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  • STOCKHOLM, Jan 8- Sweden's central bank is close to making its first foreign exchange intervention in 15 years in a desperate attempt to push up inflation, but critics say any effort to weaken the crown is likely to be futile. With its monetary tools to ward off deflation dwindling, the Riksbank board gave Governor Stefan Ingves powers earlier this week to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- An acceleration in U.S. wage growth reinforces the Federal Reserve's view that inflation is poised to rebound and could lead the central bank to raise rates more this year than many investors expect. While average hourly earnings were flat in December, they were sharply higher than a year earlier and rose at a 2.5 percent annual rate in the...

  • Jan 7- Remember how China and the weakening yuan was a problem for the Federal Reserve and then, just as suddenly, wasn't? Stocks fell sharply again on Thursday, the S&P 500 falling 2.4 percent, after China allowed the yuan to fall by the most in five months. Chinese owners of yuan have good reason to want out and China itself has good reason to want to allow the yuan to...

  • Market sell-off triggers fears of 'Asian flu' again Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 2:25 PM ET
    A man watches stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing, China.

    The U.S. may be in less for a bout of Asian flu than it is for a pretty bad fever. For investors, though, the symptoms will feel similar.

  • How 'currency wars' are fueling oil's plunge Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 9:11 AM ET
    Currency exchange yuan dollars

    Analysts are now contemplating how major currency fluctuations are fanning the flames for the commodity's latest lurch lower.

  • Trader warns Fed not to repeat '1937-type' mistake Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 7:34 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen.

    The markets can weather a "one and done" Fed rate hike, but any more increases could prove disastrous, BK Asset Management's Boris Schlossberg says.

  • Siegel: Market will move 8-10% this year Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 4:08 PM ET
    Jeremy Siegel

    Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School finance professor, weighs in on the current market conditions and predicts a moderate year ahead for rate hikes.

  • The market will drop 20% in 2016: Pento Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 10:18 AM ET
    Globe with market prices

    The S&P will drop more than 20 percent in 2016, according to Michael Pento. Here are his other predictions for the year ahead.

  • Fed will regret December hike: Jim Grant Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 7:31 AM ET
    Fed will regret December hike: Jim Grant

    Jim Grant, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, shares his expectations on Federal Reserve policy in 2016 and its impact of consumption, especially auto sales.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 3- One of the Federal Reserve's hawkish officials said on Sunday that while she prefers a slightly more aggressive approach, she is not opposed to her colleagues' view that the U.S. central bank needs to raise interest rates only four times this year. Loretta Mester, president of the Cleveland Fed, told Reuters in an interview she does not need to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 3- One of the Federal Reserve's hawkish officials said on Sunday that while she prefers a slightly more aggressive approach, she is not opposed to her colleagues' view that the U.S. central bank needs to raise interest rates only four times this year. I think that's not a bad description, "Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said in an interview...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 3- New financial tools meant to help the Federal Reserve pull off its historic interest rate hike last month have worked, easing some internal concerns at the U.S. central bank, the Fed's vice chairman said on Sunday. "One possible concern about our unconventional policies has eased recently, as the Fed's normalization tools proved effective in...

  • The Fed awakens: Star Wars and Jedi Janet Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    The Fed Awakens.

    On Dec. 16, two extraordinary things happened: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opened — and the Fed raised rates.

  • The Fed in 2016: THIS is what to watch out for Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    With the past as prologue, the idea that the Fed would surprise markets with a rate hike seems far-fetched.

  • The case for one Fed rate hike in 2016: Strategist Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen.

    Sluggish economic momentum will cause the Fed to be less aggressive than even the Fed members themselves anticipate, said Lou Brien of DRW Trading Group.

  • Five hot sectors for 2016 Monday, 28 Dec 2015 | 11:52 AM ET
    Oil barrels prices Royal Dutch Shell Plc

    Here are NYSE trader Kenny Polcari's predictions for 2016 including five sectors he thinks will be hot.

  • Here’s what Bernie Sanders would do to the Fed Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 9:46 AM ET
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

    Sanders says the Fed "has been hijacked by the very bankers it regulates." The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Moody's: Fed won't choke the recovery Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Moody's: Fed won't choke the recovery

    Alastair Wilson, head of global sovereign ratings at Moody's Investors Service, is confident that the Federal Reserve's interest rate hiking path will not choke the economic recovery in the U.S.

  • Will Fed Grinches steal Santa Claus rally? Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Research shows there really is a Santa Claus rally, says "Invest with the Fed" co-author Robert Johnson. But rate hikes may spoil the fun this year.

  • SINGAPORE, Dec 22- Gold retained gains from a two-day rally on Tuesday supported by a slide in the dollar, but a slump in oil prices and uncertainty over the pace of future U.S. interest rate hikes capped the metal's advance. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,077.60 an ounce by 0047 GMT, after gaining 2.5 percent in the last two sessions. Janet Yellen, who chairs the...