Tag: U.S. Federal Reserve

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Rate cuts can’t save the global economy from the coronavirus, say analysts

March 6, 2020


Investors are expecting the U.S. Federal Reserve — and other central banks globally — to do more to rescue the global economy from a downturn caused by the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The Fed lowered its benchmark rate by 50 basis […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Emergency Fed rate cut helps China with longer-term currency goals

March 4, 2020


BEIJING – The U.S. Federal Reserve’s emergency interest rate cut gives China’s central bank much more leeway to lower its own rates, and boost the internationalization of the yuan, analysts said. In response to concerns about the new coronavirus’ economic […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

The Fed will cut rates five more times before April, analysts predict

August 20, 2019


The U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates five more times by April 2020, according to analysts at Danske Bank. The Fed cut rates by 25 basis points in July, but comments from Chairman Jerome Powell suggesting the cut was […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

When the U.S. falls into a recession, a credit bubble will explode

March 20, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The European Central Bank this month said it would keep record-low interest rates for longer. The news comes shortly after the U.S. Federal Reserve gave in to the stock market and held off on further interest-rate increases. While investors celebrate […]


Fed Should Adopt Monetary Policy Rules

September 14, 2018


Speaking at last month’s economic policy symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell described vividly the challenges that central bankers face in a world of constant change and uncertainty. These challenges make it impossible for the Fed […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed fears it may have been too successful at whipping US unemployment

September 13, 2018


U.S. Federal Reserve officials tout a decade of falling unemployment as among their major victories in fighting the economic crisis of 2007 to 2009. Now they are beginning to worry they have been too successful. When unemployment falls as low […]