Investors Might Be Underestimating Fed Rate Hikes, Don’t Panic.. Yet

Ever since September 2017 when the US Ten Year note was yielding a year over year low of 2.06%, it has traveled on an epic mean reversion, notching up near 2.55% less than four months later. Don’t worry, however. Capital Economics analyst Oliver Jones thinks that, while the trend might have a little further to run,… Please follow and like us:

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Q4 2017 Earnings Beat Estimates

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Q4 2017 earnings results were released before opening bell this morning. The bank reported adjusted earnings of $1.76 per share on $25.45 billion in revenue, compared to the consensus estimates of $1.69 per share and $25.17 billion in revenue. In the previous year’s fourth quarter, the bank reported $1.71 per share… Please follow and like us:

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US job gains disappoint, unemployment holds at 4.1%

The US economy’s job creation ability disappointed in December, despite solid hiring in manufacturing and construction, according to government data reported Friday. But with the country believed to be near full unemployment, the jobless rate still held steady at its 17-year low of 4.1 percent. Employers added just 148,000 new hires in the final month of… Please follow and like us:

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More Businesses Raise Wages, Give Bonuses in Wake of Tax Cuts

More businesses are announcing bonuses, higher minimum wages, and new benefits for employees after passage by Congress of Republicans’ tax reform bill. An email from House Speaker Paul Ryan’s press office highlights 33 businesses—including Aflac, Associated Bank, and PNC Bank—that have announced raises, bonuses, and other improvements for employees. In moves that may defuse efforts to… Please follow and like us:

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US Fed members divided over rate hikes in 2018

US central bankers are divided over how fast they will need to raise interest rates next year, given differences over the causes behind the low inflation and wage gains seen to date, a report showed Wednesday. The minutes of the December 12-13 policy meeting, when the Federal Reserve raised the benchmark lending rate for the third… Please follow and like us:

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10 Data Points Investors Should Be Watching Now: JPMorgan’s Kelly

There are multiple economic and financial numbers investors can monitor in 2018 to get a sense of the market environment. David Kelly, chief global strategist for JPMorgan Funds, offers his own list of the top 10 data points he recommends investors watch this year. In his inaugural weekly note for 2018, Kelly says the list is… Please follow and like us:

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Anti-Trump, Brexit doomsayers: We were wrong

Historically, it seems, the prospect of a freer economy in which business owners have fewer restrictions and workers keep more of their wages brings out the harbingers of doom. It was no different when British voters chose to leave the increasingly suffocating European Union and Americans elected businessman Donald Trump. Out came the predictions of a… Please follow and like us:

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These liberals are angry corporations are giving out bonuses

Nancy Pelosi Last week, Speaker Paul Ryan said he believes the Republican tax bill would help workers. Today’s Savannah Guthrie asked Ryan, “Are you living in a fantasy world?” quoting tax plan critic, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Savannah Guthrie challenging Speaker Ryan on the #GOPTaxScamBill: “Are you living in a fantasy world?” Yes,… Please follow and like us:

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Goldman: Investor Animal Spirits Will Continue To Drive Stocks

As 2017 draws to a close, Goldman Sachs’ Top of Mind research newsletter takes a look back at the trends that have shaped this year in its December issue. The continued bull market has been one of the stand-out trends of 2017. Heading into the year, few analysts were predicting further gains, as President Trump’s mixed… Please follow and like us:

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Forex Investors Buzz Week Ahead Dec 11 – 15

Forex Investors Buzz Week Ahead Dec 11 – 15 Bank of England will be deciding on monetary policy ECB will deliver its latest monetary policy decision Japan, analysts are eyeing Tankan’s quarterly business condition Next week, the most important event will be the Fed monetary policy decision. The ECB and the Bank of England will also… Please follow and like us:

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Top 10 jobs for 2018 that don’t require a college degree

Earning a traditional four-year degree will give you an edge in the competitive job market — and often results in higher wages and quicker career mobility — but college isn’t for everybody. The good news is that great job opportunities still exist for workers who never completed college. No college degree? No problem! RELATED: Work From… Please follow and like us:

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South Korea’s per-capita GDP to top $30,000 in 2018: Goldman Sachs

South Korea’s per-capita gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to surpass $30,000 in 2018 on brisk exports of chips and other positives, Goldman Sachs said Tuesday. “Unless there is any big change in South Korean and global export conditions, South Korea’s per-capita GDP will likely break the $30,000 level next year for the first time,” Goldman… Please follow and like us:

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Robots Could Wipe Out Hundreds Of Millions Of Jobs By 2030

A significant number of jobs could be completed by robots as early as 2030, according to a new report published Tuesday by the McKinsey Global Institute. The transition into a heavily automated workplace wouldn’t arrive right away, but it may affect up to 375 million workers globally. The workforce has already begun to accommodate technological advancements,… Please follow and like us:

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Would tax cut bring higher wages?

WASHINGTON — Gary Cohn, the top White House economic adviser, was onstage making the Trump administration’s case that a huge cut in corporate taxes would trigger a surge of business investments. Then came an off-the-cuff question to business leaders listening to Cohn at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting last week: How many will increase… Please follow and like us:

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Brexit-charged inflation bites into Christmas shopping

While shoppers at Nottingham’s Christmas market complain about high prices, nearby volunteers hand out food parcels and retailers seek to dispel Brexit gloom with Black Friday sales. The price of everything “is shooting through the roof and wages are pretty much staying the same, so every month you cut back on a little bit more”, council… Please follow and like us:

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