Tag: Fed

Activity, Capital and risk, Macroeconomic, Trading

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

April 23, 2018


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 […]


Fed’s Dudley suggests bank execs should be on hook for regulatory fines

March 26, 2018

Via: Market Watch

New York Fed President William Dudley on Monday suggested that one way to improve bank culture is to make senior management bear some of the burden when their institutions are fined by regulators. “It doesn’t seem fair or prudent to […]

Activity, Capital and risk, Macroeconomic, Trading

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

March 20, 2018


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 […]

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


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 […]

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

Gold churns at 5-month lows ahead of expected Fed rate hike

December 12, 2017

Via: Market Watch

Gold prices wavered again on Tuesday, holding ground at a more than five-month low in cautious trading ahead of the Wednesday Federal Reserve decision on interest rates and hints on the course for policy in 2018. Gold slipped even as […]


Favorite to be next Fed chair believes central bank is a ‘slave’ to the stock market

October 2, 2017


Kevin Warsh, the favorite to be the next chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, apparently believes the central bank has become a servant to the stock market after years of loose monetary policy. Uber-bear Albert Edwards, an economist at Societe […]

Activity, Corporate banking

A key Fed official just admitted the central bank got inflation wrong and so it may delay a hike

September 6, 2017


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Capital and risk, Liquidity

Rate Hikes Boost Bank Deposits

February 23, 2017

Via: TheStreet

Repurchase agreements, or repos, are a tool of monetary operations used by the Fed in carrying out monetary policy. In a repo, the Fed will buy securities (Treasuries, agency securities, mortgage-backed, etc.) from authorized counterparties (i.e., primary dealers) at an […]

Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed outlines terms for bank ‘stress test’ due this summer

February 6, 2017

Via: Yahoo

The Federal Reserve on Friday asked the largest U.S. banks to measure how they would fare in a global recession with a high jobless rate as the central bank outlined the terms for its ‘stress test’ of the largest U.S. […]