Fred Imbert’s Posts

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said Wednesday she wants to see how the U.S. economy is performing before making changes to the central bank’s current stance on monetary policy.

The growing wealth gap separating the rich from the rest of the U.S. is an issue that needs to be resolved, J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said in a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night on CBS.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a milestone on Monday as investor sentiment was lifted by optimism around a potential U.S.-China trade deal.

U.S. consumer confidence dipped slightly in October as worries over business conditions and employment prospects ticked up, according to data from The Conference Board released Tuesday.

China wants another round of talks before signing what President Donald Trump called last week the first phase of a trade deal between the two nations, a source told CNBC’s Kayla Tausche on Monday.

The so-called hard data, which refers to concrete numbers about the economy such as unemployment and retail sales, continue to reflect economic strength.

Stocks fell sharply on Wednesday, adding to Wall Street’s poor start to the final quarter of 2019 as investors grapple with fears of an economic recession.

The U.S. economy is chugging along nicely even as worries over the country’s trade policy are hurting business investment, a top Federal Reserve official said Friday.

U.S. stock index futures were higher Tuesday morning as hope around U.S.-China trade talks increased.

U.S. stock index futures were higher Thursday as investors cheered a delay to higher U.S. tariffs against Chinese imports along with a large bond buying program from Europe’s central bank.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that the ongoing trade war between China and the U.S. is weighing down companies’ investment decisions.

It will not be long before the spread of negative interest rates reaches the U.S., former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said.

President Donald Trump pressured China on Tuesday to make a trade deal with the U.S. in the near future, warning talks will get much tougher if he is reelected in 2020.

The next recession in the U.S. could be triggered by still-restrictive Federal Reserve policy unless the central bank makes a committed and sustained effort to lower interest rates, Stifel’s Barry Bannister says.

Stocks plunged on Friday after President Donald Trump ordered that U.S. manufacturers find alternatives to their operations in China.