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Fed Holds Rates Steady; Powell Says 'We Are Prepared to Move'

Fed Holds Rates Steady; Powell Says 'We Are Prepared to Move'

The Fed's monetary-policy committee voted to keep the benchmark U.S. interest rate at 2.25% to 2.5%, but warned of risks to the U.S. economy and dropped a pledge to remain 'patient' on future rate cuts.

Stocks and Bonds Won't Be the Only Assets Reacting to the Fed: Watch Commodities

Stocks and Bonds Won't Be the Only Assets Reacting to the Fed: Watch Commodities

Commodity prices are highly influenced by action in the currency markets which will undoubtedly have something to say about the Federal Reserve meeting.

Trump White House Explored Demoting Powell - Report

Trump White House Explored Demoting Powell - Report

The Trump administration actively explored taking legal action to demote Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, an extraordinary and unorthodox move that calls into question the White House's perception of the central bank's independence - and track record.

As U.S. Economy Downshifts, Fed Chief Powell Prepares to Alter His Message

As U.S. Economy Downshifts, Fed Chief Powell Prepares to Alter His Message

The Federal Reserve's monetary-policy committee, after a two-day meeting that culminates on Wednesday, is likely to scrap a pledge for 'patience' on setting interest rates, paving a way for a rate reduction in July, according to economists at Deutsche Bank.

U.S. Housing Starts Fall Less Than Expected in May After Drop in Mortgage Rates

U.S. Housing Starts Fall Less Than Expected in May After Drop in Mortgage Rates

Builders started 1.269 million new home-construction projects during May, the Census Bureau says, down from the prior month's 1.29 million. But the figure for housing starts still exceeded Wall Street expectations for 1.245 million new projects in May.

The One Geopolitical Event That Could Surprise Markets the Most

The One Geopolitical Event That Could Surprise Markets the Most

There's a lot going on right now and the markets (and media) have difficulty latching on to more than three or four stories at a time.

Is Trump's Economy Something or Nothing? Wall Street Bickers Over the Question

Is Trump's Economy Something or Nothing? Wall Street Bickers Over the Question

Wall Street economists project that the U.S. economy will slow to 2.2% this year from 2.9% in 2018, causing President Donald Trump's administration to fall short of its pledge of 3% growth. But all that could change if the president terminates his trade war -- and it's largely within his control.

Market Movers: June FOMC Meeting

Market Movers: June FOMC Meeting

Is the Fed swayed by market action?

Plot Thickens: While Fed Unlikely to Cut Now, July May Be Different Story

Plot Thickens: While Fed Unlikely to Cut Now, July May Be Different Story

The longer the Fed waits to cut, the lower rates will ultimately go, but so far there's little hint of action to come.

Novice Trade: TLT Treasury Bond ETF

Novice Trade: TLT Treasury Bond ETF

The more I look at this market worldwide, the more I think bonds are going to rally.