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Activity, Trading

Credit Suisse raises S&P 500 forecast, sees 20% gain for 2019

March 18, 2019

Via: CNBC

Underneath the stock market’s epic rebound has been a “more favorable” trend that Credit Suisse says will drive the market higher. The bank dialed up its year-end forecast for the S&P 500 to $3,025 from $2,925 previously. The new forecast […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

A Fed hawk now sees less risk of the economy overheating

March 5, 2019

Via: Market Watch

During the last few years, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren has been one the most strident hawks at the U.S. central bank, urging continued interest-rates hikes. But on Tuesday, Rosengren changed his feathers and said he supported a “patient” […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Greenspan warns U.S. budget deficit will ultimately lead to higher inflation

March 1, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The yawning federal budget deficit is ultimately going to eventually lead to higher inflation, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday. The federal debt-to-gross domestic product ratio is on track to be as large as it was during World […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Fed’s Bullard: Rate hikes, balance sheet reduction ‘coming to an end’

February 21, 2019

Via: CNBC

The Federal Reserve is likely near the end of interest rate increases and the program to reduce the bonds it holds on its balance sheet, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said Thursday. “I think the message from my point […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Real risk that the economy grows slower than expected this year, says Fed’s Kaplan

February 8, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Headwinds from fundamental economic factors like the aging population may mean that the economy may grow more slowly than expected this year, Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said Friday. In an interview on the Fox Business Network, Kaplan said he […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Fed is likely to hold rates steady as it navigates data blind spots

January 30, 2019

Via: CNBC

In the six weeks since a confident U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates in response to a “strong” U.S. economy, consumer confidence dropped, wholesale prices weakened, financial markets wobbled and home sales fell. Further afield, China tried to boost lending […]


Activity, Investment banking

U.S. stocks point to strong start on Boeing, Apple results; Fed policy update looms

January 30, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock futures indicated a firmer start for Wall Street Wednesday, with the Dow set to rise on strong Boeing earnings, and as technology shares get a boost from better-than-expected quarterly results from Apple and Advanced Micro Devices. Investors will […]


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 […]