We Blew a $4.2 Trillion Debt Bubble – Then 10 Million of Us Lost Our Jobs

The latest Federal Reserve consumer credit report released on Tuesday. It shows record levels of outstanding credit in February: $4.2 trillion. With unemployment rocketing, another financial crisis is around the corner. Total outstanding U.S. consumer credit stood at nearly $4.2 trillion in February. According to the latest consumer credit report from the Federal Reserve, seasonally …

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Just Admitted the U.S. Economy Is Screwed

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell resumed his congressional testimony on Wednesday. He told lawmakers that low interest rates have become a fact of life. Twenty-four hours earlier, he asserted that the U.S. economy was doing just fine. Powell’s half right: The U.S. can’t survive normal monetary policy without risking financial ruin. Jerome Powell told Congress …

Dow Quivers as Wall Street Reckons With Fed Disunity – CCN.com

The Dow slid back into decline on Wednesday as Wall Street quivered ahead of what an increasing number of market analysts expect will be a less-than-satisfying Federal Reserve policy statement. Dow Trades Down Ahead of FOMC Decision The US stock market took a small step backward at Wednesday’s opening bell. The Dow Jones Industrial Average …

Don’t Blame the Fed or Tariffs Alone for this Stock Market Rout

Corporate earnings season is underway, and fundamentals are driving the stock market more than usual because valuations are so lofty already. | Source: Shutterstock Stock market investors who were expecting that the Fed would be more accommodating with its monetary policy or that trade talks between the U.S. and China would go swimmingly were in …

Dow’s Future Clouded as Ex-White House Official Rules Out July Rate Cut

The Dow Jones and the broader U.S. stock market were in solid form in the first half of 2019 despite geopolitical tensions on several fronts. The Dow and the S&P 500 hit new highs a week ago thanks to the Federal Reserve’s dovish monetary policy outlook.  But former White House communications director Anthony “The Mooch” …