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 [...]
Entries Categorized as 'FOMC Dove Hawk Scale'
January 8, 2013
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 [...]
January 26, 2011
The FOMC rate decision is this afternoon and I have written a number of comments on what to look for and the potential outcome for the first FOMC announcement of the year. The 2 major things to watch are a) the Fed’s assessment of the economy and b) any dissenters. If the Fed [...]