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Activity, Trading

Stocks attempt tentative climb after jobs report

December 7, 2018

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks traded modestly higher Friday morning, after a report from the Labor Department showed the U.S. economy adding a less-than-expected 155,000 jobs in November—data investors are parsing ahead of the Federal Reserve’s last rate-setting gathering of 2018. How are […]


Regulations

Fed reportedly rejects Wells Fargo’s reform plan for preventing further consumer abuses, shares fall

December 6, 2018

Via: CNBC

The Federal Reserve rejected Wells Fargo’s plan to prevent more consumer abuses by the embattled bank, adding it needs stronger checks on the company’s management, Reuters reported citing three people with knowledge on the matter. According to the report, the […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Strong hiring lifts Chicago Fed’s national economic measure, as housing cools

November 26, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: A strong job market largely accounted for the acceleration in a broad measure of the U.S. economy from the Chicago Federal Reserve in October. The Chicago Fed’s index of national economic activity registered at a positive 0.24 last […]


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

Trump’s attacks on Jerome Powell are justified, market researcher says

October 25, 2018

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump’s verbal assaults on Fed Chairman Jerome Powell are justified, according to veteran market researcher James Bianco. The Bianco Research president believes Fed policy is leading the economy down a dangerous path with an interest rate-hike policy that’s […]


Regulations

Regulatory relief for some bigger banks could be on the way, senior Fed official says

October 2, 2018

Via: CNBC

Banks with more than $250 billion in assets could see regulatory relief as the Federal Reserve continues to review regulations, the central bank’s vice chair for supervision of financial institutions said Tuesday. Speaking to members of the Senate, Fed Governor […]


Activity, Trading

Stock futures trade modestly higher as investors await Fed decision

September 26, 2018

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks rose modestly in early trading on Wednesday, putting equity benchmarks back near all-time highs, though trading could be muted as investors focus on a Federal Reserve decision that’s fully expected to deliver a rate increase in the afternoon. […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Investment banking, Liquidity

10-year Treasury yield steadies as focus shifts to Fed gathering

September 21, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Treasury yields were mostly unchanged on early Friday trading as traders looked ahead to next week’s meeting by the Federal Reserve, where a rate increase is expected. The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.34% was flat at 3.080%, close to […]


Regulations

Fed Should Adopt Monetary Policy Rules

September 14, 2018

Via: CNSNews.com

Speaking at last month’s economic policy symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell described vividly the challenges that central bankers face in a world of constant change and uncertainty. These challenges make it impossible for the Fed […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed fears it may have been too successful at whipping US unemployment

September 13, 2018

Via: CNBC

U.S. Federal Reserve officials tout a decade of falling unemployment as among their major victories in fighting the economic crisis of 2007 to 2009. Now they are beginning to worry they have been too successful. When unemployment falls as low […]