Gold Beats Bitcoin as Fed Chair Powell Finalizes Dovish Pivot

Monetary policy may or may not have a direct impact on bitcoin, but the US Federal Reserve’s dovish pivot is helping gold regain a bit of shine from its digital counterpart. The precious metal popped to its weekly high today, extending gains from the previous session after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell appeared to set …

Dow Creeps Higher as Trump Stacks Fed with Rate-Slashing Allies

Dow Jones futures traded higher on Wednesday as Trump aims to stack the Federal Reserve in his favor. In a series of tweets last night, he revealed his picks for the two empty chairs on the Fed’s board of governors. The names are Christopher Waller and Judy Shelton, both staunch advocates of low-interest rates. Trump …

Dow Ekes Out Gains Without Rate Cut as Defiant Powell Defends His Job

Published: 19/06/2019 16:05 EST. Journalist: By CCN Markets: The Dow Jones Industrial Average was meandering in and out of positive territory as investors digested a fascinating Federal Reserve meeting. In the end, stocks managed to hold onto gains, with the Dow closing at 26,504, up fractionally. By keeping rates on hold, Chairman Jerome Powell faced …

Even Fed Chair Powell is Freaked out by Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

Even the U.S. Federal Reserve thinks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs to cool it with all the money-printing schemes. CNBC reports: “An increasingly popular theory espoused by progressives that the government can continue to borrow to fund social programs such as Medicare for everyone, free college tuition and a conversion to renewable energy in the next decade …