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  1. Why Is 2% Inflation Our Goal?

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    Wed, 11 Mar 2015

    course, the U.S. economy looks like it’s booming when compared with the global economy. As former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan told CNBC , “global effective demand is extraordinarily weak – tantamount to the late stages of the Great Depression

  2. UPDATE 1-Former Fed chiefs join call to keep currency rules out of trade pacts

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - A group of prominent U.S. economists, including former Federal Reserve chiefs, Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, wrote to congressional leaders Thursday to support key...

  3. Former Fed chiefs join call to keep currency rules out of trade pacts

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - A group of prominent U.S. economists, including former Federal Reserve chiefs, Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, wrote to congressional leaders Thursday to support key...

  4. Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter: Year End 2014

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    Thu, 22 Jan 2015

    the simplistic logic that passes for financial wisdom, if equities are good, then gold must be bad. If there has been a Greenspan /Bernanke put for equities, why not a Yellen cap for gold? Such a notion might explain the fearless manner in which gold has

  5. Gold Beat All Other World Currencies in 2014

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    Fri, 2 Jan 2015

    his most recent book, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan convincingly makes the case that gold is indeed money ..... would accept as World War II was drawing to a close. Greenspan goes on to make another astute point. If gold is nothing

  6. Greenspan Throws a Wet Blanket on Hopes for Growth Breakout

    Commentary

    Tue, 30 Dec 2014

    Bloomberg article “Almost all of the weakness in the last four, five, six years has been in long-lived investments” in capital goods and real estate, Greenspan said. “Until these pick up, we’re not going to get the kind of vibrant growth that everyone is hoping fo

  7. Lessons From Low Int. Rate Japan?

    Commentary

    Sat, 13 Dec 2014

    Interst Rates Ms. Yellon, Inspite of what your bosses ( The President, Congress and Wall Street wants) and do this starting the 1st Qtr of 2015 , don't Let Your Bosses Influence you , like they did Greenspan and Berneke Sell outs !

  8. The Seeds for Better Growth Are Being Sown

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    Wed, 19 Nov 2014

    prospect that global demand may be weakening. The previously noted downward inflation trends are a serious concern. As Alan Greenspan once famously said, ”the US cannot continue to be an island of prosperity.” If the global growth backdrop becomes

  9. Navigating The New Neutral

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    Thu, 13 Nov 2014

    the economy runs “hot” in future years, and if the Fed reaction function under Chair Janet Yellen is similar to the Greenspan -Bernanke reaction depicted in Figure 6, we would expect the federal funds rate in the future to be eventually pushed above

  10. Fed Hikes and the Impact on Spread Sectors

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    Thu, 9 Oct 2014

    moved lower, a phenomenon popularly referred to as “ Greenspan ’s conundrum” (Exhibit 1). Finally, the actions ..... tightened by 3 standard deviations, and when Chairman Alan Greenspan hiked in 1988 financial conditions were somewhat tighter

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