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Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

As Washington delays stimulus, the Fed is running out of ways to help the economy

October 28, 2020

Via: CNBC

Federal Reserve officials have been pressing Congress to provide more fiscal help to the U.S. economy, and with good reason: The central bank is running out of ways it can help. Since the expiration of key provisions of the $2.2 […]


Regulations

Fed plans new round of bank stress tests in response to Covid-19

October 15, 2020

Via: The Banker

The ongoing uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted the US Federal Reserve Board to announce another round of bank stress tests to see how large banks stand up against two scenarios featuring severe recessions. “The Fed’s stress tests earlier […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Economists see a chance of a double-dip recession, survey shows

August 24, 2020

Via: CNBC

There’s a 1-in-4 chance the economy could fall into a double-dip recession, according to a majority of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics. Two-thirds of NABE members say the economy has not yet come out of the […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold prices pull back from $2,000 mark as dollar’s skid abates

August 19, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Gold prices fell on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar halted its skid and as commodity investors watch for minutes from the Federal Reserve’s July policy meeting, which could provide further insights on the central banker’s outlook for the U.S. and […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed officials expect that coronavirus will ‘weigh heavily’ on the economy, minutes show

August 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

Federal Open Market Committee members expressed concern at their latest meeting over the future of the economy, saying that the coronavirus likely would continue to stunt growth and potentially pose dangers to the financial system. At the July 28-29 session, […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields stays steady as investors wait for Fed meeting to kick off

July 28, 2020

Via: Market Watch

U.S. Treasury yields held steady on early Tuesday’s trade as traders waited for the Federal Reserve to begin its two-day meeting, where the central bank may offer clues on how monetary policy might evolve in the coming months. What are […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Harker backs allowing economy to run hot before raising interest rates

July 15, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker on Wednesday said he would support a change in monetary policy where the central bank would let the economy run hot until inflation rises above the central bank’s 2% annual target before raising borrowing costs. […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Fed’s Bullard warns of financial crisis risks as virus cases spike, FT reports

July 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard has warned that a growing number of bankruptcies due to the coronavirus outbreak could lead to a financial crisis, the Financial Times reported. “Without more granular risk management on the part of […]


Activity, Trading

Two bank stocks could still be a buy after Fed exposes problem areas

June 29, 2020

Via: CNBC

Banks’ dividends could be at risk. Banking stocks tumbled Friday after the Federal Reserve highlighted potential vulnerabilities in the sector. The central bank suspended buybacks and capped dividends on financial institutions through the third quarter after its recent stress tests. […]


Activity, Trading

Stocks trade mixed after another grim weekly jobless claims report, as coronavirus cases grow

June 18, 2020

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks were trading mixed to moderately lower on Thursday as investors digested a weekly report on the labor market in the U.S. and contend with signs of rising cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19 in several American states. How are […]