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Top Five Monetary Policy Issues To Watch In 2017

The FedMoney and Banking


Here are the five most important issues to keep an eye on in 2017.

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Dollar Retreats from Highs as FOMC Stays Skittish

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


The Fed keeps hinting that it plans to raise the target rate more than once this year. But, the Fed's level of confidence is near zero.

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Week in Review: January 7, 2017

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks


This year, our attention will be toward the Fed and central banks, as the world's financial elites try to navigate increasingly volatile waters.

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The Case Against Fed Reform

The FedMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking


Congress seems set to reform the Fed, but what we really need is Fed competition.

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What Is This "Neutral" Interest Rate Touted by the Fed?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


The Fed says it can use a "neutral interest rate" to set policy. But, Fed economists don't understand how the neutral rate works.

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Do Central Bankers Know a Bubble When They See One?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


At different times and in different places, Fed officials have changed their stories about whether or not bubbles can be seen before they pop.

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Paul Krugman’s Latest Conspiracy: Trump Is A Gold Bug

The FedGold Standard


As we wait to see what 2017 has in store for us, at least we can enjoy watching Krugman continue to destroy his reputation 140 characters at a time.

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Will A Stronger Dollar Cause a Trade War with Europe?

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


If the US dollar begins to return to monetary sanity — for now — other currencies will face grave threats to their monetary status quo.

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Week in Review: December 17, 2016

BiographiesThe FedPolitical Theory


We lost one of the great scholars this week with the passing of Ralph Raico.

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