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Oil declines while stocks are muted as ‘all eyes are on the Fed’ on rate-decision day

Traders are weighing Saudi oil supply and Fed policy. "How many more there are to come?" asks one analyst of Fed rate cuts.
More tariffs would increase inflation, Goldman says. That's a concern for the Fed.

Trump is goading the Fed into cutting rates again — and it’s working

"The tariff announcement tilts the risks toward deeper cuts and raises our subjective odds of a September cut from 60% to 80%," says Goldman Sachs.
President Donald Trump stands behind Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.

Trump’s anger over rate hikes is growing as he hints at firing Fed chairman Jerome Powell

Trump has reportedly discussed Fed Chair Jerome Powell's ouster several times this week.
Albert Edwards

A legendary Wall Street strategist lays out the stock market’s ‘nightmare scenario’

Albert Edwards says the "nightmare scenario" for stocks is for wage inflation to recover sharply as investors decide the Fed isn't tightening fast enough.
Mike Ryan, CIO of UBS Wealth Management Americas, manages approximately $1.1 trillion.

What keeps a $1.1 trillion money manager awake at night

"Vatican City's the only place that claims infallibility. Central Bankers do not have that, nor do they claim it," Mike Ryan, CIO of UBS Wealth Management Americas, told Business Insider.

Interest rates are rising in the US, but in other places they’re still below zero — here’s what that means

A negative interest rate occurs when a lender pays someone to borrow its money. One expert tells Business Insider that concept used to be "absolutely unthinkable."

Economists never imagined negative interest rates — now they’re rewriting textbooks

A negative interest rate occurs when a lender pays someone to borrow its money. One expert tells Business Insider that concept used to be "absolutely unthinkable."

The Fed is thinking about making big changes to how it tests America’s largest banks

The new buffer calculation "would result in a significant aggregate increase in capital requirements".

The weed industry is being hit with a double whammy

There's an interesting note about the legal marijuana industry in the Fed's most recent Beige Book.