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Stay up-to-date with the best Federal Reserve news on the internet with the Wiser daily email. It is a tailored made digest specifically designed for investors, business executives, policy influencers, and those with an interest in the US economy. It is that economy that the Federal Reserve is charged with protecting. It was formed in 1913 as a way to organize the government's monetary policy. Over the years, its remit has changed to reflect changing political and economic realities. Today its responsibilities include conducting America's monetary policy, regulating banks and other financial institutions, keeping the financial system stable and providing financial services to the government, foreign governments and large institutions. It is run by a board of governors - the current chair is Janet Yellen. She is the 15th chair of the Federal Reserve, which is also known as the Fed. She is running it during a time of change as the country emerges from the financial crises that began in 2008. Because of the importance of the organization it is not surprising that there is extensive Federal Reserve news coverage, analysis and opinion. The Wiser daily email pulls all of this together so you can stay informed.

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US housing starts rising in January; single-family starts jump 3.7%
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Please, don't experiment with monetary policy, by Scott Sumner
EconLog: Library of Economics and Liberty • Scott Sumner
Consumer Sentiment Rebounds in February
The Wall Street Journal • Harriet Torry
Bonds end mixed, call rates finish higher
The Economic Times of India • Pti
Why Has the Stock Market Risen So Much Since the US Presidential Election?
Peterson Institute Update • Beth Anne Wilson, Christopher G. Collins, Mohammad R. Jahan-Parvar, Olivier Blanchard, Thomas Pellet
Inflation is heating up. What should you do about it?
Los Angeles Times • Jim Puzzanghera
Dow pivots slightly higher, as stock market aims for 6th gain in a row, best weekly gains in years
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Q/A on Economic Slowdown Taking Hold
ECRI News • Ecri
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The New York Times • David Leonhardt
 
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Rates are at ‘extreme’ levels. Expect a big rally in bonds, utilities: trader
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Utilities have been kicked around this year. That could change soon, says one trader.
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US housing starts rising in January; single-family starts jump 3.7%
Business StandardReuters
US homebuilding increased to more than a one-year high in January, boosted by a rebound in the construction of single-family housing units, and further gains are likely with building permits soaring to their highest level since 2007. Other data on Friday showed...
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Economic Policy, Federal Reserve
Please, don't experiment with monetary policy, by Scott Sumner
EconLog: Library of Economics and LibertyScott Sumner
I am seeing an increasing number of pundits calling for policymakers to experiment with the economy. The basic idea seems to be to have (demand-side) policy run hot; to see just how much growth potential is out there. This was a bad...
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Economic Policy, Federal Reserve
Consumer Sentiment Rebounds in February
The Wall Street JournalHarriet Torry
A gauge of consumers’ confidence in the economic outlook rebounded this month, as low unemployment and optimism about the new tax regime outweighed financial-market volatility for American households. The University of Michigan on Friday said its consumer-sentiment index was 99.9 in February,...
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Federal Reserve, Finance
Bonds end mixed, call rates finish higher
The Economic Times of IndiaPti
Government bonds (G-Secs) ended mixed in a quiet trade following alternate bouts of buying and selling. While, the overnight call money rates finished higher following good demand from borrowing banks amid tight liquidity in the banking system. The 7.17 per cent 10-year...
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Elections & Polls, Federal Reserve
Why Has the Stock Market Risen So Much Since the US Presidential Election?
Peterson Institute UpdateBeth Anne Wilson, Christopher G. Collins, Mohammad R. Jahan-Parvar, Olivier Blanchard, Thomas Pellet
Olivier Blanchard (PIIE), Christopher G. Collins (Federal Reserve Board of Governors), Mohammad R. Jahan-Parvar (Federal Reserve Board of Governors), Thomas Pellet (PIIE) and Beth Anne Wilson (Federal Reserve Board of Governors) Policy Brief 18-4 Immediately following the US presidential election in November...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
Inflation is heating up. What should you do about it?
Los Angeles TimesJim Puzzanghera
After years of low inflation, signs that wage and price growth finally are heating up were a major factor in this month's financial market turbulence. But the recovery from the Great Recession has seen these inflation flirtations before. And despite big January...
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Dow pivots slightly higher, as stock market aims for 6th gain in a row, best weekly gains in years
MarketWatchMarkdecambre
U.S. stock-indexes traded modestly higher on Friday, on pace for its best week in more than a year following five straight daily gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 60 points, or 0.2%, at 25,255, the S&P 500 index added 2.5...
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Economic Policy, Federal Reserve
Q/A on Economic Slowdown Taking Hold
ECRI NewsEcri
Harlan Levy: How real and how significant are inflation and interest rate fears? Lakshman Achuthan: Coming on top of the realization that the world's central banks, net-net, plan to buy fewer bonds in 2018, the fresh news in recent weeks has been...
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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump to Dreamers: Get Out
The New York TimesDavid Leonhardt
This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday. First: “I don’t think we could have been more prepared than we were today,” Melissa Falkowski, a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...
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