Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke is an American economist and the current chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve is the central bank for the U.S. Bernanke initially became chairmen for the Federal Reserve in 2006, for a four-year term, which was again renewed for another term. Prior to becoming the chairman for the Federal Reserve, he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2002 to 2005. Before his career in government, Bernanke was a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business and a tenured professor at Princeton University.


We have Russia annexing Crimea from Ukraine and interest rates set to float higher sometime in early 2015, but the S&P 500 continued to edge up to another record-high on Friday. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is continuing to pull…

There’s a significant cold spell out there in the Mid-East and Northeastern parts of the country. At the same time, the stock market has cooled down a little, beginning the year on a cautious note. I recently discussed my views…

In 2013, the Federal Reserve gave stock market investors some of the easiest gains in history as a result of its quantitative easing. Now, as we move into 2014, while I believe it will likely be another up year for…

To close off the week, I’d like to offer some words of wisdom from my old friend Tony Jasansky, P.Eng. Tony has spent more than 40 years studying and analyzing the markets. He’s one of the best stock market analysts…

This is a big week for capital markets, with the Federal Reserve meeting and July’s unemployment numbers to be released on Friday. One thing that’s been clear with the stock market is that it has been staying lofty, mostly due…

The Federal Reserve has made it very clear that it wants to stop quantitative easing. But it has also made it just as clear that it won’t begin to taper its quantitative easing program until certain conditions are met. While…

What a remarkable past 20 hours it’s been… Yesterday afternoon, the Federal Reserve announced it might cut back on its $85.0-billion-a-month money printing program later this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tanked 200 points following the news (and continues…

I was recently out to dinner with a friend who manages tens of millions of dollars in private equity. While the Dow and the S&P 500 are still within two to three percent of their recent highs, my friend is…

As the key stock indices continue to climb higher, optimism amongst investors and stock advisors rises to a dangerous level. According to the Advisor Sentiment tracked by Investors Intelligence, an indicator I follow to gauge optimism in the stock market,…