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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

Via: CNBC

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

Via: CNBC

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

Via: CNBC

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 […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed may not have enough firepower to prevent a recession

August 16, 2019

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump wants the Federal Reserve to help head off a feared economic slowdown, but it’s not clear the central bank has enough firepower left to do so. Besides, some economists say, there’s really not much reason for the […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Powell says Fed will never move rates because of political factors or to prove its independence

August 1, 2019

Via: CNBC Economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank’s rate decision was not a result of political pressure. “We never take into account political considerations. There’s no place in our discussions for that. We also don’t conduct monetary policy in […]


Activity, Trading

U.S. stocks set to drift modestly higher at the open ahead of Fed decision

July 31, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock index were poised to rise Wednesday, in the final trading day of the month, ahead of a crucial Federal Reserve policy decision that is widely expected to result in the first interest-rate cut in more than a decade. […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

It can happen here: Interest rates set to fall despite soaring stocks, low unemployment

July 29, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The monthly tab on how many new jobs are created in the U.S. is rarely shunted to the undercard, but another headliner is hogging all the attention. The Federal Reserve is widely expected this week to cut a key interest […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

The Fed can’t stop a market meltdown, warns forecaster who called the 2008 housing bust

July 23, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The positives for this stock market are inching out of the woodwork. A “real compromise” on the U.S. debt ceiling, which many saw as a black swan for markets this autumn, plus a report that D.C. trade reps will head […]