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Powell: Recovery Will Likely Be Slow, Negative Rates NOT Good Policy

(Associated Press) Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell expressed optimism Sunday that the U.S. economy can begin to recover from a devastating recession in ...

Crisis Exposes Devastating Result of Ongoing Fed Policy: Americans Have No...

(Jp Cortez, Money Metals News Service) Two weeks ago, during a March 17 address to the nation in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, President...

Fed Launches New Intervention to Prevent Central Banks from Selling U.S....

(Associated Press) The Federal Reserve is intervening once again to try to smooth out the world's lending markets, this time by lending dollars to...

Short-Term Yields Go NEGATIVE in Scramble for Cash

(Wall Street Journal) Yields on the safest, short-term Treasurys settled into negative territory for the first time in more than four years, as investors...

Banks Try to Save Struggling Borrowers

(Associated Press) Tarred as villains during the 2008 financial meltdown, banks of all sizes are trying to help out Americans reeling from the economic...

Central Banks Deploy TRILLIONS to Keep Global Economy Running

(Associated Press) It was less than 11 weeks ago that the first cases of pneumonia were detected in Wuhan, China. The speed at which...

Plunging Yields Force Investors and Fed to Rethink Strategy

(Associated Press) The response in stock markets to the growing risk from the coronavirus has been swift and fierce. But a better gauge of...

Staring at the Abyss of a Credit Crunch

(Bloomberg) A key gauge of banking-sector risk is indicating stress in dollar funding markets as equities around the world tank on growing virus...

RECORD LOW: What a 30-year Fixed Mortgage Rate of 3.29% Means...

(Associated Press) The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage has hit a record low of 3.29%, driven down by investors shifting money into...

Virus Spread Prompts Fed to Slash Rates in Surprise Move

(Associated Press) In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a sizable half-percentage point Tuesday in an effort to...