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Asian shares up on Greek rescue hopes, dollar shines

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged up on Thursday on vague hopes of a rescue deal for Greece while the dollar was at the helm in currency markets on expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise rates later this year. Show More Summary

ETF Market Vital Signs, May 27: Dip? Consider it Bought

Global stocks rebounded. Tech stocks were strongest after reports that Avago Technologies (AVGO) is in advanced talks to buy Broadcom (BRCM). Still unsolved: Will Greece pay its bills? When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? Stay tuned. Show More Summary

Warning: QE Failed... Sell Stocks Now

Did it really work? It's a question many investors are pondering seven months after the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's massive quantitative easing (QE) program, in which trillions of

Asset Valuation - Expensive or Cheap?

Federal Reserve Chairperson, Janet Yellen, recently gave a speech at the Finance and Society conference. The U.S. market declined somewhat following her speech, as she commented: “I guess I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are quite high. Now they’re not so high when you compare [...]

Nearly a third of Americans have no retirement savings

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Many Americans are not financially prepared for retirement, with almost a third of working adults without savings or a pension, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Wednesday. The Fed’s 2014 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking found that about 38 percent of the more...

Americans Feeling Better About Household Finances — Fed Survey

Americans are feeling better about their household finances but many remain on shaky ground when it comes to saving for emergency expenses and retirement, according to a Federal Reserve survey.

Asian stocks sag

Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year. ||| Tokyo - Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing...Show More Summary

Bernanke sees no extreme moves in U.S. markets, asset prices

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday there were no signs of extreme movements in the U.S. real estate and financial markets, but criticized the U.S. Congress for failing to approve the IMF reform measures. Show More Summary

Markets should brace for the Fed's ripple effects

While the Federal Reserve acknowledges the impact of its actions on global markets, it is ultimately focused on the health of the US economy.

Europe woes and U.S. rate hike prospects depress stocks, boost dollar

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks sagged and the dollar stood tall on Wednesday on growing prospects the Federal Reserve was on track to raise interest rates later this year and concerns that financial woes could engulf Spain in addition to Greece. Show More Summary

Big Banks Still Seen as Too Big to Fail, Fed’s Lacker Says

The Federal Reserve and other financial regulators have yet to adequately deal with the problem of banks that are viewed as too big to fail—and many of their interventions only heighten the perception, Richmond Fed President JeffreyShow More Summary

Investors and consumers overestimated the inflation rate over the last decade

A big part of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy over the last several years has focused on trying to manage consumers' and investors' long-term inflation expectations. Unfortunately, a new study shows that those expectations are not always right. St. Show More Summary

Yellen to skip key central bank conference

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will not attend this summer's central bank meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., one of the highest-profile gatherings of international economists and policymakers. The intimate, invite-only gathering in the Grand Tetons has been an important stage for Fed officials to signal shifts in policy. With the central bank in the midst of debating […]

Stocks tumble as Dow falls nearly 200 points, Rate Hike Fears Return

``The Dow's big drop was due in large part to renewed fears that interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve might come sooner than expected this fall.'' -- See also Four Fed banks renewed call for discount rate hike -minutes.

Fed’s Yellen Plans to Skip This Year’s Jackson Hole Conference

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen plans to skip the central bank’s high-profile conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., this year.

Gold falls to two-week low

US dollar rises with speculation about Federal Reserve's pending rate hike.

Rates linked to global growth: Fed's Fischer

Federal Reserve official says rate hike pace could be slowed if global growth hurts US economy.

Fed must consider global impact when raising rates: Fischer

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should weigh the impact of its policy decisions on global economies and should expect spillovers back to the U.S. economy once it starts raising interest rates, a top Fed official said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Fed’s Fischer: Weaker-Than-Expected Foreign Growth Could Mean Slower Approach to Raising Rates

The Federal Reserve could take a slower approach to raising interest rates if weaker-than-expected growth overseas affects the U.S. economy, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said.

FED VICE CHAIR FISCHER: If the economy stumbles, we'll slowdown the pace of rate hikes

The Federal Reserve can always slow the pace at which it normalizes interest rates. That was the basic message of Fed vice chair Stanley Fischer, who spoke at Tel Aviv University in Israel on Tuesday. "The tightening of U.S. policy will begin only when the U.S. Show More Summary

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