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Englander: Is The Fed (Or Any Central Bank) Still Credible?

The Chicago Fed’s recent "Conference on Monetary Policy Strategy,Tools,and Communications Practices" was designed to address various questions (and doubts) that academics and economists have raised, and also to listen to t.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 12th, 2019

The Fed: Powell opposes idea of raising 2% inflation target to 4%, saying he doubts it would be credible

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that he opposed the idea of the central bank raising its inflation target to 4%, saying he thought it wouldn’t be credible......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 19th, 2019

Dow ends with 200-point gain after Fed minutes

U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday after the minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting showed the U.S. central bank wanted to retain flexibility during future policy decisions. The S&P 500 rose 0.8% to end around 2,924. The Dow Jones Indust.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatch8 hr. 29 min. ago

Market Snapshot: Dow books 240-point gain as bond-market recession signal flashes after Fed minutes

Stocks finish firmly higher Wednesday after minutes from Federal Reserve’s July 30-31 meeting offer few surprises and suggest that the central bank wants to remain flexible in implementing policy changes......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatch8 hr. 44 min. ago

European Central Bank at the heart of German Bund problem, says Financial Times" Tom Stubbington

Tommy Stubbington, Financial Times markets reporter, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss Germany's interest rates and Denmark's negative mortgages rates......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbc11 hr. 14 min. ago

Stocks rebound with help from retailers

Wednesday will include the release of minutes from the last Fed meeting in which the central bank cut interest rates......»»

Category: topSource: foxnews14 hr. 14 min. ago

Trump heaps pressure on Fed and its chairman Powell to cut rates

President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to pressure the Federal Reserve and the central bank's chairman to lower interest rates, saying its policies were hampering U.S. growth and reducing the country's ability to compete economically......»»

Category: topSource: reuters15 hr. 44 min. ago

Stocks in rebound mode after Monday"s selling

Wednesday will include the release of minutes from the last Fed meeting in which the central bank cut interest rates......»»

Category: topSource: foxnews16 hr. 44 min. ago

Minneapolis Fed"s Kashkari says central bank should use forward guidance at next meeting

Minneapolis Fed President Ne.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatch18 hr. 59 min. ago

Banks want efficiency. Critics warn of backsliding.

Some current and former Fed officials worry that the central bank and its fellow regulators are giving large banks, which are making big profits, an unnecessary gift that could leave the economy exposed in the next downturn......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals19 hr. 44 min. ago

The Federal Reserve’s math problem with interest-rate cuts

The central bank may not have enough ammunition at its disposal if the economy sinks into a recession......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 20th, 2019

PIMCO Starts Dumping Bonds, Fears "Helicopter Money" Around The Corner

Amid a collapse in global bond yields (to record lows) and soaring aggregate volumes of central-bank-created negative-yielding debt, at least one big bond shop is dumping sovereigns. Source: Blo.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 20th, 2019

China Sets Rates Lower With New Loan Benchmark, But Not Low Enough

As expected, China’s central bank set its brand n.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 20th, 2019

Asia Markets: Asian markets mixed as China rolls out new benchmark lending rate

Asian markets were mixed in quiet trading early Tuesday, after China’s central bank announced its new benchmark lending rate......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 19th, 2019

The Tell: How China is joining the rush of global central banks aiming to lower borrowing costs

The central bank for the second largest economy in the world could follow the footsteps of global monetary policymakers who have cut rates in recent months......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 19th, 2019

Busy Week Ahead With Fed Symposium And Retail Earnings Marching On With Target, Kohl"s

Cool mountain breezes blow later this week as central bank officials from around the world gather for their annual symposium in the Tetons. That—along with more retail earnings and more interest rate jitte.....»»

Category: earningsSource: benzingaAug 19th, 2019

China Unveils Its Own Libor: How China"s Interest Rate Reform Will Work

On August 17, China’s central bank unveiled detailed measures on its long-awaited interest rate reform by establishing a reference rate for new loans issued by banks to help steer corporate borrowing costs.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 19th, 2019

Economic Report: Eurozone inflation slows to weakest in more than two years

Inflation in the eurozone was the weakest in more than two years in July, according to data released Monday, underscoring the difficulties the European Central Bank has in trying to stimulate the economy as member states keep a tight lid on spending......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 19th, 2019

No, China Isn’t Easing. It Just Has a New Benchmark

The central bank knows that a policy rate cut would be ineffective, so it’s finding ways to get funding to the corners of the economy that need it......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 19th, 2019

Asia stocks advance as China"s rates tweak improves investor mood

Asian stocks rode a Wall Street rally on Monday and were also cheered by a decision from China's central bank to alter the way it sets a key interest rate benchmark, a move seen by analysts as reducing borrowing costs for companies......»»

Category: topSource: reutersAug 19th, 2019

Asia stocks gain as China rates tweak lifts investor mood

Asian stocks tracked the Wall Street rally on Monday and found an extra tailwind from a move by China's central bank to change the way a key interest rate benchmark is set, seen by analysts as reducing borrowing costs for companies......»»

Category: topSource: reutersAug 19th, 2019