Fed looks ‘dead set’ on tightening financial conditions until the economy slows, warns BlackRock

The Federal Reserve’s battle to get inflation down from a 40-year high probability means it will raise interest rates until the US economy slows, strategists at the BlackRock Investment Institute warned on Tuesday. “The Fed seems dead set on raising rates this year to levels that, in our view, would clearly slow the economy,” Jean … Read more

Fed’s Bullard: I hope US economy repeats outcome of 1994’s soft landing

St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard speaks at a public lecture in Singapore October 8, 2018. REUTERS / Edgar Su / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 20 (Reuters) – The US Federal Reserve could raise interest rates swiftly this year and forge a “stellar” economy ahead … Read more

Welcome To The Real Bear Market

The bear rests on the top of a downward pointing stock chart. getty Stocks continued their descent last week, with the S&P 500 now well into the bear market territory at -23% from the high. While now define bear markets as a decline of 20% from the high, some pullbacks just kiss that level or … Read more

Gold is doing ‘spectacular job’ but price drop to $ 1,800 not ruled out, here’s why

(Kitco News) Gold surprised this week with its resilience and steadiness after an oversized 75-basis-point hike from the Federal Reserve and massive volatility across many markets. But analysts don’t see a major rally developing in gold in the short-term, and they are not even ruling out a move back to $ 1,800. The precious metal’s … Read more

Market positioning suggests more pain for equities despite the route, Bank of America says

A trader walks by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, US, May 19, 2022. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – A market trends indicator by BofA Securities fell to zero for the first time since the pandemic-induced mayhem … Read more

Analysis: Investors brace for recession, more market turmoil after Fed’s supersized hike

The exterior of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is seen in Washington, DC, US, June 14, 2022. REUTERS / Sarah Silbiger Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) – Investors’ faith in a soft landing for the US economy is being heavily tested, as a … Read more

Liquidity is vanishing in this pivotal corner of US housing-finance market as the Fed steps back

Liquidity has been running in short supply in a pivotal corner of U.S. housing finance, as Wall Street braces for the Federal Reserve to dramatically tighten financial conditions. Many investment banks now expect the Fed to raise its policy rates by 75 basis points on Wednesday, rather than the 50-basis-point increase telegraphed before May’s consumer-price … Read more

Fed door open to 0.75% hike after inflation data, market moves

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tests during the Senate Banking Committee hearing titled “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress,” in Washington, US, March 3, 2022. Tom Williams / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – Eroding inflation data and … Read more

The Economy And Stocks: Betwixt And Between

2022 with a heap of coins stairs is low at the last step, business, economic recession at the last … [+] quarter of the year getty The May jobs report on Friday continued to reflect a robust job market, but with hints that the best days of the labor market are behind us for now. … Read more

Fed carrying $ 330B in unrealized losses on its assets according to Q1 financial statement

The Federal Reserve building is seen before the Federal Reserve board is expected to signal plans to raise interest rates in March as it focuses on fighting inflation in Washington, US, January 26, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 27 (Reuters) – The US Federal Reserve is … Read more