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Who Will Be the Next San Francisco Fed President?

The search is on for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s next president and CEO.

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Economic Letter

How Futures Trading Changed Bitcoin Prices

Posted May 7, 2018

Bitcoin's price climbed dramatically to nearly $20,000 in the second half of 2017 but fell rapidly starting in mid-December. The peak price coincided with the introduction of bitcoin futures trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The rapid run-up and subsequent fall in the price after the introduction of futures appears consistent with trading behavior that typically accompanies the introduction of futures markets for an asset.

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The Search Is On

The San Francisco Fed’s Board of Directors is searching for the next President and CEO

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s board of directors has begun the search for the Bank’s 13th president and chief executive officer. A search committee comprised of members of the Bank’s head office board of directors has been formed to lead the search.

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From the President

The Future Fortunes of R-star: Are They Really Rising?

May 15, 2018

Remarks to the Economic Club of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota


Economic Outlook

May 14, 2018

Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau, senior research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of May 10, 2018.

From the Board

Beige Book

April 18, 2018

Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District

Officer Ron Carolina provides security and mentorship at the Fed and in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood.

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