Tag: Fed

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

‘Decade of the central bank’ ends with the Fed and its global cohorts in need of some new tricks

December 17, 2019


On Nov. 25, 2008, the Federal Reserve launched the shot heard around the financial world. The central bank announced it would start using digitally created money to buy mortgage debt in an effort to drive down interest rates and resuscitate […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Williams says economy clearly facing several challenges

November 19, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The economy is clearly facing several challenges, primarily from overseas, but the three rate cuts since July should help sustain growth, said New York Fed President John Williams on Tuesday. “From the domestic point of view, things are strong and […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed Chair Paints Rosy Economic Picture, but Says Risks Remain

November 13, 2019

Via: The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, will paint an optimistic picture of the United States economy in testimony before Congress on Wednesday, though he warns that threats to the outlook persist. “In particular, sluggish growth abroad and […]

Activity, Investment Banking, Trading

Market Extra: Can the stock market march higher without the promise of more Fed cuts?

October 30, 2019

Via: Market Watch financial

Large-capitalization U.S. stocks have hit a new high this week, and significant credit for this feat can be given to the Federal Reserve. Since the Fed instituted its first interest rate cut at the end of July, the S&P 500 […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Worries grow over the Fed’s efforts to fix funding issues: ‘This is all likely to get much worse’

October 22, 2019


Wall Street is getting worried that the Federal Reserve’s aggressive efforts to control short-term borrowing rates have run into some potholes, with more danger ahead. The central bank has been working feverishly to address issues that popped up more than […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Bullard says the end of an era of free trade is imperiling the U.S. economy

September 24, 2019

Via: Market Watch

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Monday said the U.S. economy is at risk because the 75-year old era of free trade, which has helped domestic companies prosper globally, is ending. The global economy is “going to have to […]

Activity, Trading

U.S. stock-index futures drift higher as Wall Street weighs Fed’s monetary policy path

September 19, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock futures on Thursday were bouncing around as Wall Street digests the second successive rate cut of 2019 by the Federal Reserve that is intended to forestall sluggish global growth and harmful trade clashes. However, the central bank failed […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Trump says Fed ‘boneheads’ should cut interest rates to zero ‘or less,’ US should refinance debt

September 11, 2019


President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued his verbal assault on the Federal Reserve, which he blames for slowing the economy, tweeting that the central bank should cut interest rates to zero or even set negative interest rates. The president also […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

The Fed will cut rates five more times before April, analysts predict

August 20, 2019


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 […]

Activity, Investment Banking

Goldman says buy dividend stocks amid diving yields

August 19, 2019


In a falling rate environment, Goldman Sachs is advising clients to buy high-dividend payers, which it says are trading at their cheapest levels in nearly 40 years relative to stocks with low yields. “With the 10-year Treasury yield at just […]