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Trump's New China Tariffs Costing U.S. Families $831 a Year, New York Fed Says

Trump's New China Tariffs Costing U.S. Families $831 a Year, New York Fed Says

President Donald Trump has escalated his trade war with China over allegedly unfair practices. But guess what else is escalating? American consumers' costs for goods imported from China.

We Could See Fireworks for Gold Prices This Summer

We Could See Fireworks for Gold Prices This Summer

Spot gold prices have fallen to its lowest level since May 3.

Fed Minutes Show the Market Needs to Rethink Its Rate-Cut Expectations

Fed Minutes Show the Market Needs to Rethink Its Rate-Cut Expectations

When it comes to inflation, the Fed may be risking their credibility.

Federal Reserve Minutes Show Disagreement on Whether Inflation Will Stay Low

Federal Reserve Minutes Show Disagreement on Whether Inflation Will Stay Low

The Federal Reserve releases minutes from a closed-door two-day meeting that monetary-policy officials held in Washington on April 30 and May 1. The discussion preceded their decision to hold official U.S. interest rates steady in their current range of 2.25% to 2.5%.

Federal Reserve, Shoppers Might Have Amazon to Thank for Low U.S. Inflation Rate

Federal Reserve, Shoppers Might Have Amazon to Thank for Low U.S. Inflation Rate

The U.S. unemployment rate is at 3.6%, its lowest since December 1969, but a scarcity of workers hasn't translated to a surge in consumer prices. But a top Federal Reserve official in Dallas suggests that the slow pace of increases might be due to rising competition from online businesses, not to mention the extra transparency on pricing.

Fed Minutes Today: 3 Things to Look for From the FOMC

Fed Minutes Today: 3 Things to Look for From the FOMC

The Federal Reserve is releasing minutes at 2 p.m. ET. Will the Fed hint at further stimulus? Here's what you need to know.

Sweating the Retailers, Repair the Yield Curve, Trading Lockheed: Market Recon

Sweating the Retailers, Repair the Yield Curve, Trading Lockheed: Market Recon

The economy will never function normally, or at least in a more sustainable, healthy way until repairing the yield curve is accomplished.

Striking Options: Gold, U.S. Dollar and a Market Bounce

Striking Options: Gold, U.S. Dollar and a Market Bounce

Gold tests the lower end of its yearly range.

Market Movers: Yield Curve

Market Movers: Yield Curve

Historically, an inverted U.S. yield curve has been a reliable recession indicator. Is that still the case?

Will the Federal Reserve Do a 180-Degree Turn?

Will the Federal Reserve Do a 180-Degree Turn?

We must ask ourselves whether the consensus forecast for rate cuts in 2019 is a reality or if it is an emotional overreaction to the political environment.