Sunday, November 17, 2013

How to Tell When Janet Yellen is Under Pressure.

Boy, would I love to play poker against Janet Yellen. She has one of the most obvious "tells" when she is under pressure.

Anyone watching her confirmation testimony, before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs last week, should have picked it up within the first 30 minutes of her q&a.

Whenever she faced a hostile question, she started her reply with "so". The "so" makes no grammatical or logical sense. But she did put it at the start of every hostile question. Mostly Republican questions. When she answered friendly questions, there was no "so".

7 comments:

  1. It's the perfect drinking game: As the economy gets worse and she faces more pressure, you drink every time she says so.

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  2. So…I'd say we're in deep kimchi with Yellen at the helm.

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  3. very good insight

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  4. Can we do one hitters instead?

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  5. Likely just short for "So, you son of a bitch ..."

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  6. Very sad: I just added "Yellen" to my e-mail spellchecker.

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  7. Soooo... You're telling me that the Fed chief is lying to me. I'm speechless.

    [place head in hands and wonder where we went wrong]

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