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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 […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Short-term Treasury yields slide as Powell outlines downcast outlook

July 10, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. Treasury yields came sharply off their highs on Wednesday as market participants said Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s prepared remarks for his semiannual testimony to Congress suggested the U.S. central bank would go forward with an interest rate-cut in […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Powell says uncertainties ‘continue to weigh’ on U.S. economic outlook and Fed stands ready to act

July 10, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the U.S economy is suffering from a bout of uncertainty caused by trade tension and slower global growth and he pledged again that the central bank would act as needed to support […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Bullard says he wanted interest-rate cut as insurance against slowing economy, weaker inflation

June 21, 2019

Via: Market Watch

St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard on Friday said he wanted to cut interest rates this week to guard against an outlook of slowing growth and weak inflation. In a brief statement posted on his bank’s website, Bullard said […]