Federal Reserve

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.

Rand Paul: This Could Spark a Stock Market Crash in 2015

By Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rand Paul Predicts Stock Market CrashThe Federal Reserve’s reckless monetary policies have distorted financial markets, laying the groundwork for a possible U.S. economic collapse or stock market crash in 2015.At least, that’s the opinion of Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul. In a speech at Morningside College in Sioux City, the Kentucky Senator argued. Read More

S&P 500 Up on Strong Job Numbers in June

By Thursday, July 2, 2015

S&P 500 Up on Strong Job NumbersWall Street opened slightly higher on Thursday, July 2nd, as job growth slowed down in June, lowering the probability that the Federal Reserve will raise the interest rate this year. European stock markets traded lower and the mood was one of caution with Greece set to vote on a referendum on Sunday.Job growth slows down in the summer. Read More

New Numbers Suggest U.S. Economic Outlook Isn’t as Good as You Think

By Wednesday, July 1, 2015

U.S. Economic OutlookTraders received another piece of disappointing economic data, suggesting the U.S. economic outlook isn’t as rosy as many economists believe.On Tuesday, June 30th, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported Midwest manufacturing activity declined last month. In May, the Chicago Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) climbed. Read More

Ron Paul Says the Stock Market Crash Could Cause an Economic Collapse

By Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Economic Collapse on the HorizonA stock market crash could usher in a U.S. economic collapse, rewriting the rule book for the entire monetary system.At least, that’s the opinion of former Congressman Ron Paul. During an interview on CNBC last week, the libertarian commentator predicted a huge crash in the financial system, saying the stock market’s “day of. Read More

U.S. Consumer Spending Soars 0.9% in May

By Thursday, June 25, 2015

U.S. Consumer SpendingConsumer spending recorded its largest increase in nearly six years in May, indicating that the U.S. economy is picking up momentum.Personal spending climbed a seasonally-adjusted 0.9% from a month earlier. The reading measures what consumers spend on everything from cars to clothing. Consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds. Read More


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