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Sept. 14, 2012

WHAT’S NEW IN QE3? The Federal Reserve’s number one focus is unemployment. Monthly spending: new purchasing of $40 billion in Mortgage Backed Securities ‘for as long as required’ and continued Operation Twist purchases of… Read More

Sept. 7, 2012

FEDERAL RESERVE STIMULUS VS EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK STIMULUS Federal Reserve: Keeping interest rates at historically low levels. Increasing the amount of money available through quantitative easing by increasing money supply. Effectively lowers the value… Read More

Aug. 31, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE CONFERENCE IN JACKSON HOLE Additional quantitative easing (QE) could be in the future, if required. Monetary policy (Federal Reserve) needs to be supported by fiscal policy (government). The Federal… Read More

Aug 24, 2012

MITT ROMNEY’S ENERGY PROGRAM He likes Canada, and would approve the Keystone Pipeline and is looking for a North American partnership for onshore and offshore drilling programs Sees the US as an exporter of… Read More

Aug. 17, 2012

HOW STEEP IS THE US “FISCAL CLIFF”? – CREDIT SUISSE OUTLOOK This “is the biggest tax increase that would happen since World War II.” [Will McBride, Washington D.C.] The fiscal cliff is a strategic… Read More

Aug. 10, 2012

FEDERAL RESERVE Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren wants the Fed to start an “open-ended” quantitative easing program of “substantial magnitude”. Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher said that just doing more… Read More

August 3, 2012

EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK (ECB) ECB President Mario Draghi has indicated that the focus of the ECB is to keep short term rates low by purchasing T-bills and short-term bonds. Draghi also stated that the… Read More

July 27, 2012

GLOBAL CENTRAL BANKS Current options for consideration by central banks include doubling-down on previous policies, absorbing some of the credit risk of new lending and charging commercial banks to pay for parking cash with… Read More

July 20, 2012

Andrew Busch on the US Presidential Election There are three areas of major concern for US businesses: the crisis in Europe, the slowdown in China, and the US fiscal cliff. IMF research shows that… Read More

July 13, 2012

NATURAL GAS The Sierra Club is addressing the environmental issues around natural gas fracking. They have had success in lobbying the US government to deny drilling permits offshore and on Federal lands. Currently there… Read More