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4:02 a.m. Today - By Mark Hulbert
Millennials are the new face of the retirement crisis That longer lifespan is a blessing and a curseThat longer lifespan is a blessing and a curse
3:37 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Stock market poised to climb amid solid earnings from Target and Lowe’sU.S. stocks are set to head higher Wednesday after upbeat quarterly results from some of the nation’s biggest retailers Target Corp., and Lowe’s.
3:30 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Why a $4.9 Billion Fund Is Betting on Berkshire Hathaway, Dollar Tree, and Quest Diagnostics The FMI Large Cap fund doesn’t flee into cash when it sees a bear market on the way. Instead, it buckles down on its value investing philosophy and a concentrated set of stock picks.
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.
2:20 a.m. Today - By Brett Arends
Brace yourself: Take these 10 steps right now to prepare for a recession Tougher times may be coming. Better be readyTougher times may be coming. Better be ready.
2:05 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Millennials Are the New Face of the Retirement Crisis Millennials’ careers have gotten off to a rocky start because of the financial crisis and the ensuing slow recovery over the subsequent few years.
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.
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.
12:04 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.
11:32 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Credit Suisse and Citigroup join other major banks in mortgage bond revival, with a twist ‘Non-qualified’ mortgage bond supply could hit $21 billion this yearIt is taken a decade, but Credit Suisse and Citigroup, are back to creating mortgage bonds out of debt to homeowners with less-than-spotless credit, this time dubbed ‘non-qualified’ loans
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.
Trump repeats he wants Fed to cut interest rates
10:29 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019
Trump repeats he wants Fed to cut interest rates
10:22 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By John Mauldin
The investing opportunity of a lifetime awaits us when the recession arrives You’ll soon be able to buy corporate bonds at a deep discount You’ll soon be able to buy corporate bonds at a deep discount.
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.
10:13 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Kyle Bass on where the global economy is headed: ‘This is insane’The Hayman Capital Management fund manager talked to CNBC about how monetary easing is catching fire around the world and will eventually bring U.S. interest rates all the way down to zero.
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.
9:00 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - Barrons.com
Goldman Gives GE a Thumbs-Up After Fraud Allegations After forensic accountant Harry Markopolos savaged General Electric’s accounting procedures in a report that sank the stock, GE got some good news from Goldman Sachs.
7:48 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - Barrons.com
Sunnova Is Down, but Other Solar Stocks Rise Amid Analyst Optimism Some residential-solar stocks rose Tuesday amid a boost in analyst optimism about the sector’s prospects.
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.
6:00 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Chris Mamula
Nearly 2 years into early retirement, here’s all that I’ve gotten wrong All I feel comfortable predicting now is that my future will be different than I thoughtNow the only thing I feel comfortable predicting with confidence is that my future will end up differently than I would have predicted, writes Chris Mamula.
5:28 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - Barrons.com
GE Can’t Hide From Long-Term-Care Insurance Problems, Fitch Says The bond-rating firm said it expects more charges against earnings for the long-germ-care insurance industry, which also affects reinsurer General Electric.
5:00 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Here’s why the bond market shouldn’t freak out over German deficit spending Reports suggest Germany is rethinking its long-held aversion to deficit spendingBond-market bulls who worry about German fiscal stimulus only have to look at example of Japan to see that government bond prices are likely to stay high and yields low.
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.
10:43 p.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Pierre Briançon
Dancing in the dark: The Bank of England’s rate problem isn’t about to go away And no sympathy from financial marketsEconomic growth in the U.K. is slower than forecast — with gross domestic product even shrinking 0.2% in the second quarter — but inflation is higher than economists expected, at an annual 2% in July.
6:39 p.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - MarketWatch
China's central bank sets lower benchmark rateBEIJING--China's central bank has lowered its new benchmark lending rates in a bid to guide borrowing costs down as the economy expands at its slowest pace in decades. The People's Bank of China set the one-year Loan Prime Rate--the new reference rate replacing the previous benchmark interest rates--at 4.25% on Tuesday, down from 4.31% before.
2:35 p.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
How much would it cost to buy Greenland — and how would you calculate that price? and here are 10 off-the-beaten-path wine destinations Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance storiesMonday’s top personal finance stories
1:24 p.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Jumped 250 Points Because a Reprieve for Huawei Goes Both Ways U.S. stocks jumped on renewed optimism. China’s central bank has taken steps over the weekend to boost its economy, while the White House extended the reprieve on China’s Huawei Technologies to continue part of the business with U.S. companies.
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.
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