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The Federal Reserve ought to stop raising interest rates until it gets a clearer picture of where the economy is headed, Robert Kaplan, president of the central bank's Dallas district, said in an interview Thursday.
In a preview of his 34th annual list of year-ahead market surprises, Wien also thinks the Fed won't raise interest rates at all this year.
Texas Republican Phil Gramm argues in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that the central bank's attempt to normalize interest rate policy while it also reduces the size of the securities it holds on its balance sheet could go terribly wrong.
European shares closed in mixed territory on Wednesday as traders struggled to shake off negative sentiment that plagued global markets in late 2018.
As the weeks progressed, Wall Street had a new reality to face: A market that seemed bulletproof was susceptible to a range of worries.
The U.S. economy will continue to grow in the months ahead, and the Fed will change little, if anything, to its present accommodative stance, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Investor Peter Boockvar believes the stock market's wild swings are evidence of a bear market.
UBS' Art Cashin says turmoil in Washington, D.C., put unneeded pressure on the stock market in recent weeks.
El-Erian argues that the central bank under Chairman Jerome Powell made an error in changing the number of potential interest rate hikes next year.
The rising interest rate environment in the United States may pressure Singapore's residential property market in 2019, an executive from a real estate services and investment firm told CNBC.
History has shown that the Federal Reserve can and will change its mind on a dime when it comes to raising and cutting interest rates, according to an analysis by David Rosenberg, the chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff.
A potential slowdown in Fed policy-tightening, a possible resolution to the U.S.-China trade war and valuations at multiyear lows could bolster these shares in the new year.
"I think it's time to lean back towards [a] more aggressive stance in your equity portfolio" because a recession is not looming, the Wall Street veteran says.
The Federal Reserve caused the stock sell-off by "recklessly" confusing the market on interest rates, Jim Cramer argues.
The next three months will likely see stocks rally, J.P. Morgan says, so long as the Federal Reserve "skips" its March meeting.
The Fed is likely to react to this level of market pullback "about half of the time" by cutting rates, Guggenheim's Scott Minerd says.
The absence of a December hike would have signaled to the market that monetary policy is being determined by President Donald Trump, who has been critical of the central bank's policies, former Wells Fargo CEO Richard Kovacevich says.
Hassett told a reporter at the White House that Powell's role is completely safe. That assurance followed an appearance on Fox Business, where Hassett said he is highly confident that the president is happy with Mnuchin.
U.S. government debt yields edged higher on Wednesday as equities recovered some of the steep losses seen from Monday.
The Christmas Eve call with the group, which has been referred to as the "Plunge Protection Team," was scheduled to discuss coordinating agencies' functions during the shutdown, a senior administration official told CNBC.