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Activity, Trading

Wells Fargo Profit Falls 11% as Federal Reserve Sanctions Take Toll

July 13, 2018

Via: TheStreet

Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) , the U.S. bank struggling to overcome a series of scandals, said second-quarter profit fell, as the bank suffered from Federal Reserve-imposed restrictions on its asset growth while higher competition in home lending led to […]


Business banking, Products

Morgan Stanley upgrades Wells Fargo due to the bank’s ‘positive stress test results’

July 3, 2018

Via: CNBC

Morgan Stanley says the passage of Wells Fargo’s capital return plan by the Federal Reserve is a significant positive event for the company. On Thursday, the Fed approved Wells Fargo’splan in the second part of its annual bank stress tests. […]


Regulations

Deutsche Bank CEO: We won’t get rid of our US unit despite failing Fed bank stress tests

June 29, 2018

Via: CNBC

Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing told CNBC on Friday the German banking giant remains committed to its U.S. unit even after failing the second round of annual Federal Reserve stress tests. The Fed said on Thursday it saw “widespread and […]


Activity, Investment banking, Trading

U.S. government bond yields tick lower as Treasury plans curbs on Chinese investment

June 25, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Prices for U.S. government bonds rose, pushing yields lower, Monday after the Treasury Department said it was planning to restrict firms with at least 25% Chinese ownership from buying a piece of leading U.S. technology firms. What are Treasurys doing? […]


Regulations

Fed Approves Rule to Prevent Risk Concentration Between Large Banks

June 18, 2018

Via: ABF Journal

The Federal Reserve Board approved a rule to prevent concentrations of risk between large banking organizations and their counterparties from undermining financial stability. As demonstrated during the financial crisis, excessive exposure between the largest financial institutions spread contagion and eroded […]


Activity, Trading

Dollar extends advance as rate differentials, trade spat drive trading

June 15, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The leading dollar index hit a seven-month high Friday, boosted by lingering U.S. economic optimism, even as global markets braced for the next round of trade jabs between economic powerhouses China and the U.S. The still largely disparate interest-rate policy […]


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 […]


Activity, Trading

How the ‘big kahuna’ of central banks may bring reality crashing down on stocks

June 14, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Pushed aside by investors who have been distracted by politics and trade bickering, central banks are back and demanding attention. And attention they are getting. With the ink barely dry on that seemingly hawkish Federal Reserve statement, China’s central bank […]


Activity, Investment banking

The Federal Reserve has a glorious history of hurting investors

June 13, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Investors would have to be stupid to ignore the Federal Reserve’s history of causing pain. But that is exactly what momentum investors are doing now. History repeats itself, but human nature being what it is, many investors do not learn. […]


Activity, Trading

U.S. stock futures slip as investors shift from Trump-Kim summit to central bank meetings

June 12, 2018

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock futures saw muted action on Tuesday as investors shifted from a historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Singapore to the start of a series of important central-bank meetings kicking off […]