Fed Chair Powell Faces Rate Hike Rebellion as Bond Traders Bet on 2020 Cuts

Fed Chair Powell Faces Rate Hike Rebellion as Bond Traders Bet on 2020 Cuts

U.S. interest rate traders have made their strongest challenge to date against the Federal Reserve's signalling of two more rate hikes in 2019, with investors now betting on a near-term cut in the benchmark rate following sharp slowdown in manufacturing activity in the world's two biggest economies.

Trump's Economy Keeps Creating Jobs Even Amid Signs of Slowdown

Trump's Economy Keeps Creating Jobs Even Amid Signs of Slowdown

A government report this week is expected to show that the economy added about 180,000 jobs last month, an increase from the 155,000 jobs added in November but below the average 206,000 jobs per month added during all of 2018.

Bond Yields Fall, Dollar Weakens After Biggest ISM Manufacturing Slump Since '08

Bond Yields Fall, Dollar Weakens After Biggest ISM Manufacturing Slump Since '08

U.S. government bond yields fell sharply Thursday after a key reading of manufacturing activity for the month of December notched its biggest decline in a decade, following on from weaker factory data in major economies around the world.

It's Trump vs. Computer as Robo-Economist Predicts U.S. Slowdown

It's Trump vs. Computer as Robo-Economist Predicts U.S. Slowdown

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's GDPNow computer-based economic forecaster gets uncannily accurate roughly a month before official quarterly data releases on gross domestic product. The latest projection for a 2.7% fourth-quarter reading could confirm traders' fears that the stimulus from President Donald Trump's tax cuts is fading.

What to Expect From the Fed in 2019 and How to Trade It

What to Expect From the Fed in 2019 and How to Trade It

This year, we need a new way of thinking about how Fed policy will evolve.

Fed Rate Bets Vanish as Global Factory Growth Slows, Bond Yields Slide

Fed Rate Bets Vanish as Global Factory Growth Slows, Bond Yields Slide

U.S. Treasury bond yields tumbled Wednesday, taking benchmark 10-year borrowing costs to the lowest levels in more than 11 months, as a slowdown in global manufacturing activity, alongside the prospect of an extended U.S. government shutdown, triggers safe-haven flows in markets all over the word.

Beyond Equities: A Look at Gold, Oil and Bonds Heading Into 2019

Beyond Equities: A Look at Gold, Oil and Bonds Heading Into 2019

Let's see what's in store for TLT, WTIC and GLD early in the new year.

Government Shutdown Hits Day 6; Trump Vows 'Whatever it Takes' For Wall Funding

Government Shutdown Hits Day 6; Trump Vows 'Whatever it Takes' For Wall Funding

The partial U.S. government shutdown, would could cost taxpayers more than a billion dollars a week, entered its sixth day Thursday with President Donald Trump vowing to do "whatever it takes" to secure funding for a wall he claims is desperately needed along the U.S. border with Mexico.

This Holiday Season Is No Vacation From Volatility

This Holiday Season Is No Vacation From Volatility

Here is some advice on what we can expect next from the Trump administration -- and how to position your portfolio for these wild swings.

After Many Big Misses, an Arrogant Fed Would Do Well to Show Some Humility

After Many Big Misses, an Arrogant Fed Would Do Well to Show Some Humility

The Federal Reserve definitely is more confident in its forecasts than it should be based on its track record over the last decade.