Fed Holds Rates Near Zero
Stocks spiked after dovish guidance and the Fed's decision to maintain aggressive monetary policy for as long as it takes. Despite forecasting 4.5% unemployment by the end of the year upping its GDP forecast to a robust 6.5%, the Central Bank is holding interest rates near zero and maintaining its 120 billion monthly bond buying program.
All Eyes on March FOMC Meeting
With the S&P and Dow hitting fresh highs, stock markets seem to be shrugging off some of the concerns about inflation, rising yields in the bond markets, and the threat of higher interest rates. Still, monetary policy will have a huge impact on where we go from here. Investors want guidance on how concerned the Fed really is about inflation, how long the central bank is committed to keeping interest rates near zero, and the future of its aggressive bond-buying program to the tune of $120 billion each month.
On the Hunt For Yield
Anne Walsh, Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income, joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the prospect of inflation and the outlook for rates.
2021 interest rates and inflation outlook
We expect interest rates to stay low in 2021. But will pent up demand generate inflation? Senior interest rate and currency analyst Ed Al-Hussainy explains his view.
Rate Cuts’ Effectiveness in Combating Coronavirus Challenges Is Limited
Scott Minerd, Chairman of Investments and Global CIO, explains on Bloomberg TV why stocks face more downside risk and why the yield on the 10-year note will go lower. Read Global CIO Outlook: “Peace for Our Time”
The ETF Show - Riding the Rally
Gold prices and the technology sector are seeing a steady climb as the bull market extends its record run. William Rhind, Founder & CEO of GraniteShares provides insight into the outlook for gold ETFs and the precious metal. Scott Acheychek, President of REX Shares, considers technology exposure amid volatility in the sector.
The ETF Show - Innovative Strategies
The search for portfolio hedges that mitigate volatility require risk management and may benefit from innovative strategies. Nancy Davis, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer at Quadratic Capital Management LLC, examines the interest rate environment OTC and the fixed income options market. Susan Avarde, Co-Founder at Brandometry takes a look at strong brands whose latent value has yet to be realized in their stock price.
The ETF Show - Sector Opportunities
Jay Hatfield, CEO and Portfolio Manager at Infrastructure Capital Advisors, focuses on preferreds and offers his insights into the outlook for energy. David Mazza, Managing Director, Head of Product at Direxion, examines sector opportunities and considers value vs. growth.
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After the Fed: Fixed Income Outlook
The Federal Reserve slashed interest rates for the third time in 2019. Global markets digested the implications of the decision as the central bank signaled a pause from further reductions. Collin Martin, Managing Director and Fixed Income Strategist at Schwab Center for Financial Research (SCFR) offers his outlook for the fixed income market.
Fed Votes on Second Rate Cut
In the most divided vote since 2014, the Fed voted 7-3 to lower interest rates by 25 basis points to 1.75-2%. Fed Chair Jay Powell said he sees a benefit in having diverse perspectives. He added that sometimes the path is very clear but that’s not the case right now given weakening global growth and trade developments that the Fed is monitoring.
Bahnsen Group on Negative Yields & Geopolitics
We hear from David Bahnsen, CIO and Managing Partner at the Bahnsen Group, on balancing risks and long-term client goals. The Top 100 Advisor gives his take on the Fed's trajectory, the Saudi oil attacks, and negative rates globally.