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Category Archives: Federal Reserve
The Good: U.S. economic data released this past week were almost uniformly good, indeed, better than expected in most cases. The Atlanta Federal Reserve’s “GDPNow” rules-based GDP forecaster has bent up from an early August indication of 2.6% GDP growth … Continue reading
U.S. stock prices were mixed Wednesday, with big, blue-chip stocks generally a little higher, while smaller stocks, biotechs and social media issues ran into a bit of profit taking after their recent rallies. NASDAQ was essentially flat with Tuesday’s 14-year … Continue reading
U. S. stocks were higher for about the first hour of trading on Thursday but it was mostly downhill after that, with the major equity indexes closing down about 0.5% across the board.
U.S. GDP increased at a 4% annual rate in the second quarter of 2014, roughly one percentage point better than the consensus Wall Street forecast. In addition to the second-quarter economic rebound, the prior three quarters’ GDP estimates were revised … Continue reading
Although they gave up some of their early price gains as Fed Chairman Janet Yellen testified to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, stocks rallied in the afternoon and closed with decent gains. The Dow was up 0.5% today … Continue reading
U.S. stocks finished mostly lower on Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress that the economy remains soft but that the Fed would remain accommodative.
U.S. stocks ended a two-day skid while Treasury bonds kept their winning streak alive for a third day on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve provided more clarity about the ending of its quantitative-easing bond purchasing program.
Stock and bond prices rose Wednesday following the release of the Federal Open Market Committee’s post-meeting statement on monetary policy. Federal Reserve officials made some tweaks to their growth and inflation forecasts, but nothing major. A changing mix of forecasters … Continue reading
Stocks gained back some of their Wednesday-Thursday losses on Friday. The risks that Iraq and oil prices appeared to pose to markets on Thursday were, rightly or wrongly, minimized today. The Dow gained roughly 40 points or 0.2% Friday, spending … Continue reading
U.S. stocks were modestly higher and international markets narrowly mixed on Wednesday as investors and traders bided their time ahead of Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting and Friday’s U.S. employment report for May.