April 27, 2011 Reading Time: < 1 minute

“When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke makes his debut press conference Wednesday, his every word will be parsed for signs of where he hopes to take U.S. monetary policy. Specifically, many people want to know when the central bank will begin raising interest rates, and when it will begin off-loading some assets, including Treasurys and its multitrillion-dollar cache of mortgages. As Mr. Bernanke touches on topics familiar to Fed-watchers, he will use seemingly ordinary words or phrases that are freighted with important economic messages in the world of the Fed.” Read more

“Bernanke’s Code: A Guide to Fed Chairman’s First Q&A” 
Michael Derby 
Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2011. 

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