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11:31 a.m. Jan. 30, 2021 - By Alessandra Malito
How new Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will impact retirement in the future During a Senate hearing, Yellen said she would look into tax benefits, Social Security and ways to help Americans saveDuring a Senate hearing, Yellen said she would look into tax benefits, Social Security and ways to help Americans save
10:31 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - By J. Christopher Giancarlo
The future of money should be cashless — with a digital dollar giving faster, easier and cheaper access to your savings Central bank currency promises Americans economic and social benefits and helps the U.S. compete with ChinaCentral bank currency promises Americans economic and social benefits and helps the U.S. compete with China.
5:28 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Big U.S. banks’ day of reckoning is delayed Stimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big lossesStimulus from the federal government and Federal Reserve help banks put off big losses
4:59 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
5 big financial issues Trump and Biden didn’t mention in their first debate Unemployment was the top-searched issue on Google during the first presidential debateUnemployment was the top-searched issue on Google during the first presidential debate.
4:48 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Alexander Rossides
Making capitalism work better is a perfect job for good old American know-how To strengthen the U.S. economy, give more Americans access to capital and wealth-building opportunities To strengthen the U.S. economy, give more Americans access to capital and wealth-building opportunities.
12:34 p.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Kashkari decries ‘absurd’ U.S. financial system that needs bailout every 10 years ‘How can it possibly be this fragile?’ Minneapolis Fed President asksMinneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari on Friday called for meaningful banking and financial system reform.
1:24 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Andrew Ackerman
Fed to add pandemic-recession scenarios to next round of big banks’ stress tests Latest round of results to be released later this yearDesigned to gauge the health of the nation’s banking system, the stress tests were expanded this year to study the effect of downturn brought on by the pandemic.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
4:38 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Dan Quan
To fix problems with credit reporting, we need a better government watchdog, not Biden’s idea of new public credit bureau The credit reporting industry has problems, but a government-owned credit agency won’t solve themThe credit reporting industry has problems, but a government-owned credit agency won’t solve them.
8:13 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum persists: S&P 500, Nasdaq sustain key technical breakouts Focus: 10-year yield tags two-month high, Airlines clear key trendline, TNX, JETS, COUP, MDT, TNDMU.S. stocks are higher early Friday, rising after a solid batch of economic data and as markets continue to digest recently dovish Federal Reserve policy remarks. Against this backdrop, the big three U.S. benchmarks are vying to build on already-consequential week-to-date technical breakouts.
8:25 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting the S&P 500’s persistently wild 2020 ride Focus: Technology sector scores massive single-day spike, Salesforce.com (+26%), Facebook (+8%), Netflix (+12%), Adobe (+9%) — in one dayU.S. stocks are higher early Thursday, rising amid market-friendly Federal Reserve policy language. In the process, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have extended decisive breaks to record territory — clearing the 20-day volatility bands — while the Dow industrials have concurrently spiked to six-month highs.
8:04 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Nasdaq breaks to uncharted territory, S&P 500 (narrowly) nudges a record high Focus: Small- and mid-cap benchmarks assert holding pattern as August rotation persistsU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising after a mixed batch of earnings reports, and ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has extended a respectable break to record territory, while the S&P 500 has scratched out nominal record highs across consecutive sessions.
9:22 a.m. Aug. 12, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Should I have gotten my stimulus check by now? Why some people are still waiting — and what to do about it Next week, an IRS watchdog agency will help track down stimulus payments for taxpayers facing certain scenariosNext week, an IRS watchdog agency will help track down stimulus payments for taxpayers facing certain scenarios.
8:10 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend pauses: S&P 500 traverses the range Focus: Mid-year currency cross currents persist, UUP, FXE, FXY, PG, TGT, UALU.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy statement, due out this afternoon. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 remains range-bound, for now, though its intermediate-term path of least resistance continues to point higher.
5:21 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Climate change poses a ‘systemic threat’ to the economy, investors with $1 trillion at stake warn the Fed and SEC Pension funds and other big investors want regulatory help on climate-change riskThe Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other financial regulators should act on climate-change concerns to avoid economic disaster, a letter from pension funds and other investors representing almost $1 trillion in assets urges.
3:00 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By rbisdale
What you need to know about bank stocks right nowThe banking sector's earnings took a hit because of the pandemic, but fee revenue is up. Here's what you need to know.
5:35 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Stick to Apple and Microsoft, at least for now, says this fund manager Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day zeros on three big tech stocks that a Boston Private fund manager says are still delivering the goods for investors.
9:27 a.m. July 13, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Williams says shift away from scandal-plagued, interest-rate benchmark in 2 years remains on track despite coronavirus SOFR is slated to replace Libor by 2022New York Fed President John Williams emphasizes that officials will follow through with plans to discontinue a embattled benchmark for rates in financial markets at the start of 2022, despite all of the focus by financial firms on the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.”
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.
4:47 a.m. June 2, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Warning of ‘green swan’ risks, climate group Ceres and bipartisan supporters lay out 50-step plan for markets and regulators U.S. lags counterparts in China, Europe, the U.K., South America and Canada in responding to climate change as a systemic risk — including in tie-ins with COVID-19 responseA new report outlines how and why U.S. financial regulators, who are responsible for protecting the stability and competitiveness of the U.S. economy, need to recognize and act on climate change as a systemic risk
10:43 a.m. May 20, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Former IMF chief economist says Fed’s bond-buying is ‘smoke and mirrors,’ doesn’t solve U.S. debt problems ‘The debt is not a free lunch,’ said RogoffKenneth Rogoff, former IMF chief economist, takes issue with how investors have taken comfort in the Federal Reserve’s aggressive bond purchases
5:28 a.m. May 16, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Fed says risks to the financial system are worrying insiders Corporate leverage cited as a significant problem that could be exposed due to problems created by the coronavirusRisks are lingering in the U.S. financial system despite unprecedented actions taking by the Federal Reserve in recent weeks to limit the damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report.
5:25 a.m. May 16, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed says pandemic has created U.S. financial sector fragility that will last for some time Financial institutions, including banks, could experience strainsThe Federal Reserve on Friday said the coronavirus pandemic has created U.S. financial sector “fragilities” that will last for some time.
10:34 a.m. May 14, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Overseas investors can’t get enough of America’s debt Purchases of U.S. Treasurys and government-backed mortgage bonds by Japan hit a record in MarchJapan’s purchases of U.S. Treasurys ramped up in March, suggesting foreign investors may not be worried about the U.S.’s budget deficits.
6:45 a.m. May 13, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
Investors should prepare for a U.S. ‘economic depression,’ warns Kyle Bass, but China’s fate could be even worse Hedge-fund manager predicts U.S. economy could contract upwards of 10%Kyle Bass made his name betting against the U.S. housing market more than a decade ago, and now he is predicting an economic contraction that could be more than three times as severe as that suffered during the Great Financial Crisis.
11:31 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed stands behind U.S. banking sector no matter what the coronavirus demands, Quarles says ‘The storm is not over,’ the Fed vice chair saysThe Federal Reserve will do whatever the moment demands to protect the banking system, Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Randal Quarles said.
5:53 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Here’s a $4 trillion reason why the U.S. is unlikely to have negative interest rates Negative U.S. interest rates would hurt the money market fund industryThe intense pain that negative interest rates would inflict on the $4 trillion money-market fund industry in the .U.S. would ultimately give Fed officials second thought.
5:14 a.m. May 8, 2020 - By Selin Bucak
Here’s another reason Turkey’s lira may keep tumblingThe Turkish lira fell to a record low against the U.S. dollar this week and reports say the government has tried to stop the slide by taking action against three foreign banks.
8:12 a.m. April 30, 2020 - By Daniel Gorfine
The U.S. needs these 4 upgrades to its digital infrastructure to effectively fight the coronavirus U.S. needs upgrade on four digital fronts: payments; currency; identity, and dataGlitches with coronavirus relief money expose flaws in technology, write Daniel Gorfine and Kabir Kumar.
4:47 a.m. April 30, 2020 - By James R. Schenck
This banker says big banks are getting it wrong by tightening their mortgage-refinancing standards right now While the Federal Reserve is encouraging banks to lend more, they’re actually lending lessThe Federal Reserve has been boosting liquidity for banks to encourage them to lend more; instead, they’re lending less.
11:29 a.m. April 25, 2020 - By Robert C. Pozen
The Fed should not be bailing out the underfunded pensions of cities and states Expand the purchase of Main Street loans; limit the purchase of government loansExpand the purchase of Main Street loans; limit the purchase of government loans, writes Robert C. Pozen.
10:35 a.m. April 14, 2020 - By Timothy Knowles
Missing so far from the prescription for a coronavirus economic recovery: public banks Just as FDR had his Reconstruction Finance Corp., we need a network of national, state and local public banks as we forge a 21st-century New Deal that creates a post-pandemic economy that works for all of usWe must harness the full arsenal of democracy to forge a 21st-century New Deal that creates an economy that works for all of us, argue Timothy Knowles of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and Open Society Foundations fellow Ameya Pawar.
9:50 a.m. April 13, 2020 - By William Watts
The coronavirus crisis underlines dangers lurking in the financial system, warns former central banker Paul Tucker is a former deputy governor of the Bank of England who helped formulate the central bank’s response to 2008 financial crisisEfforts by the Federal Reserve and other central banks to keep global financial markets functioning as the world reeled from the shock of the COVID-10 pandemic are bearing fruit, but policy makers shouldn’t spend too much time patting themselves on the back, says a former Bank of England official.
9:46 a.m. April 13, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
The mortgage industry is facing a crisis because of the coronavirus — and borrowers could fall through the cracks ‘There’s just no way anybody could have enough capital set aside to handle the kind of payments that servicers could have to make’‘There’s just no way anybody could have enough capital set aside to handle the kind of payments that servicers could have to make.’
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