track of them because they reflect what investors are pricing in! […]

Bernanke’s Plan Z

Date July 20, 2010

U.S. equities turned positive, erasing triple digit losses in the second half of the NY trading session. The improvement in risk appetite also extended to currencies as safe haven flows eased out of the U.S. dollar. The British pound, Swiss Franc and commodity currencies benefited from the weakness in the greenback. The Japanese Yen moved […]

Updated! Salaries of Central Bank Governors

Date March 26, 2009

The job of turning around the global economy lies of the shoulders of just a few people and in this group includes central bank governors. With such a tall task at hand, it leads me to wonder what are the people with such power and responsibility making. Is it enough to compensate for the sleepless […]

EUR/USD Could Extend to 1.40

Date March 19, 2009

The EUR/USD is on a tear, having rallied more than 600 pips or 5 percent over the past 24 hours. The significance of Fed’s actions continue to resonate over the currency markets and even though we have already seen parabolic moves in the pair, I think it will head higher. Why? On December 16th, when […]

How Does the Fed “Print Money?”

Date March 18, 2009

With the Fed’s announcement today, many people may be wondering “How does the Fed print money?” Here is a snippet from my Daily Piece on Currencies. Most of the time when we say that a central bank “prints money” that does not mean that they actually fire up the electronic version of a printing press. […]