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11:25 a.m. July 8, 2020 - By William Watts
‘The idea sounds relatively ludicrous’...Why currency analysts don’t believe Trump administration will pursue a proposal to undermine Hong Kong dollar peg Plan runs risk of backfiring, economists sayA proposal reportedly under consideration by U.S. officials that would take aim at the Hong Kong dollar’s peg to the U.S. currency is being met with disbelief by economists and currency traders. Here’s why.
12:35 p.m. July 7, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends nearly 400 points lower, U.S. stocks swoon, on doubts of quick economic recovery Trump starts process for U.S. to quit World Health OrganizationU.S. stocks on Tuesday tumbled in the final hour of trade, ending a 5-day win streak for the S&P 500, as investors grew more wary of the economic, public-health and policy response to the coronavirus pandemic.
12:11 p.m. July 7, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Federal Reserve leaders see ‘bumpier’ recovery, slower decline in unemployment Rash of new coronavirus cases imperils fragile economic recoverySenior Federal Reserve leaders say high unemployment is all but certain to persist until a treatment for the coronavirus is found and that the central bank might have to take more steps to help the labor market.
5:36 p.m. July 2, 2020 - Barrons.com
IdeaLab’s Bill Gross on the Trillion-Dollar Jackpot: Solving Climate Change The time has come, the green tech entrepreneur declares, to tackle the greatest investment opportunity in history. He has a few ideas.
10:41 a.m. July 2, 2020 - By Cody Willard
I see more stocks I’d rather short-sell than buy Cody Willard is concerned about an overly expensive stock marketCody Willard is concerned about an overly expensive stock market.
8:43 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Greg Robb
In latest dark twist of pandemic, companies appear to be cutting wages Falling wages would be a concern for Federal Reserve It looks like companies are cutting wages for workers, a move that was almost unheard of pre-pandemic, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.
9:57 a.m. June 30, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
There is a 'right thing' to do when the market tanksEvery downturn is different and scary in its own way
5:07 a.m. June 30, 2020 - Barrons.com
It’s Time to Hedge the Stock Market Two veteran Wall Street strategists favor using options hedges to tamp down risk as a blockbuster quarter draws to a close. Through Monday, the S&P 500 index had recovered 36% from its March 23 lows
1:00 a.m. June 30, 2020 - Barrons.com
Podcast: Federal Reserve Buys $8.7 Billion in ETFs and Corporate Bonds Apple could be the first U.S. company to reach the outrageous market cap. The Federal Reserve announces the results of its annual stress test of American banks. Plus, the latest on Canopy Growth’s acquisition of Acreage Holdings.
3:48 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Are the dividends from your bank stocks safe? Stress test results put pressure on future payouts Among the ‘big six’ U.S. banks, it appears Wells Fargo is the most at risk for a third-quarter dividend cut.Among the ‘big six’ U.S. banks, it appears Wells Fargo is the most at risk for a third-quarter dividend cut.
11:41 a.m. June 28, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
How America perfected the ‘art of demonizing Black men’ George Floyd’s death and other such incidents represent a moment that Americans should not just walk away fromGeorge Floyd’s death and other such incidents represent a moment that Americans should not just walk away from.
8:29 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Michael Brush
Bad news is punishing stock market investors — here’s how to deal with it As market weakness develops, scale into stocks that get hit the mostAs market weakness develops, scale into stocks that get hit the most.
2:25 p.m. June 26, 2020 - Barrons.com
Raising Taxes to Fix the Wealth Gap Letters on income inequality, Federal Reserve intervention, and boat maker Brunswick
1:00 p.m. June 26, 2020 - Barrons.com
Bank Dividends Face Manageable Stresses. But There Are Some Wild Cards. After the Fed’s stress tests on banks, buybacks are halted through at least the end of September, and common-stock dividends are capped at an average of the past four quarters’ earnings.
8:00 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By MarketWatch
The coronavirus-led economic recession may be over, but the depression has barely begunAmerica is exceptionally bad at public health, but it isn’t much better at economic policy.
4:50 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Central banks need to re-think rules on risk-taking at hedge funds, insurance companies and even corporations, IMF’s market division chief says Central banks did the right thing in being aggressive, fast and large, but there are consequences for risk takingEmergency actions by central banks to shore up the financial system in the face of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year were appropriate, but regulators will need to re-think the rules about risk-taking for hedge funds and insurance companies, often called non-banks that operate in the “shadow banking system”, the top financial regulator at the International Monetary Fund says.
12:32 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
European stocks rise, but gains tempered by U.S. coronavirus concerns Lufthansa, H&M, Tesco and Wirecard on the moveEuropean stocks rose on Friday, brushing aside gloomy news on a record rise in coronavirus cases in the U.S., with gains for German business software group SAP SE and losses for Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB.
3:44 p.m. June 25, 2020 - Barrons.com
Bank Stocks Fall as Fed Caps Dividends, Suspends Buybacks After the latest stress tests, Federal Reserve officials are requiring that banks cap their dividends amid uncertain economic stresses posed by the coronavirus panedmic.
12:45 p.m. June 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Bank stocks retreat in after-hours trade after Fed caps dividends and buybacks in the 3rd quarterShares of the U.S.'s biggest banks retreated in after-hours action on Thursday after the Federal Reserve after its of the banking system voted to require financial institutions to preserve capital by suspending share repurchases and cap dividend payments in the third quarter amid the worst economic and public health crisis in decades. Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. were trading 1.5% lower in thin trading in post-market action, those for American Express Co. were off 1.1%, Bank of America shares were trading 2.6% lower in the after-hours, shares for Goldman Sachs were down 2%, while Morgan Stanley shares were down 2.1% and those for Citigroup were off 1.9%. Wells Fargo's shares tumbled 3% in post-market action. To be sure, all of those mega banks enjoyed a powerful updraft in the regular session, with Wells finishing the day up 4.8% after the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said they are planning to loosen the restrictions imposed by the Volcker rule and allow banks to more easily make large investments into venture capital and similar funds. They will also be able avoid setting aside cash for derivatives trades between different affiliates of the same firm, potentially freeing up billions of dollars in capital for the industry, according to the Wall Street Journal.
12:35 p.m. June 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow logs a 300-point gain as banks rally ahead of stress-test results, but rise in coronavirus cases remains a worry Investors weight slight improvement in economic data and loosening of financial regulation against rising daily rate of coronavirus cases U.S. stocks closed solidly higher Thursday, recovering a chunk of Wednesday’s ugly loss, ahead of a key update of the banking sector from the Federal Reserve.
10:21 a.m. June 25, 2020 - Barrons.com
Bank Regulators Ease Up on the Volcker Rule The move will let banks invest more easily in venture-capital funds, as well as allowing lenders to reduce margin requirements for derivatives trades.
3:28 a.m. June 25, 2020 - Barrons.com
Toughened Bank Stress Tests Are Today. Don’t Expect Clarity on Dividends. The Fed wants banks to wait until at least June 29 to announce any shareholder-payout changes that could be prompted by the results of the stress test.
5:03 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Mohamed A. El-Erian
U.S. political squabbling could doom the world to lower growth, wider inequality and dangerously distorted markets, says Mohamed El-Erian The world still looks to the U.S. to lead on the economy, but America is in no shape to driveThe most likely outcome is lower growth, worsening inequality, distorted markets, and rising financial risks. But this outcome is not preordained, says Mohamed El-Erian.
2:11 p.m. June 23, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
‘Will the Fed spend trillion of dollars, every year, forever to support the market?’ asks billionaire Howard Marks ‘How do people feel about buying securities that are high only because the Fed is buying?’Billionaire investor Howard Marks appears to have more questions than answers during a Tuesday interview with CNBC.
6:57 a.m. June 22, 2020 - By Peter Morici
U.S. should sanction Chinese banks for repression in China If Hong Kong is no longer free, then Washington should revoke its special privileges in trade and banking The Trump administration could accomplish real results by jointly sanctioning Hong Kong and Chinese banks to punish Beijing for its repression of its people..
4:11 a.m. June 22, 2020 - Barrons.com
The High Cost of Income Inequality Stockpickers have always considered long-term trends. It’s time to look at economic inequality. It’s growing, and its economic repercussions could soon hit portfolios.
5:55 p.m. June 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
How Economic Metrics Mask the Fragility of Our Current System Once investors scratch the surface, however, the deep-seated issues of income and wealth inequality emerge.
12:57 p.m. June 19, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Fed Highlights Virus’s Risk to Bank Dividends The outlook will likely become clearer next week when the central bank publishes the results of this year’s stress tests, where banks report how they would fare in a crisis.
4:42 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Greg Robb
The only way to truly solve the race problem in America is to narrow the wealth gap, black economists say Black people are poor relative to white people; nothing has changed in 70 yearsIf America really wants to solve racial problems, including police brutality, it would tackle the stunning chasm between the wealth of black people and white people, black economists say.
7:55 p.m. June 18, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets mixed amid concern over coronavirus hotspots Stocks edge up in Tokyo, down in Hong KongAsian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street closed little-changed amid as optimism about a possible global economic recovery was tempered by concern over rising coronavirus infections.
3:41 p.m. June 17, 2020 - By Tyler Bond
The coronavirus recession is destroying millennials’ retirement dreams and they need to act now Millennials must use their political power if they hope to retire on a solid financial footingMillennials must use their political power if they hope to retire on a solid financial footing.
2:00 a.m. June 17, 2020 - Barrons.com
Calpers Has a Fix for Its Pension Shortfall: Borrow More At the end of March, the 100 largest public pension systems were only 66% funded as the result of the plunge in the stock market and the collapse of interest rate. The plans’ funded ratio rose back to 71.3% at the end of May.
1:19 p.m. June 16, 2020 - By Clare Trapasso
Racist house deeds were ‘the most powerful tools to segregate American cities and determine who could own properties’ The way these deeds were written, blacks and Asians were barred from ever purchasing, renting, or otherwise living in houses in many parts of the U.S.The way these deeds were written, blacks and Asians were barred from ever purchasing, renting, or otherwise living in houses in many parts of the U.S.
12:14 p.m. June 15, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Daly defends $3 trillion in asset purchases, saying they help broader sector of Americans than just financial markets San Francisco Fed president pushes back on argument that the central bank has put too much money into the financial systemSan Francisco Fed President Mary Daly on Monday defended the central bank’s purchase of $3 trillion in assets to ease financial market conditions, saying they’ve helped more Americans than just Wall Street
9:03 a.m. June 14, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Kaplan worries economy’s recovery may be slowed if coronavirus health practices remain ‘uneven’ U.S. unemployment rate will be at 8% or higher through year-end, the Dallas Fed president says Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said Sunday health-care procedures to combat the coronavirus were just as important as government funding for the nascent economic recovery and, to date, these efforts to reduce coronavirus infections have been “uneven.”
4:01 a.m. June 12, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: The Stock Market’s Volatility Begets Volatility The so-called second wave keeps rising, U.S. won’t lock down again, Sony offers first look at PlayStation 5, and other news to start your day.
1:04 p.m. June 11, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed balance sheet essentially steady at just under $7.2 trillionAssets on the Federal Reserve's balance sheet rose marginally to $7.169 trillion as of Wednesday, up from $7.165 trillion last week. The assets have been hovering close to $7 trillion for the past month, but are over $3 trillion larger than they were one year ago. Former New York Fed President William Dudley said the Fed's balance sheet might hit $10 trillion before the recession is over. On Wednesday, the Fed announced it would continue purchases of Treasurys and agency mortgage-backed securities "at least at the current pace" of about $80 billion per month for Treasurys and about $40 billion per month for MBS. The Fed says the purchases are aimed at supporting market functioning. Economists also think the asset purchases are an open-ended form of quantitative easing, aimed at helping the economy while the Fed's interest-rate target is close to zero. The Fed also has set up nine lending facilities to help the financial system, municipalities and companies.
10:33 a.m. June 10, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold prices end lower, then move up as Fed signals no interest-rate hikes through 2022 Gold futures trade more than 2% higher week to dateGold futures give up earlier gains on Wednesday to finish lower, marking their first loss in three sessions, but prices move up in electronic trading after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicates that it does not plan to raise current interest rates, which stand near zero, through at least 2022.
4:02 a.m. June 10, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: The Stock Market Needs the Fed to Keep Spending OECD sees world economy shrinking by 6% to 7.6% this year, George Floyd is laid to rest in Houston, Arizona could become a cautionary tale, and other news to start your day.
10:46 a.m. June 6, 2020 - By William Watts
How the U.S. dollar’s ‘almost silent slide’ is juicing the stock-market rally ICE U.S. Dollar Index down nearly 6% from March pandemic panic peakInvestors might not have noticed amid all the excitement, but a stealthy slide by the U.S. dollar should get some of the credit for the stock market’s stunning rally.
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