Tag Archives: Fed

Why the so-called ‘worry index’ should stop the Fed

The Federal Reserve appears an increasing number of eager on a June rate hike, however a fewstrategists agree with that an boom in market volatility could throw a monkey wrench into their plans. primarily based on current market history, Convergex leader marketplace strategist Nick Colas believes that if the CBOE Volatility Index (often referred to as the VIX) rises excessive ... Read More »

verbal exchange hole among Fed and the marketplace: JPMorgan Economist

The Federal Reserve mins launched Wednesday ought to theoretically provide traders extra clarity onwhen the following charge hike is coming. but the relevant financial institution and the market are having communication issues, according to Michael Feroli, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan. “we’re operating our way towards an agreement among the market and the Fed,” Feroli told CNBC’s “Squawk on the ... Read More »

The Fed is partying like it is 1998—and elevating risks: Citi strategist

The Federal Reserve’s dovish stance on interest costs is increasing the dangers of economic fallout from acharge hike in the future, Steven Wieting, Citi non-public financial institution‘s leader global investmentstrategist, stated Wednesday. Fed policymakers indicated in March they would increase costs fewer times than they formerly deliberate,citing financial conditions in overseas markets among other things. The Federal Open market Committee ... Read More »

Nextbit Robin review: A truly innovative phone that backs up all your apps

Backing up all your apps on Android is still an arduous task, but that’s where the Robin hopes to help. It’s a partially crowdfunded smartphone from Nextbit, a company founded by former Android and HTC alums, and its entire goal is to make backing up your applications and photos seamless enough that you don’t even think about it. For the most ... Read More »

Cramer: Fed controls the presidential elections

Jim Cramer knows that the U.S. central bank is supposed to be separate from politics. But on the night of the Iowa caucus, where two extremist candidates are poised to do well, he had to acknowledge the connection between these two subjects. The fact is that the Fedreally matters. Not just in terms of monetary policies and the economy but ... Read More »

Fed holds line; rate hikes still on the tableFed,holds,line;,rate,hikes,still,on,the,table

The Federal Reserve opted not to raise interest rates at its January meeting and gave no indication that it was changing course on its rate-hiking path ahead. Amid substantial turmoil in financial markets, the Federal Open Market Committee statement issued Wednesday did say it was “closely monitoring global economic and financial developments,” referring to the volatility that led most of ... Read More »

The Fed is losing its benchmark: Gross

“They basically said they can’t assess the direction of the future economy,” bond expert Bill Gross told CNBC’s “Power Lunch.” “To me that’s not only disheartening, but confusing and it suggests a Fed that is beginning to lose its benchmark.” The comments came as the Federal Open Market Committee decided to keep rates unchanged on Wednesday, stating that the committee ... Read More »

Fed funds futures: Only 1 more rate hike, in 2nd half of 2016

Traders now expect the Fed to raise rates only once this year, and not until the second half of 2016, according to Fed funds futures contract data from the CME Group. The first better-than-average chance of a rate hike is now priced in for July, according to the CME’s FedWatch tool. It had been June prior to the Fed’s statement ... Read More »

Cramer: Fed could spark a long awaited rally

+ So far, this year has brought weak earnings, issues of valuation and stress in the oil patch. But unless the Federal Reserve provides clarity on where it stands with rate hikes this year, Jim Cramer said it is going to be very hard for the market to find a footing. “When you drill down, the proximate cause of much ... Read More »