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The Race to Zero: Why The Fed Will Cut, and Cut Again

The Race to Zero: Why The Fed Will Cut, and Cut Again

Federal Reserve policymakers are widely expected to vote in favor of cutting rates by at least a quarter-point when their two-day meeting wraps up on Wednesday. The question is whether the Fed will hint that it's joining in the race to zero, and of course whether it will win.

Probability of Two Fed Rate Cuts Falls as Optimism on US China Trade Deal Rises

Probability of Two Fed Rate Cuts Falls as Optimism on US China Trade Deal Rises

Trade war optimism lifted stock last week. Monday, stocks fell as the chances the Fed cuts rates twice in 2019 dropped considerably.

Oil Attack's Ripple Effects and the Case for Defense Stocks: Market Recon

Oil Attack's Ripple Effects and the Case for Defense Stocks: Market Recon

The drone attacks on Saudi oil operations even could influence the Fed's thinking on inflation and rates.

Market Turns Optimistic on Growth - What to Watch for Next

A lot happened Friday. Here's how to think about your portfolio going forward.

Music 'Still Playing' in Junk-Bond Market Even After Ford Hit With Downgrade

Music 'Still Playing' in Junk-Bond Market Even After Ford Hit With Downgrade

Risks are growing in the junk-bond market as low interest rates spur higher risk-taking on the part of yield-hungry investors, Bank of America warns in a new report.

Consumer Sentiment Rebounds as Trade Anxieties Subside, U. Michigan Survey Shows

Consumer Sentiment Rebounds as Trade Anxieties Subside, U. Michigan Survey Shows

The University of Michigan says its consumer-sentiment index jumps to a reading of 92 during the first part of September, rebounding after a plunge in August, when President Donald Trump's escalation of the trade war with China roiled U.S. stock and bond markets.

What Gold's Rise Means for Rates, Equities

What Gold's Rise Means for Rates, Equities

The recent strength in gold has translated to a higher volatility regime across almost all markets.

Just Another Brick in the Wall of Worry

Just Another Brick in the Wall of Worry

The fear of being left behind is more powerful than the bears' argument.

The Federal Reserve Is Out of Options

The Federal Reserve Is Out of Options

With changing demographics and more price transparency, the Fed has less impact on the inflation rate than in past eras.

ECB Lowers Interest Rates -- Watch These Five EU-Exposed Stocks

ECB Lowers Interest Rates -- Watch These Five EU-Exposed Stocks

Out of all the EU-exposed companies, here are five of the most exposed and most sensitive to the economic cycle in the eurozone.