Jerome Powell flipped the script

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell holds a news conference after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting March 22, 2023 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty Images The report comes from today’s CNBC Daily Open, our new international markets newsletter. The CNBC Daily Open gives investors a quick overview of everything … Read more

Financial instability top market risk: Wells Fargo

A major Wall Street firm cited financial instability, not inflation, as the biggest economic risk for the next three months. in subsequent interviews Fed hikes rates by 25 basis pointsMichael Schumacher of Wells Fargo Securities said policymakers were underestimating how quickly tighter credit conditions could hurt the economy. The firm’s head of macro strategy told … Read more

Fed expects only one rate hike this year

Federal Reserve Building, Washington, DC Lance Nelson | Image Bank | Getty Images The Fed will hike rates one more time in 2023 before the central bank ends its war on inflation, according to the median forecast released Wednesday. The Fed left its “terminal rate,” the rate at which its benchmark federal funds rate will … Read more

Fed rate hike decision in March 2023:

The Fed announced a 25 basis point interest rate hike on Wednesday, expressing its cautious attitude towards the recent banking crisis and indicating that the rate hike is nearing completion. In raising interest rates for the ninth time since March 2022, the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee noted that future hikes are uncertain and will … Read more

What a 25 basis point Fed rate hike means for you

What the Fed Funds Rate Means for You “The banking problems probably make a lot of people think twice,” said Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a George Washington University economics professor and former chief economist at the Labor Department. “People are less confident,” she said, referring to the wealth effect, or the fact that people spend less when … Read more

Here’s everything the Fed is expected to do on Wednesday

Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. central bank will wrap up a two-day meeting on Wednesday filled with uncertainty as it works to reduce inflation and stabilize a troubled banking sector. Right now, the two goals appear to be in conflict: lowering inflation requires equally higher … Read more

Hong Kong continues to be Asia’s most expensive business destination

For the second year in a row, Hong Kong has been named the most expensive place to live for business travelers in Asia, according to a new report. ECA International’s latest daily interest rate research Countries are ranked based on excursion costs: 4-star hotel rooms, meals, laundry, alcohol and soft drinks, taxi travel and incidentals. … Read more

Here’s an Important Lesson From Silicon Valley Banks and the Banking Crisis

People wait to withdraw funds outside Silicon Valley Bank headquarters in Santa Clara, California, on March 13, 2023, after the federal government intervened in the bank’s collapse. Nicolas Lepin | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images This is a turbulent time for consumers and financial markets as Silicon Valley Bank already rippling wider banking system. The … Read more

The Fed is expected to raise interest rates again.what this means to you

rate hike, one year later For its part, the Fed has raised its benchmark funds rate eight times in the last year to current levels between 4.5% and 4.75%. The federal funds rate, set by the central bank, is the rate at which banks borrow overnight. But Fed rates also directly and indirectly affect the … Read more

Money managers address SVB impact on ETFs

There has been speculation that SVB’s collapse could expose problems lurking in industry-specific ETFs. John Davi, chief information officer at Astoria Portfolio Advisors, put financials at the top of his watch list. “You need to be mindful of your risk,” says Davi, who runs the firm AXS Astoria Inflation Sensitive ETFtold CNBC’s “Advantages of ETFsThis … Read more