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New York Fed Sees $2.5 Billion Profit on Bear Stearns in Final Maiden Lane Sales

The financial crisis and the Great Recession of a decade ago brought on some very positive and some very questionable outcomes after considering the banking bailouts. Some people wanted the ...
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After All These Trade War Fears, No Real Inflation Has Been Seen

If the public only listened to the rhetoric of politicians and the headlines and sound bites from the financial and mainstream media, it would be rather easy to be tricked into thinking that ...
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How the September Beige Book Looks for the Oil, Gas and Energy Sector

When investors and economists hear about a Beige Book release it is rarely a report that generates serious excitement. That said, there is almost always important information about the national ...
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Early trading in shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) will gauge investor reaction to the end of founder Elon Musk's attempt to go private. According to Reuters: Investors on Monday ...
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The Fed Fight Over Interest Rates

St. Louis Fed chief James Bullard believes rate increases by the central bank over the course of the year may cripple the economy. Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell thinks otherwise, ...
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Jackson Hole: Ask Not How Many Rate Hikes, but Whether Target Rates Can Be Maintained

The annual Federal Reserve symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, starts on Friday, and Fed watchers are pulling out their binoculars. Fed Chair Jay Powell is set to speak in the ...
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FOMC Minutes Point Heavily to Risks in Trade and Tariffs

  If you thought that Federal Reserve's FOMC meeting for July 31 and August 1 was all over and done, guess again. Wednesday brought the release of the FOMC ...
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10 Reasons Long-Term Treasury Yields Remain Stuck Under 3%

Higher interest rates are coming. That's the message that the investment community has heard for the better part of 18 months now. And interest rates have risen in the United ...
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Federal Reserve Avoids Market Shocks in Decision on Interest Rates

If you were looking for a major change out of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates, the August 1, 2018 announcement might not have been the best bet ...
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Fed Chair Powell Worries About Cryptocurrencies

In his semiannual appearance Wednesday before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said that cryptocurrencies "are great if you are trying to hide money or if ...
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Fed Chair Powell Maintains Path for Gradual Rate Hikes in 2018 and Beyond

To hike or not to hike, that is the question some investors have for the Federal Reserve regarding their stance on U.S. interest rates and monetary policy. Other investors just ...
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The trade war between China and the United States has started. According to Reuters: U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports took effect as a deadline passed on Friday, ...
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Wells Fargo Gets Off Cheap in Fed’s Stress Tests

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) has been under more than its historical scrutiny after multiple scandals and self-inflicted management blunders. In fact, the company is even now advertising that ...
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Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) did poorly in government stress tests. According to The Wall Street Journal: Regulators cleared most of the largest U.S. ...
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Signs That the Fed May Be Losing Control of Monetary Policy

In a somewhat obscure, wonky report released yesterday, June 27, Reuters reports that the Federal Reserve may have to abandon its plans to shrink its balance sheet sooner than it ...
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