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.
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.
These 'Bearish Bets' are showing both technical and quantitative deterioration.
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.
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.
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.
The risk is particularly outsized given China represented almost 20% of total revenue for the company in 2018.
Apple's lowered revenue forecast has prompted price cuts among analysts.
Apple's alarming guidance revision is causing shares to fall even further.
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