Category: Fed

Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester Is ‘Not Predicting a Recession,’ Says Inflation Will Move Down

Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank president Loretta Mester doesn’t think a recession will take place in the United States but believes it will take two years to get inflation back down to 2%. While speaking during an interview on Sunday, Mester explained......

US Central Bank Hikes Benchmark Rate by 75 bps, Fed’s Largest Increase Since 1994

The U.S. Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate by 75 basis points (bps) on Wednesday, and it was the largest increase since 1994. According to the Fed member’s expectations, the central bank will likely add another 1.5 percentage points by......

While Global Markets Get Spooked by Covid and a Hawkish Fed, Stocks and Crypto Rebound After Musk Buys Twitter

Wall Street suffered Monday morning as the major U.S. stock indexes dropped further, building on losses gathered last week. Reports indicate that investors are concerned about the upcoming Federal Reserve rate hikes and China’s recent Covid-19 outbreak. As equities floundered on......

The Eerie Similarities of Today’s Great Monetary Shift and the Panic-Led Creation of the Federal Reserve System

While many Americans believe the U.S. Federal Reserve is the caretaker of the country’s monetary system, its also believed to be one of the worst financial institutions ever created. In 2022, amid a gloomy economy, war, and a number of global......

IMF Warns Ongoing War in Europe Will Have a ‘Severe Impact on the Global Economy’

In a report published on Saturday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that an ongoing war in Europe and associated sanctions will have a “severe impact on the global economy.” The IMF’s report says there is “extraordinary uncertainty” in the......

US Senate Banking Chief Criticizes Super Bowl Crypto Ads, Claims ‘Big Crypto Companies Are Desperate’

The United States senator from Ohio and Senate Banking Committee chief Sherrod Brown is not a fan of cryptocurrencies. This week during Tuesday’s stablecoin hearing, Brown criticized all the cryptocurrency companies who advertised during the Super Bowl this past weekend and......

Precious Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Stock Markets Falter Following Powell’s Rate Hike Statements

Equities, crypto markets, and precious metals did well during the early morning trading sessions on Wednesday, just before the U.S. central bank wrapped up its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. While the Fed said in a statement that the benchmark......

Fed’s Minutes Report ‘Bludgeons’ Global Markets — Stocks, Crypto, Precious Metals Slip in Value

Minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting on December 14-15 show that the central bank is being persistent about unwinding quantitive easing (QE) tactics and that it views ultra-low interest rates as no longer necessary. Global markets immediately dropped after......

‘Inflation in the News Driven by Rich People’ — Media Pundits Claim ‘Inflation Is Good’ as Americans Struggle With Less Purchasing Power

Inflation in the U.S. has a large number of Americans worried about the future of their purchasing power as the cost of goods and services has continued to rise faster every month. Reports note that Americans are struggling to pay for......