Monetary Policy

The Fed will raise rates again.  But that's playing with fire |  CNN Business

The Fed will raise rates again. But that’s playing with fire | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. New York CNN — The Federal Reserve is almost certain to announce on Wednesday that it will raise interest rates again. But investors are hoping it will be a smaller increase than the …

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The Fed will raise rates again.  But that's playing with fire |  CNN Business

The Fed will raise rates again. But that’s playing with fire | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. New York CNN — The Federal Reserve is almost certain to announce on Wednesday that it will raise interest rates again. But investors are hoping it will be a smaller increase than the …

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The threat of runaway inflation is still relevant

The threat of runaway inflation is still relevant

Illustration by Risto Avramovski Text size About the Author: Pierre Cramer is Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, Insurance Asset Management at SLC management. This comment reflects his personal opinions. The trajectory of risky assets in 2023 depends on how far the Federal Reserve is willing to go with its interest rate hikes to …

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Opinion: Household wealth plummets by $13.5 trillion, second-worst drop on record

Opinion: Household wealth plummets by $13.5 trillion, second-worst drop on record

US households lost an estimated $6.8 trillion in wealth in the first three quarters of 2022 as the SPX stock market, -0.73% DJIA, -0.90% COMP, -0.70% has lost more than 25% of its value, the Federal Reserve reported Friday in the government’s quarterly financial accounts. Nominal net worth fell 4.6% to $143.3 trillion, as the …

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Is the worst over for bitcoin and the rest of crypto?  |  CNN Business

Is the worst over for bitcoin and the rest of crypto? | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. New York CNN Business — The collapse of FTX has sent the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies plummeting by more than 60% this year…and the carnage has spread to publicly traded companies …

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The U.S. economy won't collapse under the "weight" of the Fed based on how these sectors perform despite inflation and oil risks

The U.S. economy won’t collapse under the “weight” of the Fed based on how these sectors perform despite inflation and oil risks

Investors are trying to read the tea leaves on a choppy U.S. stock market to gauge whether its recent rise can continue after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sparked bullish sentiment in late November by indicating that his aggressive stock hikes interest rates could slow. “Stock market management is telling you that the economy is …

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Opinion: High debts and stagflation will bring the mother of all financial crises

Opinion: High debts and stagflation will bring the mother of all financial crises

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) – The global economy is heading for an unprecedented confluence of economic, financial and debt crises, following the explosion of deficits, borrowing and debt over the past few decades. In the private sector, the mountain of debt includes that of households (such as mortgages, credit cards, car loans, student loans, personal …

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A cycle of Fed rate hikes has never hit equities this hard before.  Here's what's different this time.

A cycle of Fed rate hikes has never hit equities this hard before. Here’s what’s different this time.

Anyone watching the market knows that stocks have been hammered since the Federal Reserve started in March, which turned into an aggressive series of interest rate hikes, but Deutsche Bank strategists say they might be surprised to learn that these rate hikes are probably not the culprit. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.16% has experienced a …

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Asian stocks rise except for Japan as markets watch China protests

Asian stocks rise except for Japan as markets watch China protests

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday as market jitters eased over protests in China sparked by growing public anger over COVID-19 restrictions. Benchmarks rose in early trading in Australia, South Korea and China, while stocks fell in Japan. Oil prices have fallen. Japanese government data released on Tuesday showed the unemployment …

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Reducing the Fed's balance sheet via quantitative tightening is "a total mistake", says Mizuho

Reducing the Fed’s balance sheet via quantitative tightening is “a total mistake”, says Mizuho

The Federal Reserve’s attempt to shrink its balance sheet through so-called quantitative tightening, or QT, is “a complete mistake,” according to Mizuho’s chief U.S. economist. “There is a non-negligible likelihood that market liquidity will be adversely affected well before the $2 trillion target is reached, preventing the Fed from reaching its target,” said Steven Ricchiuto, …

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