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:

Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 2.32.55 PM


3.) How central banks around the world communicate:

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 12.13.25 PM

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

Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 2.30.45 PM


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

Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 2.31.27 PM


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


blog comments powered by Disqus
StockTwits Blog
  • StockTwits® is an open, community-powered idea and information service for investments. Users can eavesdrop on traders and investors, or contribute to the conversation and build their reputation as savvy market wizards. The service takes financial related data and structures it by stock, user, reputation, etc. More »

  • Search by Date

  • Join StockTwits