Bank of America economists and analysts say the bull market is showing signs of cracking, possibly leading to a big market correction in mid-2018.
Deutsche Bank analysts say a pickup in inflation and a potentially hawkish Fed could leave rates higher at the close of 2018 than most traders currently expect.
Wall Street has faced increasingly tough regulations since the financial crisis of 2008, embodied in the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. President Donald Trump, in office for less than a year, has appointed multiple heads of financial-industry regulatory agencies who are already moving to scrap or weaken the post-crisis measures.
Even this year's Nobel Prize winner is flummoxed by the decline in market volatility.
One problem with cybersecurity attacks is that defending against them costs money -- lots of it. That's a risk for President Donald Trump as he pushes government regulatory agencies to slash their budgets.
While claiming it is "normalizing" its balance sheet, the Fed has incorporated asset purchases in everyday policy.
The Fed is expected to raise interest rates Wednesday, and provide more details on how it plans to normalize the balance sheet.
Americans are servicing their debt far better than they were in the past.
Mortgage rates will continue their upward climb in 2017, but will dampen the enthusiasm for homeowners to refinance their mortgages into lower rates.
Deutsche Bank faces a $14 billion settlement from the Department of Justice stemming from toxic mortgage related securities it sold in the years leading up to the financial crisis.
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