Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s term ends in January 2014, and it is unclear whether he will stay on for another.
-Tony Crescenzi, executive vice president, market strategist, PIMCO
From the inception of the financial crisis, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been unflinching and audacious, never compromising, battling for the American people during a time of stress amid criticism from many throughout the world. When political leaders have faltered, Bernanke has succeeded in providing leadership at a time of crisis. For these reasons and more, a year ago I dubbed the Fed chief “the decider.” (See “The Decider,” November 2011.)
Bernanke’s term as Fed chairman expires in January 2014 but he has not yet hinted at whether he will stay on if asked.
Whatever the case, we expect that the nation’s top central banker will undoubtedly forge ahead in 2013, mustering every means he can to help the U.S. and indeed the world emerge from a gloomy time.
Here, then, are 10 items we suggest for Ben Bernanke’s to-do list in 2013.