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China Lowering US Treasury Debt Holdings Brings More Risk to China Than US

The belief has become widespread that trade wars, particularly deep and long-lasting ones, result in no winners. The United States and China are now involved in the beginnings of a trade ...
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Does $66 Trillion in Government Debt Mean the World Is Drowning in Debt?

It is far from a secret that the United States and other nations around the world have what sounds like an insurmountable debt load. With trillions and trillions owed to ...
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Federal Reserve Payments to Treasury Decline With Balance Sheet Shrinking

The Federal Reserve announced on Thursday that it had sent payments of approximately $65.4 billion back to the U.S. Treasury from its estimated net income in 2018. The Federal Reserve ...
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Massive Bank Profits Are Surging Under Tax Reform, Net Interest Income, Higher Loan Balances

The banking industry has seen its profits surge under a strong economy and tax reform. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has released its Quarterly Banking Profile for the second ...
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10 Key Takeaways From Fed Chair Powell’s First Testimony to Congress

Investors have historically had a hard time getting used to a new Federal Reserve chair. After all, you have to transition from years of the same sort of actions under ...
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Can Mario Draghi Prevent the Dollar Devaluation From Interfering With a Eurozone Recovery?

The European Central Bank (ECB) voted to leave interest rates and its policies unchanged on Thursday. The lack of a move rejected the thought that the ECB would scale back ...
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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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