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Mixed signals are both lifting stocks and keeping the gains in check, but a pullback may be long overdue.
European bourses provisionally closed lower Thursday on expectations of tighter monetary policy across the globe, while investors digested major share buyback plans from some of the U.S.' biggest banks.
The next at least three years are going to be a period of catch up on bank payouts, said Tom Brown. Bill Smead called the news "very exciting."
The Federal Reserve did not object to any of the capital plans of 34 banks it reviewed in an annual test implemented in the wake of the financial crisis.
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Investors want these big questions answered ahead of the Federal Reserve announcement on banks' capital returns, Financial Times reports.
The Fed's CCAR test results could mark a turning point for the financial stocks, which have lagged all year.
U.S. bond market liquidity may have turned more fragile since the 2007-2009 global credit crisis, according to a New York Federal Reserve blog published Wednesday.
With inflation low and wages showing little sign of an upward surge, the Federal Reserve should not be raising interest rates, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said on Tuesday.
One trader sees trouble in the charts for the bond market rally.
The governor of South Africa’s central bank has said that the challenges facing his country’s ailing economy are now “fundamentally domestic” and will not be impacted by the tightening of monetary policy by the U.S. Federal Reserve or other advanced countries.
Growth in the Canadian economy will likely moderate in the coming months but still remain "above potential," central bank governor Stephen Poloz said.
Kashkari thinks neither wage nor inflation data is giving any sign that the economy is about to overheat.
When the economy is running at full speed, shocks that may have had little impact during the early years can be catastrophic now.
There has been much speculation about whether Trump will retain Yellen as Fed chair when her term runs out early next year.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that banks are "very much stronger" judging by how major institutions did in the recent stress tests.
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