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Stuart McPhee
What BOJ Didn’t Say
By Stuart McPhee - May 22, 2013

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) ended a two-day meeting on Wednesday with a statement that was more important for what it did not say.The central bank said nothing about the need to address heightened ...

Brenda Jubin
Book Review: Finding Your Element
By Brenda Jubin - May 22, 2013

A side trip today from the standard fare, thanks to NetGalley. Are you where you want to be in life, both professionally and personally, or—as with most people—is something missing? Ken ...

Dollar Softer On Fedspeaks, Bernanke Awaited
By ActionForex - May 22, 2013

The dollar is a touch weaker against the euro as markets enter into an eventful day. Comments from Fed officials suggested that Fed could refrain from tapering the asset purchase for a while. St. ...

Stuart McPhee
BOJ Affirms Easing Plan
By Stuart McPhee - May 22, 2013

The Bank of Japan affirmed a plan to double the monetary base over two years after a jump in bond yields highlighted risks associated with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to revive the ...

Bruce Krasting
Bernanke KIKs The Can
By Bruce Krasting - May 22, 2013

In February, when Ben Bernanke gave his report to Congress, he spoke of his concern about “Excessive risk taking”. On May 10 he repeated his warning: Very low interest rates, if ...

Doug Short
Two Measures of Inflation: New Update
By Doug Short - May 22, 2013

Note from dshort: I've updated the accompanying charts with the latest Consumer Price Index data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The annualized rate of change is calculated to two decimal places ...