Reading the Tea Leaves

December 2006
Journal of Financial Planning;Dec2006, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p28
Academic Journal
The article discusses United States Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Those who expected him to be more straightforward and forthcoming than former Chairman Alan Greenspan have been disappointed in his first year of service, during which he has reversed course on his public remarks more than once. The author presents several economic indicators that aren't addressed by Bernanke, including the fact that when presidential approval ratings go down stocks go up and the reliability of demand for corrugated boxes as a manufacturing indicator.


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