Trump's Fed Bluster Likely Will Be Much Ado About Nothing

Trump's Fed Bluster Likely Will Be Much Ado About Nothing

The president's attempts to intimidate Jerome Powell probably won't impact Fed policy, with one possible exception.

What Do Equities Know That FX and Commodities Do Not?

What Do Equities Know That FX and Commodities Do Not?

The biggest risk right now is the yuan level versus the dollar.

Why These Countries Are Dumping U.S. Treasuries and What It Means for the Dollar

Why These Countries Are Dumping U.S. Treasuries and What It Means for the Dollar

Data has been decent, but is showing signs of softness as the demand collapse in the rest of the world feeds into U.S. data.

What Is the Prime Rate? Definition, History and Rate in 2018

What Is the Prime Rate? Definition, History and Rate in 2018

The prime rate is the lowest rate at which money can be borrowed from commercial banks by non-banks. It typically tracks with the federal funds rate and is generally about 3% higher than the Federal Reserve's rate.

Where Bond Yields Are Headed Next -- and How to Play It

Where Bond Yields Are Headed Next -- and How to Play It

After recent liquidation, it seems the risk-reward is on the downside for the dollar and U.S. bonds.

Bonds Continue to Provide Good Excuse for Normal Corrective Action

Bonds Continue to Provide Good Excuse for Normal Corrective Action

To a great extent what is happening is just the normal ebb and flow of the market as interest rates rise.

Jim Cramer: Focus on the Long Term in This Algo-Driven Bond Squall

Jim Cramer: Focus on the Long Term in This Algo-Driven Bond Squall

The speed with which this move in the bond market is occurring is whipping around the much-smaller stock market.

Fed Chief Pats Self on Back as He Looks to Extend 'Hot Economy'

Fed Chief Pats Self on Back as He Looks to Extend 'Hot Economy'

The economy is running hot, without stoking runaway inflation, and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is claiming some of the credit -- thanks to new-and-improved methods used by central bankers to set U.S. interest rates.

Market Reacts in Pavlovian Manner to Latest Fed Pronouncements

Market Reacts in Pavlovian Manner to Latest Fed Pronouncements

The news out of the Fed triggered computer programs to sell equities, but there is no follow through so far today.

A Hawkish Fed Still Can't Kill This Market

A Hawkish Fed Still Can't Kill This Market

The market is anticipating higher rates and some inflation and that likely will matter at some point, but not yet.