5 Must See Charts On The Federal Reserve Before Bernanke And The FOMC

Almost everyone is expecting a taper. CNN Money shared this image earlier and TIME Magazine recently published this cover. The FOMC forecasts and rate decision will be made public today starting at 2:00 PM ET. In preparation for the FOMC meeting and Bernanke’s testimony we’ve lined up these five charts. They are absolute gems:

1.) This is what happened to the Dow when FDR tapered his New Deal stimulus in 1937:



2.) One correlation to rule them all:

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3.) How central banks around the world communicate:

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4.) This is how every Fed Chairman since 1970 passed the baton to their successor:

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5.) Here’s a complete history of interest rates and Fed chairmen:

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Bonus 1: The end of QE life support




Bonus 2: The old Lehman Brothers sign sold for $14,000 today




See Also: The Most Important History Lesson Of The Day


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