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Chief economist update: A tiny bug takes down the largest economy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 31 JUL 2020
... renewed restrictions in an increasing number of US states that are experiencing rising infections. A fact not lost on US Fed chair Jerome Powell. At a press conference following the 28-29 July FOMC meeting, Powell declared: "We have seen some signs in ...
Investment strategies need to change: GSFM
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 28 JUL 2020
... April. We based this on what the US Federal Reserve did," Griffin said. There were many solvency concerns at the time, but the Fed took that off the table, so we put the money back into work into those e-commerce, internet and healthcare companies we ...
Chief economist update: Not easy easing restrictions
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 JUL 2020
"As the economy reopens, incoming data are beginning to reflect a resumption of economic activity: Many businesses are opening their doors, hiring is picking up, and spending is increasing. Employment moved higher, and consumer spending rebounded strongly ...
Chief economist update: A tale of two quarters
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 JUL 2020
... 50-year low of 3.5% in March to a record high of 14.7% the following month - and companies forced into lockdown. Meanwhile, the Fed took interest rates lower - to 0 - 0.25% -- while at the same time ramping up its balance sheet with purchases of Treasuries ...
Chief economist update: The All Ords' ups, downs and ups
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 JUL 2020
... new peak in February this year. The mood was good: The US and China have reached a trade deal; Brexit's settled; the Fed succeeded in turning the US inverted yield curve - which presaged a recession - after it cut the fed funds rate three times (in ...
Chief economist update: Extraordinarily uncertain outlook
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 JUN 2020
... taken at all levels of government to provide relief and to support the recovery for as long as needed." For its part, the Fed is "committed to using our full range of tools to support the economy and to help assure that the recovery from this difficult ...
S&P warns of record fallen angels
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 19 JUN 2020
... the last four weeks, at $4.7 billion, matches the prior all-time peak witnessed for the period to April 22, 2020, amid the Fed's extraordinary liquidity-support rollouts," S&P said. "This backdrop, alongside strong risk-on sentiment, has provided a window ...
Chief economist update: The power of money (and a cure)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 JUN 2020
... at the conclusion of its 9-10 June FOMC meeting) and the increasing likelihood of a second wave in America. I defended the Fed back then . Don't blame the Fed... Sure, the Fed has painted a dark picture of the US economy in 2020 - predicting GDP ...
Chief economist update: The second wave
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUN 2020
... conclusion of its 9-10 June FOMC meeting) and the increasing likelihood of a second wave in America. Don't blame the Fed... Sure, the Fed has painted a dark picture of the US economy in 2020 - predicting GDP growth to contract by 6.5% this year - ...
US GDP to contract 6.5%: Fed
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 11 JUN 2020
... Federal Reserve has projected rates will remain near zero through 2022 and GDP will contract 6.5% as a result of COVID-19. The Fed also pledged to maintain at least the current pace of asset purchases, which is around US$80 billion per month. As part ...
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