Tag Archives: Fisher

August 29

Fed Transparency – Clear as Mud

By David Nelson, CFA Even the press are starting to refer to the Fed’s annual trek to Jackson Hole as little more than a circus. (Barron’s: Fed’s Jackson Hole Circus) I said in last week’s post the commentary will be about as clear as mud followed by a parade of Fed officials each expressing their […]

October 30

The Pendulum Shifts

By David Nelson, CFA It’s no secret that there’s been a raging debate inside the Fed. Hawks like Fed Governors Plosser and Fisher have been quite vocal in recent months taking every chance to voice their concerns that the Fed was falling behind the curve. In previous Fed releases it’s the hawks that have taken […]

October 20

The Fed Needs a Communications Czar!

By David Nelson, CFA In November of 2013 former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke made a speech describing his efforts over the last eight years to “make the Federal Reserve more transparent — and, in particular, to make monetary policy as transparent and open as reasonably possible.” The transparency he describes has morphed into a stream of consciousness narrative […]

October 09

Fed’s New Mandate

By David Nelson, CFA Wednesday, the FOMC released the minutes from their September meeting giving stocks their biggest one day gain of the year. If you aren’t sure if this was a Fed induced rally a quick look at the S&P intraday chart is all the confirmation you’ll need. All of this must be pretty […]

September 18

We Aren’t at Defcon 1 – FED UP

By David Nelson, CFA The FOMC Team concluded their 2 day meeting yesterday with head coach Yellen taking the podium to answer questions. As I said in yesterday’s blog that if the controversial term “considerable time” remained, the first question in the press conference would focus on that decision. CNBC’s Steve Liesman got the first […]