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Trump Set to Shake Up Fed, Nominate Conservative Bankers onto Ultra-Liberal Board

Trump is set to nominate Robert Jones chair, CEO of Old National Bank, Carnegie Mellon University professor Marvin Goodfriend and former Treasury Department staffer Randal Quarles to fill the three open seats on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.

Both Goodfriend and Quarles are considered to be politically conservative and will serve as a poison pill for the ultra-left leaning Yellen. They’ve both been highly critical of the Fed’s approach to fiscal stimulus, dealing with the financial crisis, and may pave the way for Yellen’s eventual departure.

They believe the Fed should adopt a more ‘formulaic’ approach to policy — limiting the caprices of human judgment. We might as well have a ROBO-Fed and discontinue the Fed altogether.

“If you’re going to be transparent in an activity like the Fed, you have to be much more rule-based in what you’re doing,” Mr. Quarles told Bloomberg Television in 2015. He described the Fed’s current approach as “a crazy way to run a railroad.”

Christopher Whalen, the man who begged Bank of American to declare bankruptcy to ‘save itself,’ likes the change.

“Clearly, these appointees are a significant departure from the crowd that we’ve had on the board,” said Christopher Whalen, head of Whalen Global Advisors and a former investment banker and long-time financial analyst. “Yellen is probably the most left-wing Fed chair we’ve ever had. I also think both Quarles and Goodfriend have much better grounding in the financial markets. That would be refreshing.”

Krishna Guha, vice chairman at Evercore ISI, says the nominations would be hawkish for rates, which is the exact opposite of what Trump asked for (weak dollar, low rates) just a short while ago.

“Interestingly, these nominations would not on the face of it be consistent with the notion that Trump will seek to foster low rates and a weaker dollar by nominating doves,” Guha said in a research note. “Whether this is a strategic choice or an unintended consequence at a time when the administration is consumed by multiple dramas is hard to tell at this juncture.”

Brian Gardner, managing director at Keefe Bruyette & Woods doesn’t think Quarles and Goodfriend are ‘overly hawkish’, just a little more than the current cadre of fuckheads.

“I don’t think they’re overly hawkish, but probably slightly more than what is represented on the board right now,” Brian Gardner, managing director at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, said of Quarles and Goodfriend.

 

Ultimately, a more conservative Fed means less regulations, especially for smaller banks, and higher rates — providing the economy can absorb them. This would be bullish for bank stocks, the dollar, and bearish for precious metals, bonds.

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31 comments

  1. frog

    Of course Trump is totally inconsistent with himself, changing his mind often about government affairs, since he is a total ignoramus about them. It’s not as if he knows his rear end from a hole in the ground. President Clueless Ignoramus.

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    • Dr. Fly

      What does that say about Hillary, spending a billion more, losing to Trump’s twitter acct. She must be a submental moron.

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      • traderconfessions
        traderconfessions

        Trump is smart but he has little knowledge or intellectual curiosity. Unfortunately his present job requires both. Ooops.

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      • frog

        Due to his reality TV star celebrity status, & Bannon & Murdoch finding him useful, Trump was handed billions of dollars of media air time from MSM, Not to mention Fox, Limbaugh, Breitbart, Drudge etc. basically being full time advertisements for him.

        The people who spent on Trump outspent Hillary’d donors by tons of money. It’s just that they donated directly through media air time & free full time advertising, rather than donating to his campaign & having his campaign buy his media coverage.

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        • frog

          Not to mention the huge amount of Russian help.

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        • uglyflint

          Froggie, what do you think of Drumph pulling out too early (from the Paris accord ) ?

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      • dopefeller

        Nothing. Trump being inconsistent with himself, changing his mind often about govt affair, because he is a total ignoramus speaks nothing about Hillary regardless of how much she spent. That twitter account was aided by Russian propaganda bots.

        You are a moron with a lower IQ than a submental moron for drawing that comparison.

        Rogers due Wednesday and Comey on Thursday. Keep shilling your racist views (hiding behind a “I hate both parties equally” facade”

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  2. traderconfessions
    traderconfessions

    Too esoteric for me…I’m more interested in this…

    tps://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-hotel-received-270-000-from-lobbying-campaign-tied-to-saudis-1496700739

    Just another ethics breach by your Prez.. Ho hum.

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  3. MSGT HARTMAN

    0bama killed off local, small banks. The regulations strangled them, they did not have enough money to complete the thousands of pages of paperwork necessary to comply so they quietly went out of business.

    And the Dems tell us they speak for the little man.

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    • frog

      Republicans are all for the .01% crony capitalists, as evidenced by their wealth care bill masquerading as a health care bill. That’s why Republican propaganda always claims that the Dems don’t help the little man.

      Do you know how much money it takes for a party to brainwash most people into believing that the OTHER party is the elite that ignores the common man? A lot. But the GOP has that much money, and has brainwashed so many people to believe that, that now they control all branches of the federal govt.

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      • frog

        So, all of you Right Wingers, please hold your breath now, waiting for the GOP to start going to bat for the little man.

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      • MSGT HARTMAN

        So I win the argument because you obviously agree that small banks have gone out of business because of Dodd-Frank.

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    • heaterman

      This is truth.

      Fact:
      A couple good friends sit on the boards of regional banks.
      I shared a dinner and good conversation with the regional president of Huntington here in Northern Mich a while ago.
      And…
      Another locally grown farm boy (who never graduated high school I might add) who is one of the original investors in Macatawa Bank here in Mich. and also happens to own a few billion in real estate…
      They all say the same. Frank-Dodd is slowly but inexorably strangling the life out of small banks.
      This was and still is the goal. The big guys like Citi, Chase etc eliminating competition. Which of course is bad.

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  4. traderconfessions
    traderconfessions

    Russian shenanigans in our election? Here’s your proof. Worse than we thought.

    https://www.axios.com/doj-arrests-contractor-over-leak-of-classified-russia-hack-report-2434000012.html

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    • dopefeller

      Fly Fag blames the shenanigans on Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi in 3..2..1

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  5. ironbird

    Jesus Christ. Mention the Fed. And the libtard jihadi paid terrorist comments go ballistic. Again. Over the target. Again.

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    • dopefeller

      Here comes the misogynistic, all-day-drunk jobless retard.
      We just need that antisemite, all-day-drunk jobless retard by the name of sacrilege to chime in.

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      • ironbird

        When they turn on you. Chuck you off the side of a tall building. You had a chance. You failed as a human. This trouble in the UK is going to fuck you libtards forever. Americans have a shitload of kin over there. Wake up now or suffer.

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      • longrun

        You have a job? Brrrrrrinnnng, brrrrinnnng
        That’s your Obama phone no?

        Better take the call.

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      • uglyflint

        Doperfella, do you like to smoke the giant blimp size Bob Marley blunts, or do you like em thin to win ?

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  6. Dr. Fly

    The regressive will never learn. At least Frog gets paid to comments on internet boards. Dopefeller does it because he thinks he’s right. Sadly, you cannot redpill people who don’t want to be helped.

    Let them burn.

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    • dopefeller

      Yeah right. You living in Princeton and claiming to have as many kids as you do is FAKE NEWS.
      Going by your own buys/sells, you never made money in the stocked market in the last 5 years.

      You getting paid by RT or Sputnik news bro?

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  7. dopefeller

    “18 years in Wall Street, left after finding out it was all horseshit. ” – Swimming in horseshit for 18 years does that (being a racist retard) to the best of mankind.

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    • chuck bennett

      Dope fella is a total racist.

      Cultural appropriating racist at that. You are exactly what you accuse others of being. Go protest old white ladies for teaching English.

      Regards

      Chuck Bennett

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  8. longview

    Still working this out:

    Last week I was told that lower rates were deflationary, higher rates would lead to higher inflation. If so, and if gold is an inflation hedge, then why would gold go down?

    Just a matter of timing?

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    • sarcrilege

      You’re thinking ‘free markets’. Once you accept the fact that these are, in fact, rigged and manipulated markets, it will all make sense to you. Gold contracts, for example, are paper garbage settled in cash, not in gold. Price of gold is suppressed. Therefore, phyz gold (coins, bullion, ..) is essentially on fire sale. Dumbbells just cannot see it that way..

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  9. heaterman

    The Lib Lips are flappin …(or maybe fap, fap, fappin) today!

    Fly should start marketing his site as comedy on the interwebs.

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