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Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Trump’s first State of the Union highlights economy – but what’s the real state of the American wallet?

January 31, 2018

Via: Market Watch

President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union speech highlighted the soaring stock market and rock bottom unemployment. With consumer confidence at a 17-year high and employees bragging about their 401(k) balances on social media, Trump sounded an upbeat note […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Macroeconomic, Trading

Fed will be forced to raise rates more rapidly than expected because of accelerating economy, survey says

January 30, 2018

Via: CNBC

Wall Street is looking for more economic growth this year, boosted by recently adopted tax cuts, but also more interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. Respondents to the CNBC Fed Survey expect gross domestic product to rise 2.9 percent […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Investment banking, Macroeconomic

Treasury yields climb after U.S. economy posts solid fourth-quarter growth numbers

January 26, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Treasury yields on Friday rose, as investors sold government paper, after a solid reading of U.S. gross domestic product for the fourth quarter. How are Treasurys performing? The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note TMUBMUSD10Y, +1.60% rose 2.6 basis […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Dimon doesn’t ‘see any potholes’ for the U.S. economy

January 24, 2018

Via: Market Watch

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon said he isn’t expecting any potholes ahead that could disrupt what has been a stellar run for the stock market and the economy. Speaking on CNBC during the World Economic Forum in […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Tax cuts makes US more attractive to overseas companies, Bank of America CEO says

January 23, 2018

Via: CNBC

The tax overhaul has made the United States a more attractive business destination to overseas companies, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said Tuesday. “What I don’t think people see that I’ve seen so far is not only the U.S. […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic, Regulations

Moody’s sees government shutdown as a threat to the US economy, but not its credit rating

January 22, 2018

Via: CNBC

The U.S. government shutdown that began on Saturday is disruptive to the economy, but poses no immediate threat to its top-notch Aaa rating as long as it makes its debt payments on time, Moody’s Investors Service said on Monday. The […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

The bitcoin bubble is a bad omen for the U.S. economy

January 15, 2018

Via: Market Watch

When I sat down to write one of my first columns for 2018, I looked at one of my favorite sites, tradingeconomics.com. The opening page lists a summary table, which shows the daily moves in global stocks, bonds, currencies and […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

As Economy Strengthens, Fed Ponders New Approach

January 9, 2018

Via: The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In the wake of a deep economic crisis and a disappointingly slow recovery, a growing number of experts, including some Federal Reserve officials, say it is time for the Fed to consider a new approach to managing the […]


Activity, Trading

Geopolitical risk is at a nearly three-year high — here’s why that’s not a reason to sell stocks

January 9, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Despite some concerns about valuation, the global economy looks strong enough that one of the biggest risks facing stocks in 2018 may not actually be something to fear. Geopolitical issues are widely considered one of the biggest potential headwinds facing […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Most Americans think Democrats would do a better job handling economy, despite success under Trump

December 20, 2017

Via: CNBC

A recent poll found that, for the first time since 2013, most Americans think Democrats would do a better job handling the economy. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 35 percent of respondents say the Democratic Party […]