Tag: Fed

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


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, Liquidity, Macroeconomic

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

June 4, 2019


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, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Williams says policymakers need to better prepare for a lower interest rate world

May 14, 2019


Torturously slow recoveries from recessions and low inflation are here to stay unless policymakers can get a better grip on how to stabilize the global economy in an era of lower interest rates, a top Federal Reserve policymaker said on […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Brainard says income inequality may be hampering U.S. economy

May 10, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Rising inequality could be a factor behind sluggish growth in the U.S. economy in the wake of the financial crisis, said Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard on Friday. Consumer spending remains the main engine of growth in the U.S., and […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

The Fed is rethinking how it plans on handling the next crisis

May 6, 2019

Via: Daily Finance

With the Federal Reserve on pause with interest rates at the low level of 2.25% to 2.5%, Fed officials are starting to wonder: is the central bank ill-equipped to deal with the next crisis? And would negative interest rates be […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed Keeping Rates Steady Due to Strong Labor Market

May 2, 2019

Via: ABF Journal

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee met yesterday and determined that because of the strong labor market and solid economic activity, the interest rate will remain the same. The FOMC issued a statement, explaining, ”On a 12-month basis, overall inflation […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Stephen Moore says the decline in ‘male earnings’ is a big issue for the economy

April 30, 2019


The drop in earnings for men is the biggest challenge facing the economy, according to Stephen Moore, the man President Donald Trump has said he wants to nominate to the Federal Reserve board. Speaking Tuesday with CNBC’s “Squawk Box, ” […]

Activity, Trading

The stock market is back at new highs, but champagne corks aren’t popping on trading desks

April 24, 2019


The markets are at new highs, so why does it feel like August? The large beats on earnings from companies as diverse as Lockheed Martin, United Technologies, Pulte and Whirlpool are propelling the S&P 500 to a new high. In […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Clarida: US slowing, but expansion will ‘almost certainly’ break record

April 11, 2019


The U.S. is economy likely slowing from its strong rate of growth in 2018, with “important international risks” clouding the outlook, Federal Reserve vice chairman Richard Clarida said on Thursday. This summer, 10 years after the U.S. emerged from a […]