Look After Your Dog During a Lockdown

Look After Your Dog During a Lockdown

#pet #dog #lockdown #COVID Many experts believe and the emerging data are proving that many of the problems caused by COVID-19-related lockdowns are resulting in much more human misery, both short- and long-term, than the virus itself.  A recent study reveals that the vast majority of people with animal companions feel their pets helped them […]

Looking for Adventure? Here are Some Terrific Places

Looking for Adventure? Here are Some Terrific Places

Adventure travel is getting very popular. Instead of touring a city or exploring a museum, more people are choosing to hike up a mountain or trek to a secluded swimming hole to take a dip. And there are an increasing number of terrific places to explore in this travelers niche, and many are not what […]

Explore Kathmandu, Nepal

Explore Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu is not a glamorous city, but for the many visitors who travel here, that is a good thing. It is chaos at its best; dusty streets crowded with traffic in front of ornamental temples, and winding alleys that lead to thriving markets and packed squares. Nepal’s majestic natural landscape is often the draw, but […]

Fed Policymakers Voice Patience on Future Rate Hikes, Rally Extends

Fed Policymakers Voice Patience on Future Rate Hikes, Rally Extends

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Chicago Fed President Charles Evans (FOMC voter) expects rate hikes to continue, adding that the Fed can show some patience before resuming rate hikes. Boston Fed President (FOMC voter) Eric Rosengren does not rule out changes to the pace of balance sheet reduction on a slowdown. Fed policymakers said last […]

US Stocks Tapping at Bear Market Territory on Uncertainty

US Stocks Tapping at Bear Market Territory on Uncertainty

Stock Market’s Negative Reaction to Fed is “Overblown” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that the negative stock market reaction following the Fed’s rate hike this week was “completely overblown.” Secretary Mnuchin said the stock market overreacted, with computerized program trading taking over and driving stock prices down further. […]

Growth in the US Economy Remains Strong

Growth in the US Economy Remains Strong

Growth in the US Economy Remains Strong The Fed is expected to raise interest rates again next month and 3X next year The probability of a US recession in the next 2 years, while low, moved up to a median 35% from 30% in the latest monthly Reuters survey of economists taken between 13-19 November. […]

Goldman Sachs Sees 5 More Fed Rate Hikes Through 2019

Goldman Sachs Sees 5 More Fed Rate Hikes Through 2019

Goldman Sachs Sees 5 More Fed Rate Hikes Through 2019 $GS President Trump is calling Fed’s rate hikes “crazy” and warning they would hurt the growing US economy. Thursday, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) economists said the firm remained “comfortable” with its call for 5 more interest rate hikes, that is 2X than priced in financial markets […]

Fed Hawks Want to Chill Roaring US Economy

Fed Hawks Want to Chill Roaring US Economy

Fed Hawks Want to Chill Roaring US Economy Despite sharp criticism from President Donald Trump for raising interest rates, Fed policymakers remain generally united on the need to raise borrowing costs further, according to minutes from their most recent policy meeting. Every policymaker backed the Fed’s September rate increase, according to the minutes of the Sept. […]

Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Hikes

Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Hikes

Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Hikes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US Federal Reserve should hold off on further interest rate rises because the stance of monetary policy is already at neutral or possibly restrictive, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said Wednesday. Mr. Bullard has repeatedly raised […]

President Trump, “I am not thrilled with rate hikes”

President Trump, “I am not thrilled with rate hikes”

President Trump, “I am not thrilled with rate hikes” President Donald Trump criticized the Fed’s interest-rate increases, breaking with White House tradition of avoiding comments on monetary policy out of respect for the independence of the central bank. “I’m not thrilled,” President Trump said in expressing frustration with the Fed in an interview to be broadcast […]

FOMC Sees Future Interest Rate Hikes Guided by Inflation

FOMC Sees Future Interest Rate Hikes Guided by Inflation

FOMC Sees Future Interest Rate Hikes Guided by Inflation December FOMC Minutes suggest more rate hikes coming Fed policymakers showed worry over the fate of currently low inflation and saw recent tax changes as providing a boost to consumer spending, according to the minutes of the FOMC’s last policy meeting on 12-13 December released Wednesday. […]

US Stocks at Record Highs as Fed Hikes Rates

US Stocks at Record Highs as Fed Hikes Rates

US Stocks at Record Highs as Fed Hikes Rates $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Rally Extends The Fed followed through on an expected interest-rate increase and raised their forecast for economic growth in Y 2018. “Averaging through hurricane-related fluctuations, job gains have been solid, and the unemployment rate declined further,” the Federal Open Market […]

Overnight World Market News

Overnight World Market News

Overnight World Market News $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Overnight , Asian equities followed US and European equities North on signs that a military conflict between the US and North Korea is not imminent . According to the North Korean news agency,  NKorean leader Kim Jong Un is reviewing missile strike plans and said that he […]