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Tag: Federal Reserve


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 […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester says rates should be kept where they are ‘for a while’

July 2, 2019

Via: CNBC

The Federal Reserve can afford to stand its ground on interest rates while it watches how challenges to economic growth unfold, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said Tuesday. Speaking in London, the central bank official said she holds a “positive […]


Capital and Risk, Credit

A shocking number of Americans don’t know whether they have credit card debt or not

June 27, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Americans need a credit check. A survey of more than 1,000 adults released this month from U.S. News and World Report reveals that Americans are extremely unaware of their credit card situation. Indeed, when asked “do you have credit card […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic, Regulations

History suggests Fed can’t make ‘insurance cuts’ to keep expansion alive

June 18, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Federal Reserve officials have spoken approvingly of the idea of “insurance” interest-rate cuts that could be enough to shore up financial markets and keep the expansion on track. “Now, if you look back at Fed history– I’m not looking to […]