Asian Stocks Levitate as Fed’s Repo Bonanza Continues – CCN.com

Japan leads Asian equity markets higher on Friday. | Image: AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko Asian stocks rose on Friday, with Japan’s benchmark index reaching new five-month highs amid reports that the Federal Reserve was pledging more liquidity to prop up the financial markets. Asian Markets Rise Stocks across the Asia-Pacific region rose in the final session …

Recession No More? Bond-Market Selloff Pushes Treasury Yields to Six-Week High – CCN.com

U.S. bond markets extended their slide on Friday, as investors continued to reevaluate the recession risk. | Image: AFP PHOTO / Stan HONDA U.S. government debt yields continued to rise on Friday, booking their biggest weekly gain in three years on better than expected data, China trade progress and looser monetary policy. Treasury Yields Extend …

Why Bitcoin Rules in the ‘Insane’ World of Negative Interest Rates

Central banks around the world are on a negative rate binge to further a compelling case for bitcoin.. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: In Denmark, some depositors are now paying the bank to look after their money. In Germany, the 30-year bond yield just went negative. A total $17 trillion of global bonds are …

Don’t Blame the Fed or Tariffs Alone for this Stock Market Rout

Corporate earnings season is underway, and fundamentals are driving the stock market more than usual because valuations are so lofty already. | Source: Shutterstock Stock market investors who were expecting that the Fed would be more accommodating with its monetary policy or that trade talks between the U.S. and China would go swimmingly were in …

Dow Sputters to Half-Hearted Recovery as Investors Digest Fed Fallout

The Dow sputtered to a half-hearted recovery as Wall Street struggled to digest the meaning of yesterday’s shocking Fed remarks. | Source: AP Photo / Richard Drew The Dow sputtered to a half-hearted recovery on Thursday as investors grappled with the realization that, despite cutting interest rates for the first time since 2008, the US …

Dow Shoots North But Hedge Fund Pro Warns of 40% Stock Market Crash

 By CCN: The Dow overcame a worrisome jobs report to shoot higher on Friday, as the US stock market plowed ahead toward its best week since November 2018. However, one hedge fund legend warns that if Donald Trump fails to mount a successful reelection campaign, his successor could trigger a brutal 40% stock market crash. …

Dow Flails After Fed Defies Trump & Shocks Stock Market

By CCN: The Dow floundered on Thursday as the US stock market struggled to mount a convincing recovery from Wednesday’s triple-digit pullback. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve continues to flex its independence, with Chair Jerome Powell refusing to bow to President Trump’s presumptuous demand that he cut interest rates. Dow Quakes After Fed Defies Trump Rate …

Despite Trump Jabs, Fed Rate Hikes May Be the Dow’s Saving Grace

Complaining about the Federal Reserve’s approach to monetary policy has been one of President Donald Trump’s favorite activities. However, as talk of recession picks up after a temporary inversion of the yield curve, Jerome Powell’s hawkish approach will be a tremendous asset to the U.S. globally. Meaningful stimulus can help put a floor under the …

Even Fed Chair Powell is Freaked out by Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

Even the U.S. Federal Reserve thinks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs to cool it with all the money-printing schemes. CNBC reports: “An increasingly popular theory espoused by progressives that the government can continue to borrow to fund social programs such as Medicare for everyone, free college tuition and a conversion to renewable energy in the next decade …