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Tag: Federal Reserve


Activity, Capital and risk, Investment banking, Liquidity

10-year Treasury yield steadies as focus shifts to Fed gathering

September 21, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Treasury yields were mostly unchanged on early Friday trading as traders looked ahead to next week’s meeting by the Federal Reserve, where a rate increase is expected. The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.34% was flat at 3.080%, close to […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields tick lower ahead of economic data

September 20, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Treasury yields pulled back slightly early Thursday trading ahead of data that will give the latest read on the labor and housing market’s health. The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.58% was down 0.9 basis point to 3.074%, but still […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Case for dollar bulls intact ahead of central bank meetings

September 12, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Despite a muted start to the month, the bull case for the U.S. dollar remains intact as the Federal Reserve is seen blazing ahead in raising interest rates, leaving other central banks behind. Net long positions in the U.S. dollar […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Most U.S. companies grow at sizzling pace in August despite tariffs, ISM survey finds

September 6, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: A survey of service-oriented companies in the U.S. such as hospitals, retailers and restaurants show rapid growth in August, underscoring the broad strength in the economy. The Institute for Supply Management said its non-manufacturing index climbed to 58.5% […]


Activity, Trading

Trump’s trade war with China is the biggest risk to the global economy, BlackRock exec says

September 4, 2018

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump’s trade policies pose the greatest threat to global economic growth, according to the vice chairman of the world’s largest money manager. In an interview Tuesday, BlackRock’s Philipp Hildebrand also described the Federal Reserve’s current pace of credit […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Investment banking, Liquidity

Treasury yields edge lower as Turkish currency resumes fall

August 17, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Treasury yields fell Friday at the end a week of range-bound as trading as demand for U.S. government paper rose when the Turkish lira resumed its decline and weighed on risk sentiment. The yield for the benchmark 10-year note TMUBMUSD10Y, […]


Activity, Trading

BOE rate hike not enough to lift British pound versus dollar

August 2, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The Bank of England’s interest-rate hike wasn’t enough to lift the British pound into positive territory versus the U.S. dollar on Thursday. The U.K. central bank upped its benchmark rate by 25 basis points to 0.75% in an unexpectedly unanimous […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

The Fed now has to raise rates to prove it’s independent from Trump, investment manager says

July 20, 2018

Via: CNBC

The Federal Reserve has no choice but to raise rates in defiance of President Donald Trump’s criticism of its monetary policy, an investment manager said Friday. In an interview with CNBC at the White House on Thursday, Trump lamented Fed […]


Activity, Trading

The Most Important Number in Finance Is Going Away. Wall St. Isn’t Prepared.

July 19, 2018

Via: The New York Times

In the world of finance, there is one number that arguably matters more than any other. You can find it in the small print on adjustable-rate mortgages and private student loans, it is the basis for enormous corporate loans, and […]


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 […]