Entries Categorized as 'FOMC'

FOMC Voters 2014 Dove Hawk Scale

Date January 7, 2014

The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee changes every year and 2014 in particular iss a big year for the Federal Reserve because there are a number of new faces on the Federal Open Market Committee or FOMC. With her official confirmation on Monday, Janet Yellen will become the first woman to lead the world’s most […]

FOMC Voters 2013 Dove Hawk Scale

Date January 8, 2013

The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee changes every year and for 2013 in particular, the new makeup of the FOMC will be extremely important because this group will decide whether asset purchases should end in 2013. Gone are Lacker (the most hawkish member of the FOMC), Pianalto (a dove), Williams and Lockhart. Three doves and […]

Compare the FOMC Statements April vs. March

Date April 25, 2012

Here’s my marked up version of the FOMC Statement with notable changes. Compare with: March FOMC Statement Release Date: March 13, 2012 For immediate release More on this topic (What's this?) Will Increased Fed Transparency Impact Investor Decisions? (ValueWalk.com, 1/4/12) The Federal Reserve vs. Investors (The Market Financial, 11/20/14) About the 40% Collapse in the […]

Table: How US Economy Changed Since Last FOMC Mtg

Date April 25, 2012

Here’s a table comparing how the US economy has changed since the last FOMC meeting in March. More weakness than strength 4 sure…

FOMC Voters 2012 Dove Hawk Scale

Date January 10, 2012

The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee changes dramatically in 2012. Gone are Evans (the most dovish member of the FOMC), Fisher, Plosser and Kocherlakota (the Trio of hawks) and in comes Lacker, Pianalto, Lockhart and Williams. Three hawks and one dove will now be replaced with three doves and one hawk. We can only imagine […]