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Category: Macroeconomic


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US economy is expected to accelerate this year, then slow in 2019: CBO

August 14, 2018

Via: CNBC

U.S. economic growth will probably accelerate this year before slowing in 2019 to well below the Trump administration’s 3 percent target as a fiscal stimulus fades, congressional researchers projected on Monday. In an updated economic outlook, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed: Longer-Term Inflation Expectations Little Changed

August 6, 2018

Via: ABF Journal

Since the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) June meeting, indicators show the labor market has continued to strengthen, with economic activity rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

The Fed now has to raise rates to prove it’s independent from Trump, investment manager says

July 20, 2018

Via: CNBC

The Federal Reserve has no choice but to raise rates in defiance of President Donald Trump’s criticism of its monetary policy, an investment manager said Friday. In an interview with CNBC at the White House on Thursday, Trump lamented Fed […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity, Macroeconomic

The US economy has plenty of steam despite bond market and trade fears, investors say

July 17, 2018

Via: CNBC

When Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies on Capitol Hill this week, investors will be looking for clues as to how issues like escalating trade tensions could alter the U.S. economy and therefore the Fed’s interest rate path. Investors have […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US sales and employment are likely to grow, a survey of economists shows

July 16, 2018

Via: CNBC

Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. But a majority of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics say the corporate tax […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

What’s Happening with the Trump Economy: Strong Growth or False Boom?

July 3, 2018

Via: CNSNews.com

During the Obama years, I used data from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve to explain that the economic recovery was rather weak. And when people responded by pointing to a reasonably strong stock market, I expressed concern that easy-money policies might […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest business group, attacks Trump on tariffs

July 2, 2018

Via: CNBC

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest business group and customarily a close ally of President Donald Trump’s Republican Party, is launching a campaign on Monday to oppose Trump’s trade tariff policies. With some of America’s tightest trading partners […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Trump’s plan to crack down on foreign investment is much less harsh than expected

June 27, 2018

Via: CNBC

The White House won’t be looking to block companies with 25 percent or more of Chinese ownership from buying certain U.S. tech-related companies. Instead, the government will rely on the newly strengthened Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

U.S. government bond yields extend slide as global stocks slip on trade-war woes

June 15, 2018

Via: Market Watch

U.S. government bonds saw bidding early Friday, extending a yield decline for Treasurys a day after the European Central Bank set the stage for unwinding its bond-buying program by the end of 2018 but laid out a less aggressive plan […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

G-7 leaders need to offer Trump a ‘golden bridge’ of retreat to avert a trade war, chief economist says

June 7, 2018

Via: CNBC

Cooler heads will prevail despite the steady ramp-up of rhetoric on trade tariffs, the founder of New York-based consultancy High Frequency Economics believes. Finance ministers of the world’s wealthiest nations will meet at the G-7 summit Friday in Quebec, and […]