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3:29 a.m. Today - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Investors aren’t paying enough attention to this big risk lying in wait for stocks, says John Hancock strategist Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day from Matthew Miskin, co-chief investment strategist at John Hancock Investment Management, says he has spotted a big blind spot for U.S. investors.
2:30 a.m. Today - By Steve Goldstein
Minneapolis Fed's Kashkari says central bank should use forward guidance at next meetingMinneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari, in an op-ed in the Financial Times, said that the central bank should not only cut interest rates in September but also use forward guidance. "At a minimum, we should commit to not raising rates again until core inflation returns to our 2% target on a sustained basis," . Kashkari rotates onto the Federal Open Market Committee next year.
2:23 a.m. Today - By Chris Matthews
Dow snaps 3-day win streak, ends at session lows as recession worries dog market Home Depot shares, up 4.4%, lead gains for the downbeat DowU.S. stocks finish at Tuesday’s low as investors contend with worries about the strength of the U.S. economy and political developments in Europe that are weighing on government bonds.
1:35 a.m. Today - By Steven Ricchiuto
The Fed needs to radically change policy and start printing money An open letter to Jerome Powell from Wall Street economist Steven RicchiutoAn open letter to Jerome Powell from Wall Street economist Steven Ricchiuto.
1:30 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Mortgage Refinancing Boom Not Boosting Economy American’s are refinancing their homes at the fastest pace in years, but expectations that lower-rate mortgages can help offset broader economic weakness might be misplaced.
1:00 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
It’s Not a Bad Time for the Right Kind of Tax Cut The Trump administration is reportedly considering additional tax cuts. Reducing the amount of payroll taxes owed by lower- and middle-income workers would boost the economy and help offset the damage from higher tariffs.
4:02 p.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump admits tariffs against China may cause U.S. economic pain President denies recession near, says effects of trade war will be worth it long termPresident Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday his aggressive China trade policies may mean economic pain for Americans but insisted they’re needed for more important long-term benefits. He insisted he’s not fearing a recession but is nonetheless considering new tax cuts to promote growth.
3:59 p.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Recession not on horizon, Fed’s Daly says San Francisco Fed president says interest-rate cut was not sparked by ‘impending downturn’The U.S. isn’t headed to a recession as of right now, said San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly on Tuesday.
1:43 p.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Fell 173 Points Because Stocks Can’t Sustain a Rally U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday after rising three sessions in a row. Investors are waiting for more monetary-policy clues ahead of the Wednesday release of the Federal Reserve’s latest minutes.
12:43 p.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump says White House considering tax cuts as he rejects recession worries President keeps pressure on Fed to cut interest rates President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his administration was mulling tax cuts to stimulate the economy, even though he rejected suggestions that the U.S. is heading for a recession.
12:32 p.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Here’s why the bond market isn’t as worried about a recession as you think JPMorgan estimates that less than half of August’s bond market rally was driven by economic concernsSome investors say the recent decline in Treasury yields may not be indicative of a looming economic slowdown.
12:04 p.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Dow snaps three-day win streak as bond yields beat retreatU.S. stocks finished lower on Tuesday as geopolitical jitters and U.S. economic concerns hung over investors ahead of the Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole symposium at the end of the week. The S&P 500 fell 0.8% to end around 2,901. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 173 points, or 0.7%, to end near 25,962, based on preliminary numbers. The Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.7% to finish around 7,949. Fears over Italy's political situation grew after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned following a spat with Matteo Salvini, leader of the League party. In the U.S., President Donald Trump lambasted the Federal Reserve for failing to slash interest rates. The 10-year Treasury note yield fell 4.6 basis points to 1.557%. Bond prices move in the opposite direction of yields. In company news, shares of Home Depot Inc. rose more than 4% after its earnings beat analysts' expectations.
11:44 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields decline as investors eye trade tensions Trump sees no recession but talks of payroll tax cuts and need for Fed interest rate cuts anyway Treasury yields fall Tuesday as investors deal with headlines around U.S.-China trade tensions and discussions of potential fiscal stimulus options by the White House.
10:40 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump says White House looking at payroll tax cut, urges Fed rate cutPresident Donald Trump said Tuesday his administration is looking at tax cuts, including cutting payroll taxes. Trump's comment follows a late-Monday Washington Post report that the administration was considering a temporary payroll tax cut. The White House said cutting payroll taxes wasn't under consideration, and Trump on Tuesday did not put any time frame on such a cut. But he said, "payroll taxes is something I have been thinking about. Many people would like to see that." The president also repeated . "If the Fed would do its job, we'd have a tremendous spurt of growth," Trump said in remarks alongside the president of Romania at the White House.
10:16 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold ends higher, recoups some recent losses as bond yields slide Fed’s annual Jackson Hole conference on FridayGold futures climb on Tuesday, with a slide in U.S. Treasury yields helping the haven metal recoup more than a third of what it lost a day earlier when a rally in the U.S. stock market prompted some settling in bullion.
10:11 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Sven Henrich
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 recessionThe central bank may not have enough ammunition at its disposal if the economy sinks into a recession.
9:14 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - Associated Press
White House claims the ‘fundamentals’ of the U.S. economy are ‘very strong’ There has been a mounting concern that a recession could be coming, thus hurting President Donald Trump’s reelection campaignThere has been a mounting concern that a recession could be coming, thus hurting President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.
8:27 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Is Holding Flat Because Investors Are Waiting for the Fed The three major U.S. stock market indexes hovered around level as investors appeared to be waiting on the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday and Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech on Friday in Jackson Hole, Wy.
7:28 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - Barrons.com
Europe Will Probably Fall Into a Recession, Mohamed El-Erian Says Europe has a 70% chance of plunging into recession, according to renowned economist and bond market expert Mohamed El-Erian, with Britain, Italy and Germany “paralyzed” by domestic issues that have stalled the economies of the EU’s most powerful nations.
5:36 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
U.S. stocks skid lower at the open as government bond yields stumbleU.S. stock indexes on Tuesday opened lower as investors appeared to await guidance from the Federal Reserve on monetary policy--a key catalysts for a market that has been beset by worries about an impending economic recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 63 points, or 0.2%, to 26,075, the S&P 500 index retreated 0.4% to 2,911, while the Nasdaq Composite Index skidded 0.4% lower to 7,970. Investors were watching quarterly reports from major retailers including Home Depot Inc. and Kohl's Corp. . Meanwhile, President Donald Trump on Monday said the Fed should cut benchmark rates by 1 percentage point from its current range of 2%-2.25%, which is viewed as aggressive policy for a U.S. economy considered slowing but not in the throes of a recession. A slide in bond yields, as prices gain, has been also unsettling investors. The 10-year Treasury bond yields 1.55%, off more than 4 basis points, from its level on Monday.
5:02 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Takes a Breather The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 futures edged slightly higher, as U.S. stocks took a pause.
2:39 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Stocks could fall another 8% as ‘Trump put’ and ‘Fed put’ expire, says Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson Wilson sees falling hours-worked as a potential crack in the labor marketThe market is preparing for a “bad outcome,” says Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson, in an interview.
12:58 p.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump bashes Fed’s ‘lack of vision’ as White House reportedly mulls payroll tax cut President also blasts GoogleTrump on Monday criticizes Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell ahead of the central banker’s highly anticipated speech later this week.
12:21 p.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
S&P 500 closes 1% higher for second straight session on global stimulus talk, trade optimism Apple leads Dow gainers after Trump says Tim Cook made good point about tariff harmU.S. stocks rise Monday, lifted by moves by encouraging comments from President Donald Trump and other officials on trade talks, along with a move by China over the weekend to lower borrowing costs for companies.
11:10 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Rosengren says cutting interest rates now would make next recession worse Boston Fed president, who dissented from July ease, downplays imminent recession risksCutting interest rates now would only encourage homeowners and firms to take on more debt, which might exacerbate the next recession, said Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren, on Monday.
10:04 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
How China is joining the rush of global central banks aiming to lower borrowing costs PBOC revamped its benchmark lending rate to push credit into businessesThe 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.
8:00 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Trump complains again about Fed Chair Powell, says he lacks 'vision'President Donald Trump on Monday criticized Fed Chairman Jerome Powell ahead of the central banker's highly anticipated speech later this week. In a series of tweets, Trump said the economy was very strong "despite the horrendous lack of vision by Jay Powell." The president repeated his call for the Fed to slash interest rates to bolster the U.S. and global economy. He urged the Fed to buy bonds and expand its balance sheet, a policy known as quantitative easing. Powell will speak Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern at the central bank's summer retreat at Jackson Hole.
6:07 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Tim Mullaney
It’s not time to freak out about a recession — yet Trump could stop all the recession talk, but does he have it in him?Whether there’s a recession soon may depend more on the president of the United States, and his trade policies, than anything else, writes Tim Mullaney.
5:55 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Investors might be disappointed in Fed’s message from Jackson Hole Slew of Fed officials, including Chairman Powell, are talking, but likely won’t back aggressive easing market wantsFederal Reserve communication will dominate the U.S. economic landscape next week.
5:01 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Is Starting the Week With Renewed Hope, and Estée Lauder Is Jumping Investors were heartened to hear that talks between the U.S. and China over the weekend were apparently amicable.
4:30 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
My husband and I paid off $193,000 in debt — now he never wants to take a vacation or even socialize with friends ‘We don’t have children, we don’t travel, we don’t see or experience many new things, and we don’t have much of a social circle at all’‘We don’t have children, we don’t travel, we don’t see or experience many new things, and we don’t have much of a social circle at all.’
4:23 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Why gold’s ‘strong undercurrent’ has some analysts eyeing $2,000 an ounce Move could require much weaker dollarSome gold bulls are setting their sights on $2,000-an-ounce after the precious metal’s recent rally.
2:25 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By William Watts
Stock-market investors rattled by bond market’s ‘warning shot’ — here’s what’s next All eyes on Fed as top monetary policy makers attend high-profile symposiumThe bond market sent a warning, and this time the stock market listened. Investors will be looking for clues in the week ahead that policy makers are listening, too.
12:01 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Associated Press
Asian markets climb on China stimulus move, trade-talks optimism Beijing announces plan to reform interest rates over the weekendAsian shares propelled higher Monday as investors embrace move to lower interest rates for companies, along with encouraging signs over trade talks between the U.S. and China
4:10 p.m. Aug. 18, 2019 - Associated Press
‘I don’t think we’re having a recession,’ Trump says, touting economy Larry Kudlow also dismisses slowdown fearsPresident Donald Trump said Sunday the economy is “doing very well” and dismissed concerns of recession, offering an optimistic outlook after last week’s steep drop in the financial markets.
11:00 a.m. Aug. 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
Home Depot, L Brands, Analog Devices and More Stocks to Watch In a big week for retail earnings, we’ll also see reports from Target, TJX, and Salesforce.com. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will speak at the central bank’s annual meeting.
9:06 a.m. Aug. 18, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
Trump’s tariffs and bad weather take toll on U.S. farmers Trump’s tariff war with China and the recent record floods could lead to a farm crisis on par to the 1980sFor those looking for evidence of the US-China trade war hurting the economy, one only need to look at the U.S. farm sector this week.
2:19 a.m. Aug. 18, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
Even before the Dow’s latest scary ride, millions of Americans were losing sleep over their finances Fears of a recession appear to have shaken investor and consumer confidenceFears of a recession appear to have shaken investor and consumer confidence.
10:44 a.m. Aug. 17, 2019 - By Alexander Friedman
2020 candidates should say how they would reboot the American Dream Growth must be broadly shared and structural impediments to advancement should be discardedThe American Dream is dead, but it’s still possible to re-create a society with strong, consistent economic growth and a meritocracy structured to keep the rich from gaming the system.
9:03 a.m. Aug. 17, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend roundup: This may cause Trump to lose in 2020 | A recipe for a rising stock market | The best job The inverted yield curve, marijuana stocks — and a must-read for college freshmenThe inverted yield curve dominates the week. Also, a must-read for college freshmen.
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