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Tag: Federal Reserve


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 […]


Activity, Trading

Dollar inches higher ahead of U.S. inflation data for January

February 13, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. dollar resumed a climb against many of its rivals early Wednesday after a brief period of jerky trading, as market participants digested reports surrounding Brexit, as well as updates from global central banks and myriad economic data, including […]


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

U.S. Economy Adds 304,000 Jobs In January, Well Above Expectations

February 1, 2019

Via: TheStreet

The U.S. economy created nearly double the expected number of jobs in January, extending a robust pace set last year after President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion of tax cuts stimulated growth. Nonfarm payrolls climbed by about 304,000 in January, the […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Trump is probably going to get his way with the Federal Reserve this year

January 9, 2019

Via: CNBC

As President Donald Trump jawbones the Federal Reserve, the likelihood that he’s going get what he wants this year from the central bank continues to grow. Markets expect the Fed to hold off on rate hikes and are even anticipating […]


Capital and risk, Liquidity

Treasury yields extend bounce off January lows after robust jobs report

January 4, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Treasury yields extended their surge on early Friday after the jobs report suggested the labor market remains healthy despite the growing pessimism over the economy’s fortunes, heightening the likelihood the Federal Reserve will raise rates in 2019. Investors will also […]


Activity, Investment banking

The year when nothing worked: Nearly every kind of investment is in the red

December 21, 2018

Via: CNBC

Even in the worst of times for financial markets, there’s usually a few ways to profit. Well, not this year. In fact, in 2018, just about every single asset class one can invest in — from stocks around the globe […]


Activity, Investment banking

Dollar heads lower at start of busy central bank policy week

December 17, 2018

Via: Market Watch

The dollar slipped versus it major rivals on Monday as investors got ready for a flurry of monetary-policy decisions in a data-heavy week. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, -0.25% which measures the greenback against a basket of six rivals, […]


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 […]


Activity, Investment banking

These niche stocks thrive amid rising rates, and many yield 10%

December 5, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Volatility is back. The CBOE Volatility Index VIX, +26.16% also known as the fear index, has recently hit its highest level in six months. The S&P 500 Index SPX, -3.24% had a 10% decline before rebounding. The reason is rising […]