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Tag: economy


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

A Fed hawk now sees less risk of the economy overheating

March 5, 2019

Via: Market Watch

During the last few years, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren has been one the most strident hawks at the U.S. central bank, urging continued interest-rates hikes. But on Tuesday, Rosengren changed his feathers and said he supported a “patient” […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Real risk that the economy grows slower than expected this year, says Fed’s Kaplan

February 8, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Headwinds from fundamental economic factors like the aging population may mean that the economy may grow more slowly than expected this year, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said Friday. In an interview on the Fox Business Network, Kaplan said he […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

U.S. Economy Adds 304,000 Jobs In January, Well Above Expectations

February 1, 2019

Via: TheStreet

The U.S. economy created nearly double the expected number of jobs in January, extending a robust pace set last year after President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion of tax cuts stimulated growth. Nonfarm payrolls climbed by about 304,000 in January, the […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US weekly jobless claims fall more than expected

January 10, 2019

Via: CNBC

The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a strengthening labor market that could further ease concerns about the economy’s health. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 17,000 to a […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US third-quarter GDP growth unrevised at 3.5%

November 28, 2018

Via: CNBC

The U.S. economy slowed in the third quarter as previously reported, but the pace was likely strong enough to keep growth on track to hit the Trump administration’s 3 percent target this year. Gross domestic product increased at a 3.5 […]


Activity, Investment banking

As the stock market and economy are set to skid, Goldman says cash will be king

November 21, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Cash is king. That is according to Goldman Sachs strategists who predict that 2019 will deliver lackluster, single-digit stock-market returns, making greenbacks the best game in town. “We forecast S&P 500 will generate a modest single-digit absolute return in 2019. […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Wages and salaries jump by 3.1%, highest level in a decade

October 31, 2018

Via: CNBC

Employment costs rose more than expected in the third quarter in a sign that more inflation could be brewing in the U.S. economy. The Labor Department’s employment cost index rose 0.8 percent for the period, ahead of the estimate of […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Wage increases are the highest on record, business economists say

October 29, 2018

Via: Market Watch

More firms report raising wages and salaries than at any time in 36 years, according to a survey of business economists out Monday. A net 56% of respondents to the third-quarter National Association for Business Economics survey said their firms […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Third-quarter GDP cools a bit to a still-solid 3.5% rate

October 26, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: Gross domestic product decelerated a bit to a 3.5% annual pace in the third quarter, down from torrid 4.2% pace in the prior three months, the government said Friday. GDP is the official measuring stick for the U.S. […]


Activity, Investment banking

Investment funds tech startup FundGuard secures $4 million in seed funding

October 19, 2018

Via: Finextra headlines

FundGuard, a cloud-based investment funds operating system powered by AI and designed to revolutionize the investment funds technology space, today announced its launch and $4 million in funding led by venture firms Blumberg Capital and LionBird. FundGuard will use the […]