Federal Reserve

The interest rate climate was supposed to be stable for 2020. That all ended in an instant recession brought on by the coronavirus outbreak and after the situation was magnified after an oil share...
Jon C. Ogg
Banks that supplied cash for two major casino deals have now found a buyer for their loans. The Federal Reserve has stepped up Monday.
Paul Ausick
Three Asia experts at the International Monetary Fund praised China's success at stemming the coronavirus outbreak in the country while warning of lingering economic effects.
Paul Ausick
If you have been hoping that formal recession calls due to the coronavirus would not be coming, the time for that hope has ended.
Jon C. Ogg
The International Monetary Fund is encouraging central banks and governments to take steps soon that could offset the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The IMF has a $1 trillion fund to assist...
Paul Ausick
The Federal Reserve has gone out of its way to assure financial markets that it is entering into full-blown easing and stabilizing mode. In an unprecedented move for a Sunday, ahead of the global...
Jon C. Ogg
Germany just took major steps to stabilize and stimulate the economy, and the United States may want to follow suit.
Jon C. Ogg
Many investors are becoming extremely worried, and with good reason. But sensible long-term investing has always been the key to financial success. Nothing that has happened in the past month has...
Lee Jackson
When markets are in panic and when they have decoupled from what was expected, governments have the power to intervene to keep the system running.
Jon C. Ogg
Lessons of the Great Recession, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and other events in the past may hold some lessons for what central banks and the U.S. government could do beyond traditional...
Jon C. Ogg
The almost 11-year bull market has been a blessing, and now it may end up being a curse. There are some important things for investors to consider now, as they may have to prepare for the worst.
Lee Jackson
Here is a list of the so-called emergency rate cuts made by the Federal Reserve in the modern era. There is even a surprise rate hike in there too.
Jon C. Ogg
The Morning Consult consumer sentiment index has continued falling since Monday, but the rate of decline has slowed somewhat. Tuesday's Fed rate cut came too late to have any impact on the latest...
Paul Ausick
One of the biggest concerns in the financial markets at this time is that governments and central banks have few obvious policy tools to help keep their economies going if what was seen in China...
Jon C. Ogg
Jerome Powell has issued a surprise statement that was not on the calendar to address stock market drops and economic uncertainty.
Jon C. Ogg