Two big points lead into what Jay Powell will be saying in Friday's speech.
It's all about the direction of crude oil prices. See how.
Hint: Investors aren't looking for rate hikes.
Retail sales rise by 0.7% in July, accelerating from June's revised growth rate of 0.3%, a government report shows. Economists had projected an increase of 0.3% from the prior month.
The U.S. Treasury yield curve slipped into inversion for the first time in more than 12 years Wednesday.
Let's check out a few charts of the popular TLT which is the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF.
A new report from the Labor Department shows that consumer prices for goods and services rose by 2.2% over the past year, in an indication that businesses are starting to pass along higher costs from tight labor markets and trade tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. Some of the biggest price increases have come from furniture and bedding products.
The yield spread between 2-year and 10-year Treasury notes narrowed to the lowest level in more than a decade Tuesday, placing one of the most reliable recession indicators near the level that often signals a sharp economic slowdown.
Is it time to move to all-cash for the short-term? A top trader breaks down what to do now.
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