Created in 1913 with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, the Federal Reserve (the Fed) is the central banking system of the U.S. The Fed functions as the bank of the U.S. government, overseeing the nation’s financial institutions. As the central bank, the Fed safeguards and manages the U.S. economy and its money supply with its economic and monetary policies, which makes it a very powerful global player. Ben Bernanke is the current chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Federal Reserve was last modified: September 7th, 2013 by admin
Will the U.S. Dollar Cause a Stock Market Crash in 2016?
Although the stock market grew at a rapid clip in recent years, 2015 is shaping up as a tipping point for the economy. Growth sputtered to a near standstill by the middle of the year as the economy was plagued by a bundle of problems. Tectonic forces beneath daily market movements continued.
Peter Schiff Says the Fed Will Never Raise Interest Rates
Peter Schiff had some harsh words for investors this Tuesday, warning of a possible U.S. stock market crash.
Schiff, a well-known analyst and media personality, is no stranger to criticizing the U.S. Federal Reserve, appearing on CNBC’s Futures Now segment on Tuesday. (Source:.
It wasn’t too long ago that the Federal Reserve told us it expected the U.S. economy to grow by three percent on average, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP). After all, with years of historically low interest rates and trillions of new dollars printed, that’s the least we could expect. But the sad reality is that now, even the.
Alan Greenspan’s 1998 Statement Haunting Janet Yellen Today
When Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan made a famous speech in 1998, no one knew how relevant it would be to Janet Yellen in 2015. Greenspan’s warning that the U.S. economy would suffer from global turmoil appears prophetic nearly two decades later.
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Silver is one of the most underappreciated assets in recent years, but there are signs the grey metal may jump 420% again. The last time silver prices made such extraordinary gains was from 2009 to 2011 when silver nearly topped $50.00 an ounce. The indicator that foreshadowed that rise is sounding the alarm again, saying silver prices.
Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.
Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.