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  • Stimulus Checks Alone May Not Spur Inflation. Here's What Could. Stimulus Checks Alone May Not Spur Inflation. Here's What Could. 6:51
    Low Rates, Rising Yields & Your Money Low Rates, Rising Yields & Your Money 9:23
    Beware of Bubbles Beware of Bubbles 9:11
    What a Fed-backed digital dollar means for the crypto revolution What a Fed-backed digital dollar means for the crypto revolution 19:18
1:00 p.m. Today - By MarketWatch
A $25 billion dogecoin whale lurks, but Robinhood CEO says ‘we don’t have significant positions in any of the coins we keep’Vlad Tenev, CEO of Robinhood Markets, speaking at a “fireside chat” on Thursday, attempts to dispel any lingering speculation that the brokerage may be a so-called dogecoin whale, maintaining a massive stockpile of the crypto for its own benefit.
12:02 p.m. Today - By Greg Robb
Meme stocks and Archegos episodes highlight need for greater hedge fund transparency, Fed financial stability report saysSeveral recent episodes including “meme stocks” and Archegos Capital Management clearly show how risky and opaque transactions among non-banks can transmit stress into the financial system, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.
12:02 p.m. Today - By Steve Goldstein
Bank of England chief on cryptocurrencies: 'Buy them only if you're prepared to lose all your money'Central bank news conferences are typically most interesting at their very beginning, when there is still uncertainty over what policy makers are trying to communicate, and at the very end, when reporters start asking less obvious questions.
11:10 a.m. Today - By Max Moran
5 compelling reasons for Biden to dump Jerome PowellThe Federal Reserve chairman is out of step with the administration's vision, and what this country needs
9:29 a.m. Today - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are ‘Karens’ so angry? Some people say memes of white women confronting people of color provide a handle on behaviors born of racist entitlement, while others point to misogyny and economic disenfranchisementSome people say memes of white women confronting people of color provide a handle on behaviors born of racist entitlement, while others point to misogyny and economic disenfranchisement.
8:04 a.m. May 3, 2021 - By Philip van Doorn
If you think inflation poses a long-term threat, you might want to make these portfolio moves nowShift bond exposure, add gold and other commodities, and look for dividend increases in the stock market.
6:34 a.m. May 3, 2021 - By Jeff Korzenik
Why giving felons a second chance is the key to economic prosperity for AmericaTo avoid inflation and reach full-employment, the economy must employ every available resource, especially the 19 million people who are underemployed because they have a record.
5:20 a.m. May 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
What Happens When Governments Go Crypto The rise of stablecoins as cryptocurrency is a bigger threat to established, government-backed currency than Bitcoin. Some of the biggest economies are pushing back, including China and the Fed. What to expect.
10:39 a.m. April 29, 2021 - By Brett Arends
Biden's tax plan and your 401(k)If there’s a panic here it is incredibly well hidden.
10:32 a.m. April 28, 2021 - By MarketWatch
FOMC statement for AprilThe Federal Reserve stuck to its strategy of supporting the U.S. economy with ultra-low interest rates at its most recent gather of senior central bankers.
8:04 p.m. April 27, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Asian markets mostly higher ahead of Fed meetingAsian shares were mostly moderately higher in listless trading Wednesday, as investors watched for news out of a Federal Reserve meeting.
5:46 a.m. April 27, 2021 - By Home Media
What’s included in your Toyota warranty? How long does the Toyota warranty last, and what does it cover?
7:52 p.m. April 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Asian markets dip lower ahead of Fed meetingAsian stock markets fell Tuesday after Wall Street rose to a new record as investors looked ahead to this week's Federal Reserve meeting for assurance interest rates will be kept ultra-low.
7:32 a.m. April 26, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Why the Fed's focus on those hardest-hit by the pandemic matters for marketsFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is putting a spotlight on the growing tent city near his Washington, D.C. office and the people hardest-hit by the pandemic. Here's why the pain felt on Main Street could matter a lot for Wall Street.
5:00 a.m. April 26, 2021 - By MarketWatch
A ‘monster beat’ for Tesla and 6 other predictions for a bumper earnings weekStocks are struggling for direction at the start of the busiest week of earnings season.
4:08 a.m. April 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
Low Rates, Rising Yields & Your MoneyAhead of this week's Fed meeting, Dana Peterson, chief economist with The Conference Board, unpacks the central bank's role amid the ongoing economic recovery. Plus, Lee Ferridge of State Street Global Markets discusses his firm's bull case for gold and big tech.
3:46 a.m. April 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
This Bull Market Is Far From Over, Pros Say. Where They’re Investing Now. An exclusive Barron’s survey finds 67% of Big Money managers bullish on stocks, up from 54% in the fall.
7:26 a.m. April 24, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
I review mortgages – and I see 3 areas of possible trouble in the housing marketWatch these alternative data sources.
4:21 a.m. April 24, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
How Wyoming became the promised land for bitcoin investorsWyoming’s economy is powered by some of the oldest industries in human history, including mining, agriculture and tourism. But in recent years the state has emerged as an unlikely champion of far newer inventions: cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology that powers them.
3:30 p.m. April 23, 2021 - Barrons.com
Don’t Panic. There’s No Link Between Rising Capital-Gains Tax Rates and Stock Prices The Biden administration may propose hiking capital-gains tax rates to 39.6% from 20% on certain individuals. But history suggests stock prices won’t sell off. Plus, investment-newsletter commentary on lumber prices, bonds, and a digital dollar.
3:36 a.m. April 20, 2021 - Barrons.com
Central Banks Are Trying to Muscle Aside Bitcoin Governments are racing to develop their own virtual currencies—aiming to blunt the appeal of Bitcoin. Wall Street is paying attention.
4:06 a.m. April 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Beware of BubblesBarry Bannister, Stifel's chief equity strategist, delivers a macro warning for investors. Plus, Invesco's Alessio de Longis makes the case for value stocks and Barron's Carleton English discusses earnings expectations for American Express.
9:02 a.m. April 16, 2021 - Barrons.com
Can Crypto Escape the Dollar’s Gravity? You might be able to buy a Tesla in Bitcoin. But cryptocurrencies aren’t likely to replace the almighty dollar anytime soon.
1:00 a.m. April 16, 2021 - Barrons.com
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7:19 a.m. April 15, 2021 - By rbisdale
What a Fed-backed digital dollar means for the crypto revolutionChamber of Digital Commerce's Perianne Boring and Neha Narula of MIT Media Lab explain central-bank digital currencies and what their emergence means for crypto and fiat money.
5:13 a.m. April 14, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Economists are 'lazy' when it comes to studying the effects of racism, says AFL-CIO chief economist 'There appears to be no evidence that will get economists to admit: Yes, there's discrimination,' William Spriggs said at a Federal Reserve panel on racism and the economy.
5:06 a.m. April 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
How the Fed could give a green light to environmentally sustainable investmentsTargeted lending could make a big impact on climate change without breaching the Fed's independence
4:16 a.m. April 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
What Powell’s ‘60 Minutes’ Appearance Means for Stocks Earnings season kicks off this week, more executives to speak out on state voting laws, pubs and shops reopen in England, and other news to start your day.
3:05 p.m. April 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Fed’s Mary Daly Says the Economy Can Rebound Sharply by the Fall Mary Daly, president of the San Francisco Fed, is optimistic that the economy can rebound sharply by the fall, assuming Covid is contained. Still, it will take time for the labor market to recover, and for inflation to get back to the Fed’s 2% target.
1:28 p.m. April 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Bitcoin Is Making a Splash. Is It Safe to Test the Waters? The cryptocurrency is reaching a tipping point that investors can no longer ignore. But plenty of vexing questions remain—including whether its price run-up reflects a bubble.
1:05 p.m. April 11, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Bitcoin bull Novogratz says U.S. faces 'existential crisis' if it can't engineer a digital dollar soonWealthy investor Mike Novogratz says that the U.S. has its fate in its own hands but will be at a dire competitive disadvantage if it doesn't come up with a digital dollar soon.
7:46 a.m. April 9, 2021 - Barrons.com
Fed’s Policies Could Restore Gold’s Shine Despite competition from cryptocurrencies, gold remains a strong hedge against inflation and rising interest rates.
6:03 a.m. April 9, 2021 - By Paul Brandus
The U.S. government, until Reagan, used to do big things. Biden thinks it still canChanneling FDR, the president aims to help average Joes who have been left out of America's ascent.
11:15 a.m. April 8, 2021 - By Jack Denton
Why the S&P 500 is now overbought and looks ready to drop in the short term, according to this strategistThe S&P 500 eked out yet another record close on Wednesday, as the Federal Reserve reassured investors that it is in no rush to tighten fiscal policy — and some of that momentum is set to continue into Thursday. But it may not last for long.
4:42 a.m. April 8, 2021 - Barrons.com
5 Things You Might Have Missed in the Fed's Minutes Federal Reserve officials aren't worried about inflation. But a few are concerned about signs of excess in financial markets.
3:24 a.m. April 8, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
Johnson Matthey leads FTSE after optimistic update, while AstraZeneca sees strengthShares of Johnson Matthey rose as much as 8% after the chemicals group and metals refiner said results would come in at the top end of expectations.
12:21 p.m. April 7, 2021 - Barrons.com
U.S. Is ‘Behind the Curve’ on Crypto Regulations, Says SEC Commissioner Peirce Hester Peirce, one of what will soon be five commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission, spoke during MarketWatch’s Investing in Crypto virtual event series.
11:36 a.m. April 7, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
U.S. is 'behind the curve' on crypto regulations, says SEC Commissioner PeirceA top financial regulator warned that the U.S. is falling behind other countries in constructing a rational regulatory framework for the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries, and that this failure threatens to deprive the U.S. economy of benefits of new innovations.
7:26 a.m. April 7, 2021 - Barrons.com
A 'Goldilocks' Economy and 4 More Highlights From Jamie Dimon's Annual Letter The CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Chase had 66 pages of thoughts on everything from the economy to banking and the need for bipartisanship.
4:25 a.m. April 7, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Will China's new digital yuan threaten King Dollar's reign?China is the first major economy to issue a blockchain-enabled, digital version of its currency, the yuan, and this development has some in Washington worried that the U.S. dollar's status as the global reserve currency is under threat.
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