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Fed Chair Powell Says Economic Effects of Coronavirus Are 'Very Uncertain'

Fed Chair Powell Says Economic Effects of Coronavirus Are 'Very Uncertain'

Powell added that the Fed is "very carefully monitoring the situation."
Federal Reserve calls coronavirus 'very serious issue' as it holds US interest rates - as it happened

Federal Reserve calls coronavirus 'very serious issue' as it holds US interest rates - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsLatest: Jerome Powell on coronavirusFed leaves rates unchanged at 1.5%-1.75% Earlier:Apple hits record highChina economist predicts growth

Fed Bond Buys To Slow Despite Coronavirus Threat; Dow Jones Pares Gain

The Fed meeting signaled no change in interest rates and slower bond purchases, despite the economic threat posed by the coronavirus. The Dow Jones pared gains. The post Fed Bond Buys To Slow Despite
Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged

The Federal Reserve left the target interest rate unchanged at a range of 1.50 to 1.75 percent.

Gold ETFs Hit Seven-Year High And It's Not Just The Virus

The global stash of gold in exchange-traded funds hit the highest level in seven years as the impact of the novel coronavirus on markets and sentiment reinforced demand for havens... Read More The

Stocks Edge Higher As Focus Turns To Earnings, Fed: Markets Wrap

Stocks in Europe edged higher along with U.S. equity futures as corporate earnings and the Federal Reserve rates decision later Wednesday gave investors something to focus on while concerns about...

Fed Meeting Preview: Will The Fed Fight The Coronavirus As Dow Jones Falls?

This week's Fed meeting is not too soon to come to the aid of financial markets as the coronavirus spreads and the Dow Jones falls. The post Fed Meeting Preview: Will The Fed Fight The Coronavirus As

Safe Havens Shine As Spreading Virus Spurs Rush To Buy Gold

Gold jumped as the spread of the coronavirus globally spurred demand for haven assets. The post Safe Havens Shine As Spreading Virus Spurs Rush To Buy Gold appeared first on Investor's Business Daily.

Virus Fears Drive Sell-Off In Stocks, Oil, Yuan: Markets Wrap

Deepening fears about the economic and human impact of the deadly coronavirus sent stocks, crude oil and China's yuan tumbling Monday, and spurred haven assets. Italian bonds jumped after regional...
5,000 Years of Interest Rates, Part II

5,000 Years of Interest Rates, Part II

This post 5,000 Years of Interest Rates, Part II appeared first on Daily Reckoning. The present “rate depression cycle” is the second-longest in history and the second-most intense… The post 5,000
5,000 Years of Interest Rates

5,000 Years of Interest Rates

This post 5,000 Years of Interest Rates appeared first on Daily Reckoning. The look ahead: where interest rates are heading for the next several decades… The post 5,000 Years of Interest Rates
What interest rates dating back to 1311 tell us about today’s global economy
A World Gone Mad

A World Gone Mad

This post A World Gone Mad appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Jerome Powell said about the Fed’s balance sheet before he became Fed chairman… The post A World Gone Mad appeared first on Daily
Consumer Price Index Surprise: Everyone Has Jobs and Prices on Many Things Are Falling

Consumer Price Index Surprise: Everyone Has Jobs and Prices on Many Things Are Falling

Inflation has been slowing down for the last two months, suggesting that the Fed will not hike rates this year.
WSJ: Trump Admin Threatened Iraq’s Access To NY Fed Account Over Proposed Troop Withdrawal

WSJ: Trump Admin Threatened Iraq’s Access To NY Fed Account Over Proposed Troop Withdrawal

The Trump administration reportedly threatened to cut off Iraq’s access to its account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New...
Central banks are now the markets' best friends | Mohamed El-Erian

Central banks are now the markets' best friends | Mohamed El-Erian

When the markets dip, the banks step in to help with stimulus. Such action may prove counter-productive After a year that involved one of the biggest U-turns in recent monetary-policy history, central

Debt Has Not Been Caused by Low Interest Rates, but Higher Rates Would Topple the Whole World Economy

Yet more official hand-wringing about interest rates...when they aren't the core economic problem.
Risky corporate debt is piling up, out of sight from global regulators

Risky corporate debt is piling up, out of sight from global regulators

Officials aren't sure who owns a swath of $3 trillion of risky corporate debt.
US election, Brexit and China to sway the markets in 2020

US election, Brexit and China to sway the markets in 2020

Investors expect a strong year but the presidential race and trade wars could spring nasty surprises After profiting from strong markets in 2019, investors are expecting 2020 to bring further rising

Gold's Surprise End-of-Year Rally Picks Up Pace As Dollar Sags

Gold prices climbed for the fifth time in six sessions as the dollar fell again and funds plowed more money into bullion-backed exchange traded funds. The post Gold's Surprise End-of-Year Rally Picks