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The Fed may be powerless to contain the economic fallout from the coronavirus

The Federal Reserve may not be able to do much to mitigate the economic fall out from the coronavirus, even if they cut interest rates.
Ken Griffin, Founder and CEO, Citadel, speaks during the Milken Institute's 22nd annual Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., April 30, 2019.

Hedge fund giant Ken Griffin highlights the 4 key qualities a company needs for a successful direct listing

The IPO market will still see "a significant majority" of public debuts, but Griffin expects many popular startups to employ direct listings in 2020.

Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin calls markets ‘utterly and completely unprepared’ for jump in inflation

Griffin also called the coronavirus outbreak "the most concrete short-run risk we see in the financial markets globally."
Traders work on the floor at the NYSE in New York

BANK OF AMERICA: Here are 5 ‘out of consensus’ and not-priced-in market calls

US stocks remain near all-time highs, but risk factors including negative rates, Brexit, and US-China tensions threaten economies around the globe.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, September 30, 2019.

Venezuela reportedly has less than $1 billion in cash, which is less than rapper Jay-Z’s net worth

The South American country has been cash-strapped since facing global sanctions.

Goldman Sachs made 10 predictions about the US economy in 2019 — these 3 were wrong

The bank's economists missed the mark with their forecasts around inflation, interest rates, and money supply.

Paul Volcker, the towering former Fed chairman and economist, has died at age 92

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker has died. Volcker helped to rein in the US's persistent inflation problem and reset the economy.

People are worried that labor strife, oil shocks, and the Fed could lead to an economic disaster — here’s why they shouldn’t

People are worried that labor strife, oil shocks, and that the Fed could lead to a 1970s-style economic disaster. That's not going to happen.

US stocks are rising ahead of the Fed’s first rate cut in a decade, even as Donald Trump fans trade-war fears

Trump's latest attack on China is "slaughtering hopes" for progress in US-China trade talks, one analyst said.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is right. Unemployment and inflation are no longer linked in the way that they once were.

AOC is right: Inflation is solved. That’s why central banks are doing the unthinkable — cutting rates when we’ve got full employment...

The economy is screaming for an interest rate rise. But the US Fed and the ECB have signalled they're going to cut instead.