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Category: Capital and Risk


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields tick higher ahead of Powell speech

August 23, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. Treasury yields rose Friday as traders wait for Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech at the Jackson Hole symposium in Wyoming, where he may give clues to the central bank’s next moves. What are Treasurys doing? The 10-year Treasury […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

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

August 20, 2019

Via: CNBC

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

Fed may not have enough firepower to prevent a recession

August 16, 2019

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump wants the Federal Reserve to help head off a feared economic slowdown, but it’s not clear the central bank has enough firepower left to do so. Besides, some economists say, there’s really not much reason for the […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity, Macroeconomic

Small cap stocks are tanking, while large caps hold up, a signal something is wrong with economy

August 13, 2019

Via: CNBC

The performance gap between small caps and large caps is widening to historic lows, a trend seen during times of economic stress and investor caution, possibly signaling something worse with the economy could be coming. The small-cap benchmark Russell 2000 […]


Capital and Risk, Operational

China’s central bank says it’s close to releasing its own digital currency

August 12, 2019

Via: CNBC

China’s central bank is nearly ready to issue its own sovereign digital currency, according to a senior official. Mu Changchun, deputy director of the People’s Bank of China’s payments department, said the institution’s virtual currency was “almost ready” for release, […]


Capital and Risk, Credit

A Danish bank is offering mortgages with negative interest rates — why you shouldn’t wish for that to happen in the U.S.

August 12, 2019

Via: Market Watch

It’s safe to say that mortgage rates have never been lower in Denmark. In fact, they’re now negative. Denmark’s Jyske Bank JYSKY, -20.24%, is now offering a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage at negative 0.5%. Additionally, Finland-based Nordea Bank announced Wednesday that […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

U.S. stocks poised to retreat Friday as 10-year Treasury resumes slide below 1.7%

August 9, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock-index futures on Friday were heading lower, highlighting a volatile week of trade, as government bonds in the U.S. and across the globe resumed a rally — pushing yields lower — that has been driven mostly by fears about […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

British stocks spared heavy losses by plunging pound as U.K. economy shrinks

August 9, 2019

Via: Market Watch

London stock markets were spared heavy losses on Friday by a plunge in the pound after data showed the U.K. economy contracted in the second quarter for the first time since 2012. The FTSE 100 UKX, -0.05% slipped 0.1% on […]


Capital and Risk, Operational

JPMorgan Chase invests in FreshBooks

August 8, 2019

Via: Finextra

Since 2004, FreshBooks has helped more than 20 million people and established itself as one of the world’s most popular accounting software platforms for small businesses and self-employed professionals. The company differentiates itself by building ridiculously easy-to-use accounting software with […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Trump is risking his reelection with the trade war, says Strategas analyst Clifton

August 6, 2019

Via: CNBC Finance

President Donald Trump’s trade war is slamming the stock market and risks damaging the global economy, as well as his own reelection chances, according to Strategas head of policy research Daniel Clifton. “Trump is trading away his reelection,” said Clifton. […]