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Three Challenges Weighing on Fed Chief Jerome Powell

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9:07 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
The Bank of England decision is coming — here’s what to expectHere’s a look at what to expect when the Bank of England’s latest interest-rate decision is announced at 7 a.m. Eastern on Thursday.
4:09 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed lowers interest rate by a quarter-point, and is open to the idea of more easing Seven members project another cut this yearThe Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut its benchmark interest-rate by a quarter point and seven officials indicated they believe there would be one more move this year.
11:46 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Trump blasts Jerome Powell after Fed rate cut: ‘No ‘guts,’ no sense, no vision!’ Trump declares Powell a ‘terrible communicator’President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon delivered further harsh criticism of the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell after the central bank cut interest rates but was unclear on whether rates would fall further this year.
10:45 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Sven Henrich
Stock market’s eerie parallels to September 2007 should raise recession fears Fed watchers may have just witnessed Powell’s ‘Bernanke moment’Fed watchers may have just witnessed Powell’s ‘Bernanke moment,’ writes Sven Henrich.
8:54 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - MarketWatch.com
Fed decision and Jerome Powell press conference: live blog and videoMarketWatch’s live-blog of the Fed’s interest-rate decision, including its dot plot and economic projections.
4:22 a.m. Sept. 18, 2019 - By Greg Robb
3 things to watch as Fed meets on interest rates With quarter-point rate-cut widely expected, Fed watchers hunt for clues about what comes nextHere are 3 things to watch at this week’s Fed interest-rate committee meeting.
12:36 p.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump says Iran involvement in Saudi attacks being ‘checked out’ as he reiterates call for deep interest-rate cuts Congress should probe Obama’s book and Netflix deals, president says President Donald Trump on Monday suggested Iran was responsible for the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil-production infrastructure, and used the incident to apply fresh pressure on the Federal Reserve to aggressively cut interest rates.
10:46 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
This low-volatility dividend-stock strategy can give you peace of mind A stable yield and price stability might ease your fear of a recession and economic threatsA stable yield and price stability might ease your fear of a recession and economic threats.
5:54 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Federal Reserve and global central banks have reached a ‘tipping point’, amplifying stock-market uncertainty ‘Outside of trade talks, there is nothing more relevant than the Fed,’ says Peter Boockvar What’s left for the Federal Reserve to do at its rate-setting gathering next week now the U.S.’s main stock indexes are on the cusp of records again ?
6:34 a.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
Trump wants even lower interest rates: What that would mean for your retirement savings What message would that send about the value of the U.S. dollar? What message would that send about the value of the U.S. dollar?
1:42 a.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
One reason FICO scores are rising (that has nothing to do with jobs or the economy) The score provided by FICO, named for the Fair Isaac Corporation, is widely used as a measure of a person’s creditworthiness The score provided by FICO, named for the Fair Isaac Corporation, is widely used as a measure of a person’s creditworthiness.
12:27 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Why the coming recession could force the Federal Reserve to swap greenbacks for digital dollars Paper bank notes are being upgraded for a digital future around the worldPaper bank notes are being upgraded for a digital future around the world.
9:45 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Philip van Doorn
3 dividend stock picks with yields as high as 12% from a manager who doesn’t focus on dividends Fabio Paolini of Pictet Asset Management says a stock’s dividend offers no indication of its valueFabio Paolini of Pictet Asset Management says a stock’s dividend offers no indication of its value.
8:56 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
This city’s real-estate market is the least likely to tank during the next recession If investors have flocked to your town, keep a close eye on home pricesIf investors have flocked to your town, keep a close eye on home prices.
5:47 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
President Trump is calling for negative interest rates — why you shouldn’t wish for that to happen Would zero or negative interest rates help American home buyers?Would zero or negative interest rates help American home buyers?
7:34 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. consumer sentiment rebounds modestly in September Survey finds neither recession nor a rebound in spending is anticipated in the year aheadThe University of Michigan said its consumer-sentiment index rebounded in September to a reading of 92 from a three-year low of 89.8 in August.
1:18 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European banks continue to rally after ECB cutEuropean banks advanced on Friday, continuing a rally as the European Central Bank took steps to improve the domestic economy while make it less painful to lenders.
12:40 p.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow logs 7th gain in a row on renewed trade optimism, ECB stimulus ECB cuts interest rates further into negative territory; U.S. and China to meet on trade in OctoberThe Dow marks its longest win streak in more than a year Thursday, after the European Central Bank’s announced fresh stimulus measures.
10:39 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold tallies a back-to-back gain after ECB unleashes basket of easy-money measures Palladium futures settle at a recordGold futures mark a second consecutive gain Thursday after the European Central Bank cut key eurozone interest rates and delivered a batch of measures intended to punch up the region’s sluggish economy — bullish moves for bullion.
10:22 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates have jumped this week — but could they one day fall to zero? President Trump has called for negative interest rates — but that wouldn’t necessarily be a boon for housingPresident Trump has called for negative interest rates — but that wouldn’t be a boon for housing necessarily.
9:03 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Senate confirms Bowman to 14-year term on Fed’s board Former Kansas regulator holds community banker seat on central bankThe Senate on Thursday confirmed Fed Gov Michelle Bowman to a full 14-year term on the central bank’s board of governors.
8:58 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By William Watts
ECB cuts key rate, relaunches QE to shore up eurozone economy Euro dips to 2-year low versus U.S. dollar after ECB move, then recoversThe European Central Bank delves deep into its toolbox, cutting its deposit rate further into negative territory, launching a new round of monthly bond purchases and taking other steps to stimulate a flagging eurozone economy.
5:45 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Trump complains ECB rate cut will hurt U.S. and Mnuchin doesn’t disagree U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S. wants ‘stable’ dollarPresident Donald Trump reacted quickly and negatively to Thursday’s ECB interest rate cut and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in a subsequent TV interview, didn’t disagree.
4:21 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Europe stocks rise as ECB cuts rates, launches fresh bond-buying program InBev, British American Tobacco among big moversEuropean stocks move higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank delivers fresh stimulus in the form of a deposit-rate cut and fresh asset buying plans.
11:15 p.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
The ECB decision is coming — here’s what to expect ECB rate cut expected to be announced ThursdayIf there’s one thing that observers agree on with respect to Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting, it’s that the central bank will announcing a series of loosening measures that won’t really make much of a difference to the struggling European economy.
2:56 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
Brazil wants to make it harder to become a retiree New reforms could support the economy and future workersNew reforms could support the economy and future workers
2:56 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
Australia’s safety net for retirees is generous and comprehensive — and complicated The country’s Age Pension spreads the wealth around the populationThe country’s Age Pension spreads the wealth around the population
9:08 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Sanjiv Das
Millennials are needlessly missing out on refinancing their home mortgages Younger Americans desperately need debt relief but can’t afford to refinance Younger Americans desperately need debt relief but can’t afford to refinance.
8:52 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Most U.S. CLO debt owners are unlikely to be ‘forced sellers’ in a downturn, says Bank of America But junior CLO classes are vulnerableA study of U.S. CLO debt holders shows the bulk of paper most likely sits in the hands of longer-term investors, which could mean fewer fire sales in a risk-off scenario.
6:22 a.m. Sept. 8, 2019 - By Chris Farrell
Big worries about the debt load of older Americans A hidden retirement crisisThe rising debt levels among retirees is bad for their finances and their mental health.
3:35 a.m. Sept. 8, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates fell again this week — and the Fed could push them even lower Analysts now expect the Federal Reserve to cut rates again later this monthAnalysts expect the Federal Reserve to cut rates again later this month.
4:30 a.m. Sept. 7, 2019 - By Andrea Riquier
Central bankers now know: hang together or most assuredly hang separately Central Bank coordination has morphed into co-dependencyThe Federal Reserve has cut rates because of a darkening global outlook, which will prompt the European Central Bank to cut rates, which will prompt the Bank of Canada to cut rates, and on and on.
12:16 p.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow, S&P 500 book 3rd day of gains, as stock market caps off solid week despite tepid jobs report Fed’s Jerome Powell says jobs report reflects healthy labor market, speaking at a panel in Zurich The Dow and S&P 500 book slight gains on Friday, but the Nasdaq slumped, after a jobs report for August showed a fewer-than-expected 130,000 new jobs were created in the month. All three benchmarks finished sharply higher for the week.
10:58 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Powell says August job report is sign of continued strength in labor market, doesn’t see a recession Fed chairman says there are ‘significant risks’ to be monitoredFed Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday the August job report was a sign of continued strength in the U.S. labor market
7:18 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Weaker job report in August ‘cements’ a Fed interest-rate cut in two weeks Analysts see quarter-point move on Sept. 18The weaker than expected job growth in August ‘cements’ a Fed interest-rate cut in two weeks, economists said. The outlook for policy after than is less certain.
3:34 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
Thursday’s bond-market selloff will face stiff test on Friday in form of jobs report The 2-year Treasury note yield had its biggest daily surge since 2015Strategists say don’t expect the biggest bond market selloff in years to last long.
3:18 a.m. Sept. 6, 2019 - By Lin Zhu
China frees up $126 billion for lending with reserve-ratio cutChina’s central bank will unleash roughly 900 billion yuan ($126 billion) into the financial system, in an effort to boost lending as the world’s second-largest economy faces increasing pressure from a trade war with the U.S.
1:28 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Andrew Ackerman
Trump administration backs privatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Announcement is major reversal from what both parties had promised for yearsThe Trump administration said it would support returning mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private hands, a development that could keep the companies at the center of the housing market for decades to come.
12:27 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Greg Robb
ADP says 195,000 private-sector jobs added in August Trump celebrates latest employment data in tweetThe nation’s businesses created 195,000 private-sector jobs in August, payroll processor ADP said Thursday.
12:26 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Powell will get the last word on interest rates after Friday’s job report After chairman’s speech, Fed will go silent to prepare for Sept. 17-18 policy meetingFed Chairman Jerome Powell will get the last word about the economy and interest rates on Friday shortly before the Fed goes silent to prepare for its Sept. 17-18 meeting.
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