Ben Bernanke appointed new Fed Chairman

Discussion in 'Financial Futures' started by mhashe, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. mhashe


    Looks like bonds reacted down earlier in the day expecting this news. This is the same guy who commented that he plans to shower $USD bills from helicopters to inflate away the debt. Everyone has been watching the DX waiting to go long on the break. The overnight EUR reaction here will be interesting.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday nominated top White House economist Ben Bernanke to succeed Alan Greenspan as Federal Reserve chairman, and the former Fed board governor pledged to keep faith with the Greenspan era.

    If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Bernanke, a widely respected monetary economist with a rich academic resume, would have huge sway over the world's mightiest economy.

    Greenspan, 79, is set to step down on January 31 after leading the central bank for more than 18 years through a period in which he cemented a reputation as a monetary policy "maestro."

    "Ben Bernanke is the right man to build on the record Alan Greenspan has established," Bush, flanked by Greenspan and Bernanke, said in a brief Oval Office ceremony.

    U.S. stocks logged their biggest one-day gain in six months as Bernanke's nomination laid to rest market uncertainty over who would be Greenspan's heir. Bond prices ended lower on worries a Bernanke Fed could take an easier line on inflation, despite his assurances on Monday that he would steer the central bank along Greenspan's course.
  2. Where are these helicopters again?
  3. I think bernanke has the keys to the paper and ink rooms....

    as if there was a lock on them..........
  4. kowboy


    Does anyone have a link to the helicopter article?
  5. kowboy


    How the heck are we supposed to figure out how to protect our fixed dollar assets against Bernanke's "measured inflation," in other worlds, the cold assed heartless calculating devaluation of your dollar assets?
  6. mhashe


    imo buy Gold ( and Canadian $ ). An ever diminishing supply, exponential increase in demand ( Indian and Chinese demand for jewelry ) and rampant inflation in the forseeable future equal higher gold prices.
  7. ^ nods. Bernanke believes in steady inflation whereas Greenspan was low to none.