Monday, August 19, 2019

So Much for Inflation Running Wild This Summer

This week brought a trio of reports on inflation. None of them seemed to flash any warning signs about prices spiraling out of control. ...
Dollar Hammered as Fed's Bostic Turns Dovish

Dollar Slides with Doves Ruling the Roost at the Fed

Hawks at the Federal Reserve keep morphing into doves, hammering the greenback. Several comments from the central bank yesterday expressed a cautious view of interest...

Don’s Notebook February 2, 2018

The results of Groundhog Day 2018 are in: According to legend, we're in for six more weeks of winter because Punxsutawney Phil has seen...

How stocks may be signaling slower growth

Even before today's market tumble, stocks seemed to be dismissing good economic news. Most of the U.S. numbers, after all, have impressed recently. Measures of...

Suddenly Vultures Circle in the Credit Market

The Federal Reserve has everyone talking about hawks and doves this week. But another kind of bird may be swooping in: vultures. Recent headlines suggest...

Bears Embrace a Dovish Fed

Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve tried to deliver a dovish announcement. But the market viewed it as hawkish, or just plain bearish. At one...

Goldilocks Takes Over the Fed

So much for a hawkish Fed sinking the stock market. Jerome Powell veered away from aggressive interest-rate hikes on Wednesday, saying monetary policy is "just...

Put Volume Swells in Junk Bond Fund

Options traders seem to be bracing for downside in junk bonds as negativity sweeps financial markets. The iShares High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) is...

Fed Signals Potentially ‘Dovish’ Turn

After years of steady rate hikes, the Federal Reserve may be signaling a change of course. The U.S. central bank's top two policymakers made potentially "dovish"...
Federal Reserve Joins the Global Flock of Dovish Central Bankers

Federal Reserve Joins the Global Flock of Dovish Central Bankers

Stocks just had their second-biggest rally of the year, partially because of the Federal Reserve. It's worth recapping what happened.
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