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Treasury yields slip as Fed’s Evans says rates may linger lower for longer

  • June 20, 2017
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U.S. Treasury yields traded slightly lower on Tuesday, as Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said investors may need to get accustomed to a protracted period of low interest rates. In a speech in Amsterdam, Rosengren said lower rates may be a more permanent fixture, and that dynamic could pose financial stability risks that central

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Fed’s Rosengren says low interest rates do raise financial stability concerns

  • June 20, 2017
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Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said Tuesday that low interest rates do pose financial stability concerns that central bankers and the private sector must take seriously. In a speech in Amsterdam to a conference co-sponsored by the central banks of Sweden and the Netherlands, Rosengren said lower rates may be a more permanent feature on

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Treasury yields slip as Fed’s Evans says rates may linger lower for longer

  • June 20, 2017
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U.S. Treasury yields traded slightly lower on Tuesday, as Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said investors may need to get accustomed to a protracted period of low interest rates. In a speech in Amsterdam, Rosengren said lower rates may be a more permanent fixture, and that dynamic could pose financial stability risks that central

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Chicago Fed President Charles Evans: Central bank could be done raising rates this yeaR

  • June 19, 2017
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Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said the central bank could be done raising rates this year, offering a relatively dovish stance. The central bank official, who is a voting member this year of the Fed’s policy-setting committee, said he supports the current policy of “very gradual” interest-rate hikes and a slow reduction of the balance

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New York Fed President William Dudley : U.S. economy as “pretty good.”

  • June 19, 2017
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New York Fed President William Dudley struck a more hawkish tone, arguing against slowing the pace of interest-rate increases, and describing the U.S. economy as “pretty good.” Dudley’s remarks on Monday were cited as adding to yields extending gains following the Fed’s Wednesday announcement of its plan to shrink it balance sheet as it cut

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Consumer sentiment plummets after Comey testimony, University of Michigan says

  • June 16, 2017
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The UMich consumer sentiment gauge fell to 94.5 in early June from 97.1 in May. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected a slight increase to 97.3. Instead, it is the lowest reading since November.

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Disappointing housing starts data for May

  • June 16, 2017
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May housing starts fell 5.5% to an annual rate of 1.09 million, the lowest in eight months, while economists surveyed had been expecting a 5.1% rise to 1.23 million.

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Treasury yields try to climb from 2017 lows

  • June 15, 2017
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U.S. Treasury yields rose slightly on Thursday, with the 10-year benchmark note attempting to coming off its lowest level in 2017 after the Federal Reserve delivered its fourth interest-rate hike in about 18 months and outlined plans to unwind its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

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Prices of imported goods post steepest drop in 15 months

  • June 15, 2017
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The import price index fell by 0.3% last month. It’s the second decline in three months and the steepest drop since February 2016.

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Philly, Empire manufacturing gauges show strength in June

  • June 15, 2017
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The Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index in June retreated to a reading of 27.6 from 38.8 in May. Economists had expected a retreat because the May reading, next to February was the highest in more than 30 years.

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