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Category: Capital and Risk


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

The yield curve is no longer inverted. But some still see an impending recession

October 17, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Recession concerns should be eased now that the yield curve no longer is inverted since it has been a reliable bond-market harbinger of past economic downturns. And yet, market participants are divided on whether a recent steepening of the curve […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Jobless claims rise slightly to 214,000 in mid-October, but remain near a 50-year low

October 17, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: The number of unemployed workers who applied for jobless benefits in the second week of October rose slightly, but layoffs nationwide remained near a 50-year low and showed no sign of rising despite a slowdown in the U.S. […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

US retail sales unexpectedly decline in a sign that consumer economy could be cracking

October 16, 2019

Via: CNBC

U.S. retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, raising fears that a slowdown in the American manufacturing sector could be starting to bleed into the consumer side of the economy. The Commerce Department said on […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Millennials are about to trigger a major ‘changeover point’ for the US economy, asset manager says

October 14, 2019

Via: CNBC

A fundamental shift in the spending habits of U.S. millennials will have an incredible impact on the world’s largest economy, according to the CEO of Smead Capital Management. U.S. adults aged between 21 and 38 years old will prioritize “necessity […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity, Regulations

Federal Reserve shelves tougher liquidity rules for foreign banks

October 11, 2019

Via: Banking Technology

The rules establish a framework that sorts banks with $100 billion or more in total assets into four different categories based on factors, including asset size, cross-jurisdictional activity, reliance on short-term wholesale funding, nonbank assets, and off-balance sheet exposure. According […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

U.S. job openings fall in August to a 18 month low as hiring and the economy slow

October 9, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: The number of job openings nationwide fell in August for the third straight month and hit a one-and-a-half-year low, coinciding with a decline in hiring that’s taken place against the backdrop of a slowing U.S. economy. Job openings […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Economists warn the risk of recession is rising because of Trump’s trade war

October 7, 2019

Via: CNBC

The risk of a recession is rising, and the main threat to the economy is the Trump administration’s trade war, according to a survey released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics. “The rise in protectionism, pervasive trade policy […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Stocks rise after modest job gains, unemployment falls to 50-year low

October 4, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks rose at the start of trade Friday, reversing losses in premarket trade, after the Labor Department estimated that the American economy added 136,000 jobs in August, enough to let the unemployment rate to fall to a 50-year low […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Credit Suisse has a word to describe this sluggish economy — a ‘semi-recession’

October 3, 2019

Via: CNBC

Investors and economists are chasing a moving target of strong and weak economic data, making it increasingly confusing what the state of the economy really is. Credit Suisse said weak manufacturing data accompanied by healthy economic data elsewhere lands the […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Beijing’s digital currency drives Chinese fintech stocks skyward

September 27, 2019

Via: Banking Technology

Reuters reports that, despite there being no official timetable for the roll-out of the new currency – which will have some similarities to Facebook’s Libra coin – the CSI fintech theme index has gained more than 50% so far this […]