Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                            
Wall Street Journal | Type the Title You Want People to See
Janet Yellen ’s job is about to get harder after a relatively easy first year as Federal Reserve chairwoman.
Telegraph | Sadly for all our futures, cheap money is here to stay. Just get used to it
When will interest rates rise again? Will they indeed ever rise again? According to the one-time American baseball player Yogi Berra, it is tough to make predictions, especially about the future. The idea that nominal rates will remain pegged at close to zero for all eternity is, of course, nonsense; nobody sensible would ever make such a forecast.
Bloomberg View | The What and the Why in Fed's Next Moves
As the Federal Open Market Committee concludes its first two-daypolicy meeting of 2015 today, Federal Reserve officials have been weighing a complicated tug of war between domestic and international economic considerations. They are also aware of the uncertainties associated with Europe’s increasingly fluid political and geopolitical situation. As such, look for them to stand pat, pushing any major policy signaling to their next meeting, in mid-March.

Wall Street Journal | What to Watch at This Week’s Fed Meeting
The Federal Reserve’s policy meeting Tuesday and Wednesday is likely to yield at most marginal changes to the central bank’s economic assessment and policy signals, with officials await more economic data before deciding when to raise interest rates.