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Gold Prices Will Receive a Boost in 2016 from This International Event

Gold prices have rallied higher this week, nearing their highest level in 15 months. The gains are all thanks to the U.S. Federal Reserve and U.S. dollar. The post Gold Prices Will Receive a Boost in 2016 from This International Event was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Native-American Tribe Left Without Emergency Room Sue Federal Government

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the federal government to force it to re-open an emergency room on a reservation in South Dakota.

The Fed's Critical Global Mandate

Samuel Rines Economics, United States The usually opaque Federal Reserve has an intelligible approach to economic risks emanating from beyond America's shores. The Fed’s reaction to “global uncertainties” seems to have gone far beyond a momentary pause in increasing interest rates. Show More Summary

Stop Making Sense

Narayana Kocherlakota has a new post entitled, “Trump Starts Making Economic Sense”: About a month ago, I urged the presidential candidates to explain what policies and leadership they would like to see at the Federal Reserve. So I was glad to see Trump address Fed-related issues in an interview with Fortune magazine last week. His key […]

Bill Gross: "The World's Central Banker" Has Flatlined U.S. Economic Growth

In a recent interview, Bill Gross provided some further truthiness regarding the state of the U.S. economy and the unveiling of the Federal Reserve as the world's banker. As we've said countless times, Gross reiterates in the interview...Show More Summary

Fed's Kaplan says he will advocate for raising interest rates gradually

LONDON (Reuters) - Dallas Federal Reserve President, Robert Kaplan, on Friday pledged to push for gradual increases in the U.S. benchmark interest rate, as long as inflation continues to rise and the U.S. economy remains near full employment. Show More Summary

Rise in homeowner equity continues to stabilize housing market

Every quarter, the U.S. Federal Reserve releases its report regarding the Financial Accounts of the United States. Although this is a very lengthy and detailed analysis, it does contain some interesting statistics on housing. The particular...Show More Summary

Way Out West! The Federal Reserve’s Failure At Spurring Affordable Housing Growth (While Blowing Asset Bubbles)

What happened to the supply of affordable housing in the US (particularly in The West)? New home sales for under $200,000 has trickled to a drip rather than a flow. But remember The Fed’s enactment of the zero interest rate policy and...Show More Summary

Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Activity Continued to Decline in April, but the Outlook Improved

The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank said that manufacturing activity continued to decline in April, contracting for the 14th straight month. Reduced crude oil prices, the strong dollar and weaknesses...

There are two things the Fed is wrong about

The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee statement on Wednesday explaining their reasoning not to raise rates was intentionally vague. The goal (as best we understand it) is to be transparent, but not too transparent. This wide berth...Show More Summary

Mortgage Rates: Houses And Cheap Loans To The Economy's Rescue

Mortgage rates posted their biggest weekly jump since November, pushing the average cost of a 30-year loan to 3.66 percent as the Federal Reserve wrapped up its April meeting. While rates are at their highest since March, home loans are cheaper than they were at this time last year (3.68 percent) [...]

The massive shift taking place in investing might just be a fad

Investing can seem all about what's happening now — stock moves, Federal Reserve decisions, data releases. In reality, that's more of day-to-day trading. Much of investing is a slow burn — retirement plans, re-allocating every year or so, buy and hold. Show More Summary

Kansas City Fed: Regional Manufacturing Activity "declined modestly" in April

From the Kansas City Fed: Tenth District Manufacturing Activity Declined ModestlyThe Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the April Manufacturing Survey today. According to Chad Wilkerson, vice president and economist at theShow More Summary

10 things you need to know in markets today

Good morning! Here's what you need to know in markets on Thursday. The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged as expected, on Wednesday. In its latest monetary policy statement, the policy-setting committee said the...Show More Summary

Emerging Markets Play Into Fed’s Hands, Thanks to China

The Federal Reserve is getting yanked around by the markets, and nowhere more than in its response to what’s going on in the developing world.

Dollar, U.S. stock futures edge up after Fed; BOJ awaited

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar and U.S. stock futures edged up in the wake of the U.S. Federal Reserve's statement that offered few clues on its monetary policy outlook, but moves were slight as investors awaited the Bank of Japan's policy decision. Show More Summary

Fed's 'forward guidance' shift leaves markets more wedded to data

By Howard Schneider and Ann Saphir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rising oil prices and a more stable Chinese economy allowed the Federal Reserve to shift its focus back to the home front on Wednesday, as it signaled that U.S. jobs and inflation data would determine whether it hiked interest rates in June. Show More Summary

Federal Reserve Gives Support To Low Mortgage Rates, Wants More Inflation

The Federal Reserve eased its forward guidance and held the Fed Funds Rate near 0.25% after its April 2016 meeting. Mortgage rates are dropping.

FED DOES NOTHING, STOCKS DO NOTHING: Here's what you need to know (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, YHOO, AAPL, OIL)

The Federal Reserve's latest monetary policy announcement was a non-event. In response, markets didn't do much on Wednesday with stocks closing mixed, the dollar falling slightly, and bonds rallying. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 18,041.6,...Show More Summary

Federal Reserve Leaves Rates Unchanged, as Expected, Signaling Caution Moving Forward

The Federal Reserve left short-term interest rates unchanged, as expected, at the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. In its statement, the FOMC acknowledged that “economic activity...

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