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4:08 a.m. March 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
There Probably Won’t Be a Post-Covid Wave of Foreclosures Foreclosure moratoriums are set to expire at the end of June. Biden has proposed extending them through September.
1:45 a.m. March 1, 2021 - Barrons.com
What to Buy When Good News Means Bad News for Stocks A “hot” economy will favor some sectors, not others. But the question remains whether the spike in bond yields is a hiccup or something more lasting.
11:36 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow tumbles 560 points for worst percentage fall in 3 weeks as bond yields surgeStock-market benchmarks finished sharply lower Thursday, with rising yields putting further pressure on once-highflying tech stocks.
8:52 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Bullard dismisses concern of a repeat of the late-1970s inflation fiasco St. Louis Fed President James Bullard downplays fears that the U.S. central bank could be headed to another policy mistake on a scale of the high inflation surge of the late 1970s.
2:30 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - Barrons.com
If Inflation Is Coming, These Stocks Will Benefit the Most Inflation expectations have risen robustly in the past several months.
11:37 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow, S&P 500 book 3rd day of gains as investors focus on robust tech earnings, rising oil pricesTwo of three major U.S. stocks indexes recorded modest gains Wednesday, but with the Nasdaq Composite closing lower, as energy stocks rose after oil rose to a 1-year high and Amazon and Google reported healthy results.
9:47 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Powell says talk of tapering bond-buying is prematureFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday said talk of slowing down its bond buying program is premature
9:48 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - By Greg Robb
A third of Fed's districts experienced flat or declining activity as 2020 closed, Beige Book survey saysEconomic activity increased modestly across the U.S. over the last two months of 2020, although four of the 12 Fed districts described activity as flat or declining, according to the Fed's Beige Book survey of economic conditions.
8:00 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Brainard: Current pace of asset purchases likely appropriate 'for quite some time'The U.S. central bank's bond-buying program will remain appropriate for 'quite some time," said Fed Governor Lael Brainard on Wednesday.
8:00 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed's George says inflation might surprise to the upsideInflation could approach the Fed's 2% target more quickly than some might expect, said Kansas City Fed President Esther George on Tuesday.
6:46 a.m. Jan. 11, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
Why one investor says surging U.S. Treasury bond yields amid political turmoil is far from hurting stocksRising U.S. government bond yields are causing some trepidation among stock-market bulls. But one investors says those concerns are overdone.
10:37 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
U.S. 10-year Treasury yield extends climb above 1% as markets eye fiscal stimulus prospectsU.S. Treasury yields rose Thursday as investors monitored the prospects of additional fiscal easing under the upcoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden.
10:08 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Bullard says inflation may be 'higher than we're used to' this yearInflation may surprise on the upside this year, said St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Thursday. Bullard said he was also more optimistic about the economic outlook than many, and doesn't see the economy stumbling in the winter months.
4:23 a.m. Dec. 31, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Wall Street forecasters see the 'gradual reflation story' lifting bond yields in 2021Bond-market forecasters are penciling in higher rates in 2021 thanks to the prospect of a broadening global economic recovery and clear progress on a COVID-19 vaccine.
8:08 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Out-of-equilibrium economy will keep the Fed 'hostage' to stock market, strategist arguesEven as inflation is under control, a strategist says it's obvious economies aren’t in equilibrium, as low interest rates have sent "asset prices into orbit."
5:51 a.m. Dec. 10, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Wall Street forecasters see the 'gradual reflation story' lifting bond yields in 2021Bond-market forecasters are penciling in higher rates in 2021 thanks to the prospect of a broadening global economic recovery and clear progress on a COVID-19 vaccine.
3:01 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: Will Earnings Growth Prop Up a Pricey Market? Support for compromise stimulus grows, Warner Bros. will stream 2021 films on HBO Max, Boeing gets its first big 737 MAX order, and other news to start your day.
8:19 a.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Chris Waller step outs out from Judy Shelton's shadow and onto Fed board The nomination of Chris Waller, who is the St. Louis Fed's chief economist, to the Fed's board of governors was overshadowed by that of fellow nominee Judy Shelton. But unlike Shelton, Waller was able to win confirmation on the Senate .
7:14 a.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Senate approves Waller to be new Fed board memberThe U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Christopher Waller of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank for a slot on the central bank's board of governors.
12:15 p.m. Nov. 24, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Dow Broke 30K Because Biden Is Bringing Yellen and Stimulus A clear path for Joe Biden’s transition sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 454 points to a record close above a major milestone. Wall Street cheered on his apparent choice for Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen.
11:23 a.m. Nov. 24, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Fed's Bullard sees 'light' at end of coronavirus tunnelA senior Federal Reserve official on Tuesday said he expects the economic recovery to forge ahead despite a record increase in coronavirus cases, saying businesses have learned how to cope with the pandemic.
9:50 p.m. Nov. 19, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Mnuchin pulls plug on some coronavirus emergency lending programs over Fed's objections Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said he was not going to extend several Fed emergency lending programs. The Fed said it wanted all of the programs to continue.
9:46 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - Barrons.com
Fund Managers Are the Most Bullish They’ve Been All Year as Pandemic Gloom Begins to Lift Fund managers are the most optimistic on the stock market and economy that they’ve been all year, according to Bank of America’s fund manager survey.
12:17 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Could the Fed act early? Yes, says this strategist who maps out the central bank's possible next moveThe Federal Reserve might not wait until its regularly scheduled meeting to take further action.
11:29 a.m. Nov. 13, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
U.S. stocks surge to close the week, with S&P 500 at record highStocks saw solid gains Friday afternoon, as Wall Street wrapped up a week framed mostly by optimism over the prospects of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.
12:55 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - Barrons.com
What Judy Shelton’s Addition to the Fed Would Mean for Markets Shelton would bring a view of monetary policy that is both radically apart from the mainstream and has shifted along with the party that occupies the White House.
10:59 a.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
McConnell sets up vote on Fed board nominee Judy SheltonArmed with an endorsement from a Republican moderate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved Thursday to set up a vote on controversial Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton.
1:43 p.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Junk bonds get big Election Day boost as Wall Street turns bullish on quicker outcomeInvestors are piling back into speculative, or 'junk rated' corporate bonds on Election Day, with a view that the White House race won't be as drawn-out as feared.
11:06 p.m. Nov. 1, 2020 - By Anna Helhoski
Discharging student loans in bankruptcy—could it soon get easier? Change is a-coming: Some recent decisions could serve as a precedent for future bankruptcy cases involving student loansRecent bankruptcy court rulings and lawmakers’ support of relief for overburdened borrowers may signal a change is coming.
11:18 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Mester says economy remains ‘fragile’ The U.S. is a tale of two economies in wake of pandemic, Cleveland Fed president saysThe U.S. economy remains in ‘fragile’ condition but U.S. central bank seems to have the right policy in place, said Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester on Monday.
11:58 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
U.S. Treasury yields come off lows on signs of strengthening consumerU.S. Treasury yields rose Friday, bouncing off their lows after a stronger-than-expected reading of consumer sentiment helped ease concerns around the U.S. economic recovery.
7:40 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Kashkari says warnings of runaway inflation are just ‘ghost stories’ Fed’s Bostic says COVID-19 pandemic has generated “a lot of noise” in the inflation dataMinneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said Friday that warnings of higher inflation are just “ghost stories.”
3:39 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Tech bubble? Credit Suisse strategists say 'no' but say it's time to get pickier with these stocksStrategists at Credit Suisse say the word "bubble" isn’t appropriate for the tech sector, but say it's time to get pickier.
4:53 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - Barrons.com
Public Companies Need to Disclose Their Risks. Trump Should Be High on the List. The risk that the president of the United States won't accept an election loss should worry corporate managers. Shareholders need to know.
10:41 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
The Fed's new policy may have just ushered in a new era of uncertainty on Wall StreetWall Street is still weighing the implications of the Federal Reserve's most substantive shift in the way it thinks about monetary policy in years.
10:39 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed adopts new strategy to allow higher inflation and welcome strong labor markets Gone is the presumption that strong labor markets lead to out-of-control price-increasesThe Federal Reserve’s interest-rate committee on Thursday announced it has unanimously approved a new strategy seen as leading to an easier monetary policy stance.
11:30 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Corey Rosen
The job benefit workers really need right now is an equity stake in their company Businesses that give employees shares are more profitable and their workers are richerBusinesses that give employees shares are more profitable and their workers are richer, writes Corey Rosen.
6:56 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Evans says the power to get the economy going lies with Congress What lawmakers decide on jobless benefits will influence aggregate demand, Chicago Fed president saysChicago Fed President Charles Evans said Monday Congress is in the drivers seat in policy decisions needed to ensure economic growth in the near term.
1:44 p.m. July 21, 2020 - Barrons.com
Trump’s Fed Nominations Advance but Questions Remain About Judy Shelton More than her advocacy for a gold standard, critics worry Shelton could threaten Fed independence if she replaces Powell in 2022. Trump’s other nominee, Waller of the St. Louis Fed, could bring meaningful diversity of opinion.
12:24 p.m. July 21, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow, S&P close higher as Covid-battered stocks surge, but off session’s best levels as tech sector sinks Gains for equities come even as gold is approaching its second-highest level in history, near $2,000 an ounceU.S. stock-indexes finish mostly higher Tuesday, but off the session’s best levels, as investors snap up beaten-down energy and financial stocks amid a slate of corporate earnings reports, including Coca-Cola and Lockheed Martin’s second-quarter results.
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