Yellen: Fed needs to detect asset bubbles when they’re forming

Yellen reiterated her approach to Fed policy, showing a commitment to using the low federal funds rate and the ongoing $85 billion in monthly asset purchases to drive an economic recovery.

The immediate or proximate cause of the crisis in 2008 was the failure or risk of failure at major financial institutions globally, starting with the rescue of investment bank Bear Stearns in March 2008 and the failure of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. Many of these institutions had invested in risky securities that lost much or all of their value when U.S. and European housing bubbles.

Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates to avoid a potential asset bubble. tools – they’re.

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By the time Janet Yellen became Fed chair, the Fed was no longer buying new long-term assets under the LSAP program. The Fed was, however, continuing to reinvest the proceeds from earlier investments to keep the natural "rolloff" of maturing assets from running down the Fed’s stock.

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Overall, prices have surpassed those of Housing Bubble 1. So dear Fed Governors, please have a look at some of the beautiful housing bubbles around the country. As you’ll see, they’re really not "hard to spot." This is the Boston metro, where the current home price index is now 9% above the peak of Housing Bubble 1 (Nov 2005):

Indeed, how do you possibly justify the new Fed Chair’s claim that the Yellen. (they’re actually down from $407 to $406 per week in constant 1982 dollars). Even as the Fed’s balance sheet has.

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Commentary: Fed-driven rally is about to end badly. The formula is simple: "When an asset has moved two standard deviations from its long-term real price trend" the markets are in a bubble. That fits "the 1929 bubble, the Nifty-Fifty boom of the 1960s, and the dot-com mania in the late 1990s." So Chancellor reviews the "typical features.

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WATCH: Joint Economic Committee hearing with Fed Chair Janet Yellen Dr. Yellen is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.. A good deal of this leverage came in the form of mortgage debt.. Since the intensification of the financial crisis last fall, the Fed has. responding directly to an asset price bubble when one is detected. This is.