Posts Tagged ‘the fed’

US inflation rise is nothing to be scared of – so why is the Fed so hawkish?

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Commenting on the latest inflation data from the US, Michael Baxter, Economics Commentator at The Share Centre said: (more…)

Are investors complacent?

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Schroders' Chief Economist Keith Wade explores whether rising equity markets and the low 'fear gauge' are causing investors to become complacent (more…)

The Fed: Predictable and gradual?

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

David Absolon, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, on how the Fed has the difficult task of unwinding a $4.5 trillion balance sheet. (more…)

Top three risks in 2017 for investors: The Fed, elections in the EU, oil price impact

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

2017 looks set to bring positive news for investors, but Donald Trump’s policies and the Federal Reserve’s reaction to their impact will be the biggest risk (more…)

Big News This Week on the Fed, Debt Ceiling, and Physical Silver Premiums

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Is this the start of a bullion uptrend? (more…)

The Fed reminds investors of looming interest rate risk but the US economy may struggle to decouple

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

By David Absolon, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

When most central banks across developed and emerging economies are in easing mode, the assumption that the Federal Reserve will raise rates this year is starting to look questionable. (more…)

Top Wall St companies received $1.2 trillion in Fed loans

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

According to a Bloomberg report the US Federal Reserve handed out about $1.2 trillion in loans at the height of the banking crisis to banks in order to prevent the banking system totally collapsing. (more…)

The markets rally on news of continued low US interest rates

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

After the last few days of turmoil as the markets floundered between despair and hope, the US Federal Reserve has stepped in and said that it planned to keep US interest rates at its historic low of 0-0.25% until mid 2013. (more…)

Why I have little sympathy for Asia’s whinging

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

In light of the Fed’s decision to pump an extra $600bn into the US economy, US Treasury Secretary Geithner has had a difficult balancing act. On the one hand, no amount of monetary stimulus can change (more…)

Driven to distraction

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Central bankers can be an odd bunch. There has been something of a trend, over the past decade, for the senior jobs at what are, essentially, national cash managers to go to academics, rather than experienced bankers or market professionals – probably no bad thing, some would say, (more…)

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