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Category: Capital and Risk


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic, Regulations

History suggests Fed can’t make ‘insurance cuts’ to keep expansion alive

June 18, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Federal Reserve officials have spoken approvingly of the idea of “insurance” interest-rate cuts that could be enough to shore up financial markets and keep the expansion on track. “Now, if you look back at Fed history– I’m not looking to […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Another major Wall Street bank says there will be no rate cut soon, despite what market wants

June 12, 2019

Via: CNBC

As the market’s conviction of a rate cut keeps growing firmer, another Wall Street bank came out defying the consensus. UBS joined Goldman Sachs in warning that the market’s expectation for a rate cut is not realistic because recent economic […]


Capital and Risk, Credit, Products, Retail Banking

Amazon’s newest credit card could be a double-edged sword for people with bad credit

June 10, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Amazon’s newest credit card is designed to appeal to consumers who are looking to improve their credit score. It comes with an unusual structure — and some major caveats. The Amazon Credit Builder card AMZN, +3.38% will function as a […]


Capital and Risk, Credit

Auto loans hit record high, sending borrowers with the best credit to the used market

June 6, 2019

Via: CNBC

People buying a new vehicle are borrowing more and paying more each month for their auto loan. Experian, which tracks millions of auto loans each month, said the average amount borrowed to buy a new vehicle hit a record $32,187 […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Despite Slowdown, U.S. Economy Keeps Adding Jobs and Pushing Up Wages

June 6, 2019

Via: TheStreet

As indicators mount that the U.S. economy might be slowing, a key report due Friday will provide the first major glimpse of whether the labor market remained on sound footing in May — and if inflation might be starting to […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity, Macroeconomic

Investors want a Fed rate cut before economy turns: ‘Risk becomes greater the longer you wait’

June 4, 2019

Via: CNBC

If the Federal Reserve meets market expectations and cuts interest rates this year, it would be more to assuage flagging confidence than it would be to address any particular ill. After all, most of the signs for the economy remain […]


Capital and Risk, Credit

Here’s one credit-card rewards program that consumers may want to avoid

June 3, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The Petal Visa Card V, -0.21% is geared toward people who have poor or non-existent credit. But a new rewards program launched by the card could end up becoming a roadblock for people looking to improve their credit score, experts […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Trade war could trigger a ‘global financial crisis,’ says ex-China central bank chief

May 31, 2019

Via: CNBC

China continued to ramp up the rhetoric against the U.S. on Friday, with a former Chinese central bank chief saying that further escalation in trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could greatly hurt the global economy. “The consequence of the […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Auto-Dealer Lots Are Full of SUVs and That’s Bad for the U.S. Economy

May 29, 2019

Via: TheStreet

Big automakers like Ford (F – Get Report) and General Motors (GM – Get Report) have been cranking out light trucks and SUVs over the past year at a record rate of 8 million annually. But sales haven’t kept up, […]


Capital and Risk, Credit

Most Americans’ credit scores are rising—how is yours?

May 28, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The average U.S. credit score hit 680 in 2018, up from 675 the year before, the report found. That’s the biggest one-year jump since 2008, but not quite back to the 685 average that year as the 2007-09 recession deepened. […]