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Tag: Federal Reserve


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 […]


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 […]


Activity, Investment Banking

7 trends for investors in the second half of 2019

July 18, 2019

Via: Daily Finance

What to expect this summer and fall. The first half of 2019 was a wild one for investors, with the S&P 500 gaining an impressive 17%. The ride wasn’t always a smooth one, with concerns over slowing economic growth and […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields leap after stronger-than-expected retail sales

July 16, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Treasury yields jumped Tuesday after a key update of consumer spending showed U.S. households remained in bright shape, potentially undercutting expectations for the Federal Reserve to carry out rate-cuts this year. What are Treasurys doing? The 10-year Treasury note yield […]


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 […]