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Fed slashes interest rates to near zero

Fed slashes interest rates to near zero

Mar 16, 2020 – 8.11amWashington | The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the second time in less than two weeks on Sunday (Monday AEDT) in another emergency move to help shore up the US economy amid the rapidly escalating global coronavirus pandemic.In a statement, the central bank said it was cutting rates by…



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There’s glaring evidence that the next recession will be entirely different from any in recent history. Here’s why experts worry we’re ill-prepared to combat it.

Several policy responses to the Great Recession have made the US economy vulnerable to a different kind of downturn that could arrive within 18 months, according to to the Economic Policy Institute. The Washington, D.C.-based think tank recently detailed what could cause the next recession, and why it won’t be easily solved by traditional tools.…


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JPMorgan quant guru Marko Kolanovic shared with us the often-overlooked force dictating market returns — and revealed what it’s saying about the future

Marko Kolanovic, JPMorgan’s global head of quantitative and derivatives strategy, has made a name for himself by moving markets with his commentary. Business Insider conducted an exclusive interview with Kolanovic, who discussed the commonly overlooked force that dictates a great deal of market movement. Kolanovic also revealed what he thinks this force means for stocks…




Forget the yield curve. Morgan Stanley says investors should be focused on a superior recession signal — one that’s threatening to flash by year-end.

Forget the yield curve. Morgan Stanley says investors should be focused on a superior recession signal — one that’s threatening to flash by year-end.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several days, you’ve probably been swept up in yield curve mania. Friday marked a momentous occasion for the bond market, as the spread between 3-month and 10-year US Treasurys slipped into negative territory — or “inverted” — for the first time since 2007. This set…


Here comes the Fed…

Here comes the Fed…

AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday as was widely expected. While forecasting slower growth, officials said they expected not to hike rates this year. The central bank also said it expected to end its runoff process in late September. The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday as was…



There’s an extreme divide in how Americans feel about the economy, and it’s a huge red flag to Wall Street that the next recession is near

There’s an extreme divide in how Americans feel about the economy, and it’s a huge red flag to Wall Street that the next recession is near

There’s a massive gulf between how Americans feel about the future of the economy and their assessment of present conditions. A divide of this magnitude has preceded every downturn since the 1970s, and is well-placed on a list of indicators that investors are watching for the next recession. Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at…