Tag: Fed

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


Fed unlikely to hike rates this year: Clearnomic’s James Liu Fed unlikely to hike rates this year: Clearnomics’ James Liu ¬†Fed unlikely to hike rates this year: Clearnomic’s James Liu Fed unlikely to hike rates this year: Clearnomics’ James Liu […]

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. […]


The Fed highlights progress toward faster, safer payments

February 1, 2017

Via: Banking Technology

The Federal Reserve‚Äôs plan to improve the speed, efficiency and security of the US payments system has made significant strides toward those goals, but there‚Äôs more work to do, according to the Fed‚Äôs latest progress report on the initiative. First […]

Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed Signals It’s on Track to Raise Interest Rates in December

November 3, 2016

Via: The New York Times

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday continued its slow march toward higher interest rates, signaling that it remains on track to raise its benchmark interest in December for the first time this year but holding off on an increase this month. […]

Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

The biggest economic horror story is real, according to a new Fed paper

October 11, 2016


The slow growth the U.S. economy has experienced since the recent recession is not a fleeting condition, rather it’s the result with a serious demographic problem that is poised to dampen economic growth for years, according to a recent research […]


Hoping to Avoid Failure, Big Banks Explain How They Will Avoid Bailouts

October 6, 2016

Via: TheStreet

As government regulators scrutinize Wells Fargo (WFC) over fraudulent customer accounts,¬†they are also reviewing the bank’s¬†updated “living will,” along with those of seven of its largest rivals whose proposals for winding themselves down in a bankruptcy were rejected earlier this […]

Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

What to Expect from the Federal Reserve in December

September 23, 2016

Via: Institutional Investor

The outcome of the latest meeting of the Federal Open Market¬†Committee was roughly in line with expectations. The Federal¬†Reserve’s policymaking body held the federal funds rate steady at a¬†target range of 0.25 to 0.5 percent but sent the market a¬†decidedly […]