• Fed rate-cut hints power S&P 500 to all-time high

    27 days ago - By Reuters

    A rally on Wall Street lost strength on Thursday after the S&P 500 index touched a record high, powered by the Federal Reserve's signals that it could cut interest rates as early as July to combat growing risks to global and domestic growth.
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  • Investors face a treacherous path as they count down to next month's Fed meeting. Here's what 6 experts say they're doing to prepare and take advantage of the turmoil

    Investors face a treacherous path as they count down to next month's Fed meeting. Here's what 6 experts say they're doing to prepare and take advantage of the turmoil

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    A major shift in monetary policy took place on Wednesday, when the Federal Reserve confirmed it is open to cutting interest rates for the first time since the Great Recession.
    While many traders believe the Fed will act at its July 31 meeting, a slew of economic data and trade developments are teed up before then and could dramatically alter their outlook.
    Business Insider compiled commentary from Wall Street experts on what investors should be watching for sources of volatility, and how to take advantage of the next few weeks.
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  • Key Data Releases Before Next FOMC Meeting

    27 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    The next Federal Open Market Committee meeting is scheduled for July 30th and 31st. Depending on the data - and other events - the committee might cut the Fed Funds rate at the July meeting.
    Here are some key economic releases to watch:
    • June Employment report scheduled for July 5th at 8:30 AM.
    • Gross Domestic Product, 2nd quarter 2019 , and annual update, July 26th at 8:30 AM.
    And on inflation:
    • May Personal Income and Outlays, June 28th at 8:30 AM
    • June Personal Income and Outlays, July 30th at 8:30 AM
    • June Consumer Price Index, July 11th at 8:30 AM
    And on housing:
    • May New Home...
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  • The economy has a lot more problems than just Trump's trade war

    27 days ago - By Washington Post

    The Fed is getting ready to cut interest rates with good reason.
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  • S&P 500 hits record high as Fed signals rate cuts

    27 days ago - By Reuters

    The S&P 500 index touched an all-time high on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve indicated that it could cut interest rates as early as July to combat growing risks to global and domestic growth.
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  • Gold soars to a multi-year high following increased chance of a Fed rate cut

    Gold soars to a multi-year high following increased chance of a Fed rate cut

    27 days ago - By ETF Daily News

    From Eustance Huang and Maggie Fitzgerald :
    KEY POINTS
    Spot gold prices surged to levels not seen in more than 5 years. The commodity is currently trading 1.66% higher at around $1,382.91 per ounce.
    Following the Fed meeting on Wednesday, where the U.S. central bank left interest rates unchanged but opened the door for a possible rate cut in the future, the 10-year Treasury yield also slipped below 2% for the first time since November 2016 - breaching an important psychological level.
    Analysts attributed the spike in gold prices to a weakening dollar and declining Treasury yields on the...
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  • This is what the market wants more than a rate cut

    27 days ago - By CNBC

    National Securities' Art Hogan sees the U.S.-China trade war as the market's biggest risk - not Fed policy.
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  • Goldman changes tune on the Fed, sees two rate cuts and early end to balance sheet rolloff

    27 days ago - By CNBC

    The Fed may be on its way to a half-point interest rate cut next month even though conditions don't seem to warrant, Goldman said.
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