Tag: monetary policy

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

US Crude Oil Knocked Back By Shock Inventory Build As Fed Looms

March 22, 2023

Via: DailyFX

Crude oil markets are trading cautiously like most others on Wednesday in Europe as investors await the United States Federal Reserve’s March monetary policy decision, due later in the global day. On a more market-specific note, a shock rise in […]


Contractionary Monetary Policy: What is it and How Does it Work?

June 17, 2022

Via: DailyFX

Contractionary monetary policy is the process whereby a central bank deploys various tools to lower inflation and the general level of economic activity. Central banks do so through a combination of interest rate hikes, raising the reserve requirements for commercial […]

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

British Pound (GBP) Price Outlook: GBP/USD at Risk From Truck Driver Shortage

August 25, 2021

Via: DailyFX

News reports that UK restaurants and supermarkets are running out of supplies could be long-term negative for the British Pound if it delays the eventual tightening of monetary policy by the Bank of England. McDonald’s, for example, said Tuesday that […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Economists see a chance of a double-dip recession, survey shows

August 24, 2020


There’s a 1-in-4 chance the economy could fall into a double-dip recession, according to a majority of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics. Two-thirds of NABE members say the economy has not yet come out of the […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Monetary policy should not be designed for banks, BNP Paribas chairman says

November 14, 2019


In an era of negative interest rates in Europe, monetary policy should not be geared towards appeasing the banking sector, BNP Paribas Chairman Jean Lemierre has said. Speaking to CNBC’s Annette Weisbach at the BNP Conference in London on Thursday, […]

Activity, Trading

U.S. stock-index futures drift higher as Wall Street weighs Fed’s monetary policy path

September 19, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock futures on Thursday were bouncing around as Wall Street digests the second successive rate cut of 2019 by the Federal Reserve that is intended to forestall sluggish global growth and harmful trade clashes. However, the central bank failed […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Gold logs sharpest drop in about 3 weeks

July 25, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Gold futures settled sharply lower Thursday, reversing a morning climb, after the European Central Bank’s decision to signal its plan to ease monetary policy disappointed investors by not including immediate action or details of its likly efforts. The ECB said […]

Capital and Risk, Liquidity

Another major Wall Street bank says there will be no rate cut soon, despite what market wants

June 12, 2019


As the market’s conviction of a rate cut keeps growing firmer, another Wall Street bank came out defying the consensus. UBS joined Goldman Sachs in warning that the market’s expectation for a rate cut is not realistic because recent economic […]

Activity, Trading

Dollar takes back chunk of post-Fed losses

March 21, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. dollar climbed in early Thursday trading, retracing some of its losses from the previous session that it incurred after the Federal Reserve reiterated its dovish monetary policy stance. The U.S. central bank cut its expectations for 2019 interest-rate […]


Fed Should Adopt Monetary Policy Rules

September 14, 2018


Speaking at last month’s economic policy symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell described vividly the challenges that central bankers face in a world of constant change and uncertainty. These challenges make it impossible for the Fed […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed: Longer-Term Inflation Expectations Little Changed

August 6, 2018

Via: ABF Journal

Since the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) June meeting, indicators show the labor market has continued to strengthen, with economic activity rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate […]

Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

The Fed now has to raise rates to prove it’s independent from Trump, investment manager says

July 20, 2018


The Federal Reserve has no choice but to raise rates in defiance of President Donald Trump’s criticism of its monetary policy, an investment manager said Friday. In an interview with CNBC at the White House on Thursday, Trump lamented Fed […]

Activity, Corporate Banking

Monetary policy and economics: QE was not about saving the banks

December 29, 2015

Via: The Economist

WHAT has quantitative easing (QE) done for us? Regular readers may be aware that your blogger is not the greatest fan of QE. But it should be criticised for the right reasons, not the wrong ones. It was not, as […]