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8:45 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
The world’s poorest countries may get another freeze on their debt payments. What they really need is debt forgivenessG-7 finance ministers are due to agree today on extending by six months, to June 2021, the suspension of the world’s 73 poorest countries’ debt payments.
1:39 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Landlords sue over national eviction moratorium and 3,000 COVID-19 cases a day could be linked to college re-openings Wednesday's top personal finance stories Wednesday's top personal finance storiesWednesday's top personal finance stories
8:41 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Olympic sponsors in need of persuading that Tokyo Games will actually happen A study last week from the University of Oxford showed Tokyo to be the most expensive Summer Olympics dating from 1960. And the meter is still running.A study last week from the University of Oxford showed Tokyo to be the most expensive Summer Olympics dating from 1960. And the meter is still running.
12:31 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By William Watts
Dow recovers from intraday drop as S&P 500, Nasdaq snap four-day losing streak Tesla shares fall as Musk plays down ‘battery day’ expectationsStocks rose Tuesday, recovering from intraday losses as the bulls appeared to overcome worries about renewed coronavirus lockdowns in Europe and rising political uncertainty in the U.S.
1:39 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Dow ends more than 500 points lower but S&P 500 avoids correction in wild Wall Street session S&P 500 manages to close out a volatile Monday above 3,222.76, which would have marked a correction for the broad-market indexU.S. stocks suffer a sharp selloff on Wednesday but avoid a much uglier loss for the main benchmarks, as investors contend with the COVID-19 trajectory in Europe and a lack of progress toward another round of fiscal stimulus out of Washington.
9:48 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
Billionaire investor Ray Dalio on capitalism’s crisis: The world is going to change ‘in shocking ways’ in the next five years Veteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for allVeteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all.
8:40 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.”
4:52 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed makes its last stand in struggle to keep potent in age of low interest rates Once you get into zero-rate territory, it is hard to get outFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell laid out the Fed’s battle plan to stay potent in an age of low interest rates by promising to allow inflation to overshoot its 2% target and setting strict criteria for the first rate hike..
12:20 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Why the CDC’s moratorium on evictions won’t solve America’s looming $100 billion rental crisis and mortgage rates remain near record lows Thursday’s top personal finance stories Thursday’s top personal finance stories Thursday’s top personal finance stories
11:05 a.m. Sept. 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases near 30 million; Trump contradicts CDC head on vaccine timetable and again derides face masks WHO official says it’s important to have ‘consistent messaging’ on pandemic from all public officials The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide continued to head toward 30 million on Thursday, and the U.S. case tally climbed above 6.6 million, as President Donald Trump contradicted the head of the main U.S. public health agency to insist a vaccine would be ready in weeks.
10:23 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By MarketWatch
FOMC statement for September Fed plans to keep a key interest near zero until at least 2024The Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled it plans to keep a key U.S. short-term interest rate near zero at least through the end of 2023 to help the economy recover from the coronavirus.
12:59 p.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
The CDC says renters cannot be evicted through the end of the year due to coronavirus and some colleges are now discounting tuition after going remote for the fall semester Wednesday’s personal finance stories Wednesday’s personal finance stories Wednesday’s personal finance stories.
12:59 p.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
What Trump’s payroll tax order means for your paychecks this year (and next year) and why you shouldn’t expect air travel to get cheaper even if airlines scrap flight change fees Tuesday’s Personal Finance Stories Tuesday’s Personal Finance StoriesTuesday’s Personal Finance Stories.
9:11 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Fed’s Clarida says new inflation-fighting strategy has roots in failure of old approach Inflation models, unemployment rate won’t dictate Fed actionsA top Federal Reserve official on Monday defended a major shift in how the central bank sets interest rates by pointing to the failure of longstanding models to accurately predict the path of inflation.
11:12 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - Associated Press
Too risky? Fed pressed to expand aid to some businesses Lawmakers are pressing the central bank to deliver more aid to struggling small and mid-sized businessesWith the economy still in the pandemic’s grip, the Federal Reserve is facing a decision on whether to stretch an emergency lending program in a way that could bring more risk for the government and taxpayers. Lawmakers are pressing the central bank to deliver more aid to struggling small and mid-sized businesses.
11:08 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By William Watts
Who will replace Shinzo Abe? 5 things investors need to know about Japan prime minister’s resignation Abe’s resignation raises questions about the world’s third largest economyWill Abenomics survive Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation? Investors are focusing on the battle to succeed Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.
11:39 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.
6:39 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. economy’s historic slump in the second quarter lowered to a 31.7% annual decline, GDP shows GDP has partly recovered in the summer from a steep recessionThe historic plunge in gross domestic product in the second quarter was lowered slightly to show a 31.7% annual decline, revised figures show, underscoring the devastation to the economy spawned by the coronavirus pandemic.
12:33 p.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends above 28,000 for first time in 6 months, S&P 500 and Nasdaq clinch new records on coronavirus treatment hopesMajor U.S. benchmarks close near their intraday peaks Monday, after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set records at the opening bell, as hopes for a potential COVID-19 treatment bolsters trading for more growth-sensitive sectors that have lagged the rest of the market.
5:41 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
Euro’s two-year high nudges ECB toward more bond-buyingThe European currency is now at its highest since May, 2018.
5:14 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
Brace for more stimulus from Johnson and the Bank of England, as U.K economy falls into recessionAs it considers the possibility of a second spike of the new coronavirus, the U.K. government will have to postpone plans to put public finances back in order.
12:01 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields climb after factory data offers positive sign for global economyU.S. Treasury yields rise Monday as strong manufacturing data across the U.S., Europe and China suggests the recovery in the global economy was ongoing despite mounting worries how rising coronavirus infections could stall growth.
12:22 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
U.S. stocks close higher after Fed keeps interest rates near zero, Powell vows to keep up support during pandemic Big tech CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet Inc. grilled before House antitrust panelS&P 500, Nasdaq finished more than 1.2% higher Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve left benchmark interest rates unchanged and the central bank’s Powell reiterated his promise to keep rates near zero and stimulus intact until the threat of the coronavirus to the U.S. economy has passed.
3:48 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Fed puts $18 trillion U.S. government bond market under lockdown Treasury volatility fell to a record low last FridayEven for a market known for sleepy trading over the summer, bond investors have appeared to stand pat as the Federal Reserve asserts its intent to keep interest rates at zero for a long time.
12:32 p.m. July 24, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
30-year Treasury yield falls below 1.25% as investors weigh geopolitical tensions against improving eurozone dataU.S. Treasury yields held steady on Friday as investor worries around worsening relations between the world’s two largest economies was offset by signs that the eurozone economic recovery remained on track.
2:10 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases climb to 13.6 million after record one-day tally of 230,400 new infections Bank of America and Morgan Stanley beat earnings estimates despite pandemic, while Domino’s gets boost from at-home dinersThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose to 13.6 million on Thursday, after a record of about 230,400 new infections were counted on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
7:00 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By William Watts
ECB passes torch to Europe’s politicians on eve of summit on big spending planThe European Central Bank, as expected, took no action at its Thursday meeting as investors focus on a meeting of European Union leaders as they ponder a massive fiscal spending plan.
10:51 a.m. July 15, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
Investing legend Burton Malkiel on day-trading millennials, the end of the 60/40 portfolio and more ‘I don’t think there is anybody who devotes a life to... the stock market who doesn’t have something of a gambling instinct’The upheaval caused by the coronavirus may mean the end of the 60/40 portfolio, investing icon Burton Malkiel tells MarketWatch, but some other truths will likely endure. Investors are probably better off in passive portfolios, not chasing active managers - or even worse, day trading out of boredom.
7:20 a.m. July 11, 2020 - By William Watts
Why ‘safe haven’ gold and the stock market are now moving the same direction Negative real yields mean opportunity cost of holding gold vanishes, analysts noteGold is traditionally thought of as a haven asset — a safe port in a storm. But that hasn’t stopped it from rising to a near nine-year high, and within striking distance of its record, even as equities and other assets traditionally viewed as risky remain buoyant.
7:45 a.m. July 8, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Government debt is skyrocketing across the world. Here are their options, according to Barclays A cut to spending might be more difficult for some countries after the poor experience in Europe and the U.K. with austerity policiesU.S. debt-to-GDP is set to skyrocket by some 30 percentage points over the next two years. And other countries might be in even worse fiscal shape. What will they do?
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.
5:18 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
After months of ‘heartbreaking’ demand, food banks say they’re bracing for August when unemployed Americans stop getting the extra $600 More than 20 million Americans will stop receiving the supplemental $600 a week after July 31 if lawmakers don’t actMore than 20 million Americans will stop receiving the supplemental $600 a week after July 31 if lawmakers don’t act.
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.
4:18 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
COVID-19 undid 3 years of economic progress in China. Don’t expect a quick rebound, these experts say ‘Will this be a return to their old playbook of building bridges to nowhere?’Beijing may be falling back on an old playbook as it reels from the impact of the coronavirus. it’s a reminder of just how desperate things may have become, the China Beige Book notes, and just how interconnected the world is.
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.
8:15 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Market cross currents resurface, S&P 500 weathers test of 200-day average Focus: Financials test major support ahead of stress tests, XLF, UPS, YETI, AU, ARWRU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, vacillating in the wake of an aggressive mid-week downdraft. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has effectively nailed its breakout point (9,838) — and rallied from major support — while the S&P 500 has reversed early Thursday from its 200-day moving average.
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.
5:00 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Pierre Briançon
These indicators are meaningless to markets — here’s why they don’t mean muchMarkets shrugging off the rosy confidence surveys may tell us something basic: investors are learning how to navigate the treacherous roads of the coronavirus crisis, lined with misleading indicators that have, for now, lost their meanings.
8:19 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Bullard doesn’t see signs a damaging asset bubble is forming St. Louis Fed president says there are more questions than answers about using yield curve control as a policy toolSt. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Tuesday said he doesn’t see a risky asset bubble forming in the wake of the Fed’s efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
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..
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