Federal Reserve

A Plausible Reason For The Longevity Of The Bull Market In U.S. Stocks

Almost eight years have now passed without a major stock market correction.<p>Relatively low levels of investments indicate the degree of malinvestments …

Investing

Continued Growth Of Mass. Economy Depends On Immigration, Experts Say

Support the news<p>Massachusetts and New Hampshire have the strongest economies in New England, but experts say continued growth depends on …

Labor Economics

Empire State Manufacturing Activity Remains Positive

Factory activity across New York state remained in positive territory, according to a report from the Federal Reserve on Tuesday, and firms remained optimistic about future conditions.<p>The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's general business conditions index came in at 6.5 this month from a reading …

New York manufacturing grows in January for 3rd month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing in New York state expanded in January for the third straight month, as new orders and shipments grew.<p>The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says its manufacturing index slipped slightly to 6.5 in January from 7.6 the previous month. Any reading above zero indicates …

Business

Fed's Dudley sees low chance of Fed snuffing out expansion soon

Share Email Comments<p>The U.S. Federal Reserve is unlikely to take actions that would “snuff out” the current economic expansion anytime soon because …

Central Banks

Fed's Williams calls for further gradual U.S. rate hikes

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams on Tuesday called for gradual U.S. interest-rate hikes over the next few years to keep the economy from overheating and ultimately falling into recession.<p>With the unemployment rate at 4.7 percent, the U.S. economy has …

UK News

What Fed policymakers are saying about possible Trump fiscal stimulus

Since the Federal Reserve’s policy-making Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised interest rates by ¼ percentage point on Dec. 14, several FOMC …

Central Banks

The 5 Essential Retirement Moves to Make in Your 20s and 30s

When you're decades from quitting for good, retirement planning is all about getting off to a good start.<p>At every stage of your journey to …

Retirement

Why these economists say the usual explanation for the financial crisis is wrong

There is little that Democrats and Republicans agree on when it comes to American banking. Yet most of them believe that the cause of the financial crisis was a shift in banking practices that resulted in more poor and middle-class households obtaining mortgages, even if they could not afford them …

Economics

Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke: Donald Trump’s Perceptions of the Yuan ‘Don’t Fit With Reality’

Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, said Monday that President-elect Donald Trump's view of the Chinese yuan doesn't "fit with …

Ben Bernanke

Can the ‘Trump put’ hold?

Equity markets have moved from depending for support on the “Fed put” to banking on a “Trump put” of assumed fiscal stimulus, deregulation and tax cuts.<p>Only one of these two “puts” has a multi-decade track record of dependability, and it is not the policies or person of the incoming U.S. chief …

Investing

The Wilson Administration

Wilson's First Term (1913–1917): Economic Issues<p>Woodrow Wilson spent much of his first-term persuading a Democratic Congress to pass Progressive …

World Politics

15 March 2017, Hong Kong

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Software Development

Not Fade Away: Will High Consumer/Business Confidence Fade or Persist?

Not Fade Away: Will High Consumer/Business Confidence Fade or Persist?<p>Key Points<p>Measures of both consumer and business confidence have recently surged.<p>Consumer health and confidence rests on fairly strong pillars.<p>Business confidence may be on weaker pillars and subject to post-inauguration …

Charles Schwab

New England economy still growing, though not as fast as the US

New England’s economy should continue to grow over the next two years but not as fast as the nation as a whole, and significant state-by-state …

New England

"What Will We Be Talking About This Time Next Year" - Here Is Jeff Gundlach's Answer

Over the weekend, Barron's published its annual roundtable in which prominent investors previewed what they expect out of 2017: "a year of seismic …

Finance

Cuomo’s minimum-wage hikes are already killing jobs

New York’s small businesses headed into the new year on a sour note.<p>As of Dec. 31, the Empire State shares with California the dubious distinction of …

Employment Law

Federal Reserve Maintains Out-of-Touch Predictions

Posted: Jan 15, 2017 12:01 PM<p>This week, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard indicated in a speech that President-elect Donald Trump’s …

Economics

Federal Reserve Watch: Preparing For The Battles Of 2017

Things have been relatively calm at the Federal Reserve since officials raised the policy rate of interest in December, stating their belief that …

Interest Rates

Six Ways to Save in Your 20s

Saving for the future is tough when you are still paying off bills and starting a career. Here's how to set your priorities.<p>1. Tuck away a month of …

Personal Finance

Moscow didn’t do anything in America’s last election that Washington hasn’t done elsewhere in the world

Ever since Donald Trump won the presidency last November, perhaps no issue has consumed America’s political class more than the question of whether Russia interfered in the U.S. election. The White House, the FBI, and the rest of the intelligence community says it did, although the government has …

World Politics

Some banks are reporting strong earnings, so why are regulation rollbacks first on Trump's list?

One of the Trump administration's top economic priorities is easing regulation on Wall Street to help the economy reach the president-elect’s goal of …

Wall Street

Degrees Of Divergence

Divergent weather has me thinking about disparities in central bank policy.<p>Do you know what's driving the dollar in 2017?<p>How far apart are Janet …

Business

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Happiness

Here’s Proof that Millennials Have Yet To Find Their Financial Footing

Do you feel financially insecure? Well, there’s a good reason: you’re probably not nearly as well off as your parents were when they were your age.<p>A …

Millennials

Cracks Are Starting To Show In The Market's Surface

Cracks are starting to show in the market's surface.<p>We wrote yesterday that increasing loan delinquencies should catch investors' attention.<p>Since …

Economist Showed Valor at the Federal Reserve and in a Bullring

J. Dewey Daane’s father, unsure his son was cut out for a college education, suggested he try working as a bank teller instead. Undeterred, the younger Mr. Daane earned a doctorate in public administration at Harvard University, advised Paraguay on financial affairs and served on the U.S. Federal …

Quantifying Fed laughter

When people laugh at meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the body that sets monetary policy for the Federal Reserve system, the …

Monetary Policy

Citadel Goes Old School on Bonds - Bloomberg Gadfly

Citadel Securities has spent the past few years using a high-tech approach to grab business away from big Wall Street banks.<p>Now, Citadel Securities …

Wall Street

Scaramucci to sell SkyBridge for role in Trump White House

Wall Street entrepreneur Anthony Scaramucci is putting his SkyBridge Capital business up for sale, as the latest Goldman Sachs alumni prepares for a …

Wall Street