Tag: Federal Reserve

Capital and Risk, Trading

Bank Stock Roundup: C, JPM, USB in Focus on Business Expansion Efforts

December 10, 2021

Via: Yahoo

In the past five trading days, major banks were in focus on the expectations of the Federal Reserve turning more hawkish. In company-specific developments, Citigroup C was in the limelight for pausing its share repurchases in the current quarter. Also, […]


Fed’s Quarles to step down at year’s end

November 8, 2021

Via: Banking Dive

Federal Reserve Gov. Randal Quarles resigned Monday in a move that allows President Joe Biden to give the central bank a Democratic majority. Quarles’ seat is the third Fed post Biden could fill in the coming months. One seat on […]


Senate bill would fine Fed officials for stock-trading breaches

October 27, 2021

Via: Banking Dive

Fed rules issued last Thursday limit senior officials’ investments to “purchasing diversified investment vehicles, like mutual funds,” the central bank said. Tuesday’s bill would codify that into law. The bill would prevent the Fed’s board of governors, 12 regional presidents […]

Capital and Risk, Channels, Credit

Retail groups urge credit swipe routing changes

October 19, 2021

Via: Payments Dive

Over 10 years after Congress brought competition to how in-store debit card transactions are processed, the Federal Reserve is finally seeking to clarify that the same rules apply to online debit transactions as well. The move has been strongly backed […]

Activity, Investment Banking

Bank Stock Roundup: Expansion Plans of RF, USB, BK & Dividend Hike of OZK in Focus

October 8, 2021

Via: Yahoo

Over the past five trading sessions, the performance of major bank stocks depicted an optimistic stance. The continued market optimism on the back of the Federal Reserve’s slightly hawkish stance on monetary policy is driving the bank stocks. Thus, yields […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

US Dollar Spikes on Stellar Retail Sales, Gold Breaks Down to Key Support

September 16, 2021

Via: DailyFX

A stellar retail sales report takes the USD to fresh session highs and raises the probability of a more hawkish Fed at next week’s meeting. A beat across the board in the data where consensus had been looking for a […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Central Bank Watch: Fed Speeches, Interest Rate Expectations Update; Jackson Hole Preview

August 26, 2021

Via: DailyFX

HINTING AT TAPERING A slew of hot labor market reports and inflation rate readings have set the stage for a more hawkish Federal Reserve in the coming months. FOMC policymakers seem to concur, insofar as the tone of commentary over […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold Price Drops as US Dollar Jumps; Fed Eyes Start of Tapering

July 28, 2021

Via: DailyFX

The Federal Reserve just released its latest update on monetary policy. FOMC officials left benchmark interest rates and the pace of asset purchases unchanged as widely expected, but changes to language in the press statement is fueling some volatility. Specifically, […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Are the Good Times Over for Biden?

July 13, 2021


Are the Democrats headed for their Little Bighorn, with President Joe Biden as Col. Custer? The wish, you suggest, is father to the thought. Yet, consider. On taking office, Biden held a winning hand. Three vaccines, with excellent efficacy rates, […]


Federal Reserve to kick off conversation on CBDC

May 21, 2021

Via: Payments Dive

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell shifted his tack slightly Thursday on the topic of creating a central bank digital currency, saying the Fed will issue a paper this summer designed to “stimulate broad conversation” about the possibility. In a brief […]