Date: December 18, 2018 United States: Trump Warns Fed Not to Make ‘Mistake’ Ahead of Likely Rate Hike President Donald Trump issued a fresh appeal to the Federal Reserve to avoid making “yet another mistake” just hours before the U.S. central bank starts a two-day meeting at which it’s widely expected to raise interest rates.
Date: December 13, 2018 United States: U.S. Futures, Europe Stocks Pare Gain; Bonds Rise: Markets Wrap U.S. equity futures and European shares surrendered early gains as investors weighed the latest developments in America-China trade relations. The euro edged up and bonds stayed higher as the ECB confirmed an end to its asset purchase program. Futures
Date: December 12, 2018 United States: Fed Bond Losses, China Trade Damage, RBI Newcomer: Eco Day Good morning Americas. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help get your day started: Federal Reserve is piling up unrealized losses on its $4.1 trillion bond portfolio, raising questions about its finances at a politically
Date: December 10, 2018 United States: Federal Reserve Officials Search for the Elusive ‘Neutral’ Interest Rate The word “neutral” is usually as boring as beige. But not when it’s coupled with “interest rate.” Stocks leaped on Nov. 28 when Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell opined that short-term interest rates were just below their “neutral” range.
Date: December 5, 2018 United States: U.S. Job Market’s Strength May Surprise Investors on Friday Investors primed for moderation in the U.S. labor market may be surprised by the strength of November’s jobs report, though some cooling is still likely in 2019. Seasonal, weather and industry factors are set to prop up the employment and
Date: December 4, 2018 United States: Here Are Some Signs U.S. Inflation Is Drifting Below Fed’s Goal Just when you thought U.S. inflation was stabilizing around the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent goal, it’s getting pulled back down again. In contrast to the resounding success on their maximum-employment target, policy makers may have to wait a
Date; December 3, 2018 United States: As Fed Rethinks Path for Rates, Gold’s Poised to Jump in 2019 Gold may be poised to rally as speculation mounts that the Federal Reserve will hit the pause button on interest rate hikes in 2019. After lift-off in late 2015 followed by a rise a year later, the
Date: November 28, 2018 United States: Fed Officials Acknowledge Economic Weaknesses Yet Remain Upbeat Federal Reserve officials on Tuesday sprinkled small doses of concern into otherwise upbeat assessments of the U.S. economy. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, appearing on a panel discussion with two other regional bank chiefs, pointed to growing skilled-labor shortages. Kansas City’s
Date: November 28, 2018 United States: Goldman Predicts Commodities Will Soar in 2019 Commodity bull Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is undaunted by the sell-off in raw materials and is forecasting returns of about 17 percent in the coming months, describing the current situation as unsustainable and touting this week’s G-20 meeting in Buenos Aires as
Date: November 23, 2018 United States: U.S. Firms Evading Trump Tariffs by Switching Output Abroad: UBS U.S. companies are evading President Donald Trump’s goods tariffs by partly moving production abroad, shielding China for now from the effects of an escalating trade dispute, according to research by UBS Group AG. “If U.S. companies move a stage of