Category Archives: Federal Reserve Bank

Fed Likely to Raise Rates in December

December 19th is the next FOMC meeting or the Federal Open Market Committee where the 12 members of the Federal Reserve led by Jerome Powell meet to decide on interest rates. Many anticipate that the Fed will likely raise rates … Continue reading

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Boston Fed Published Research Regarding Monetary Policy Framework

There are beliefs among market participants that the Fed is applying early 2000 thinking to its current policy approach. As the role of the Fed becomes increasingly intertwined with the economy compared to decades ago, with an unprecedented large balance … Continue reading

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Brightens

U.S. consumer sentiment, published by University of Michigan survey every month, is at 100.8 – one of the highest number recorded in recent years, representative of a 6.0% year over year change. An index number of 100 represents the conditions … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Bonds Weaken

U.S. government bonds weakened Friday, September 29 due to investors response to strong economic data and the prospect of new leadership at the Federal Reserve. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.328% from 2.309% on Thursday, … Continue reading

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December Rate Hike

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams recently alluded to a rate hike at the Fed’s upcoming meeting in December. He said, “this year would be good for a rate rise”, and he wanted the rate hike to be … Continue reading

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Backlash to World Economic Order Clouds Outlook at IMF Talks

Fed by stagnant wages and diminishing job security, the populist uprising threatens to depress a world economy that is already weak and fragile.  The sentiment toward less integration and more trade barriers also pose risks for elevated financial markets that … Continue reading

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Deutsche Bank Under Pressure

Deutsche Bank, a bank that is considered too big to fail with $2.02 trillion in assets, has undergone a number of issues this week. Clients including several hedge funds have withdrawn billion of dollars from the bank as a result … Continue reading

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