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China Overblown Treasury Risk, but Europe, Japan and US Fed Pose Larger Risks

The recent rise in U.S. interest rates was enough that some of the bull market's biggest cheerleaders started to get at least a little nervous. It turns out that the ...
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Rising Treasury Yields Already Posing Added Risks to Bull Market in Stocks?

When 24/7 Wall St. ran its 10 serious risks that could wreck the raging bull market in stocks, a quick rise in interest rates was one of those risks. Now ...
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Forget the Fed Rate Hikes — It’s All About Shrinking the $4.5 Trillion Balance Sheet

Forget about being too nervous about the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates. In the September FOMC meeting, Janet Yellen and the FOMC have indicated that most Fed governors are expecting ...
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How Investors and Economists Should View the Fed’s $4.5 Trillion Balance Sheet Reduction

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, will mark the Federal Reserve's September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting announcement. The announcement also will include forecasts by the Federal Reserve, and more importantly it should ...
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The End of Quantitative Easing: Fed Rate Hike Trumped by Selling Down Massive Balance Sheet

Janet Yellen and the Federal Open Market Committee have confirmed what the market was bracing for (or hoping for) -- a Fed Funds rate hike. What is also now on ...
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How Rising Interest Rates Can Impact Your Mortgage and Housing Affordability

Now that the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has voted to raise interest rates for the first time in 2017, it is important to consider what this might ...
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How Janet Yellen Forecasts the Coming Interest Rate Hikes Quite Soon

24/7 Wall St. recently showed how Credit Suisse had capitulated that the Federal Reserve and Chair Janet Yellen were on track to hike rates as soon as the March Federal ...
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S&P 500 and US Debt Now Challenging $20 Trillion Each

When markets hit all-time highs and create even more milestones, sometimes there are interesting observations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went above the 20,000 mark in the latest rally, only ...
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Odds Overwhelmingly Favor FOMC Interest Rate Hike in December

There is going to be some serious food for thought in the coming weeks. As 2016 comes to an end, there has been a substantial post-election rally around the notion ...
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What Steven Mnuchin in Treasury and Wilbur Ross in Commerce Mean in the Trump Economy

The election results are not even 30 days old, but President-Elect Donald Trump and his transition team already have named nominations for key cabinet positions. When it comes to the ...
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What to Expect for Fed Rate Hikes in December and in 2017

24/7 Wall St. wanted to give investors, business owners, and consumers a heads up for what to expect in the weeks ahead. The presidential election is over, the Federal Reserve ...
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Are 20 Fed Speeches This Week, Even With Janet Yellen, Too Much?

Hopefully it will come as no real surprise that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its December 2016 meeting. That is expected to be just a 0.25% hike, ...
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Ratings Agencies and Economists Opine on Rising Interest Rates After the Election

This might not be a high over the past year, but the post-election moves just made a 10-year Treasury yield hit a high not seen since January. This is also ...
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Will Interest Rates Rise Faster Than Expected in 2017?

This past week gave investors, economists and business owners a lot of different data to consider. With a presidential election that is just about (finally, really!) over and with economic ...
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6 Things to Keep in Mind About Junk Bonds in Q4 and Into 2017

Some conservative investors might cringe when they hear the term "junk bonds." Investors with a higher appetite for risk may start to smile, looking forward to those fat juicy yields way ...
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