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Ron Paul: Way Too Much Power for the Federal Reserve Chair to Have

Excerpted Article from Fox Business [ad_1] “My position on central economic planning is I don’t like it and I don’t like It when one person can do it and that’s the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. But everybody hangs on it because they have to,” Ron Paul said. Ron...

Fed raises interest rates and adds another hike to its 2017 forecast

Excerpted Article from Market Watch [ad_1] The Fed now sees 3 rate hikes in 2017, up from 2. Fed raises interest rates and adds another hike to its 2017 forecast The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates on Wednesday and penciled in three rate hikes for 2017. [ad_2]...

It’s Turning Into a Really Bad Week for China’s Markets

Excerpted Article from Bloomberg Markets [ad_1] Stocks, bonds and currency all hit. It's Turning Into a Really Bad Week for China’s Markets It’s turning out to be a really bad week for Chinese financial markets. [ad_2] Go to Bloomberg Market's Facebook...

Ways and Means Chair Bets on Postcard-Sized Tax Reform

Excerpted Article from Fox Business [ad_1] House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, said while America is not a “nation of savers,” it should be, and his tax plan can help more Americans save more of their money. Ways and Means Chair Bets on...

Raising Interest Rates in Uncharted Territory

Excerpted Article from Bloomberg Markets [ad_1] Things are a whole lot different now. Raising Interest Rates in Uncharted Territory Economic conditions barely resemble 2004, the last time the Fed made a second hike in its cycle [ad_2] Go to Bloomberg Market's Facebook...

Forget Bitcoin and Mobile Pay. Cash Is Still King of the World

Excerpted Article from Bloomberg Markets [ad_1] "Reports of the death of cash have been greatly exaggerated.” Forget Bitcoin and Mobile Pay. Cash Is Still King of the World A study of seven countries shows reports of the death of cash have been greatly exaggerated....

Why Trump’s Fiscal Plans Might Not Blow Up the Budget

Excerpted Article from Bloomberg Markets [ad_1] It might not be as bad for revenue as some think. Why Trump's Fiscal Plans Might Not Blow Up the Budget How would it compare to Bush and Reagan-era tax cuts? [ad_2] Go to Bloomberg Market's Facebook...

Trump Taps WWE Co-Founder Linda McMahon as Small Business Head

Excerpted Article from Fox Business [ad_1] President-elect Donald J. Trump has chosen Linda McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) co-founder and former CEO, to head the Small Business Administration in his Cabinet. “Our small businesses are the largest source...

ECB Extends Bond-Buying at Reduced Pace Until End of 2017

Excerpted Article from Bloomberg Markets [ad_1] QE extension at the ECB ECB Extends Bond-Buying at Reduced Pace Until End of 2017 Benchmark rate stays at zero, deposit rate at minus 0.4 percent. [ad_2] Go to Bloomberg Market's Facebook...

Yields on Treasury-Backed Muni Bonds Soar to Highest Since 2009

Excerpted Article from Bloomberg Markets [ad_1] Exodus. Yields on Treasury-Backed Muni Bonds Soar to Highest Since 2009 The more than $5 billion exodus from municipal-bond funds in November is creating bargains in an often overlooked corner of the tax-exempt debt...

Bonds Vulnerable Whether the News From Europe Is Good or Bad

Excerpted Article from Bloomberg Markets [ad_1] No-win scenario. Bonds Vulnerable Whether the News From Europe Is Good or Bad Europe’s higher-yielding government bonds are looking vulnerable -- whether the end of 2016 brings good news or bad for the continent’s...

There’s a Trumpnado in the bond market

Excerpted Article from Market Watch [ad_1] But junk bonds didn’t get the memo... There’s a Trumpnado in the bond market Everyone suspected that stocks would be the asset most likely to take a hit in the wake of a Trump victory, but when that didn’t happen, attention...

Why deporting millions of people would be bad for U.S. workers

Excerpted Article from Market Watch [ad_1] "If all the illegal workers left the U.S., the U.S. economy would be 3% to 6% smaller." Why deporting millions of people would be bad for U.S. workers Job openings will be in low-skilled, low-wage occupations, not skilled...

Argentina’s Economy Shows No Signs of Exiting Recession

Excerpted Article from Bloomberg Markets [ad_1] Tough times. Argentina’s Economy Shows No Signs of Exiting Recession The economic recovery Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri promised isn’t materializing on schedule. [ad_2] Go to Bloomberg Market's Facebook...

Global Bonds Suffer Worst Monthly Meltdown as $1.7 Trillion Lost

Excerpted Article from Bloomberg Markets [ad_1] Bond gauge has deepest monthly slump since 1990 inception Global Bonds Suffer Worst Monthly Meltdown as $1.7 Trillion Lost The 30-year-old bull market in bonds looks to be ending with a bang. [ad_2] Go to Bloomberg...

Trump has the economics of trade deficits exactly backwards

Excerpted Article from Market Watch [ad_1] Donald Trump’s economic strategy is severely flawed. Trump has the economics of trade deficits exactly backwards Donald Trump’s avowed policies will make the trade deficit larger, not smaller, because his fiscal policy will...