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Big Banks Brace For Fed To Stand Pat

Markets are certain that the Federal Reserve won’t raise rates in July’s policy meeting. We explore how interest rate dynamics impact big banks in the U.S.

July FOMC Preview

Tim Duy: July FOMC Preview on Bloomberg: How long can doves at the Federal Reserve stand their ground? The fight within the U.S. central bank continues at this week's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting as both hawks and doves...

The Fed Is Preparing For Negative Rates -- Here's The Sign Everyone Missed

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen adjusts her glasses as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, before the Senate Banking Committee. Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of uncertainties that require the Fed to proceed cautiously in raising interest rates. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) I think [...]

Fed Rate Hike Likely Later Rather Than Sooner, Experts Say

The Federal Reserve is meeting this week to decide whether to raise rates, a decision that will affect the interest consumers pay on almost all loans. Most experts are forecasting the central bank will leave rates unchanged, but that's...Show More Summary

"Low Credibility" Federal Reserve gets ready to talk policy

Despite chatter from central bank leaders and speculation from the financial press about looming hikes, the market is becoming pretty immune to Fed saber-rattling.Indeed, just seven months ago, the Fed was prepping investors for four rate hikes this year. Show More Summary

Richmond Fed: Manufacturing Activity Improved in July after a Weak June

The Richmond Federal Reserve Bank said that manufacturing activity in its district improved in July after weakening once again in June. The composite index of general business activity rebounded from...

Dallas Fed: Manufacturing Conditions Stabilized Somewhat in July, but Continued to Contract

The Dallas Federal Reserve Bank said that manufacturing activity in its Texas district stabilized somewhat in July, even as sentiment has now contracted for 19 straight months. The composite index...

Macro Musings Podcast: David Andolfatto

My latest Macro Musings podcast is with David Andolfatto. David is a vice president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank and a professor of economics at Simon Fraser University. He has published widely in the area of monetary economics and has done so in many top journals. Show More Summary

Former Fed Governor Admits "Fed Is Not Data Dependent; It Is Propping Up Asset Markets"

Submitted by Samuel Bryan via SchiffGold.com, Earlier this year, Peter Schiff picked up on something few reported on when a former Federal Reserve president admitted the central bank created a phony wealth effect by pumping up stocks and other asset markets through its monetary policy. Show More Summary

Philly Fed: Manufacturing Activity Improved Despite another Contraction in the Composite Index

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said that manufacturing sentiment in July contracted for the third time in the past four months (or the ninth time in the past 11...

Key Measures Show Inflation close to 2% in June

The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning:According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% (2.2% annualized rate) in June. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index also rose 0.2% (1.9% annualized rate) during the month. Show More Summary

Fed's Beige Book: "Economic activity continued to expand at a modest pace" in most Districts

Fed's Beige Book "Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and based on information collected on or before July 1, 2016."Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicate that economic activity continued to expand at a modest pace across most regions from mid-May through the end of June. Show More Summary

IMF Warns Federal Reserve Against Rate Hikes Amid Banking Contagion

The International Monetary Fund has recommended that the US Federal Reserve abstain from any interest rate hikes in the near-term, a recommendation which was subsequently rebuffed by the Fed due to fundamental disagreements over how to approach economic policy.

Wednesday: Beige Book

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.• At 2:00 PM, the Federal Reserve Beige Book, an informal review by the Federal Reserve Banks ofShow More Summary

NY Fed, Bangladesh Bank meeting on heist postponed: sources

DHAKA (Reuters) - A meeting between Bangladesh central bank officials and the New York Federal Reserve scheduled for this week to speed up efforts to recover $81 million stolen from Bangladesh Bank's account at the Fed has been postponed, officials in Dhaka said. Show More Summary

Fed’s focus on ‘too big to fail’ won’t save taxpayers from next bank bailout

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Last month, the Federal Reserve announced that 31 out of 33 U.S. banks had passed its latest “stress test,” designed to ensure that the largest financial institutions have enough capital to withstand a severe economic shock. Passing the test amounts to being given a clean bill of health by the Fed....

Divided Wall St. clings to view of one 2016 rate hike after jobs data: poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's top banks were almost evenly split over whether the Federal Reserve would raise U.S. interest rates in 2016, with a poll following Friday's strong jobs data showing a razor-thin majority expect the central bank to raise rates once by the end of the year. Show More Summary

Can the Democratic Platform Really Change the Future of American Banking?

Here's a sentence from the Democratic Party's recently released draft platform: "We will reform the Federal Reserve so that it is more representative of America as a whole, and we will fight to make sure that executives at financialShow More Summary

Federal Reserve Extends 'Volcker Rule' Deadline, Giving CLO Market Breathing Room

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve has extended the deadline for banks to comply with the Volcker Rule for one additional year until July 21, 2017. CLOs under the final Dodd-Frank rules in December 2013 were classified as “covered funds” if they include bonds in their collateral pool. Depository [...]

Capital One Aims To Return $3.3 Billion To Shareholders Over Next Four Quarters

Last week, Capital One detailed its capital plan for 2016 after getting it approved by the Federal Reserve as a part of the annual review of the banking sector (see Lots Of Winners In The Fed’s 2016 Stress Test, But Deutsche Bank, Santander Stumble Again). While the credit card lender chose to retain quarterly dividends […]

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