Tag Archives: #FOMC

Financial Daily Dose 10.30.2019 | Top Story: Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot in Merger Talks

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 30, 2019

Fiat Chrysler and France’s Peugeot are in the midst of merger talks that, if finalized, could “create a nearly $50 billion trans-Atlantic auto giant.” One option being bandied about in the “fluid” talks is an “all-share merger of equals” – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes The FOMC wraps up its October rate-setting meeting this afternoon. … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.19.2019 | Top Story: Fed Cuts Rates Another Quarter percent

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 19, 2019

As pretty much expected, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates a quarter point again yesterday, its second cut since late July. Fed Chair Powell also indicated in remarks after the FOMC broke that a “‘more extensive’ series of rate cuts would be appropriate,” though, for now, “a growing number of Fed officials expect just one … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.18.2019 | Top Story: Fed Carries Out Rare Market Operation to Steady Rates

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 18, 2019

The Federal Reserve took the rare step yesterday of stepping “into financial markets . . . to keep interest rates from rising above its target, the first time the central bank has had to carry out this type of ‘market operation’ since the global financial crisis.” The NY Fed carried out the maneuver—though not without … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.31.2019 | Top Story: Fed Likely to Cut Interest Rates

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 31, 2019

At this point, pretty much everyone on Wall Street is expecting the Fed to cut interest rates as its FOMC meeting breaks later today. Some thoughts on what’s likely to happen and how the Street could react to the news – MarketWatch and NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Even as trade talks between the US … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.29.2019 | Top Story: Pfizer and Mylan Join Forces to Create Generics Powerhouse

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 29, 2019

Drug giants Pfizer and Mylan have inked a deal that will merge the former’s off-patent drugs with the latter’s generics business, a tie-up that creates a mammoth global seller of lower-priced medicines – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes Friday’s GDP report showed US economic growth slowing to 2.1% in Q2, as higher consumer spending helped … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.22.2019 | Top Story: Equifax Nears $700 million Settlement Over Privacy Breach

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 22, 2019

Credit bureau Equifax is closing in on an agreement with federal and state authorities in which it would pay $650-700 million to resolve claims related to the massive breach it revealed in September 2017 that exposed personal data of more than 145 million people – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch A recent reported dip in … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 21, 2019

The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee wrapped its March meetings yesterday with Chair Powell highlighting the central bank’s “fairly downbeat economic assessment” and the expectation that it will keep rates steady for the rest of the year – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Meanwhile, Wall Street wasn’t quite sure how to take the news. While … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 30, 2019

Though expected after its earlier move to cut its revenue forecast, Apple’s official quarterly profits reporting yesterday still disappointed, as the company posted its “first holiday-quarter drop in both revenue and profit in over a decade” – WSJ and NYTimes and Bloomberg and MarketWatch That and news of a major FaceTime bugs that lets users … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 9, 2018

As widely expected, the Fed held rates steady when it wrapped its Open Market Committee meeting yesterday afternoon and deemed the economy “in good health,” laying the groundwork for another rate increase next month – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg The DOJ has filed a complaint against the Swiss banking giant UBS over its “issuance, … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 8, 2018

Wall Street apparently views a divided Congress as a good thing (think less chance of tighter regulation), and it celebrated by pushing the Dow up 500 points and jumping back into tech stocks – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Law360 For those keeping track at home, 10 years.  That’s the amount of time Wall Street has deemed appropriate post-2008 crisis … Continue reading