Jim Cramer: How Can Bad Be Good? It's Easy Now That the Fed Blinked

Jim Cramer: How Can Bad Be Good? It's Easy Now That the Fed Blinked

Anything weak is a positive to be excited about and anything strong is a nightmare because that might stiffen Powell's resolve to keep rates where they are instead of cutting them.

Market Movers: May U.S. Jobs Report

Market Movers: May U.S. Jobs Report

Is a dip in jobs growth bad news for the Fed?

Stick With the Shorter Side of the Yield Curve in This Market

Stick With the Shorter Side of the Yield Curve in This Market

This is why rates rose the day the Fed made such strongly dovish comments, and how you should manage your fixed income portfolio in response.

U.S. Jobs Growth Slows as Private Employers Hire Just 27,000 in May

U.S. Jobs Growth Slows as Private Employers Hire Just 27,000 in May

Private companies add a net 27,000 jobs in May, the least in nearly a decade, according to the payroll firm Automatic Data Processing. Economists had expected an increase of 185,000 jobs.

What Can We Expect From Jerome Powell at the Next FOMC Meeting?

What Can We Expect From Jerome Powell at the Next FOMC Meeting?

Powell may have his hands tied behind his back, as consumer spending, inflation and labour market indicators are still resilient.

Federal Reserve, Facing Crisis of Self-Confidence, Seeks More Outside Input

Federal Reserve, Facing Crisis of Self-Confidence, Seeks More Outside Input

Top Federal Reserve officials are as confounded as anyone by the current U.S. inflation rate, which has remained stubbornly below the central bank's target of 2% despite a strong labor market. Unsure how to proceed, officials led by Chair Jerome Powell have invited top economists to weigh in at a two-day conference this week in Chicago.

Less Than a Cold War, but More Than a Trade War

Less Than a Cold War, but More Than a Trade War

This may be a case where the short-term damage to markets may be for the best in the longer run.

U.S. Officials Meet in Secret Over Junk-Loan Frenzy as Recession Alarms Flash

U.S. Officials Meet in Secret Over Junk-Loan Frenzy as Recession Alarms Flash

The Financial Stability Oversight Council, a panel of top U.S. regulators charged with preventing future financial crises, met Thursday to discuss the past decade's surge in corporate borrowing, much of it by companies with junk-grade credit rating. An economic downturn likely would bring a wave of credit-rating downgrades and debt defaults that could ripple across markets.

U.S. Inflation Gauge Jumps in April, Shows Fastest Price Increases Since 2017

U.S. Inflation Gauge Jumps in April, Shows Fastest Price Increases Since 2017

Prices on consumer purchases, excluding food and energy, rose by 0.25% in April, the most since October 2017, a report from the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis shows. The Federal Reserve monitors this price index on 'core' consumer purchases when setting benchmark U.S. interest rates.

Your Single Most Important Financial Decision

Your Single Most Important Financial Decision

Your retirement account would be much further ahead if you ignored asset allocation guidelines and simply owned 100% stocks over your lifetime.