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Asian shares extend rebound on hopes for trade deal, cautious Fed By Reuters

© Reuters. A man looks at an electronic board showing the Nikkei stock index outside a brokerage in Tokyo By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares rose for the third straight session on Tuesday as investors bet that Washington and Beijing are inching toward a trade deal and that …

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Trump never said he would fire Fed Chairman Powell

Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell holds a news conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, DC, December 19, 2018. President Donald Trump is adamantly opposed to the Federal Reserve’s rate hike campaign, but has never suggested firing Fed …

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US futures move after Fed decision triggers Wednesday sell-off

Spencer Platt | Getty Images Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as the Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell holds a news conference on December 19, 2018 in New York City. U.S. futures fell on Thursday morning, after the Federal Reserve defied pressure from …

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Disappointing Fed drags European shares back to 2016 levels By Reuters

© Reuters. The German share price index DAX graph at the stock exchange in Frankfurt MILAN (Reuters) – A disappointing rate outlook from the Federal Reserve dragged European shares down sharply on Thursday with several benchmark indexes hitting two-year lows on worries that tighter monetary conditions could further weigh on …

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Fed dot plot December 2018

Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it now expects just two rate hikes in 2019, one less than it had previously forecast in September. In its economic projections, the Fed reduced its forecast for the federal …

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Fed expected to move forward with rate hike, despite Trump’s scolding

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates by a quarter point Wednesday and also signal it will not be raising rates as much as it had previously forecast. Strategists say that may soothe volatile financial markets, but the Fed has a tough task in terms of explaining its …

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Fed meeting may be pivotal for market seeking ‘knight in shining armor’

The Fed may not be able to turn the tide for the stock market in the week ahead, but it could soothe some of the wild volatility that has been crushing stocks since October. The Fed is expected to raise interest rates Wednesday by a quarter point, and the pressure …

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If Fed doesn’t raise rates this month, the market could panic

The Federal Reserve could cause “panic” on Wall Street if it reneges on its widely anticipated December interest rate hike, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday. “Because he’s promised a rate hike, [Fed Chair Jerome Powell] risks stirring a wave of fear if he doesn’t tighten,” Cramer said as stocks fell …

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Fed chairman defends steady interest rate hikes

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says he sees no sign that the US economy is overheating. And although prices are rising, Powell said there is no indication inflation will speed out of control. “We have seen no clear signs of an acceleration above 2%, and there does not seem to …

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