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As Fed Pauses on Interest Rates, Some Economists Now Project Cuts

As Fed Pauses on Interest Rates, Some Economists Now Project Cuts

Minutes from the Fed's January meeting, scheduled for release on Wednesday, could show the extent to which officials discussed terminating or modifying a plan to reduce the central bank's roughly $4 trillion balance sheet, which more than quadrupled in size during the financial crisis. And at least one top economist is already predicting that the central bank might cut interest rates later this year as growth slows.

Wall Street Sees No Evil as Junky Loans Surpass $1.3 Trillion

Wall Street Sees No Evil as Junky Loans Surpass $1.3 Trillion

Loans to companies with low credit ratings swelled by 15% last year to $1.3 trillion, prompting warnings from the Federal Reserve and International Monetary Fund. Yet Wall Street firms that are deeply immersed in the market, from banks including JPMorgan Chase to private-equity firms like Blackstone, say they don't see what the problem is.

2 Popular Semiconductor Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

2 Popular Semiconductor Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

These 'Bearish Bets' are showing both technical and quantitative deterioration.

Long Lyft, Short Uber' Says This IPO Expert

Long Lyft, Short Uber' Says This IPO Expert

This expert sees very different fortunes for the ride-sharing stalwarts.

Pennies on $100 Might Not Cut It Anymore for JPMorgan Depositors

Pennies on $100 Might Not Cut It Anymore for JPMorgan Depositors

Some Wall Street analysts are starting to warn that big banks like JPMorgan Chase might have to start paying higher rates on deposits to keep customers from defecting to smaller banks with better offers, or to online-only lenders that don't have to cover the costs of maintaining hundreds or thousands of branches.

Triple-X ETFs Now Taboo at Vanguard as Regulators Look Other Way

Triple-X ETFs Now Taboo at Vanguard as Regulators Look Other Way

Vanguard Group, the $5.1 trillion money manager, will stop selling the "Triple X" ETFs, which offer investors the ability for triple gains -- or triple losses on stock-market movements.

What Is a Put Option? Examples and How to Trade Them in 2019

What Is a Put Option? Examples and How to Trade Them in 2019

A put option is a contract that allows an investor the right but not the obligation to sell shares of an underlying security at a certain price at a certain time.

Chart of the Day: China Is Still a Fear Factor for Apple Investors

Chart of the Day: China Is Still a Fear Factor for Apple Investors

The risk is particularly outsized given China represented almost 20% of total revenue for the company in 2018.

Wall Street Slashes Estimates as Apple Forecast Foments Fast Fall For Stock

Wall Street Slashes Estimates as Apple Forecast Foments Fast Fall For Stock

Apple's lowered revenue forecast has prompted price cuts among analysts.

Apple Stock Plummets as Pared Guidance Provokes Market Anxiety

Apple Stock Plummets as Pared Guidance Provokes Market Anxiety

Apple's alarming guidance revision is causing shares to fall even further.