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Ben Bernanke and the 2007 Federal Reserve


Remembering some of 2007's top Federal Reserve related content...

2007 has seen the Federal Reserve cut interest rates... and cut interest rates some more. Since September, Chairman Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee announced Federal Funds rate cuts of 50 basis points, 25 basis points, and 25 basis points more for a total of 100 basis points so far this year.

Here in the Ville, we have been all over the Fed's actions and the implications for markets. Below find some of this year's top Federal Reserve related content:

Bernanke Speaks!
Ben Bernanke shows up for an exclusive interview with Hoofy and Boo... or does he?

The Door is Open For a Fed Panic
by Lance Lewis on August 3
With the credit markets having basically seized up and employment now showing early signs of weakness, the Fed has no choice but to put the market on notice that it is prepared to ease if necessary.

The Master of the Fed Domain
by Todd Harrison on August 8
We all know that there are massive imbalances percolating under the seemingly calm financial surface.

How Will the Fed React to the Current Market?
by Jeffrey Cooper on September 14
Will oil and gold keep the Fed on hold? Will an approach by the S&P towards 1500 keep Ben in a Box?

Surprising Trends in Federal Reserve Data
by Minyan Peter on September 17
While four weeks is a relatively short time frame, the changes in large bank balance sheet composition since early August are significant and warrant continued focus...

Ahead of the Fed: Some Answers
by Sean Udall on September 18
It's possible that too much has been made of this meeting unless the Fed surprises big in either direction.

Bernanke's Bullet Misses the Mark
by Mike Mish Shedlock on September 20
While the Fed can attempt to provide liquidity, the Fed cannot dictate where that liquidity goes, if indeed it goes anywhere at all.

Bernanke Stumped by Representative Ron Paul
by Scott Reamer on September 20
In today's testimony before the house, Fed Chairman Bernanke was questioned by Representative Ron Paul in what was a remarkable exchange.

The Fed in Wonderland?
by Jeffrey Cooper on September 21
The Fed is trying to pull a financial rabbit out of a hat, but can more quick fixes be multiplied by more synthetic credit divided by leverage?

Will The Market Get Funky With a Rate Cut?
by Jeffrey Cooper on October 29
The Fed is certainly in vogue with its constituency: They're dancing in the streets.

Is Bernanke Facing a Death Spiral?
by Prieur du Plessis on November 5
It would appear Bernanke is confronted with the proverbial Hobson's choice: inflate or die.

How Much Will the Fed Cut?
by Prieur du Plessis on December 10
There is a fair amount of doubt about whether the Fed cuts will be by a quarter or half a percentage point.
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