Abrupt ousters, public missteps sink morale inside New York Fed

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By Matthew Boesler, Alex Harris, and Liz McCormick
Bloomberg News
Sunday, August 4, 2019

As the financial world watches the White House turn up the heat on the Federal Reserve in Washington, another Fed drama has been playing out right on Wall Street's doorstep.

Putin's pledge to ditch the dollar is slowly being fulfilled

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By Andrey Biryukov
Bloomberg News
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Russia is acting on a pledge by President Vladimir Putin to shrink the role of dollar in international trade as tensions sour between Washington and Moscow.

White House's Kudlow again says no dollar intervention

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By Ryan Haar
Bloomberg News
Friday, August 2, 2019

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said today the administration would not undertake currency intervention, one week after President Donald Trump explicitly said he had not ruled out taking steps on the dollar.

Stefan Gleason: As Fed disappoints, will Trump try currency intervention?

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By Stefan Gleason
Money Metals Exchange, Eagle,Idado
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Following months of cajoling by the White House, the Federal Reserve finally cut its benchmark interest rate. However, the reaction in equity and currency markets was not the one President Donald Trump wanted -- or many traders anticipated.

Trump's new tariffs may set stage for more Fed rate cuts

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By Ann Saphir and Richard Leong
Reuters
Friday, August 2, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump's surprise move on Thursday to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports has thrown the Federal Reserve another curveball that may force the central bank to cut interest rates more than it had hoped was necessary to protect the U.S. economy from trade-policy risks.

Torgny Persson: The history of the world is a history of gold

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7:40p ET Thursday, August 1, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Ted Butler hails new CFTC chairman's support for limiting derivatives positions

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6:50p ET Thursday, August 1, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Silver market analyst Ted Butler today welcomes a statement by the new chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Heath Tarbert, that the commission "must issue long-awaited rules to limit derivatives positions that help unscrupulous traders corner commodity markets."

While incomplete, records show that JPMorganChase is the New York Fed

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1:57p ET Thursday, August 1, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Wall Street on Parade's Pam and Russ Martens today delve into the intimate relationship between the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and JPMorganChase & Co., the latter having been commissioned as the New York Fed's agent in rescuing the investment bank Bear Stearns in 2008 with billions of New York Fed money.

Central bank hunger for gold lifts demand to 3-year high

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By Rupert Rowling
Bloomberg News
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Central banks continued to load up on gold in the first half of the year, helping push total bullion demand to a three-year high, according to the World Gold Council.

Ronan Manly: Gold is the ultimate asset as Fed joins race to the bottom in interest rates

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5:56p ET Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bullion Star gold researcher Ronan Manly writes that the Federal Reserve's interest rate cut today will hasten the race among central banks to devalue their currencies with more interest rate reductions and asset purchases.