Janet Yellen, taking charge as Federal Reserve chairman, let lawmakers know she’s united with her policy committee and sees few risks that could derail a plan to steadily reduce the Fed’s bond purchases.
Here’s what to look for when Janet Yellen testifies before the House Financial Services Committee today in her first public remarks since becoming Federal Reserve chairman on Feb. 3. Yellen’s prepared remarks will be released at 8:30 a.m., and the hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Yellen plans to speak to the Senate Banking Committee on Feb. 13 in a second day of semi-annual testimony.
German stocks advanced for the third time in four days as investors awaited Janet Yellen’s first public remarks as the Federal Reserve chairman to gauge whether she will delay a third cut to bond purchases.
The economic expansion in the U.S. is sufficiently entrenched to withstand a short-term slump in stock prices and weakness in emerging markets, keeping the Federal Reserve on track to trim stimulus, economists say.
The U.S. economic expansion is sufficiently entrenched to overcome a short-term slump in stock prices and a cooling in emerging-market growth, keeping the Federal Reserve on track to reduce stimulus, economists say.
Five years into the era of quantitative easing pioneered by departing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, two economists say they’ve measured how much extra stimulus the bond purchases provide when the main interest rate is already near zero.