Former Fed Chairman Robert Heller on why we need to stop raising interest rates now

font size The money supply is declining in absolute terms. Additional tightening by the US Federal Reserve risks triggering a recession, writes Robert Heller. El Drago/Bloomberg About the author: Robert Heller He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Inflation is the most important issue facing the economy … Read more

US Dollar Falls as Fed Relinquishes ‘Driver’s Seat’

The US dollar fell against its peers in the opening month of 2023 as the Federal Reserve fades as the main driver in currency markets and investors focus on the policies of other major central banks. The Federal Reserve’s campaign of big interest rate hikes lured investors in the first nine months of 2022, leading … Read more

This indicator of recession is approaching the point of no return. But stocks historically rise if the Fed cuts and the economy continues to grow.

It’s too early to announce the Goldilocks environment, even if the major asset classes at least point to a better opportunity for it. S&P 500 SPX Index Gained 5% this year, the high-tech Nasdaq Composite COMP It rose 8%, even with a seemingly daily influx of job cut announcements. Stay tuned on Thursday for a … Read more

A summer of sovereign debt crises may come. Is the Fed ready?

font size Desmond Lachman writes that conditions in the US were already sufficient to justify a halt to the Fed’s rate hike. Kevin Deitch/Getty Images About the author: Desmond Lachman He is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He was Deputy Director of the Policy Development and Review Department at the International Monetary … Read more

The Fed says it will not cut interest rates in 2023. Markets disagree. Who is right?

font size Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Building in Washington, D.C. Kevin Deitch/Getty Images About the author: Christopher Smart Chief Global Strategist and President of the Barings Institute of Investment, and a former senior official for economic policy at the US Treasury Department and the White House. The US Federal Reserve could not be clearer. … Read more

Fed officials are laying the groundwork for a slowdown in rate hikes during a busy week of Fedspeak

As always, the past week ahead of the Fed’s lull ahead of the next policy meeting, was a busy week for Fed watchers looking for clues about the central bank’s next move. And this time comes during a week when the Fed’s biggest news had little to do with politics, when the Fed revealed on … Read more

Wall Street fell as labor market data fueled Fed concern

Procter & Gamble falls after a warning about commodity cost pressure Netflix drops ahead of quarterly results The Dow Jones fell 0.76%, the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 0.76% and the Nasdaq 0.96% NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes closed lower on Thursday after data showing a tightening labor market revived fears that the … Read more

The Fed Trap: The stock market won’t go up until prices go down, and prices won’t go down unless market prices go down

sqback/iStock via Getty Images The economy and the stock market are stuck in a circular loop, preventing meaningful growth from resuming. The US Federal Reserve has been doing what it can to try to undo the stock market since late 2021, aiming to cut Wealth spending pressure on inflationary imbalances. For several months, the Federal … Read more

Will the Fed continue to raise interest rates in 2023?

Image source: Getty Images It’s something consumers have to prepare for. the main points The Federal Reserve implemented several large interest rate increases in 2022 to fight inflation. Although the pace of inflation has slowed, we could see a continued rise in interest rates this year. This means that borrowing money will cost consumers more, … Read more