How Fed chiefs’ emotions come through By Reuters


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a machine learning study of Federal Reserve chiefs, former Chair Ben Bernanke had several news conferences when his answers were all judged to have been delivered with a positive emotional tone, former Chair Janet Yellen came the closest to neutral, and current Chair Jerome Powell had several outings rated all negative.

Here are some examples:

June 22, 2011, Bernanke, perfect positive:

March 15, 2017, Yellen, close to neutral:

July 31, 2019, Powell, perfect negative

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