“readings on housing activity — a sector that has been recovering since 2011 — have remained disappointing so far this year and will bear watching”.
"los primeros cuatro meses del año, las ventas de las casas dentro del 1% más caras, con precio superior a los $1.67 millones, han crecido un 21%… adicional al +35% que subieron en 2013. Por contra, las ventas del otro 99% de viviendas han caído un 7.6% en el año en curso".
“All twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity continued to expand since the previous report. The pace of economic growth was characterized as moderate in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San Francisco, while the remaining Districts reported modest expansion. Compared to the previous reporting period, Boston and Richmond noted a slightly slower pace of growth. Most Districts were optimistic about the outlook for growth.”
“The unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in April and remained at that level in May. However, the labor force participation rate also declined in April and then held steady in May, while the employment-to-population ratio remained flat”
“Consumer price inflation picked up in recent months, while measures of longer-run inflation expectations remained stable”. “Increases in measures of labor compensation remained modest.”
“While the current asset purchase program is not on a preset course, participants generally agreed that if the economy evolved as they anticipated, the program would likely be completed later this year”.“If the economy progresses about as the Committee expects, warranting reductions in the pace of purchases at each upcoming meeting, this final reduction would occur following the October meeting”.
“The guidance continued to emphasize that the Committee’s decisions about how long to maintain the current target range for the federal funds rate would depend on its assessment of actual and expected progress toward its objectives of maximum employment and 2 percent inflation…“The Committee again stated that it currently anticipated that it likely would be appropriate to maintain the current target range for the federal funds rate for a considerable time after the asset purchase program ends”.
“Signs of increased risk-taking were viewed by some participants as an indication that market participants were not factoring in sufficient uncertainty about the path of the economy and monetary policy,“
“where appropriate, supervisory measures should be applied to address excessive risk-taking and associated financial imbalances. At the same time, it was noted that monetary policy needed to continue to promote the favorable financial conditions required to support the economic expansion.”
“Alan Greenspan, año 2000: “So long as we recognize the risks and insist on good risk-management system, and so long as supervision moves-as it has-from balance sheet analysis to a review, evaluation, and criticism of risk management systems, economic growth is, I suggest, enhanced by the kinds of financial innovation that technology and deregulation are now producing.”
“Our assessment is that this looks to be a very orderly and moderate kind of cooling.”
“Our assessment is that there’s not much indication at this point that subprime mortgage issues will spread into the broader mortgage market, which still seems to be healthy. And the lending side of that still seems to be healthy.”
“The Federal Reserve is not currently forecasting a recession.” … cuando la recesión ya estaba en marcha!”
The world’s aggregate supplyof capital, labor, raw materials and most everything else is far above its aggregate demand.The result is persistently low prices.
Una vez que esto se rompa, por favor díganme, ¿quién absorberá toda la oferta?
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Mientras el índice registra máximos históricos, la media diaria de volumen, de 20 sesiones -línea roja del cuadro inferior, de volumen- ha alcanzado mínimos históricos de su serie, desde 2004.
En renta fija también se alcanzaron niveles extremos en la sesión de ayer, hasta el punto que los tipos a 10 años del bono español se situaron en el 2.58%, frente al 2.61% de los emitidos por el Tesoro americano, aberrante pero cierto.
Mr. Chairman, at the present session of Congress we have been dealing with emergency situations. We have been dealing with the effect of things rather than with the cause of things……Mr. Chairman, we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve Board, a Government board, has cheated the Government of the United States and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt.The depredations and iniquities of the Federal Reserve Board has cost this country enough money to pay the national debt several times over.This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of the United States, has bankrupted itself, and has practically bankrupted our Government. It has done this through the defects of the law under which it operates, through the maladministration of that law by the Federal Reserve Board, and through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it”.
“The Governing Council decided to intensify preparatory work related to outright purchases in the ABS market to enhance the functioning of the monetary policy transmission mechanism.Under this initiative, the Eurosystem will consider purchasing simple and transparent asset-backed securities with underlying assets consisting of claims against the euro area non-financial private sector, taking into account the desirable changes in the regulatory environment, and will work with other relevant institutions to that effect”.
It is becoming tougher and tougher being a U.S. bank. Squeezed by stricter regulations, a sputtering economy and anemic markets, financial institutions are finding profits hard to come by on both Main Street and Wall Street. The latest example of the twin forces pinching banks’ growth came in official figures released on Wednesday. A steep drop in mortgage lending and a slowdown in securities trading fueled a 7.6% drop in net income in the first quarter from the same period a year ago at the nation’s 6,730 commercial…
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