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Category: Liquidity


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Fed Is Likely to Leave Rates Alone, and Markets Wonder What’s Next

December 11, 2019

Via: The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates unchanged at its final meeting of the year on Wednesday as officials wait to see how the economy fares after they cut rate three times in 2019. The Fed […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold prices fall over 1% after U.S. jobs report shows 266,000 jobs created in November

December 6, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures dropped sharply Friday after the U.S. report on November employment came in better-than-expected, with gains last month of 266,000 new jobs, marking the biggest monthly gains since January and reaffirming the health of the domestic economy. Prices for […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold edges higher as economy and U.S.-China trade stay in focus

November 26, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures rebounded modestly on Tuesday, as investors kept a close eye on consumer confidence and on U.S.-China trade talks. Gold for December delivery GCZ19, +0.29% on Comex gained $3.40, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,460.30 an ounce, after opening […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Monetary policy should not be designed for banks, BNP Paribas chairman says

November 14, 2019

Via: CNBC

In an era of negative interest rates in Europe, monetary policy should not be geared towards appeasing the banking sector, BNP Paribas Chairman Jean Lemierre has said. Speaking to CNBC’s Annette Weisbach at the BNP Conference in London on Thursday, […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Worries grow over the Fed’s efforts to fix funding issues: ‘This is all likely to get much worse’

October 22, 2019

Via: CNBC

Wall Street is getting worried that the Federal Reserve’s aggressive efforts to control short-term borrowing rates have run into some potholes, with more danger ahead. The central bank has been working feverishly to address issues that popped up more than […]


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 […]