Asian Stocks Levitate as Fed's Repo Bonanza Continues

Asian stocks rose on Friday, with Japan’s benchmark index reaching new five-month highs amid reports that the Federal Reserve was pledging more liquidity to prop up the financial markets. Asian Markets Rise Stocks across the Asia-Pacific region rose in the final session of the week. Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei rallied 0.4% and was on track for […] The post Asian Stocks Levitate as Fed's Repo Bonanza Continues appeared first on CCN.com

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Asian Stocks See Mixed Results Following Fed’s Unusual Repo Operation

Stocks in the Asia Pacific region traded mixed on Wednesday, as investors gauged prospects for monetary policy after the Federal Reserve took action in re-balancing the money markets. Asian Markets Mixed There was no clear-cut direction in Asian equities on Tuesday. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.1% to 22,012.72. The Topix index, which […] The post Asian Stocks See Mixed Results Following Fed’s Unusual Repo Operation appeared first on CCN.com

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Don't Blame the Fed or Tariffs Alone for this Stock Market Rout

Stock market investors who were expecting that the Fed would be more accommodating with its monetary policy or that trade talks between the U.S. and China would go swimmingly were in for a rude awakening. Instead, they got a one-two punch comprised of a mere quarter-point interest rate cut and threats of more tariffs on […] The post Don't Blame the Fed or Tariffs Alone for this Stock Market Rout appeared first on CCN Markets

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Despite Trump Jabs, Fed Rate Hikes May Be the Dow’s Saving Grace

Complaining about the Federal Reserve’s approach to monetary policy has been one of President Donald Trump’s favorite activities. However, as talk of recession picks up after a temporary inversion of the yield curve, Jerome Powell’s hawkish approach will be a tremendous asset to the U.S. globally. Meaningful stimulus can help put a floor under the Dow Jones as most of the developed world is stuck on interest rates around zero. No One Should Be Excited by a Fed “Pause” Trump was always the market-friendly candidate, but his decision to increase…

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