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Activity, Capital and risk, Macroeconomic, Trading

Chances of a fourth rate hike this year just took a big jump higher

April 23, 2018

Via: CNBC

The market is finally coming around to the idea that the Federal Reserve this year will be raising interest rates a total of four times. Though some big forecasting firms on Wall Street for months have been predicting a more […]


Activity, Trading

Global trading system is at risk of being ‘torn apart,’ warns IMF’s Lagarde

April 11, 2018

Via: CNBC

The globalized system that has transformed the world over the last generation is at risk of being completely dismantled amid aggressive turns toward protectionism, warned International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde during a speech at the Asia Global […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Macroeconomic, Trading

The Fed is unlikely to mention the one thing that could really hurt the economy

March 20, 2018

Via: CNBC

The Fed will likely upgrade its view of the economy when it meets this week, but it’s unlikely to publicly discuss one of the bigger risks for the economy — potential trade wars. The Trump administration is reportedly prepared to […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US business inventories continue to rise as sales post largest drop in over a year

March 14, 2018

Via: CNBC

U.S. business inventories increased solidly in January as sales recorded their biggest drop in 1½ years. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that business inventories rose 0.6 percent after advancing by the same margin in December. The increase in inventories, […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

China is at risk of a banking crisis, a central bank body says

March 12, 2018

Via: CNBC

China is one of the economies most at risk of a banking crisis, according to the Bank of International Settlements, which published its quarterly review on Sunday. The report, which included a study on the early signs of a banking […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Kaplan: Rate hikes are necessary as the US nears full employment

March 6, 2018

Via: CNBC

Raising interest rates now gives the U.S. the best chance to keep pushing the economy forward, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said Tuesday. In that light, Kaplan said he favors three rate hikes this year, a sentiment reflected in markets […]


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 […]