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February 2018

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February 14, 2018 - Seven Fallacies Concerning Milton Friedman's "The Role of Monetary Policy" - Edward Nelson - This paper analyzes Milton Friedman's (1968) article "The Role of Monetary Policy," via a discussion of seven fallacies concerning the article. www.federalreserve.gov/econres/feds/files/2018013pap.pdf

February 14, 2018 - Notice of a Meeting under Expedited Procedures - A closed meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System was held at on February 14, 2018. Matter(s) considered: Periodic Supervisory Update. Proposed Semiannual Monetary Policy Report and Statement to the Congress.  www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/boardmeetings/20180214closed.htm

February 13, 2018 - St. Louis Fed Hosts First Women in Economics Symposium - Women majoring in economics and experts in the field will gather Feb. 22, 2018, at the Women in Economics Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. www.stlouisfed.org/news-releases/2018/02/13/st-louis-fed-hosts-first-women-in-economics-symposium

February 13, 2018 - NCUA - January 2018 NCUA Board Meeting Video Available - The video recording of the Jan. 25, 2018, open meeting of the National Credit Union Administration Board is now available on the agency’s website. www.ncua.gov/newsroom/Pages/news-2018-feb-january-board-meeting-video-available.aspx

February 13, 2018 - Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action with Eric Scott Darty and termination of enforcement action with Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc. www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/enforcement20180213a.htm 

February 13, 2018 - FOIA - 2018 Reserve Bank Budgets.  www.federalreserve.gov/foia/budgets.htm

February 13, 2018 - Speech by Chairman Jerome H. Powell - Remarks at the Ceremonial Swearing-in.  www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/powell20180213a.htm

February 13, 2018 - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell participates in ceremonial swearing-in - Chairman Jerome H. Powell on Tuesday participated in a ceremonial swearing-in event in the atrium of the Board's main building in Washington. www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/other20180213a.htm

February 13, 2018 - Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action with Eric Scott Darty and termination of enforcement action with Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc. www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/enforcement20180213a.htm

February 12, 2018 - Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by Howard Bancorp, Inc. - The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced its approval of the application under section 3 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 by Howard Bancorp, Inc., Ellicott City, Maryland, to acquire First Mariner Bank, Baltimore, Maryland. www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/orders20180212a.htm

February 9, 2018 - Credit and Liquidity Programs and the Balance Sheet - Recent balance sheet trends, weekly chart update.  www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/bst_recenttrends.htm

February 9, 2018 - Federal Open Market Committee - Historical memos from 2012, 2011, and 2005.  www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/fomc-memos.htm#m2012

February 8, 2018 - Monetary Policy for the Near and Long Term Remarks by Esther L. George President and Chief Executive Officer Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  www.kansascityfed.org/~/media/files/publicat/speeches/2018/2018-george-wichita-02-08.pdf

February 8, 2018 - Household's Balance Sheets and the Effect of Fiscal Policy - Javier Andrés, José E. Boscá, Javier Ferri, and Cristina Fuentes-Albero - Using the Panel Survey of Income Dynamics, we identify six household types as a function of their balance sheet composition. www.federalreserve.gov/econres/feds/files/2018012pap.pdf

February 8, 2018 - St. Louis Fed Ag Survey: Ranchland and Pastureland Value Increases Make History for AFM While Farm Income Declines Continue for the Fourth Quarter.   www.stlouisfed.org/news-releases/2018/02/08/st-louis-fed-ag-survey-ranchland-and-pastureland-value-increases-make-history-for-afm

February 8, 2018 - Federal Reserve Board issues enforcement action with Jacob H. Goldstein - Notice of Intent to Prohibit Jacob H. Goldstein, former president and CEO of NBRS Financial, Rising Sun, Maryland, for engaging in self-dealing transactions involving bank loans and withholding material information from the NBRS board of directors. www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/enforcement20180208a.htm 

February 7, 2018 - Some Thoughts on the Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy - A speech delivered on February 7, 2018, before the Iowa Bankers Association Bank Management Conference in Des Moines, IA. www.chicagofed.org/publications/speeches/2018/02-07-2018-thoughts-on-economic-outlook-and-monetary-policy-iowa-bankers

February 7, 2018 - Midwest Agriculture’s Ties to the Global Economy By David Oppedahl - Over a number of decades, agricultural exports have become increasingly important to the bottom line of farmers in the Midwest and other parts of the nation. www.chicagofed.org/publications/chicago-fed-letter/2018/393

February 7, 2018 - OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 16 National Banks and Federal Savings Associations - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today released a list of Community Reinvestment Act performance evaluations that became public during the period of January 1, 2018 through January 31, 2018. www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2018/nr-occ-2018-16.html

February 7, 2018 - OCC Assesses $50 Million Civil Money Penalty and Terminates Consent Order Against Rabobank, N.A. - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced a $50 million civil money penalty against Rabobank, N.A., of Roseville, California, for deficiencies in the bank’s Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering compliance program. www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2018/nr-occ-2018-15.html

February 7, 2018 - Legal Developments - June 21, October 3, 13, 17 (2 letters), and 18, November 3, 9 (2 letters), and 21, 2017; January 3 (2 letters), 2018.   www.federalreserve.gov/supervisionreg/ordersother2018.htm

February 7, 2018 - Statistical Release - Consumer Credit - G.19 - Consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 7-3/4 percent during the fourth quarter. Revolving credit increased at an annual rate of 9-3/4 percent, while nonrevolving credit increased at an annual rate of 7 percent.  www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g19/current/default.htm 

February 7, 2018 - Structure and Share Data for U.S. Banking Offices of Foreign Entities - There are two reports showing the same structure and asset information for each U.S. office, but in different orders. www.federalreserve.gov/releases/iba/default.htm

February 7, 2018 - Inferring the Shadow Rate from Real Activity - Benjamin Garcia and Arsenios Skaperdas - We estimate a shadow rate consistent with the paths of time series capturing real activity. www.federalreserve.gov/econres/feds/files/2017106pap.pdf

February 6, 2018 - Comptroller Statement on Meeting with the Acting Director of the CFPB - Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M. Otting today issued the following statement after meeting with Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director and Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2018/nr-occ-2018-14.html

February 6, 2018 - St. Louis Fed's Bullard Discusses the 2018 U.S. Macroeconomic Outlook - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard presented “Remarks on the 2018 U.S. Macroeconomic Outlook” Tuesday during the Annual Economic Outlook Conference at the University of Kentucky. www.stlouisfed.org/news-releases/2018/02/06/bullard-macroeconomic-outlook

February 6, 2018 - FDIC Releases Economic Scenarios for 2018 Stress Testing - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today released the economic scenarios that will be used by certain financial institutions with total consolidated assets of more than $10 billion for stress tests required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2018/pr18009.html

February 6, 2018 - Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action with CBOA Financial, Inc.   www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/enforcement20180206a.htm

February 5, 2018 - St. Louis Fed’s Mary Suiter Awarded for Inspiring Economic Teachers - Assistant Vice President Mary Suiter, the economic education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, has been named the 2018 winner of the James O'Neill Economic Education Multiplier Award from the National Association of Economic Educators. www.stlouisfed.org/news-releases/2018/02/05/st-louis-fed-mary-suiter-awarded-for-inspiring-economic-teachers

February 5, 2018 - OCC to Host Innovation Office Hours and Listening Session in Chicago - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced the date and location for its upcoming Innovation Office Hours and inaugural Listening Session. www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2018/nr-occ-2018-13.html

February 5, 2018 - Comptroller Congratulates Outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Yellen - Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M. Otting issued the following statement congratulating outgoing Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Janet L. Yellen. www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2018/nr-occ-2018-11.html

February 5, 2018 - FDIC Issues List of Banks Examined for CRA Compliance - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today issued its list of state nonmember banks recently evaluated for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act. www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2018/pr18007.html

February 5, 2018 - Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices, January 2018 - Survey of up to eighty large domestic banks and twenty-four U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. The Federal Reserve generally conducts the survey quarterly, timing it so that results are available for the January/February, April/May, August, and October/November meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee. www.federalreserve.gov/data/sloos.htm

February 5, 2018 - Agencies seek comment on proposed amendments to swap margin rule - Five federal agencies propose to amend swap margin requirements to conform with recent rule changes that impose new restrictions on certain qualified financial contracts of systemically important banking organizations. Under the proposed amendments, legacy swaps entered into before the applicable compliance date would not become subject to the margin requirements if they are amended solely to comply with the requirements of the QFC Rules.
Press Release: www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/bcreg20180205a.htm
Press Release: www.fdic.gov/news/news/press/2018/pr18008.html
Press Release: www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2018/nr-ia-2018-12.html

February 5, 2018 - Jerome H. Powell sworn in as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.  www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/other20180205a.htm

February 2, 2018 - Comptroller of the Currency Otting Hosts Former Agency Leaders to Mark OCC’s 155th Anniversary - The 31st Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M. Otting hosted former Comptrollers and former Acting Comptrollers as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency begins its 156th year overseeing the federal banking system. www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2018/nr-occ-2018-10.html

February 2, 2018 - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City announces economic advisory council appointments - The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City recently appointed new members to its Economic Advisory Council. www.kansascityfed.org/~/media/files/publicat/newsroom/2018/pressreleaseeac2018.pdf

February 2, 2018 - Kansas City Fed appoints community depository institutions advisory council members - The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City recently announced the following appointments to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. www.kansascityfed.org/~/media/files/publicat/newsroom/2018/pressreleasecdiac2018.pdf

February 2, 2018 - Kansas City Fed names advisory council appointments - The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has announced two appointments to its Community Development Advisory Council for 2018. www.kansascityfed.org/~/media/files/publicat/newsroom/2018/pressreleasecdac2018.pdf

February 2, 2018 - SF Fed’s Williams: The Outlook is Positive, but the Economy hasn’t Fundamentally Shifted into a Higher Gear - Today, John C. Williams, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, described the current economic outlook and gave his views on monetary policy to a meeting of the Financial Women of San Francisco. www.frbsf.org/our-district/press/news-releases/2018/john-williams-outlook-is-positive-but-the-economy-hasnt-fundamentally-shifted-into-a-higher-gear/

February 2, 2018 - Community Bank Webinar: Implementation Examples for the Current Expected Credit Losses Methodology - The FDIC and the Federal Reserve Board, in conjunction with the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, will host a webinar to discuss how smaller, less complex community institutions can implement CECL. www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2018/fil18008.html

February 2, 2018 - FOIA - Chair Yellen's calendar, December 2017.  www.federalreserve.gov/foia/chairscalendar.htm

February 2, 2018 - Credit and Liquidity Programs and the Balance Sheet - Recent balance sheet trends, weekly chart update.  www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/bst_recenttrends.htm

February 1, 2018 - Measuring Geopolitical Risk - Dario Caldara and Matteo Iacoviello - We present a monthly indicator of geopolitical risk based on a tally of newspaper articles covering geopolitical tensions, and examine its evolution and effects since 1985. www.federalreserve.gov/econres/ifdp/files/ifdp1222.pdf

February 2, 2018 - A Global Lending Channel Unplugged? Does U.S. Monetary Policy Affect Cross-border and Affiliate Lending by Global U.S. Banks? - Judit Temesvary, Steven Ongena, and Ann L. Owen - We examine how U.S. monetary policy affects the international activities of U.S. Banks. www.federalreserve.gov/econres/feds/files/2018008pap.pdf

February 2, 2018 - Changing Business Dynamism and Productivity: Shocks vs. Responsiveness - Ryan A. Decker, John Haltiwanger, Ron S. Jarmin, and Javier Miranda - The pace of job reallocation has declined in all U.S. sectors since 2000. In standard models, aggregate job reallocation depends on (a) the dispersion of idiosyncratic productivity shocks faced by businesses and (b) the marginal responsiveness of businesses to those shocks. www.federalreserve.gov/econres/feds/files/2018007pap.pdf

February 1, 2018 - OCC Releases Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test Scenarios for 2018 - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released economic and financial market scenarios for use in the upcoming stress tests for covered institutions with more than $10 billion in assets. www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2018/nr-occ-2018-9.html


February 1, 2018 - Seymour, Ind., Banker Appointed to St. Louis Fed Advisory Council - Marvin Veatch, president and CEO of Jackson County Bank in Seymour, has been appointed to a three-year term ending in 2020. www.stlouisfed.org/news-releases/2018/02/01/seymour-ind-banker-appointed-to-st-louis-fed-advisory-council

February 1, 2018 - St. Louis Fed Appoints Members of Banking Advisory Council - The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has appointed four new members to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council, which advises St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on the credit, banking and economic conditions facing council members’ institutions and local communities. www.stlouisfed.org/news-releases/2018/02/01/st-louis-fed-appoints-members-of-banking-advisory-council

February 1, 2018 - Mountain View, Ark., Banker Appointed to St. Louis Fed Advisory Council - Margaret “Marnie” Oldner, CEO of Stone Bank in Mountain View, has been appointed to a three-year term ending in 2020. www.stlouisfed.org/news-releases/2018/02/01/mountain-view-ark-banker-appointed-to-st-louis-fed-advisory-council

February 1, 2018 - Louisville, Ky., Banker Appointed Chair of St. Louis Fed Advisory Council - Ann Cowley Wells, chair and co-CEO of Commonwealth Bank and Trust Co. in Louisville, will serve a three-year term as chair ending in 2020. www.stlouisfed.org/news-releases/2018/02/01/louisville-banker-appointed-chair-of-st-louis-fed-advisory-council

February 1, 2018 - Stuttgart, Ark., Banker Appointed to St. Louis Fed Advisory Council - Gary Hudson, president and CEO of Farmers and Merchants Bank in Stuttgart, has been appointed to a two-year term ending in 2019. www.stlouisfed.org/news-releases/2018/02/01/stuttgart-ark-banker-appointed-to-st-louis-fed-advisory-council

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