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Sat May 17, 2014, 12:39 PM May 2014

At big-ticket dinners, a blunt Bernanke sounds theme of low rates


NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - In a series of quarter-million-dollar dinners with wealthy private investors, Ben Bernanke has been clearer than he ever was as chairman of the Federal Reserve on his expectations that easy-money policies and below-normal interest rates are here for a long time to come, according to some of those in attendance.

The accounts of the discussions come from attendees as well as those who heard second-hand what was said at the dinners, where hedge fund managers and others willing to foot the roughly $250,000 bill for each event asked the former Fed chairman questions in a free-flowing round-table fashion over recent weeks.

Another dinner guest was moved when Bernanke said the Fed aims to hit its 2 percent inflation target at all times, and that it is not necessarily a ceiling. "Shocking when he said this," the guest scribbled in his notes. "Is that really true?" he scribbled at another point, according to the notes reviewed by Reuters.

The sources requested anonymity because the dinners were private and they were not authorized to discuss the material publicly.

---------------This is what's wrong in amerika--These clowns are free to run wild with no oversight. We blame Holder for not reining these criminals in---- when the blame goes a lot higher !!
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At big-ticket dinners, a blunt Bernanke sounds theme of low rates (Original Post) warrant46 May 2014 OP
Who is he? WhiteTara May 2014 #1
He's one of the Leaders of the 1% warrant46 May 2014 #3
I thought we got rid of this guy. Rod Beauvex May 2014 #2


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1. Who is he?
Sat May 17, 2014, 01:50 PM
May 2014

He's ex chairman...why is this his call? Is he really still the chair and Janet is just a sock puppet?

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