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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

The Fed announces plans to purchase $60 billion in Treasurys per month to better control its most important tool

The new actions are "purely technical" and are meant to maintain a steady interest rate within the Fed's desired window, a Friday press release said.

HSBC says rate cuts aren’t enough — governments need to spend to escape recession

"Central banks, particularly the ECB, have become increasingly vocal that they are very close to reaching the limits of what monetary policy can do."
Outgoing ECB President Mario Draghi.

Donald Trump wants negative interest rates. Rates in Europe just went to a record low, and this is the effect.

The European Central Bank's base rate has been negative since 2016. It cut a further 10 basis points to -0.5% and announced a fresh round of stimulus.

Here’s why Morgan Stanley thinks the world’s biggest economies may be powerless to stop the next recession

Weakening economic data from Germany and China has stoked concerns of an impending economic slowdown worldwide.

Trump has repeatedly badgered the Fed to slash interest rates. But many economists think patience is warranted — and could save the economy in t...

"It's good for them to kind of keep in their back pocket that a rate cut could happen," said Dom Catrambone, CEO of Volshares Large Cap ETF.
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A colleague handed me the best book I’ve ever read about money, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since

"What It's Worth" is a compilation of persuasive essays based on sociological findings that made me think twice about policy and personal finance.
President Donald Trump stands behind Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.

The Federal Reserve just slashed interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis

The move marked a watershed moment for policymakers as they take steps to sustain the longest expansion on record.
President Donald Trump stands behind Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.

Who is Jerome Powell? The man Trump keeps trying to fire holds the fates of US economy and stock market in his grasp

He's the Chair of the Federal Reserve, and his interest-rate decisions are under extreme scrutiny from Donald Trump and stock investors alike.

Stocks are dropping as traders fear a shift in the Fed’s rate cutting stance

Traders will be listening intently to Jerome Powell's speech at the Boston Fed today for signs the central bank is changing its tune on policy.

Stocks are euphoric after the Fed hinted it could cut rates within weeks — and analysts are freaking out

"We can't believe we are talking about a rate cut as soon as July, as the economy is NOT in a recession," said one analyst.