With employers ramping up hiring and the unemployment rate sinking in the past year, pressure is rising on Janet Yellen’s Federal Reserve: Is the time near to raise interest rates to prevent a strengthening economy from igniting inflation? Employers, after all, have added an average 244,000 jobs a month since...
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There’s a strong bid under Treasuries, which some analysts attribute to Chinese buying. Does that mean the Fed is not in control?
Despite recent inflation fears, the interest rate forecast looks tame. Yield-starved investors should consider bonds from Brazil and Mexico.
MarketWatch’s Polya Lesova joins Simon Constable on the News Hub to take a look at the markets, preview today’s Fed announcement and discuss today’s top stocks. Photo: Getty
Conventional wisdom says it’s best to own short-term bonds to prepare for rising rates. Michael Aneiro and Jack Otter discuss the contrarian view.
The prevailing trend in U.S. stocks could be higher next week if investor anxiety eases over the crisis in Ukraine and signs of weakness in the U.S. economy. Investors will watch for further signs that poor weather may have played a role in recent weak economic data and dampening profit...
The new leader of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, makes her first congressional appearance since becoming the central bank’s first chairwoman. RBS U.S. Chief Economist Michelle Girard joins Lunch Break. Photo: AP.
Gold rallies and U.S. stock futures point to a higher open as Janet Yellen gives her first public remarks before Congress after becoming the Fed Chief. MarketWatch’s Sital Patel joins the News Hub with more details. Photo: AP.