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WASHINGTON— Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks.
NEW YORK, Aug 20- U.S. Looks like we are continuing that move ahead of the Fed minutes today, "said Ellis Phifer, market strategist at Raymond James in Memphis, Tennessee. Some of the Fed's counterparts at the Bank of England voted unexpectedly to raise interest rates this month, according to minutes of the BOE's policy meeting of Aug. 6-7.
The time has come for the Fed to get off its zero-rate policy, says economist Craig Dismuke. Here are five reasons why.
Matt Maley, Miller Tabak & Co., and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss foreign exchange and how markets will react to Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech at Jackson Hole.
CNBC's Steve Liesman previews Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, where the big topic is slack in the labor market. Liesman also reveals the results from CNBC's Fed policy survey.
LONDON, Aug 20- Gold prices steadied after a two-day losing streak on Wednesday, as equity markets dropped but remained well below the $1,300 mark as the dollar hit its highest in nearly a year against a currency basket on growing optimism over the U.S. economy.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.
CNBC's Steve Liesman, reveals the results of CNBC's Fed survey which shows Wall Street expects a long, slow rate hike which should begin in July of 2015.
LONDON, Aug 20- World stocks fell on Wednesday as investors braced for the possibility that a major central bank could raise interest rates this year after Bank of England minutes showed two of the bank's nine rate-setters voted for a hike earlier this month.
LONDON, Aug 20- China's economy is slowing. Japan's sank in the second quarter. In a world preoccupied by geopolitical crises- from Ukraine, Iraq and Gaza to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa- the global economy has taken something of a back seat.
A CNBC Fed Survey finds that market participants expect the coming rate hike cycle to end in the fourth quarter of 2017, at 3.16 percent.
Michelle Girard, RBS chief U.S. economist, and Michael Hanson, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, provide their take on interest rates ahead of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's first appearance at Jackson Hole, Wyo. The stock market is more optimistic right now while the bond market is more nervous about the longer run, says Hanson.
Michelle Girard, RBS chief U.S. economist, and Michael Hanson, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, share their thoughts on the Fed's easy money policy.
LONDON, Aug 20- Gold prices extended a three-day losing streak on Wednesday, as demand stagnated and the dollar hit its highest in nearly a year against a currency basket on growing optimism over the U.S. economy.
*Attention shifts from Ukraine- Russia conflict. LONDON, Aug 20- World stocks mostly halted their recent rally on Wednesday before the latest policy signal from the U.S. central bank, while UK stocks and bonds fell after Bank of England minutes showed two rate-setters voted to raise interest rates earlier this month.
LONDON, Aug 20- Brent crude oil edged higher towards $102 a barrel on Wednesday, after slumping to a 14- month low in the previous session, as growing output from Iraq and Libya despite violence in those countries has kept the market well supplied.
*All eyes on Fed minutes, Jackson Hole speeches. WARSAW, Aug 20- The dollar reached an 11- month high against the euro and a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, buoyed by optimism over the health of the U.S. economy. The greenback broke through resistance around $1.3300 and last November's high of $1.3295 per euro in morning trade in Europe.
NEW YORK— The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later. In the bond market, prices fell and yields rose as investors prepared themselves for higher interest rates.
SINGAPORE, Aug 20- Brent crude futures steadied near 14- month lows above $101 a barrel on Wednesday, with ample supplies putting prices at risk of further losses as worries over geopolitical tensions ease.
WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over. Yack, who says he can get by on Social Security and his GM pension, is among millions of Americans who could re-enter the U.S. labor force if the economy improves.