Tag: Janet Yellen

Leadership Changes Loom At The Fed

Leadership Changes Loom At The Fed

The Trump administration is starting to consider a replacement for US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen after her term expires. This is only one potential leadership change in what could be a wave of turnover ahead for the institution. Also […]

Wage Inflation – Gradually And Then Suddenly

Wage Inflation – Gradually And Then Suddenly

“How did you go bankrupt,” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” “What brought it on?” “Friends,” said Mike. “I had a lot of friends.” ? Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises (1926) How Trump’s nominee for […]

Listening To Yellen

Listening To Yellen

Today’s MarketCycle’s Musings, written on July 15, 2017,  will be very brief.  Recently, stock markets have been showing signs of being on the verge of a correction of around 10%.  Janet Yellen, who is likely seeing the same thing, came to […]

Decoding Yellen’s Message

Decoding Yellen’s Message

“I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant” Alan Greenspan On July 12, 2017 in her semiannual testimony to Congress, Janet Yellen […]

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Post-Fed Follow-Up

I sat on the porch Listened to the rain Smoked a cigarette And counted to ten Oh no, here it comes again That funny feeling ? Camper Van Beethoven, Oh No! (1985) Goldman Sachs: Value Investing Is Dead…..   Algorithmic […]

FOMC FAQ: Is A Rate Hike Imminent?

FOMC FAQ: Is A Rate Hike Imminent?

Key Takeaways The Fed holds its fourth of eight FOMC meetings of the year this Tuesday and Wednesday (June 13–14, 2017). The fed funds futures market is currently pricing in a 96% chance of a rate hike this week. Fed […]