Tag: monetary policy

FOMC statement for July – MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum...

Treasury yields hold steady to start the week, ahead of Fed meeting

Treasury yields were little changed on Monday as investors geared up for this week’s meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers. What are yields doing? The...

Gold struggles to hold above $1,800 as traders look ahead to Fed meeting

Gold futures wavered between small gains and losses on Monday holding around the key $1,800 mark, finding some support as the U.S. dollar softened, as...

Markets are sending ‘peculiar’ signals as Fed changes tune — here’s what they mean

Financial markets went a little wild in the past week, after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday delivered an unexpected message. Policy makers penciled in two...

30-year Treasury yield sees largest slide in 2 months in turbulent post-Fed action

Yields on U.S. government debt whipped around Thursday with long-dated Treasurys seeing the biggest slump in weeks, a day after the Federal Reserve was seen...

Why inflation could create a ‘giant wealth transfer’ from lenders to borrowers

Higher prices for rental cars, airplane tickets and uncooked beef roasts have economists and consumers wondering whether we’re living through the start of an inflationary...

Opinion: Saddle up for a summer rally in the stock market

Brace for a summer rally. COVID shutdowns caused the most dramatic economic contraction since the Great Depression but in 2020, the Federal Reserve printed $3.1 trillion to...

Infrastructure talks are faltering but these stocks can still benefit from the Biden plan, Citi says

U.S. stocks look set to move higher on Monday, after the S&P 500 SPX, +0.19% notched its 28th record high of the year on Friday,...

ECB to Keep Monetary Stimulus in Place

FRANKFURT—The European Central Bank upgraded its economic outlook for the eurozone but said it would keep its aggressive monetary stimulus in place, signaling a likely...

RBI delivers a booster dose in policy review

As the RBI’s monetary policy committee (MPC) met on Friday, it was generally expected that it would not signal any interest rate change. The reason...

deutsche bank: GSAP 2.0 could be scaled down by December if support isn’t required: Kaushik Das, Deutsche Bank Research

For the second half of the financial year, RBI has increased the growth forecast quite significantly and therefore once we go to the October-December quarter,...

Is the Fed ‘tightening cycle’ already happening?

The Federal Reserve surprised markets this week by announcing it will begin to gradually sell off its corporate debt holdings accumulated during the pandemic, a...

Why demand for Fed’s reverse repo facility is surging again

A key artery of global financial markets may be telling the Federal Reserve that enough is enough. Demand for an overnight funding through the Federal...

Fed takes baby step toward scaling back its bond purchases

A number of Federal Reserve officials said at the central bank’s late April meeting that it could soon be time to begin talking about talking...

10-, 30-year Treasury yields inch up Tuesday as U.S. stocks slide

Long-dated U.S. Treasury rates edged higher Tuesday, with appetite for bonds cooling even amid a round of weaker-than-expected housing data, which undercut the positive tone...

Fed policy stance: Fed’s super-easy policy likely to stick after weak jobs report

WASHINGTON: The 266,000 jobs that US firms added in April were “nowhere near” what was expected, a Federal Reserve official said Friday, adding little to...

Why the Fed’s focus on those hardest-hit by the pandemic matters for markets

Hoovervilles, the shantytowns built in New York City’s Central Park and other open spaces during the Great Depression, became a lasting image of a decade...

Powell says ‘it will be a while’ before Fed taps the brakes on economy

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell returned to “60 Minutes” on Sunday to tell Americans that the economy is going to start growing strongly, but they shouldn’t...

Dow set to add modestly to record climb after weekly jobless claims hits 4-month low

Stock-index futures traded higher Thursday, signaling further gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average a day after the blue-chip gauge closed at an all-time high....

Eurozone banks are showing life after 15 rough years. Will the ECB snuff out the rally?

It has been a pretty rough 15 years for the eurozone’s leading banks. The bad times have been ghastly — the 2008 financial crisis, the...

Mortgage rates soar above 3% — how high can they go before they scare off homebuyers?

Interest rates are rising quickly, and that has some worried about the effect that movement will have on the U.S. real-estate market. But one analyst...

America’s $1.9 trillion rescue package could throw a spanner in RBI’s recovery plans

The government will soon give the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) its inflation target for five years beginning April 1. The RBI, which is an...

Fed officials echo Powell’s dovish message

Three Federal Reserve officials on Friday reinforced the dovish message that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell presented 24 hours earlier. Against a backdrop of rising longer-term...

Fed’s Daly says asset prices are elevated, but that should not drive interest-rate decisions

Asset prices are elevated more than they have been historically, but that is not something that should drive the Federal Reserve policy decisions, a top...

Digital payment helpline: Set up 24×7 helpline for digital payments by Sept, RBI tells operators

In another move to strengthen the digital payment services, the RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has announced the setting up of a 24X7 helpline for digital...