Tag Archives: Federal Reserve

The Fed’s Cure Risks Being Worse Than the Disease

31 Mar

(Bloomberg Opinion) March 27, 2020 — The economic debate of the day centers on whether the cure of an economic shutdown is worse than the disease of the virus. Similarly, we need to ask if the cure of the Federal Reserve (Fed) getting so deeply into corporate bonds, asset-backed securities, commercial paper, and exchange-traded funds […]

The fastest growth in decades: Investors top-up portfolios – but in what stock?

09 Mar
Investors top-up portfolios

The time is now for investors top-up their portfolios – in both value and growth stocks – ahead of a stronger than expected global economic rebound, says the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The bold ‘call to action’ from Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group, comes […]

Volante to Help Shape the Future of Instant Payments

01 Feb
New York City

New York City NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Volante Technologies, the global leader in cloud payments and financial messaging, today announced their participation in a pilot program for the Federal Reserve’s upcoming instant payments offering, the FedNowSM Service. The offering highlights the industry’s charge to provide American consumers and businesses with instant payments services that deliver control, convenience and certainty. In […]

New York Fed’s Money and Payment Studies on Cryptocurrencies

09 Feb
Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin

Bitcoin and other “cryptocurrencies” have been much in the news lately, in part because of their wild gyrations in value. Michael Lee and Antoine Martin, economists in the New York Fed’s Money and Payment Studies function, have been following cryptocurrencies and agreed to answer some questions about digital money. Q: Let’s start simply. What even […]

Fed Interest Rate Quandry

30 Jan
rate balance quandry

“Americans have had seven weeks to adjust to December’s rate increase and many will be relieved by today’s outcome. Today’s decision to hold rates at 0.5% came as no surprise. December’s rate rise – the first in nine years – was considered a ‘close call’ by some members of the Federal Open Market Committee, and […]

Gold: Primed for Recovery

13 Nov
gold coins

NEW YORK (November 13, 2015) – Jeffrey Nichols, Senior Economic Advisor to Rosland Capital, had the following comments today: Despite increasingly strong supply/demand fundamentals, gold prices have continued to tread water – more or less within a narrow $100 range – having hit overhead resistance a few weeks ago near $1175 and now testing support […]

The Next Thing Might Be Helicopter Money

26 Sep
Cappadocia Balloon Inflating Wikimedia Commons - Helicopter money

James Grant, Wall Street expert and editor of the investment journal Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, warns of ever more extreme central bank policies and bets on the comeback of gold. The global financial markets are under severe stress. The postponed interest rate hike in the United States, the fast cooldown of the Chinese economy and […]

The Federal Reserve Speculation

13 Jun
Statue of an eagle located on the Federal Reserve Building in Washington, D.C.

The most common form of arbitrage to remove the effect of taxation is to deal in the cash market, black market or free market. This includes smuggling and other dealings with contraband. Here, the cost of arbitrage may be very great as it can include the risk of government fines and imprisonment. There is also […]

The Frankenstein Economy

11 Mar

Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing a series of columns that we hope will help investors understand what will be the global economic drivers for the next 10 years. We will discuss their effects on our lives and how to profit from the changes ahead through a series of 10 investment themes. […]