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Janet Yellen, in just her second week on the job since succeeding Ben Bernanke, will want to reinforce the Fed’s determination to halt the money-printing presses later this year while ensuring investors that a rise in interest rates remains a long way off, economists say.
Janet Yellen, in just her second week on the job since succeeding Ben Bernanke, will want to reinforce the Fed’s determination to halt the money-printing presses later this year while ensuring investors that a rise in interest rates remains a long way off, economists say.
(Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Inside the Market

What Janet Yellen will do for your RRSP portfolio

The U.S. Federal Reserve has been very good for investors in recent years. Will new chair Janet Yellen upset the cozy relationship?

Ms. Yellen took the top job at the central bank last month after Ben Bernanke stepped down. Under Mr. Bernanke’s aggressive stimulus policies, which included ultra-low interest rates and massive bond-buying programs, stocks enjoyed a bull market for nearly five years. The S&P 500 has risen more than 170 per cent from its low in 2009.