Mnuchin Sees Solid Treasuries Demand After Record U.S. Borrowing
May 17, 2018
  • Treasury sees stage set for growth pickup over near term
  • CBO sees U.S. budget deficit rising to $1 trillion by 2020

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s unconcerned about the bond market’s ability to absorb rising government debt after Continue reading

Fed Lifts Rates, Steepens Path Through 2020 for More Hikes
March 24, 2018
  • Split FOMC continues to see three rate increases in 2018
  • Policy makers boost economic growth forecasts for 2018, 2019

Federal Reserve officials, meeting for the first time under Chairman Jerome Powell, raised the benchmark lending rate a quarter-point and forecast Continue reading

Bitcoin Finds Floor After Worst Selloff Since 2015
January 4, 2018

Bitcoin rebounded on Saturday along with most of the major cryptocurrencies, halting a four-day tumble that drew worldwide attention to the unregulated $500 billion market that’s frequently called a bubble.

The double-digit bounceback was strongest with second-tier digital coins. Bitcoin Continue reading

BOE Raises Interest Rate for First Time in More Than Decade
November 4, 2017

Bank of England policy makers raised interest rates for the first time in a decade, yet expressed concern for Britain’s Brexit-dented economy by indicating that another increase isn’t imminent.

Led by Governor Mark Carney, the Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 Continue reading