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Fed Chairman Powell has a problem communicating with the market

Fed Chairman Powell has a problem communicating with the market

No matter what Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says to market participants these days, it seems they only hear the good stuff. Two recent examples: first in July, when Powell hinted that smaller interest rate hikes might be on the way. The second was last week, when the central bank leader appeared to confirm that …

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The Fed's path to a "Goldilocks" economy just got a little complicated

The Fed’s path to a “Goldilocks” economy just got a little complicated

A ‘Help Wanted’ sign is displayed in a store window in Manhattan on December 02, 2022 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images As for the jobs reports, the November ones weren’t exactly what the Federal Reserve was looking for. A higher-than-expected payrolls number and a hot payroll reading that was double what …

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Jim Cramer's top 10 things to watch in the market on Thursday: Cooler inflation, exit of Salesforce co-CEO

Jim Cramer’s top 10 things to watch in the market on Thursday: Cooler inflation, exit of Salesforce co-CEO

My top 10 things to watch Thursday, December 1, 2022 1. The new seasonal bull month starts higher after Wall Street closed a strong November with a powerful rally led by the Federal Reserve on Wednesday. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said smaller future interest rate hikes are likely after four straight increases of 75 basis …

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Asia-Pacific Markets Rise, Japanese Yen Strengthens as Fed Signals Lower Rises

Asia-Pacific Markets Rise, Japanese Yen Strengthens as Fed Signals Lower Rises

Japanese yen strengthens after Powell’s comment on small bulls Temasek’s $245m FTX loss ‘damaged reputation’ of Singapore, Deputy PM says Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong says the state’s sovereign wealth fund’s loss of $275 million investment in collapsed crypto exchange FTX is “disappointing and has caused reputational damage” of the city-state. But the loss …

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Chinese factory activity data falls short of expectations;  Asia-Pacific markets mixed

Chinese factory activity data falls short of expectations; Asia-Pacific markets mixed

Chinese factory activity beats expectations and contracts for second straight month China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index for November came in at 48, below the 50-point mark that separates growth from contraction. That’s below analysts’ expectations polled by Reuters, who had forecast a reading of 49. October’s PMI was 49.2. PMI readings are sequential and …

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November jobs report and the Fed matter most to markets in the week ahead

November jobs report and the Fed matter most to markets in the week ahead

The November jobs report is the big event for markets in the coming week, and it could provide important information on the trajectory of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes. Stocks were higher in the shortened holiday week, with the S&P 500 rising as Treasury yields slipped and the dollar weakened. The post-Thanksgiving week will be …

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Fed officials see smaller rate hikes coming 'soon', minutes say

Fed officials see smaller rate hikes coming ‘soon’, minutes say

Federal Reserve officials agreed earlier this month that smaller interest rate increases should take place as they assess the policy’s impact on the economy, meeting minutes said. the meeting published on Wednesday. Reflecting statements that several officials have made over the past few weeks, the summary of the meeting pointed to small rate hikes ahead. …

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