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Category: Macroeconomic


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, 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. […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

The global economy hasn’t been this confusing in at least three decades

August 2, 2019

Via: CNBC Finance

What will happen next with the global economy and how governments will respond is troubling Wall Street as investors and economists chase a moving target of trade wars and monetary policy shifts. An index designed to measure policy-related uncertainty around […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Powell says Fed will never move rates because of political factors or to prove its independence

August 1, 2019

Via: CNBC Economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank’s rate decision was not a result of political pressure. “We never take into account political considerations. There’s no place in our discussions for that. We also don’t conduct monetary policy in […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

It can happen here: Interest rates set to fall despite soaring stocks, low unemployment

July 29, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The monthly tab on how many new jobs are created in the U.S. is rarely shunted to the undercard, but another headliner is hogging all the attention. The Federal Reserve is widely expected this week to cut a key interest […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Strong consumer spending vs. weak business investment: What really matters for the US economy

July 26, 2019

Via: CNBC

U.S. consumer spending, the biggest part of the economy, saved the day for the record-long expansion, but a big decline in business investments raised concerns about how much longer it can last. Personal consumption expenditures rose 4.3% in the second […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

The Fed can’t stop a market meltdown, warns forecaster who called the 2008 housing bust

July 23, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The positives for this stock market are inching out of the woodwork. A “real compromise” on the U.S. debt ceiling, which many saw as a black swan for markets this autumn, plus a report that D.C. trade reps will head […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Powell says uncertainties ‘continue to weigh’ on U.S. economic outlook and Fed stands ready to act

July 10, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the U.S economy is suffering from a bout of uncertainty caused by trade tension and slower global growth and he pledged again that the central bank would act as needed to support […]