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Tag: Federal Reserve


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Fed Is Likely to Leave Rates Alone, and Markets Wonder What’s Next

December 11, 2019

Via: The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates unchanged at its final meeting of the year on Wednesday as officials wait to see how the economy fares after they cut rate three times in 2019. The Fed […]


Capital and Risk, Credit

The Federal Reserve wants make it easier to approve personal loans

December 6, 2019

Via: Market Watch

It could become easier for some personal-loan applicants to secure a loan after federal regulators announced this week that they encourage the use of “alternative data” in credit underwriting standards — so long as it’s done responsibly. The Federal Reserve […]


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 […]


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

Via: CNBC

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

Jobless claims rise slightly to 214,000 in mid-October, but remain near a 50-year low

October 17, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: The number of unemployed workers who applied for jobless benefits in the second week of October rose slightly, but layoffs nationwide remained near a 50-year low and showed no sign of rising despite a slowdown in the U.S. […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity, Regulations

Federal Reserve shelves tougher liquidity rules for foreign banks

October 11, 2019

Via: Banking Technology

The rules establish a framework that sorts banks with $100 billion or more in total assets into four different categories based on factors, including asset size, cross-jurisdictional activity, reliance on short-term wholesale funding, nonbank assets, and off-balance sheet exposure. According […]


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, Liquidity

Treasury yields tick higher ahead of Powell speech

August 23, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. Treasury yields rose Friday as traders wait for Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech at the Jackson Hole symposium in Wyoming, where he may give clues to the central bank’s next moves. What are Treasurys doing? The 10-year Treasury […]


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 […]


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 […]