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December 19, 2014

Yield Curve’s Effect Thwarted By Fed’s Actions

The Fed’s fingerprints are all over the charts.  Whether or not that is a good thing depends upon one’s point of view.   The yield curve still matters, in spite of former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s 2007 assertions to the contrary.  During testimony on February 14, 2007 before the Senate Banking Committee, the following interchange took place:   Senator Bunning: "You are telling us today that an inverted yield curve down the road will not affect the economy.  Did I misunderstand that, or is that accurate?" Fed Chairman Bernanke: "I think the yield curve could be inverted for a considerable period… more

 

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