Category: Liquidity

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, 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, 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 […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

U.S. Bancorp Announces a 13.5 Percent Increase in Quarterly Common Stock Dividends

September 17, 2019

Via: Yahoo

The Board of Directors of U.S. Bancorp (USB) has approved a 13.5 percent increase in the dividend rate on U.S. Bancorp common stock to $0.42 on a quarterly basis, payable October 15, 2019, to stockholders of record at the close […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

U.S. and European bond yields fall sharply ECB restarts bond-buying operation

September 12, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. Treasury yields and European government bond yields fell sharply on Thursday after the European Central Bank lowered its key deposit rate and exceeded investors expectations with the resumption of its bond-buying program. What are Treasurys doing? The 10-year Treasury […]

Capital and Risk, Credit, Liquidity

Trump Economy Faces New Headwind as Interest Rates Fall: Banks Unwilling to Lend

September 3, 2019

Via: TheStreet

Are interest rates now so low that banks are starting to cut back on new loans? Signs are emerging that U.S. lenders might be pulling back, a new potential worry for the U.S. economy, according to a growing number of […]

Activity, Capital and Risk, Investment Banking, Liquidity

10-year Treasury yield dips below 1.50%

August 26, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield hit a multiyear low in overnight trading on Monday, but later returned to near break-even levels, after President Donald Trump’s shifting tone on the U.S.’s recent broadside of tariffs against China whipsawed equity and bond […]

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, Liquidity, Macroeconomic

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

August 13, 2019


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, 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 […]